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Old 02-07-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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tire help..

Have been researching for quite some time and cannot decide between tires. I'm sure there are more than dozens I have not even considered. So I'm taking this one to the forum! Looking for a 33-35 inch m/t tire at around 200. Want it to be at least 12.5wide for a 15 rim. I have a 2010 2dr with stock suspension. Can you guys help me find an aggressive mud terrain that fits this description? You guys would know more than I. Thank you.

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Old 02-07-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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I don't think your going to fit 35 in stock suspension, or at least its not a "good" idea. You could get the General Grabber but there 226.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...ABRL&tab=Specs

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Old 02-07-2014, 07:26 PM   #3
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Well I'm gonna get flat flares too. But I want something more on the aggressive side.. idk what I'm gonna do..
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It is hard to find something under $200 I am looking my self. Checkout Treadwright I am thinking about going that rout but they don't ofer much in 15" wheel selection. I would be sticking stock wheels if I go that rout.
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Given you limited tire budget and the lack of lift, I suggest going with 33s. You won't find many good 35x12.5 choices for less than $200.

33x12 5x15 Tires: Compare Prices & Shop on PriceGrabber

The Dick Cepek, Duratracs and General Grabbers are great choices. The Firestones aren't bad either.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #6
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Given you limited tire budget and the lack of lift, I suggest going with 33s. You won't find many good 35x12.5 choices for less than $200.

33x12 5x15 Tires: Compare Prices & Shop on PriceGrabber

The Dick Cepek, Duratracs and General Grabbers are great choices. The Firestones aren't bad either.
in all fairness I said around 200, not less than. And I think that's what I'm going for... 33s. I kinda like the kumho road venture mud terrains actually.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #7
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Since the tire question has come up I have one. I have a 2012 JK Sport with factory suspension and no additional lift. Any ideas on tire size that will not require a lift kit? Running factory 17's now. I'm thinking 33's but just not sure. Thanks
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Since the tire question has come up I have one. I have a 2012 JK Sport with factory suspension and no additional lift. Any ideas on tire size that will not require a lift kit? Running factory 17's now. I'm thinking 33's but just not sure. Thanks
plug your tire size into a tire conversion calculator to get its size in inches, go out and have a little fun, disconnect your sway bar and put the jeep in the position that really stuffs the tires. Do this for the front and back. Get out and check the clearance everywhere around the tires...move the steering wheel lock to lock, look at the bump stops to see if it's really compressed all the way. I would just make a visual guess as to is that a approx. 1/2" gap or 2" ect. Make sure to look at the current clearance of the tire to sway bar in the rear, staying with the stock wheels and no spacer there may not be much room for a wider tire.
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[QUOTE="dwindeck;8078793"]plug your tire size into a tire conversion calculator to get its size in inches, go out and have a little fun, disconnect your sway bar and put the jeep in the position that really stuffs the tires. Do this for the front and back. Get out and check the clearance everywhere around the tires...move the steering wheel lock to lock, look at the bump stops to see if it's really compressed all the way. I would just make a visual guess as to is that a approx. 1/2" gap or 2" ect. Make sure to look at the current clearance of the tire to sway bar in the rear, staying with the stock wheels and no spacer there may not be much room for a wider tire.[/QUOTE

Thanks for the info. From what I have found online looks like 33's won't require any mods and won't alter mpg's or on road driving but will allow some off road trail riding.
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Ok so I'm sitting here looking at a tire calculator and I'm a bit confused. I am currently running my stock 255/75R17's. I'd like to go up to a 33" tire.
When I plug my info into the calculator I get a 32.1 x 10.04 number. Can I run a 33" tire on factory 17" wheels?
I see a 32x11.5
33x10.5
33x12.5, 13.5 & 13
Any suggestions or words of wisdom? I'm not looking to make the change yet because my tires are still good. I just want to have a plan for when I need to replace them.
Thanks
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Ok so I'm sitting here looking at a tire calculator and I'm a bit confused. I am currently running my stock 255/75R17's. I'd like to go up to a 33" tire.
When I plug my info into the calculator I get a 32.1 x 10.04 number. Can I run a 33" tire on factory 17" wheels?
I see a 32x11.5
33x10.5
33x12.5, 13.5 & 13
Any suggestions or words of wisdom? I'm not looking to make the change yet because my tires are still good. I just want to have a plan for when I need to replace them.
Thanks
You can run a 33 on stock wheels without rubbing if you don't go wider than 265, any wider and you may get rubbing lock to lock unless you use wheel spacers. Also a 33 without a lift will be fine on road, but you may get some rubbing while flexed off road. I installed a teraflex leveling kit 2" lift front 1" lift rear which is perfect for 33's and I have 305/70/16 (33's) and get no rubbing what so ever. I also have aftermarket rims with 4.5 backspacing which eliminates the need for wheel spacers.
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You can run a 33 on stock wheels without rubbing if you don't go wider than 265, any wider and you may get rubbing lock to lock unless you use wheel spacers. Also a 33 without a lift will be fine on road, but you may get some rubbing while flexed off road. I installed a teraflex leveling kit 2" lift front 1" lift rear which is perfect for 33's and I have 305/70/16 (33's) and get no rubbing what so ever. I also have aftermarket rims with 4.5 backspacing which eliminates the need for wheel spacers.
Thanks for the info.

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