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Old 03-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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Nitto Trail Grappler or BFG All-Terrain TA/KO question

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I just bought my 12' Jeep 2 Door Sahara a few weeks ago. I wanted to replace the tires because the stock tires on the Sahara are junk. I wanted to step it up a notch and do a 275/70/18 for either the Trail Grapplers or the BFGs. Would that be a possbility without wheel spacers or a lift? My concern is with the tire rubbing on the inside of the wheel well with the possible lack of space.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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You would definitely stand a chance of rubbing, but you might clear OK. Those 275s are 10.8" wide as opposed to the 10" wide stockers. If you do experience any rubbing, you could throw a washer or two on your steering stops or go with wheel spacers.

Here is a good thread to read through.
Largest tire on stock JK? Here's your answer!

That being said, you would almost certainly be able to get 15", or even 16", wheels AND tires for cheaper than just the tires for those 18s. Those Trail Grapplers would total $1,485 (after $50 forum discount) for 5 from DTD, then you have to have them mounted and balanced somewhere. I have $1580 in my 16" wheels and 33" tires, mounted, balanced, shipped, locking lug nuts, and replacement certificates.

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Thanks for the reply and the link, I definitely wasn't sure. The guys at Merchants are totally hooking me up in comparison to what I saw online. They had the same concerns... They said they would try it and if it doesn't work they would replace it.
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Inregards to which tire. They are completely different. The Nitto is a MT and the BFG is an AT. The Nitto is going to be heavier and noisier than the BFG but IMO perform better in all terrains and conditions. Also look better than those KO's.

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