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Old 02-18-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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JK tires 255 75 17

I have a 2014 wrangler unlimited with stock goodyear 255 75 17

Im interested in duratracs. But the goodyear website says no duratracs fit. What do i have to modify if anything to fit the car. Im looking for something around the same size and aggresive look of the mud terrains bf goodrich on the rubicon

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Old 02-18-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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pick up a set of rubicon take offs. usually can find them fairly cheap.

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Ive seen pics of the same wrangler as mine with all different size duratrac. 265 70 17 or 275 70 17..can i just buy those and put them on?
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Ive seen pics of the same wrangler as mine with all different size duratrac. 265 70 17 or 275 70 17..can i just buy those and put them on?
Yes, the 265/70R17 is about as close to a 255/75R17 as it gets.
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Are the 265s a little bigger than my stock 255s? Also if i buy the 265s will i have any problems because they arent 255?

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Are the 265s a little bigger than my stock 255s? Also if i buy the 265s will i have any problems because they arent 255?

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I have 265's on my bone stock 2013 JKUR, no problems. The differences are negligible.
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Okay. And what if i wanted to go bigger 285 70 17?
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Okay. And what if i wanted to go bigger 285 70 17?
you will need a procal or similar device to calibrate your speedo/odo and if keeping stock rims you will need spacers or you will rub on your sway bar up front and be close to control arms in back. A small lift will also be beneficial but if you don't go off road won't be crucial.

the white one has 285/75-17 the billet has 285/70-17.
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Are the 265s a little bigger than my stock 255s? Also if i buy the 265s will i have any problems because they arent 255?

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.5" wider and .5" shorter than 255. They will fit with no issues.
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Why not just get a set of the BF Goodrich Mud-Terrains? I just ordered a new Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler and that is what it comes with stock LT255/75R17.
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Here is a tool that you can use to compare sizes.

Car / SUV / Van / Light Truck Tire Calculations
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Why not just get a set of the BF Goodrich Mud-Terrains? I just ordered a new Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler and that is what it comes with stock LT255/75R17.
Because this is WF and everyone must get Duratracs!
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.5" wider and .5" shorter than 255. They will fit with no issues.
Yep, and if you actually look at the manufacturer specs sometimes they are even closer than that.
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I definitely do not want a tire shorter than my stock 255s. Even if its .5 inches shorter. I want something a lil higher to fill in some of the space between the tire and fender.

Looks like im leaning toward 285 70 17s. Im just confused about adding spacers for my stock rims and calibrating my odo/ speed. Do i need to buy something else aside from the tires. Or is this something that the installer at the jeep dealership would just naturally do?
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Because this is WF and everyone must get Duratracs!
It seriously sucks you in. I have KM's for summer use and AT KO's for winter use on my Jeep. My '72 K10 needs tires and I am really thinking the Duratrac is going to get the nod. As much as I think people overinflate their capabilities on this forum, it sure seems like they are about as close to a do-it-all tire as you can find.

At least 31x10.50-15's are a heck of a lot cheaper than the Jeep tires.
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Ummmm...OK. I'm new here so please forgive my ignorance.
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Ummmm...OK. I'm new here so please forgive my ignorance.
A lot of people really love the Duratrac on this forum to the point of almost cult status. Sometimes they just call it the "combo" and they all know exactly what they are talking about. There are so many tire choices out there and the Duratracs are over priced IMO. I ran the BFG KM's for several years and was very pleased with them. When it was time to upgrade I went with 35" Falkens on one Jeep and 33" Coopers on the other. I would have gotten Falkens for both, but DTD was out and substituted the Coopers.
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I definitely do not want a tire shorter than my stock 255s. Even if its .5 inches shorter. I want something a lil higher to fill in some of the space between the tire and fender.

Looks like im leaning toward 285 70 17s. Im just confused about adding spacers for my stock rims and calibrating my odo/ speed. Do i need to buy something else aside from the tires. Or is this something that the installer at the jeep dealership would just naturally do?
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Gotcha jad. How much does that cost
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A lot of people really love the Duratrac on this forum to the point of almost cult status. Sometimes they just call it the "combo" and they all know exactly what they are talking about. There are so many tire choices out there and the Duratracs are over priced IMO. I ran the BFG KM's for several years and was very pleased with them. When it was time to upgrade I went with 35" Falkens on one Jeep and 33" Coopers on the other. I would have gotten Falkens for both, but DTD was out and substituted the Coopers.
If the duratracs are over priced. What is just as good then, similar size 285 70 17 for cheaper?
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Gotcha jad. How much does that cost
spidertrax spacers one of the best spacers out there along with BORA $180 for 4 thru 4wd.com and AEV procal is $159 thru anyone who sells aev.
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The AEV Procal runs $159 and a set of 4 spacers is about $200. IMO it's better to just get new wheels.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:37 PM   #26
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spidertrax spacers one of the best spacers out there along with BORA $180 for 4 thru 4wd.com and AEV procal is $159 thru anyone who sells aev.
Jad should i get 1.5 inch spacers or 2 inch spacers? On ebay they are cheaper.
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Jad should i get 1.5 inch spacers or 2 inch spacers? On ebay they are cheaper.
I doubt you will get 2 sets of Spidertrax or BORA spacers for less than $180. Bora's are always $200 and only sold direct and I have never seen Spidertrax for less then 10% off. 1.5" gives the proper backspacing with stock rims. One place you do not want to skimp is wheel spacers. They are sold in sets of two so you need two sets.
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Got the duratracs
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Got the duratracs
Looks good and great choice on tires!
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Very, very nice. Looks like you got the blackwalled E load range vs the white outline lettered C load range in that size (those are LT265/70R17, right?). What pressure are you running in them and how do they ride?

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