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Old 05-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Pizza Cutters Of The World Unite!

My tires arrived today and I couldn't be happier with them. I like the 16in steel wheels because they are plain, utilitarian and the back spacing keeps the tires under the wheel wells but.....I wanted to mount 32in tires on them.

I'm a big fan of skinny tires, my YJ was set up this way and I wanted that "Old School" look for this jeep as well.

I ended up getting Cooper Discoverer AT3's in 235/85/R16 (31.7in to be exact) and the look is just what I was after.

Here are a few pics of my 2012 Wrangler Sport BFG.





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Close up of the paint.....cool color!

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I think it looks nice and not over done.

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Putting a stubby bumper kit on that bad boy would show off those skinny Kate Moss tires to full advantage.
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I ended up getting Cooper Discoverer AT3's in 235/85/R16 (31.7in to be exact) and the look is just what I was after.
I really like how those tires fit on your Jeep. I have been considering Duratracs in the same exact size. Is your Jeep lifted at all?
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Putting a stubby bumper kit on that bad boy would show off those skinny Kate Moss tires to full advantage.
Kate's pretty skinny nowadays eh?
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Looks good, hit the "old school" on the head.
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My tires arrived today and I couldn't be happier with them. I like the 16in steel wheels because they are plain, utilitarian and the back spacing keeps the tires under the wheel wells but.....I wanted to mount 32in tires on them.

I'm a big fan of skinny tires, my YJ was set up this way and I wanted that "Old School" look for this jeep as well.

I ended up getting Cooper Discoverer AT3's in 235/85/R16 (31.7in to be exact) and the look is just what I was after.

Here are a few pics of my 2012 Wrangler Sport BFG.

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Close up of the paint.....cool color!
My old TJ had 33x9.50r15 bfg at on it at one time.
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I really like how those tires fit on your Jeep. I have been considering Duratracs in the same exact size. Is your Jeep lifted at all?
No lift, 100% stock, no rubbing issues at all.

I like the Duratracs as well but I put on about 20-25K a year driving so I wanted a little better road tire but still have some all terrain ability.

If I didn't drive as much I would have put on the Duratracs.
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Putting a stubby bumper kit on that bad boy would show off those skinny Kate Moss tires to full advantage.
I was thinking the same thing.....well not the Kate Moss part...you know, the stubby bumper kit part.
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I was really glad to see these pics. I'm looking at picking up a 2012 unlimited sport and keeping the stock 16" wheels for the same reasons you list. Mine would be used for commuting 99% of the time, so i'm interested in mpg, smooth ride and road traction, with some ability for very light offroad. I love the look you got - wheel wells filled but not too much, tires tucked inside.

Now that you've had 'em for a few weeks, is the mileage still close to stock? Any downsides with these?
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I love the pizza cutter look! I am waiting for my stock tires to wear out before I get some new ATs those look good on your Jeep.
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Anyone know the max size tire that will fit (I mean fit properly) on the pizza cutter wheel with spacers? Like has anyone put a 305/70/16 on them with spacers?
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Pizza cutters aren't just a 'look'. They're actually the way to go in many off-road situations. That's probably why the "old schoolers" used them!

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Old 06-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #14
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I also like the look and agree with Up Hill Bill, look at the tires on old Military Jeeps.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #15
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Count me in as a huge fan, as I have them on my 2012 JKU.
Wheels are 17X9 5-5 0B UNIQUE 297-8950.
And the tires are LT255/80R17E1 121Q W BFG MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM2.









And as UHB refers to with his LINK, with the exception of really deep snow or mud when you might want to float some, skinny tires are the way to go. With E sidewalls, mine will air down pretty well.

I use mine as a DD too and keep them inflated at 30 psi. I drive about 35 minutes a day ea. way, half streets and half highway -- and they provide a very nice ride, not too loud at all. 'Course, with the top I have, half doors and off -- and stereo blasting -- I can barely hear the wind howl, haha.

PS I have the stubby bumper, but haven't put it on yet. That, and my TF BB, Quicker Disco's, and Rubi take-off shocks and springs, hah. Getting lazy, but I really need to try and get them on next week.
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I was really glad to see these pics. I'm looking at picking up a 2012 unlimited sport and keeping the stock 16" wheels for the same reasons you list. Mine would be used for commuting 99% of the time, so i'm interested in mpg, smooth ride and road traction, with some ability for very light offroad. I love the look you got - wheel wells filled but not too much, tires tucked inside.

Now that you've had 'em for a few weeks, is the mileage still close to stock? Any downsides with these?
James614,

They are more than I expected. The ride is fine (just drove 275 miles today for work) and just as smooth as the stock goodyears. Of course that has a lot to do with tire selection not just tire size. Gas mileage is the same, I've seen no difference in these vs the stock 225/75/16 tires.

It's off road that these are better than expected. I always feel in control in lose dirt, mud (nothing too deep to date though) gravel, rocks, woods, they hook up great and I'm having a blast off road. I'm not what you would call a "hard core" wheeler but I've already gone places I know I would never made with my 93 YJ. (both stock)

These coil over springs articulate better than the old leaf springs by far (stock configuration without disconnecting) and the BLD works pretty slick....anyway back to the tires. I'm very happy with them, they are great on the road as they are off. I have yet to use them in snow but in the rain they are rock solid.....very happy indeed!

I firmly believe there is no place my stock jeep with neatly tucked under the wheel well pizza cutters tires can't go that the same jeep with big fat sticking out the side slinging crap everywhere tires can.
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I know that 285's are not exactly pizza cutters but I wish I had mine back over the 12.5's I have now
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm, pizza!
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm, pizza!

Them tires look great!

If I didn't put so many highway miles on my Jeep I would have gone with a more agressive tread. As it is though, I'm extremely happy with the Cooper AT3's
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...the tires are LT255/80R17E1 121Q W BFG MUD-TERRAIN T/A KM2.
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That specific size KM2 is the only other tire (other that KM) I'm considering. They are very tempting!

Did you run them before your BB lift? Any problems with clearance?
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My tires arrived today and I couldn't be happier with them. I like the 16in steel wheels because they are plain, utilitarian and the back spacing keeps the tires under the wheel wells but.....I wanted to mount 32in tires on them.

I'm a big fan of skinny tires, my YJ was set up this way and I wanted that "Old School" look for this jeep as well.

I ended up getting Cooper Discoverer AT3's in 235/85/R16 (31.7in to be exact) and the look is just what I was after.
What did the tires run ya?
I am guessing that upgrading to the bigger tires changed your MPG and Speedo readings, does it affect your tire pressure monitoring system at all?
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What did the tires run ya?
I am guessing that upgrading to the bigger tires changed your MPG and Speedo readings, does it affect your tire pressure monitoring system at all?
5 tires ran me just over $800.00 installed but I got a pretty good credit for the 225's that came off it so out of pocket was about $600.00

The speedo was off by 4mph but I had the dealer calibrate it to the standard Rubicon size and now it's right on, it might still be off by about 1/2mph due to the Rubicon tires are slightly over 32 and the Coopers slightly under 32 but it's difficult to tell because the speedo is not the most precise in the Jeep and it appears to be dead nuts with my GPS. Either way it's close enough for me.

The pressure monitoring system works the same, no issues at all.
I'm getting the same mpg with the new tires as I did with the 225's. There really is not much of a difference between the two, just a little more weight but the rolling resistance is probably a wash as both are basically the same width.
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That specific size KM2 is the only other tire (other that KM) I'm considering. They are very tempting!

Did you run them before your BB lift? Any problems with clearance?
Haha, lift's not on yet, but will be by Thursday.
It rubs now on hard turns, mostly backing up.

Can't wait. Quicker Disco's too. AND my stubby pumper.
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You guys are crackin me up. I thought Pizza Cutter qualifications were the 265/75/16's though.

Some of these don't qualify!
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... AND my stubby pumper.
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You have a stubby pumper?...


But, seriously, where do they rub? I see you have after market wheels, so I'd guess if they're 17", they have 4.5" BS??
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You guys are crackin me up. I thought Pizza Cutter qualifications were the 265/75/16's though.

Some of these don't qualify!
Hell, I think the 265/75/16 is a borderline pizza cutter LOL!
That tire is about 10.5 in wide my 235/85/16 are 9.25 wide and slightly taller than the 265's

I thought about both the 245/75/16 and the 265/75/16 but the 235/85/16's won out.
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You have a stubby pumper?...

But, seriously, where do they rub? I see you have after market wheels, so I'd guess if they're 17", they have 4.5" BS??
Ummm, I meant Max Extended Super Stubby Pumper (tm), haha

They usually rub as I back out of my drive way, slight slope, 20 ft, sharp turn. I can hear the rub in the front right.

Yes on the 17s and believe they do have 4.5 BS.
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Ummm, I meant Max Extended Super Stubby Pumper (tm), haha

They usually rub as I back out of my drive way, slight slope, 20 ft, sharp turn. I can hear the rub in the front right.

Yes on the 17s and believe they do have 4.5 BS.
Have you taken a look? Is it the air damn? With that BS you shouldn't be hitting any suspension components with a 10" wide tire.
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Here's mine on 255/80/17
Nice looking JKU, are those stock wheels? How do the KM2's fit? Any rubbing? Any lift/leveling kit?

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