Also, in the future...if you want input, send me a true PM. The conversation format (which we're in now) limits how I can reply...the PM does, as well, but I can ramble a lot more, which I've found is usually a benefit for peeps wanting information.
Hey man...sorry, been traveling for awhile, and haven't checked in here lately. NBA/NHL season...busy.
My advice is, choose the tire/wheel combination you think will work best for what you wanna do with your Jeep. I know nothing at all about the BFG Rugged Trail, but don't go with them because a guy at a friend's shop likes them.
As for the 265/285 argument...for a DD, exclusively, I'd go with the lightest tire that'll work in the conditions you expect to drive in. Make sense?
I bought the DuraTracs specifically because of their ability to provide traction in snow and slick conditions, their weight, and their road longevity. If crawling rocks had been a consideration, I wouldn't have bought them, since most versions have a relatively weak sidewall.
Buy what works for you, and what you think will look good on your rig. If your wife's gonna be the primary driver, then go with what she likes.
Thank your sir! here is my problem my first choice is the pintlers only available in 17 and second choice would be the atx teflon like your awsomeness has. I am really into that argent look up against the billet I took my flat up to a friends shop and got it fixed and he want me to do the BF Goodrich Rugged Trail. He likes those. I guess I really dont see a ton of difference in between a 265 and 285?? I always appreciate your expertise. This is turning into my wifes dd lol so it is mall bound with an occasional starbucks stop.
285/70 should be fine...IIRC, you have no lift, right?
With a tire that close to 33", you might rub your fenders offroad, with your sway bars disconnected. But on-road you'd have no problems. If you're worried about it, a $130 TeraFlex leveling kit would fix it.
I'd look at going with smaller wheels...either 15" or 16". It'll save you weight, and a ton of $$ on tire cost.
One drawback to the 15" wheel size, most of em have backspacing of around 3.75" or less. It makes the tires stick out farther, often past the fenders. So whenever the roads are wet, the sides of your Jeep (including the door handles) will get coated with grime.
If you go with the 16" size, look for something with 4.5" backspacing; the 285/70s are roughly 11.2" wide, so you could even go a little bit higher without fear of rubbing (width-wise). However, the reason I almost always recommend 4.5" (or less) is in case you add a lift, later. With 4.5", you'll be good with any lift.
Good afternoon KB got a question Donna had her first flat in the jeep and has given greenlight for tires and wheels. I understand 285-70 is borderline but what are your thoughts? I have read through the different threads and even more confused. Has anybody told you thats alot if BADA$$ Jeep you got going on there today??LOL
Haha...dude, you're killing me with the compliments. Keep em coming.
You know, my photos are published pretty much all over the world, but I've never done anything, $$ wise, with the photos I take of my Jeep. Even allowed Rampage, Bushwhacker, and a couple other companies run my photos on Facebook, for free.
Kind've a hobby, I guess, shooting my Jeep. Wouldn't mind shooting Jeeps in action, though...something I'd do for free.
Hey KB Beautiful Job as always Sir.When are you going to start up the Christmas Cards and Calendars? Loved the shots in the old tire debate thread. Has anyone told you that you got alot of bada$$ jeep going on there today? ROFL Gotta go wipe up my drool now.