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Old 05-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Tire ideas from you pros

I want to run 17" wheels on my JKU. Tire suggestions? I have no lift at this point. That probably won't be for a bit. Tire size and type suggestions would be great!

Post a pics if you got em'

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Old 05-04-2012, 01:59 AM   #2
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How do you plan to use your Jeep?

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It's my DD however will be doing more and more off road/trail riding as I learn the Jeep and where to go. I'm a noob. However I will say I do t care about gas mileage, road noise. As long as I can use on road and be functional off.
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Mine's a DD too. I run Duratracs. You could run 33s: 285/70R17

I like them a lot. Not bad on road noise, very good on road and off. You can see pics in my Jeep profile.

Edit: mine are closer to 35s (34.5)
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:29 AM   #5
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Ditto on the DD. Also, ditto on the Duratrac 33s. Went with the 15"s though to keep tire prices down in the future, and they look pretty mean too
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Are you running 33's?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:33 AM   #7
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Are you running 33's?
I left that out. I have closer to 35s and a lift. But I've seen a lot of people on here with the 33s. I think mostly with 15" wheels. But you can do 17.
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Mine's a DD too. I run Duratracs. You could run 33s: 285/70R17

I like them a lot. Not bad on road noise, very good on road and off. You can see pics in my Jeep profile.

Edit: mine are closer to 35s (34.5)
You don't think the 33's will rub with no lift?
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:38 AM   #9
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You don't think the 33's will rub with no lift?
From what I've been reading around here, with the proper backspacing (i.e. wheels with 4.5" spacing or wheel spacers) they won't rub while turning on the street. However there's a good chance (apparently not guaranteed) that you will rub up in your fenders while off-road if you start getting into any kind of articulation.
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I just got my 33's with 3.75" backspacing on today and I didn't have any rubbing while hard-locking the steering in the parking lot at work... But flyinion ^^^ pretty much nailed it.
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Cool thanks for all the help!

Next question is how much of a pain in the a$$ is it to correct your speedometer with the bigger tires?
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Cool thanks for all the help!

Next question is how much of a pain in the a$$ is it to correct your speedometer with the bigger tires?
Depending on what model you have. Some folks with the OEM 17's did not change any settings. They were fine.

That said, the 33" GY tires typically use less then 35PSI. Much under this and your TPMS will light.

1 Vote for the AEV Procal.....at 150 bucks. You can adjust that TPMS, Adjust for your actual tire(not just hope your close) and if you change things in the future (gears, larger 35", etc) you can still keep your shift points and MPH reading correct.

Pic: NO lift, stock height. No rubbing No drama

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these are my 17s with 285/70r17 cooper discoverer atp.








no rubbing no lift.

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