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Old 09-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Need help deciding on tires.

Hey guys I have a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and I was looking into getting the rough country 2.5" DD. I would love to put 35" on with it but I am restricted with my budget. I would just settle with 33" if it had to come down to that. I am wondering if there is a bigger tire that I could put on the stock rims? That would save me a lot of $. But I haven't been able to find any. I am also considering 35" if I could get them without spending a lot.

Any suggestions or recomendations? Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #2
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I read somewhere that 315/70/17 will fit the stock wheels. That's pretty close to 35in. What's your budget?

Check out discount tire. They probably have a local store to you. They are also a forum sponsor.

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Old 09-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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What do you use your Jeep for?

I've heard great things about the Falken Wildpeaks. They're A/Ts and very budget friendly.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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This isn't going to address the budget issue, but I went with Nitto Terra Grapplers, 295 70R18's. Manufacturer states 34.41" diameter, but once on they were only about 33.5" tall at 32lbs of air. Love the tires. Had to add 1 1/2" spacers as well to minimize the rubbing caused by the taller tires. I also have 3 1/2" of lift added as well.
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Falken wild peaks. Amazing tires and I have had km2,nitto,mtr kevlars and mickeys in the past.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:59 PM   #6
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Duratracs ftw.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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I have a budget at around $1500 anything under would help. I use my jeep as a daily driver on the weekends I hit the trails. Nothing to major though. Thanks for all the responses
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
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I read somewhere that 315/70/17 will fit the stock wheels. That's pretty close to 35in. What's your budget?

Check out discount tire. They probably have a local store to you. They are also a forum sponsor.
Here is a 315/70-17 on a stock wheel.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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Here is a 315/70-17 on a stock wheel.
Looks sweet. How much did that set you back?
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Hey guys I have a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and I was looking into getting the rough country 2.5" DD. I would love to put 35" on with it but I am restricted with my budget. I would just settle with 33" if it had to come down to that. I am wondering if there is a bigger tire that I could put on the stock rims? That would save me a lot of $. But I haven't been able to find any. I am also considering 35" if I could get them without spending a lot.

Any suggestions or recomendations? Thanks in advance!
Check craigslist DAILY for people looking to dump their used ones and upgrade in size etc

Take your time

Can you tell us more about your usage and environment/location please
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I have a budget at around $1500 anything under would help. I use my jeep as a daily driver on the weekends I hit the trails. Nothing to major though. Thanks for all the responses
I run Mickey Thompson MTZ 315/75/16 and got 4 delivered for $1035! Onlinetires.com had them on sale and Extreme Terrain (vendor on WF) matched the price and FREE shipping!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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Looks sweet. How much did that set you back?
Look at the Tire Rack and Discount Tire Direct sites for prices.

With the stock wheels you will also need 1.5 wheel spacers so they do not rub.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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Don't forget about wheel spacers..

I'm planning on running 35x12.5x17 on Moab rims (like in the picture with the black Jeep) and wheel spacers are a necessity with factory rims.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:20 AM   #14
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I live in a smallish town and I've been watching craigslist for a couple of months now. I haven't seen anything but factory stock wheels and rims. But thanks for all the responses and the picture the stock rim actually looks pretty sweet on there. I will definitely remember to grab spacers though thanks for reminding me
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Anybody have any reviews on treadwright tires? I believe they are around $170 per tire.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #16
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Anybody have any reviews on treadwright tires? I believe they are around $170 per tire.
I have run 3 different set of treadwright tires on my Jeeps they are great tires for the price get some u will love them

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