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Old 05-03-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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I'm wanting to replace the worn-out Duelers and 18-inch stock wheels on my 2008 4-door with more aggressive tires, so I'm thinking about the 285/75R16 MT Baja MTZs on black Pro Comp Alloy Series 7069s. They might be bland, but I don't want flashy wheels. Does anyone care to recommend alternatives for me to consider?
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I went with 305/70/16 (33's) on level8 trackers which are very similar to the procomps. I like the extra width of the 305 (just over 12" wide) compared to the 285 (11.22" wide).



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I'm wanting to replace the worn-out Duelers and 18-inch stock wheels on my 2008 4-door with more aggressive tires, so I'm thinking about the 285/75R16 MT Baja MTZs on black Pro Comp Alloy Series 7069s. They might be bland, but I don't want flashy wheels. Does anyone care to recommend alternatives for me to consider?
I just noticed that it doesn't look like you have any kind of lift, so be advised that if you intend to go off road you will probably get some rubbing when flexed as the new backspacing along with the taller and wider tire won't tuck into the wheel well like the stockers will.

I'm running a teraflex leveling kit that gives me the clearance I need 2" in front and 1" in the rear.
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I went with 305/70/16 (33's) on level8 trackers which are very similar to the procomps. I like the extra width of the 305 (just over 12" wide) compared to the 285 (11.22" wide).



Looks great! Do you get any rubbing at all?
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I just noticed that it doesn't look like you have any kind of lift, so be advised that if you intend to go off road you will probably get some rubbing when flexed as the new backspacing along with the taller and wider tire won't tuck into the wheel well like the stockers will.

I'm running a teraflex leveling kit that gives me the clearance I need 2" in front and 1" in the rear.
Sounds like that leveling kit would be perfect, but the Jeep's almost seven years old, so I'm not likely to do it, especially since I don't go off road. Thanks for the input!
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If you're not going offroad, you could swing 15" Level 8 Trackers with 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratrac's with no lift. I have them and they're great. I also added a lift since I'm going to leave the pavement.

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Cooper st maxx 255/80r17 on pro comp 7005 17x8 rims. The 2 shots show the clearance a bit. They probably will rub slightly stock as the sit a little bit outside the fenders.
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If you're not going offroad, you could swing 15" Level 8 Trackers with 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratrac's with no lift. I have them and they're great. I also added a lift since I'm going to leave the pavement.

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That's the look I want. Do the 15s hold an advantage over the 16s?
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Cooper st maxx 255/80r17 on pro comp 7005 17x8 rims. The 2 shots show the clearance a bit. They probably will rub slightly stock as the sit a little bit outside the fenders.
That looks awesome! I haven't seen those tires before, and those wheels look great with them. So many of the JK pictures I've seen on this forum feature 17- and 15-inch wheels. I don't think I've seen any with 16-inch wheels. Any ideas why?
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That looks awesome! I haven't seen those tires before, and those wheels look great with them. So many of the JK pictures I've seen on this forum feature 17- and 15-inch wheels. I don't think I've seen any with 16-inch wheels. Any ideas why?
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No idea really. If I had to take a stab at it I would say more tire size and selection in 15s and 17s, but that's just a guess.
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Your set up right here baby. 305/70/16 Duratrac on 7069s
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Why not consider 15" level 8 trackers with 33x12.50 Duratracs? Phenomenal setup for the JK, not to mention, no weight penalty. Also, for the price of some tires, you can get 5 wheels and tires with this setup. I believe with all the rebates and stuff, DTD sells this combo for just over $1350.
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Thanks for all of your input, guys. I'm sold on the 33x12.5 Duratracs, but I'm leaning toward the 15x8 Black Rock 909 Ds in black. I'm probably going to pull the trigger before the end of the week, so if anyone cares to talk me out of it, now's the time. This is all very new to me, so I'm open to your suggestions.
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Why not consider 15" level 8 trackers with 33x12.50 Duratracs? Phenomenal setup for the JK, not to mention, no weight penalty. Also, for the price of some tires, you can get 5 wheels and tires with this setup. I believe with all the rebates and stuff, DTD sells this combo for just over $1350.

Indeed it is a very good set up. Discount calls this the combo and they sell allot of those "combos".
Indeed it is a very good set up. Discount calls this the combo and they sell allot of those "combos".
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How about a 35x12.5-15 MT MTZ on MT Classic II's?
The MT Classic II comes in Black as well.
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Couple questions pertaining to the 33x12.5 Duratrac set-up:
* What is the benefit of going from a 17" wheel to a 15"?

* For those that live in the snow-belt (like me) and drive on snow covered roads for 6 months+, how well do the 12.5" wide tires handle in the snow with both traction and tracking?

Thanks you all in advance, always great info!
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Couple questions pertaining to the 33x12.5 Duratrac set-up:
* What is the benefit of going from a 17" wheel to a 15"?
Not really any benefit other than tire selection and price.
Can't answer the second part, I live in flat as a board Florida.
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33x15 Duratracs and a 2" teraflex leveling kit.

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Couple questions pertaining to the 33x12.5 Duratrac set-up: * What is the benefit of going from a 17" wheel to a 15"? * For those that live in the snow-belt (like me) and drive on snow covered roads for 6 months+, how well do the 12.5" wide tires handle in the snow with both traction and tracking? Thanks you all in advance, always great info!
The 15" tire selection is more limited, but adequate. However the 15" tires are a lot cheaper than the same tire in 17". Also, if you ever plan to go to 35s, you may prefer to get a 17" wheel up front.
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How about a 35x12.5-15 MT MTZ on MT Classic II's?
The MT Classic II comes in Black as well.
It may not be a Jeep, but damn that is sweet!
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Thanks for all of your input, guys. I'm sold on the 33x12.5 Duratracs, but I'm leaning toward the 15x8 Black Rock 909 Ds in black. I'm probably going to pull the trigger before the end of the week, so if anyone cares to talk me out of it, now's the time. This is all very new to me, so I'm open to your suggestions.
The Blackrocks are great as well, I just preferred the look of the Level8s but you can't go wrong either way.
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Indeed it is a very good set up. Discount calls this the combo and they sell allot of those "combos".
The combo is too long....we just call it the #1 with with fries (TPMS) or no fries (no TPMS.) #1 with fries supersized translates to 5 Level8s with 33x12.50x15 with TPMS and Road Hazard.
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Couple questions pertaining to the 33x12.5 Duratrac set-up:
* What is the benefit of going from a 17" wheel to a 15"?

* For those that live in the snow-belt (like me) and drive on snow covered roads for 6 months+, how well do the 12.5" wide tires handle in the snow with both traction and tracking?

Thanks you all in advance, always great info!
1) Cost
2) Comfort...more sidewall = smoother/softer ride
3) Because 15s have more aggressive backspacing, the stance is better, so your rig will be more planted and handle better with less lean
4) Superwide floaters will again, provide a more comfortable ride than pizza cutters (disperse the PSI) but that same thing will make them WORSE on snow covered roads. If you truly live in an area with snow covered roads 6 months a year, and you don't run studs, you may want to run skinny tires, like 235-245 or so for maximum friction.
5)Weight...it will be the lightest setup you can run.

In virgin powder, the wide tires do amazingly well, but at anything over 35 on compacted snow/ice, they don't have the ideal amount of friction to drive with a secure feeling...you need to be awake.
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, but at anything over 35 on compacted snow/ice, they don't have the ideal amount of friction to drive with a secure feeling...you need to be awake.
I don't know about that, I had zero issues during the great ice jam earlier this year in Atlanta. The whole city was shut down for three days, but I went anywhere I wanted to in 4hi.

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