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Old 10-23-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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Question Tire replacement

JKU Sport with P255/75R17 (appx 31x10) factory Goodyear Wranglers!

From what I have learned here, these tires are no good for OFF-road!

Now my first MOD's are going to be F/R-bumpers (Rampage Recovery) and a winch, so it will be a pretty good while before I have and $$$ for the "Lift"!

So based on my stock tire size above, what's my best tire-buy (for off-road) in the stock size listed above? Guess I want the same tire with an off-road tire!

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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In that exact size looks like your options are BF Goodrich KM or Goodyear Wrangler MT/R. Unfortunately the KM2 is not available in that size. Oh and I think that's more like a 32" than 31".

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Old 10-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #3
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If you aren't able to lift or get new wheels/spacers and going with the stock size, I'd go with the OE BFG KM1 Mud terrains they have on the Rubicons. They are a great tire and aren't that bad on the wallet.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:03 AM   #4
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Yeah, just get the tires that come stock on the Rubicon.
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Yeah, just get the tires that come stock on the Rubicon.
Look in the forum classifieds

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How do those stock BFG M/Ts work in the winter with snow and slush? I am thinking of buying a set at some point because they look badass and are much better for off road than the stock Goodyear SRAs but I don't want them if they suck in the elements.
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How do those stock BFG M/Ts work in the winter with snow and slush? I am thinking of buying a set at some point because they look badass and are much better for off road than the stock Goodyear SRAs but I don't want them if they suck in the elements.
There ok. Not the best IMO.

If you find a set-- look into getting them siped. I believe any tire shop could do it.
Around $20 per tire.
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Good advice kj thanks. I'll be having the dealer install them if I get them so hopefully they can/will do that?
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JKU Sport with P255/75R17 (appx 31x10) factory Goodyear Wranglers!

Guess I want the same tire with an off-road tire!

You are aware that you can fit a bigger tire under your Jeep w/out lifting, buying new rims, right?

Just checking. The way you wrote your post and your use of question marks made it sound as if you thought you had to have the same size tire.

I'm not suggesting that you go hog-wild...I understand you've gotta build up some cash for a lift, etc. But if you're going to buy 4 new tires, you might wanna go a little bigger...

Just a thought.
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You can fit 255/80/17 BFG KM2's under your JK on those stock wheels. They're a little taller and same width as your stock tires. Oh yeah, and they look really good too!

I put these on my stock height 2dr before I lifted it and they looked really good. Tire Rack and Costco had the best prices and with Costco you get free road hazard.
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You can fit 255/80/17 BFG KM2's under your JK on those stock wheels. They're a little taller and same width as your stock tires. Oh yeah, and they look really good too!

I put these on my stock height 2dr before I lifted it and they looked really good. Tire Rack and Costco had the best prices and with Costco you get free road hazard.
If I can go a little bigger, w/o a lift right way, and not affect off-road handling for the near future, I am game

My JKU is also my daily drive!!!!!!
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Good advice kj thanks. I'll be having the dealer install them if I get them so hopefully they can/will do that?
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If I can go a little bigger, w/o a lift right way, and not affect off-road handling for the near future, I am game
Not sure how much off-roading you plan to do. But if you use your JK as a daily driver, and primarily off-road it on weekends, you might not want a dedicated "mud tire", per se.

Maybe look at tires that do both on- and off-road well, like the Goodyear DuraTrac. I went with them because I wanted a tire that I could get a lot of mileage from (50,000 miles is not uncommon w/a DT), and because it is highly rated in snow, rain, etc.

There are a ton of choices out there. If you haven't already, check out the tire/wheel section of the forum.

After about an hour, your head will feel like it's gonna explode. Then one morning you'll wake up and think, "That's what I want to do!"

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Not sure how much off-roading you plan to do. But if you use your JK as a daily driver, and primarily off-road it on weekends, you might not want a dedicated "mud tire", per se.

Maybe look at tires that do both on- and off-road well, like the Goodyear DuraTrac. I went with them because I wanted a tire that I could get a lot of mileage from (50,000 miles is not uncommon w/a DT), and because it is highly rated in snow, rain, etc.

There are a ton of choices out there. If you haven't already, check out the tire/wheel section of the forum.

After about an hour, your head will feel like it's gonna explode. Then one morning you'll wake up and think, "That's what I want to do!"

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Sounds good but I dont see them in the P255/75R17 size thats on the JKU now! What other size will fit my stock 17" rims~
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:25 PM   #15
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4WD Hardware list the KM2 in this size :
LT255/75R17, Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Tire by BFGoodrich for Jeep
$231.99. It is the only place I have seen this tire size for the KM2.
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4WD Hardware list the KM2 in this size :
LT255/75R17, Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Tire by BFGoodrich for Jeep
$231.99. It is the only place I have seen this tire size for the KM2.
Hard to find and expensive.

Why would anybody pay that much when they are sold as takeoffs in great shape all over CL.

$750 +/- include wheels&tires x5

Dont need the wheels sell them, you got 5
New (er) tires for $400-$500 bucks
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Sounds good but I dont see them in the P255/75R17 size thats on the JKU now! What other size will fit my stock 17" rims~
You don't have to have the same size tires to fit your rims. The diameter has to stay the same (17), but not the width. I'm not sure what your rims measure (17x8, 17x7.5)?

Either way, you should be able to run a 285/70R17, which in the DuraTrac line is about a 33" tire.

If in doubt about fitment, you can always call the place you're gonna buy the tire from. Tirerack, Discount Tires Direct, Tire Package...they'll let you know what fits and what doesn't.
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Hard to find and expensive.

Why would anybody pay that much when they are sold as takeoffs in great shape all over CL.

$750 +/- include wheels&tires x5

Dont need the wheels sell them, you got 5
New (er) tires for $400-$500 bucks
The KM2 does not come stock from the factory on the Rubi. The KM come's with the Rubi. Two different tire's
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The KM2 does not come stock from the factory on the Rubi. The KM come's with the Rubi. Two different tire's
I would not say "different" isn't the KM2 replacing the km? Km2 is a better tire from what I read but I would not call them two different tires.

Really not the point I was trying to make anyways
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Wii they fit?

I have a 2010 Wrangler Sport Unlimited 4 dr with stock Goodyear LT255/70R17 tires. I want to replace them with the Rubicon stock tires BG Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM LT255/75R17 ... will they fit with no modifications or lift?
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I have a 2010 Wrangler Sport Unlimited 4 dr with stock Goodyear LT255/70R17 tires. I want to replace them with the Rubicon stock tires BG Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM LT255/75R17 ... will they fit with no modifications or lift?
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