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Old 10-14-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Tire size recommendation needed

Hey Jeepers!

I am needing to replace my BF Goodrich A/T 215-75-15 tires. Interested in switching to Duratracs for a more rugged appearace and better traction during our 6 month Minnesota winters. Not planning to off-road except when camping.

Will 31x10.5x15 Duratracs fit on my stock 2000 Wrangler Sport 6 cyl 4WD?? If not, how large of tire will fit without having to add a lift kit?

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Old 10-14-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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I had 31's on my jeep and didn't have a problem. The 2" lift works better off road. But if you don't do to much off roading you'll be fine. Just make sure you get on the highway right after you get the tires and check for DW.

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Old 10-14-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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You will be good to go. 31/10.5 is the largest in stock lift you can fit. You may or may not need to adjust your steering stops, seems to depend on the tire.

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Thanks for the prompt replies, WOW!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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I have a standard 2001 Wrangler Sahara 6 cyl automatic that I've had 2 sets of BFGoodrich All Terrain 10.5x31x15 and now currently running a set of Cooper AT3 10.5x31x15 and with over 100,000 miles on the Jeep have never had any problem at all. 10%-20% of my driving may be on hilly back roads and trails (nothing radical) and the rest is highway driving at 55-65 MPH.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:15 AM   #6
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Ran 31's on my 98. I did put wheel spacers on it to prevent wheel rub. I ran GY Wrangler Authorty's on the 98, and also run them on my 06 Rubicon/lj. These are the best tires I have ever ran, they are quite on the highway, but the best snow tire I have ever had! I've lived in either SD, NE or WY for the past 30+ years and have driven in snow a time or two, nothing I've had before compares to these tires in snow or on ice (exception of studs). The tread pattern on the Authorty's are very simular to the Duratrac, but the Authorty's are about $50 per tire less expensive. The Authorty's are exclusive to Walmart, which some people have a problem with, I don't.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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What size and brand of wheel spacers do you recommend for 31x10.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs on a stock 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport? I've been looking into how much parts cost and not sure which width and brand to go with:

Spidertrax, Rugged Ridge or Alloy USA?

Alloy vs aluminum or double anodized?

1.0, 1.25 or 1.5 width?

5x5, 5x4.5 bolt pattern?
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:45 PM   #8
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My 97 had 31x10.50 on it when I bought it oh so many mods (and money) ago.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:40 PM   #9
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What size and brand of wheel spacers do you recommend for 31x10.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs on a stock 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport? I've been looking into how much parts cost and not sure which width and brand to go with:

Spidertrax, Rugged Ridge or Alloy USA?

Alloy vs aluminum or double anodized?

1.0, 1.25 or 1.5 width?

5x5, 5x4.5 bolt pattern?
Spidertrax is solid recommendations. 5x5 or 5x4.5 depends on your wheels. OEM? 5x4.5. Width depends on how much backspacing you have now and how far you want to stick your tires out. Something to consider is the further out, the more potential wear on your parts.

Personally, I'd get a set of Spiders and call it good. Plus, don't know about the others, but Spiders are made in the USA too.
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What size and brand of wheel spacers do you recommend for 31x10.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs on a stock 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport? I've been looking into how much parts cost and not sure which width and brand to go with:

Spidertrax, Rugged Ridge or Alloy USA?

Alloy vs aluminum or double anodized?

1.0, 1.25 or 1.5 width?

5x5, 5x4.5 bolt pattern?
You don't even need spacers if you don't want them, they're just another thing to make sure it torqued down. You could just add some washers to your steering stops and be done with it. That should prevent any rubbing you may have.

I love my duratracs by the way
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:11 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. Have a nice weekend!

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