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04-11-2014 09:39 PM
Hillcrester After reading reviews, I'm going with the Duratracs instead. Probably the LT285/75R16 on 16x8 American Outlaw Patrol.
04-11-2014 04:39 PM
Hillcrester Hi, I'm hoping to purchase a 2014 Wrangler Sport and read that "one of the most common wheel/tire combos on this site is the 15x8 MB 72 wheel with 33x12.5x15 Duratrac tires". So I wondered if these rims and tires would work:
33x12.50R-15LT Grabbers and MT Classic III 15x8 with 3.625 backspacing. I'm sure it seems like a 'stupid' question to some but I've been out of the loop on wheels and tires and any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
04-11-2014 11:37 AM
amahowald
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Originally Posted by tinka View Post
Okay, so your wheels are 10" in width?
yeah there stock straight from the factory
04-11-2014 11:17 AM
BagerX2 Is the backspace on the wheel correct and will I have any issue with this combo on the jeep or on the stock carrier?

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=2&wd=17&rw=9

LT255/80 R17 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx Tire Item-90000019974
04-10-2014 06:51 PM
randco
I appreciate all the help

I have been doing a lot of reading since we got our new to us 2007 Wrangler X. We love it... I have asked a few questions on this site and you have replied with the answers. I need an opinion.

I want to change wheels and eventually tires. I would like to get the wheels shown on http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ar...FY3m7Aod4RwA3w

Not going to rock climb or do any heavy duty 4 wheeling, but I would like something a little nicer looking than the stock rim.

Your opinions please.
04-07-2014 01:49 PM
SFNMutt
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
I think on the RubiX you are going to be fine with the 4.75" backspacing and the 34's especially for just ddd and light trail use. You wont have an issue with the rails as the back wheel actually moves away from the rail on flex.
good to know, thanks. they are getting mounted right now. anxious as hell for them to get done.
04-07-2014 12:21 PM
jadmt like indylee said just put a couple washers in the steering stops or add Spidertrax wheel spacers. that is what I did and have no issues at all.
04-07-2014 12:20 PM
lee indy Steering Bolt Mod For Jeep Wrangler JK | Morris 44 Center Blog
04-07-2014 12:13 PM
new2SWA
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
trust me you want to go with at least 285's or you will regret it. The fix is so easy that even a caveman could do it. I would bet the biggest upgrade regret people make is failing to get one size larger then they got on tires.
Ok, so what is the fix I have to do?
04-07-2014 12:08 PM
lee indy ^^ what he said. or stock size
04-07-2014 12:05 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by new2SWA View Post
Ok, thanks. Sounds like I will not be going with 285/70-17...
So whats the biggest I can go with out rubbing any time. No spacers.
Just put on, and play with no rubbing nothing?
trust me you want to go with at least 285's or you will regret it. The fix is so easy that even a caveman could do it. I would bet the biggest upgrade regret people make is failing to get one size larger then they got on tires.
04-07-2014 11:59 AM
new2SWA
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
I originally had 285/70-17's put on and at full turn you will rub the front sway bar. Is it enough to hurt anything? no but it will wear the paint off .
Ok, thanks. Sounds like I will not be going with 285/70-17...
So whats the biggest I can go with out rubbing any time. No spacers.
Just put on, and play with no rubbing nothing?
04-07-2014 11:55 AM
lee indy
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Originally Posted by new2SWA View Post
If and when would it rub? And ya, I don't want to mess with that.
at full lock. but the maybe is a very big maybe
04-07-2014 11:53 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by new2SWA View Post
OK, so if I go with 285/70-17 with my stock rims, and the leveling kit.
Will I have any rubbing, with turning or anything like that? And I don't want spacers.
I originally had 285/70-17's put on and at full turn you will rub the front sway bar. Is it enough to hurt anything? no but it will wear the paint off .
04-07-2014 11:49 AM
new2SWA If and when would it rub? And ya, I don't want to mess with that.
04-07-2014 11:43 AM
lee indy maybe just a weeeeee bit. but that can be fixed by adjusting stearing stops.
04-07-2014 11:41 AM
new2SWA OK, so if I go with 285/70-17 with my stock rims, and the leveling kit.
Will I have any rubbing, with turning or anything like that? And I don't want spacers.
04-07-2014 11:28 AM
jadmt on my 2014 jkur with 2" lift 285/75-17's on the front sway bar at full turn and the left driver side rear control arm comes very close ie 1/2" from side wall.
04-07-2014 07:37 AM
lee indy the stock rim may rub at full flex. but i agree go for the 285s at least.
04-06-2014 08:55 PM
DownHillTurbo Not those sizes. You can read through this thread and see pics of different JKs with those sizes. I think some even run 33x12.5R17 without spacers.

I'm buying a 2.5" and 1.5" spacers so I can run 35x12.5R17 on stock rims. Just an fyi
04-06-2014 07:28 PM
new2SWA
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Originally Posted by DownHillTurbo View Post
If you don't want spacers but you are leveling, go with 285/75's or 285/70's.
Will I rub at all?
It's on stock rimes.
04-06-2014 07:00 PM
DownHillTurbo
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Originally Posted by new2SWA View Post
I'm guessing this has been asked before.
I'm going to be getting the leveling +2 front and +1 rear. And I am looking at getting 255/80R/17 on my stock 2011 JK rims.
Can I get bigger tires? I do not want to run spacers.
Let me know, thanks
If you don't want spacers but you are leveling, go with 285/75's or 285/70's.
04-06-2014 06:52 PM
new2SWA I'm guessing this has been asked before.
I'm going to be getting the leveling +2 front and +1 rear. And I am looking at getting 255/80R/17 on my stock 2011 JK rims.
Can I get bigger tires? I do not want to run spacers.
Let me know, thanks
04-05-2014 10:06 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by SFNMutt View Post
I'm pretty sure I've screwed myself. I have a 14 RubiX which comes w/ BFG KM 255/75/17. BFG claims thats 32.1" x 10" but they look tiny on the jeep.

I read a million posts about how 33 x 12.5 was the max w/o lift but somehow an extra .9" didn't seem like it was worth the expense of new tires & rims. after many months reading numbers and looking at options I finally said fuck it, rounded up a little & place an order. I was thrilled w/ what I purchased until I walked up to a jeep w/ 35s in a parking lot reality hit me.

My new Ultra Xtreme X105 17"x8.5" rims are sitting in the garage. they have a 4.78BS.

for tires I went w/ Goodyear MTRs. I figured I'd cheat it up 1 size since I don't unlock or rock crawl. The next size was 305/70/17. they are at the shop waiting to be mounted on monday.

I was thinking I had 33.5s or something close to that & maybe I'd rub a little every now & then. something that a bumpstop adjustment would handle. once it sunk in that those tires are 34.1 x 12.2 & my rims are over the 4.5BS recommended in this thread I realized what I had done. I didn't want to have to lift yet. i didn't want to replace the tire carrier. I didn't want to have to cut the rails or the pinch seam. w/ a baby at home & both mom & I working full time, who the fuck knows when I'll find the time to do that. I still haven't installed my HIDs. They've been in the garage for months and now along w/ my headliner & hardtop hoist. this week I piled my KCs & new hood straps next to them. daddy's gonna have to take a day off from work & get shit done. if I'm lucky I'll get to the lights this weekend but my my honeydo list just got high hats & pressure wash the deck added to it.

I assume I will be have to replace the spare tire mount now. new tire will probably block the 3rd brake light a little & be heavier than the 33s. It's just $800-$1600 + time I wasn't planning on spending. good news, it seems like an easy job.

I'm going to be scary close to the rails at the rear which means I need to cut them. I see lots of talk about cutting the regular Rubi rails but haven't seen anything about they RubiX / 10a rails. it appears that it'll work the same way though. seems like there a plastic cap I can pull & replace but w/ the pipe welded to the rail, there doesn't seem like a whole lot I can cut off. I'll have to go check the 10a thread. hopefully it's something I can do clean w/ a sawzaw cuz that's what I have. if so, seems like an easy enough job.

good news is the pinch seam came precut. must be a 14 thing cause it's clearly on a 45 already while my cousin's older JKU is at a right angle.

I'll have to do that leveling kit. it's cheap but I didn't feel like doing it. I did that kinda lift on my TJ & it sucked. maybe it'll be easier this time around since the jeep is new & I won't have to deal w/ ceased up nuts/bolts.

the good news is, I'm sure I'll love it when it's all done. I wonder how long I can run it before all this has to get done. gonna suck if I can't drive home monday w/ them on the jeep.
I think on the RubiX you are going to be fine with the 4.75" backspacing and the 34's especially for just ddd and light trail use. You wont have an issue with the rails as the back wheel actually moves away from the rail on flex.
04-05-2014 09:55 PM
derf1872 I have 2012 JKU Sahara
I just put 33" with 2" Rancho Sport lift. This works great for me.
Tires are 33x12.5x17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ on Rugged Ridge 4.5BS -12 offset. There wasn't a lot of rub with no lift but way nicer with lift. I will do minor trail riding but no mudding or rock crawling. Without lift most likely rub on trails. One picture shows lift others stock




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04-04-2014 11:09 PM
THPerez1972 After reading this thread, I decided on Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar 33x12.5x15 on Level 8 Trackers from Discount Tire Direct. It's otherwise stock for now. Ribicon takeoff shocks and springs from RubiTrux will be installed on Thursday in anticipation for the undecided upon bumper and winch. But it's interesting how much different a Jeep looks with a different set of tires and wheels.
04-04-2014 06:28 PM
Em52
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Originally Posted by randco View Post
Oh, another follow up question.

The 285/75-16 on a 8" rim and the 285/70-17 on a 9" rim are almost the same height, what would be the better tire. The section width is the same on both, so would the aspect ratio number be of any significance?
Don't know if this helps, as I don't claim to be thay savy on wheels, although getting more knowledge as I reasearch.... Just finished looking up similar info to select wheels and tires. This guy's post (#4) was informative;

What Size Wheels - ? - American Expedition Vehicles - Product Forums

And I realy liked this site as a comparing visual aid!

Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com

Hope it helps....
04-04-2014 08:13 AM
SFNMutt I'm pretty sure I've screwed myself. I have a 14 RubiX which comes w/ BFG KM 255/75/17. BFG claims thats 32.1" x 10" but they look tiny on the jeep.

I read a million posts about how 33 x 12.5 was the max w/o lift but somehow an extra .9" didn't seem like it was worth the expense of new tires & rims. after many months reading numbers and looking at options I finally said fuck it, rounded up a little & place an order. I was thrilled w/ what I purchased until I walked up to a jeep w/ 35s in a parking lot reality hit me.

My new Ultra Xtreme X105 17"x8.5" rims are sitting in the garage. they have a 4.78BS.

for tires I went w/ Goodyear MTRs. I figured I'd cheat it up 1 size since I don't unlock or rock crawl. The next size was 305/70/17. they are at the shop waiting to be mounted on monday.

I was thinking I had 33.5s or something close to that & maybe I'd rub a little every now & then. something that a bumpstop adjustment would handle. once it sunk in that those tires are 34.1 x 12.2 & my rims are over the 4.5BS recommended in this thread I realized what I had done. I didn't want to have to lift yet. i didn't want to replace the tire carrier. I didn't want to have to cut the rails or the pinch seam. w/ a baby at home & both mom & I working full time, who the fuck knows when I'll find the time to do that. I still haven't installed my HIDs. They've been in the garage for months and now along w/ my headliner & hardtop hoist. this week I piled my KCs & new hood straps next to them. daddy's gonna have to take a day off from work & get shit done. if I'm lucky I'll get to the lights this weekend but my my honeydo list just got high hats & pressure wash the deck added to it.

I assume I will be have to replace the spare tire mount now. new tire will probably block the 3rd brake light a little & be heavier than the 33s. It's just $800-$1600 + time I wasn't planning on spending. good news, it seems like an easy job.

I'm going to be scary close to the rails at the rear which means I need to cut them. I see lots of talk about cutting the regular Rubi rails but haven't seen anything about they RubiX / 10a rails. it appears that it'll work the same way though. seems like there a plastic cap I can pull & replace but w/ the pipe welded to the rail, there doesn't seem like a whole lot I can cut off. I'll have to go check the 10a thread. hopefully it's something I can do clean w/ a sawzaw cuz that's what I have. if so, seems like an easy enough job.

good news is the pinch seam came precut. must be a 14 thing cause it's clearly on a 45 already while my cousin's older JKU is at a right angle.

I'll have to do that leveling kit. it's cheap but I didn't feel like doing it. I did that kinda lift on my TJ & it sucked. maybe it'll be easier this time around since the jeep is new & I won't have to deal w/ ceased up nuts/bolts.

the good news is, I'm sure I'll love it when it's all done. I wonder how long I can run it before all this has to get done. gonna suck if I can't drive home monday w/ them on the jeep.
04-04-2014 07:59 AM
kirnkorner2001
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Originally Posted by randco View Post
Wow, lots of great information. No I have information overload. So let me ask a question.

Current tire is 225/75-R16 on a 7" stock rim

I am considering changing to either a 285/75-16 on a 8" rim or a 285/70-17 on a 9"

My concern is how to correct for the speedometer. I believe that one of the size calculators indicated that speed would 15.5% faster that what is shown of the speedometer. What do most of you do to correct ?
I just purchased a set of 285-70-17 on 9" wheels. According to the speed on the GPS compared to the speedometer in the Jeep, my speed is off by 2mph at 70mph. Not enough to me to make a difference to me. GPS might be off too, who knows.
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