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Old 07-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #31
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Sorry for leaving out my information, must of gotten lost in the phone upload.

I am running Nitto Terra Grappler 305/60R18s with the stock 18s. I have been more than pleased with the ride quality both on and off road, braking and handling. Really solid setup

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:15 PM   #32
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I went in green and dumb. The dealer offered me a wheel and tire upgrade on my stock Sport for $200. He gave me a choice of 17's or 18's, both takeoffs. The 18's had better looking rubber so that's what I went with. I wish now I had taken the 17's - same 32" height but cheaper and more options on tire replacement. I may go to a custom wheel and tire combo when the time comes but that's about 40,000 miles away.

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:13 PM   #33
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15x8 Trackers weigh in at 18.5 lbs. Duratracs weigh in (33x12.50x15) at 49lbs. Unsprung weight should not be treated as any other weight. 10lbs of unsprung weigh has quite an effect, and does not equal 10lbs of crap in the cargo area.
so you are 1 pound heavier per corner then my stock Sahara Aluminum wheels with 32x11x18 Grabbers......
granted your tires are larger but....
Look the REAL problem is that it seems like MOST tires offered in these sizes are "E" rated and THAT is when the weight goes through the roof.
If DuraTrac made a 33x12x18 that WASN'T an "E" I bet it would be about 47 pounds.....
At least you and I were smart enough NOT to get "E"s
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #34
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so you are 1 pound heavier per corner then my stock Sahara Aluminum wheels with 32x11x18 Grabbers......
granted your tires are larger but....
Look the REAL problem is that it seems like MOST tires offered in these sizes are "E" rated and THAT is when the weight goes through the roof.
If DuraTrac made a 33x12x18 that WASN'T an "E" I bet it would be about 47 pounds.....
At least you and I were smart enough NOT to get "E"s
I believe my setup weighs the same as the stock rubi setup. I didn't want an E tire because I live in a metropolitan area...if I lived somewhere like Colorado, Cali, Utah, etc, I would definitely get stronger ply tires. My main point for getting smaller wheels (my rig is a Sahara as well) was twofold...first, I like the look. Second, the tires cost less. Another bonus is a fat sidewall keeps the wheels safer from damage and improves the ride.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:44 AM   #35
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So far they have been excellent. The only complaint is they are a little bouncy as the rim is on the narrow side of the E-rated 275 tire's recommended range. But I would expect the same from any tire this size. I'm currently running them at 33 psi.

I was very surprised at how quiet they are given the semi-aggressive tread pattern. No problem in a 6" snow fall we had in May. No problems towing my 7x16 utility trailer. No problems off road so far. We'll see how they do this winter. I usually run studs, but will give these a shot before I change over.

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What are your thoughts on running those tyres with no lift. I am not going off road anytime soon so on the black stuff will I have problems and what did it do to your MPG?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #36
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This is a thread I wanna watch. I have the stock sahara's and when this rubber goes out, I plan on going bigger, just not sure of the size. I don't really wanna change the rim.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #37
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Me too - I was very surprised to hear the second poster had some rub with a 275 with 2" lift. I was honestly hoping to do something like that size without a lift (and without replacing my sahara rims) before springing for the whole shebang (2.5" lift / 35") a few years down the road. And if I liked it well enough maybe just sticking with it and never doing the lift.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #38
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295/70 on stock 18 trail grappler
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #39
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Note that my 275/70r18s measure out at almost 33.5 inches. That is taller then most 33s. Just take the airdam off until you are ready. That's what it rubs on. The rubbing was only one of the reasons I added spacers. I also wanted the clearance to run tire chains in the winter.


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Old 08-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #40
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33" Kelly Safari's on 18" Sahara wheels. No plasti-dip plans..
I like the looks of your rig! Do you have a lift ? Did you have to use back spacers with those?
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:54 PM   #41
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #42
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So far they have been excellent. The only complaint is they are a little bouncy as the rim is on the narrow side of the E-rated 275 tire's recommended range. But I would expect the same from any tire this size. I'm currently running them at 33 psi.

I was very surprised at how quiet they are given the semi-aggressive tread pattern. No problem in a 6" snow fall we had in May. No problems towing my 7x16 utility trailer. No problems off road so far. We'll see how they do this winter. I usually run studs, but will give these a shot before I change over.

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You mentioned that even though you usually run studs you were going to "give these a shot" before you changed over. Is that still the plan? Keep us informed on their winter performance without studs.

I also saw on another of your posts that you ran them without a lift for some time. Could you expound upon you experience with that: any rubbing other than the expected airdam and sway bar (a jigsaw and two washer fix), did they rub in the fenders on road with a few people or some gear in the back, any rubbing issues on light to moderate trails (relative terms, I know), was the added weight an issue as regards braking and cornering on road, fuel consumption (how much more), etc.?

I'm almost ready to order these in the same size (275/70/18) for an non-lifted 2013 Sahara (at a good price if I order now) - the only other choice available to me right now without locating more arms and legs (I don't have enough) are the BFG T/A KO in 265/65/18 (same price, at the moment).

I had started a thread with these questions but they have yet to be fully answered.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:38 AM   #43
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Here are my 18 XD Monsters with Nitto Trail Grapplers 275/70 r18........ 3" lift!



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Did you actually read the Thread title??
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #45
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I did. Didn't like the Sahara wheels as much
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:05 PM   #46
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Here are mine. Cooper ST Maxx 275/70r18.

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i really like this look and am going to do something very similar on my 14 jks and keep stock wheels..

two questions:

1) in these pix is your 2.5" lift on?

2) did you notice lower mpgs when you went with the 275s?

thanks!

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