|12-16-2012 04:49 PM|
|Rude Robert||how much power loss is there|
|09-22-2010 09:39 PM|
|09-22-2010 09:06 PM|
|J.H.||From what i know, up to 33" you don't have to regear.|
|09-22-2010 05:22 PM|
|09-22-2010 03:34 PM|
I guess I'm partial to 33s on 16s with 4.5" backspacing....
Best overall economy of purchase that I found while still maintaining performance.
And here it is with the Cooper STTs; they do measure exactly 33" on the spare and exactly 32" compressed/mounted on the Jeep.
Almost 5000 miles and I gotta say that I love'em.
|09-22-2010 03:28 PM|
I'm new to the Jeep. I have a 2010 Jeep Unlimited Sport with those nasty 16 inch factory wheels and rubber. Okay, I'm on a budget!
I want to beef the tire size up a bit, but I have no idea what will fit and look good. I want an off road look, a little bigger, some descent rims/wheels.
Should I go 17"? will it work? what's involved?
Should I stay 16" there fine? Just get new rubber and rims in 16"?
Any help would be appreciated.
|04-06-2010 07:53 AM|
I've got a buddy who swears by them so I'll give them a try. I usually bail from tires early anyhow.
I like to experiment...
|04-06-2010 12:26 AM|
|LSUFAN15||Thanks guys. I agree with Hilldweller... I don't really need the 18" flashy stock rims and thinner tread tires on the Sahara... I'd rather run smaller rims with bigger tires. I honestly probably won't be doing a ton of off-road driving, but it'll be nice knowing that I can if I want to. The dealership is supposed to be putting together a package to swap the stocks for my 17" XD Series Hoss black rims and 32" BFG K/O all terrains. I'll hopefully be able to get it built and ordered tomorrow.|
|04-05-2010 03:51 PM|
|InfernoGirl||I mean they don't measure up to 33" is what I've read..... take it for what it's worth I've had different Coopers on my Raider and a 'Burban and liked them fine.. Never run the STT's but they look bad azz|
|04-05-2010 02:14 PM|
Choices, choices. There's no perfect tire.
I-Girl ---- what'dya mean by run short? Not last long? Or not a full 33"?
I don't mind a short lifespan if they grip like gecko feet...
|04-05-2010 01:59 PM|
hilldweller i love your jeep. add two more doors and thats what i want for my jeep
so your running 285/75-16 MTR/kevlars or 255/85-16 BFG KM2's currently?? which do you like better? the kevlars look more steetable but the km2s are just BEEF! notice a difference on the street/dirt?
|04-05-2010 01:57 PM|
|InfernoGirl||I've read that Coopers run short..... Just so you know.|
|04-05-2010 01:15 PM|
I first ran 265/70-18 General Grabber AT2s on the stock wheels. What a mistake. Wretched tire for life in Georgia; caked with mud and tried to kill me. Even worse on our type of icy snow.
Then I bought 16x8 wheels with 4.5" backspacing and ran 285/75-16 MTR/kevlars; I also regeared to 4.56 gears to spin them.
Worked fine until I added bumpers and a winch --- so I put in springs from an unlimited with tow package. Sag gone.
Now I've added a Teraflex 2.5" spacer lift with the shocks and other goodies; the tires are 255/85-16 BFG KM2 tires --- 12 pounds lighter than the Goodyears. They work a bit better but there's just something about them I don't like...
Next tires will likely be Cooper Discoverer STTs in a 285/75-16 ---- 10 pounds lighter than the Goodyears but just as big and evil.
|04-05-2010 01:03 PM|
|04-05-2010 11:47 AM|
|OSUJEEPER||Search posts by hilldweler, that is what he is running i think and he had no issues before he lifted.|
|04-05-2010 11:46 AM|
|OSUJEEPER||There are alot of people running 265/75/16 with no problems. That is the sive tire I will be going with, and from everything I have read i will not have rubbing issues.|
|04-05-2010 11:39 AM|
The biggest tire you can run completely stock (no spacers, aftermarket rims) is a 255/80-17 (255/85-16) with no rub @ full articulation with the front swaybar disconnected. That's a 33.3" x 10" tire. The Rubicons and X/Sport models with 17" group all run a 255/75-17 (32.0" tall.)
Anything wider than 255 or 265 (10-10.5") will require either spacers or wheels with a backspacing of 4.5" to 5".
|04-05-2010 09:59 AM|
|04-05-2010 09:55 AM|
|GroceryGrabber||32" is good. A 33 will fit but you'll rub a little off-road without a lift.|
|04-05-2010 09:55 AM|
|InfernoGirl||Pretty sure 32's are good on a stock JK. Someone else who is positive will chime in soon. But I believe 32's are stock on Rubi's so you shouldn't have a problem.... Congrats on your new purchase! Jeeps are a blast! Look at what's on the lot if they have a Rubi and that will give you your answer for sure.|
|04-05-2010 09:50 AM|
I'm currently shopping for my first Jeep, a 2010 Unlimited Sahara. I'd like to have the dealership swap the stock Sahara 18 inch wheels and tires for a set of 17 inch wheels with bigger tires. Could anyone tell me if I could run a set of 32 inch BFG all terrains without having to add a lift or any other upgrades? I may make some other upgrades later, but for now I'd just like the biggest tires that I can run completely stock. Thanks guys!