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12-19-2014 01:47 PM
Jmoesdad I have a Terraflex leveling kit on my jku and am torn between 33's or 35 Duratracs. The 35's are 34.6" and $50 more. Not much rock crawling done here in Orlando. Thanks
12-18-2014 05:55 PM
ccaddy Couple of questions:

1- Can I take my 4x4 sahara off road?

2- If I get larger tires will they rub?

3-how come so many of you don't have a sense of humor?

bahahahahahahahahahha - this thread is crazy! But great that so many are willing to continually chime in and help all the pour souls that need the information. Way to go.
12-18-2014 10:43 AM
FingerTight
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Originally Posted by emailj View Post
Thanks, 3.21. I ended up getting the dealer to buy my stock tires. I love this new slightly higher look. I have not noticed any difference at all, I think the speedo might be out 1 or 2mph. Rides the same, slight hum from the tires but they are brand new so that may wear. The spare did not fit on the factory mount on the back, I've ordered the Rugged Ridge spacer for now. I'll upgrade bumpers when my wife and budget allows. lol
Great! Appreciate the additional info, we've got 3.21a as well. Happy to hear the slightly taller tire doesn't really effect the drivability
12-18-2014 09:46 AM
emailj
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Originally Posted by FingerTight View Post
Looks great! This is exactly what we'll be doing as soon as the stock tires wear out. What gears do you have and did you notice any difference with the slightly larger tire?
Thanks, 3.21. I ended up getting the dealer to buy my stock tires. I love this new slightly higher look. I have not noticed any difference at all, I think the speedo might be out 1 or 2mph. Rides the same, slight hum from the tires but they are brand new so that may wear. The spare did not fit on the factory mount on the back, I've ordered the Rugged Ridge spacer for now. I'll upgrade bumpers when my wife and budget allows. lol
12-17-2014 08:49 PM
FingerTight
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Originally Posted by emailj View Post
I just got mine done today. 275/70/18. Spidertraxx and Terraflex leveling kit.
Looks great! This is exactly what we'll be doing as soon as the stock tires wear out. What gears do you have and did you notice any difference with the slightly larger tire?
12-17-2014 04:43 PM
emailj I just got mine done today. 275/70/18. Spidertraxx and Terraflex leveling kit.

12-17-2014 02:09 PM
csrrsr I have a 2" lift and found a site with really good prices on some XD wheels I want to purchase. I'll be running 285/70R17 Toyo's AT2's. The store gives me the option of 17X9 with back spacing of 5.71 or 17X10 with 4.56 back spacing. I really don't want the 17X10 as I like to see more overhang of the tire compared to the wheel. But then the 5.71 back spacing on the 17X9's worry me being that earlier posts state that anything over 4.25 may rub on OEM standard lift. Should I be worried with 5.71 back spacing with a 2" lift?
12-16-2014 03:19 PM
407guy
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
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First things first. Jeeps come stock with 3 different tire sizes:

3. 255/70/18 (32”x10”).
These are on, I believe, a 18x7.5 wheel, correct? I'm specifically referring to a 2015 Sahara Unlimited.

Does anyone know the offset (ET) of the OEM wheels?

I've seen +45 and +20 posted so I'm a bit confused; was hoping to know what it is for a 2015.

Thanks.

11-30-2014 01:23 PM
Carlton_Banks My math was actually off, it is a $240 discount!
11-30-2014 01:12 PM
Carlton_Banks
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
4.5" is perfect. I ran 285/75/16 with 16x8 4.5" rims. No rubbing even max flexed off road. I thought it was a good look too.
Jeep looks great! I was going back and forth between white and black but finally settled on black because there was one that could be dealer traded with the options I wanted.

I think I will go with the MB Torque which is 16x8 with 4.25 backspacing with the Duratrac 285/75r16 to be 100% safe.

Discount tire has $100 rebate on the wheels plus $100 rebate on the tires and a $40 visa gift card. Can't beat $140 off!
11-30-2014 11:20 AM
Em52
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Originally Posted by max_61 View Post
Hello anyone who can help, This question has definitely been asked before but i couldn't find a straight answer. What is the largest overall diameter of the tire that would fit on the stock jk. Also, I'd like new tires and wheels in a package and I've been looking around. Any suggestions on a good site?
Well, this strictly my opinion and Ido not consider myself an expert, so here's my thought on your question...

1. On stock wheels with NO fender mods, 33"

2. On aftermarket wheels with 4.5" (or more) positive offset, 34"

3. On aftermarket wheels with 4.5" (or more) positive offset, with fender trim + below front bumper plastic skid (wind deflector/splash guard I call it, lol) minor trim, 35"

Hope this helps,

Em...
11-30-2014 09:34 AM
max_61 Hello anyone who can help,

This question has definitely been asked before but i couldn't find a straight answer. What is the largest overall diameter of the tire that would fit on the stock jk. Also, I'd like new tires and wheels in a package and I've been looking around. Any suggestions on a good site?
11-29-2014 08:54 PM
Ohioskully Great thread keeping this one on my list as it may just save me from a lift this spring and just the expense of tires and rims.
11-29-2014 08:36 PM
MRT2 Slightly confused when one references 4.5" or less backspacing. Are they referencing >4.5" as in it's ok with 4.25"; 4" etc on a 33"11 tire? (285/70/17) A bit confused as I'm looking to purchase a tire with a 4.75" backspace and wanted to verify what had to be done (if rubbing - if any) for a 33" or 35" tire size.
11-29-2014 05:04 PM
MGEJR I went with Hercules Terra Trac AT2. 285/70/17 on stock wheels. I only rub slightly at full lock. I will be adding a teraflex 2" leveling kit.
11-29-2014 12:52 PM
dmz I needed new tires and thanks to this thread I decided to get Cooper AT/3 in 275/70 17. No lift or spacers or rub. Thanks for the help
11-29-2014 06:06 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by Carlton_Banks View Post
I have read probably 100 threads on here including this one about tire sizes, backspacing, and lifts. I would like to make certain that I am making the correct decision. My original plan was 35's and 2'Mopar lift but realized that was a horrible idea since it will be my daily driver and I have an hour and a half commute each way daily. No longer my plan.

What backspacing do I need to run 285/75r16 on a stock JK Unlimited Sport to avoid rubbing? 90% of my driving will be on road, off roading limited to cutting through fields etc when I don't want to wait in traffic. I live in Chicago plowing through snow is important.

I have seen conflicting info about back spacing and rubbing. Most on here say 4.5 and it will be fine for 285/75r16. The dealership said I would need 4.25 to avoid rubbing at full lock.

Wheels would either be:

MB Torque- 16 X8 5-127.00 -6 BKMTXX (4.25 bs)

or

MB TKO 16 X8.5 5-127.00 -6 BKMTXX (4.5 bs)

tires will be 285/75r16Duratracs. If either will work is there a negative or benefit to one or the other?
4.5" is perfect. I ran 285/75/16 with 16x8 4.5" rims. No rubbing even max flexed off road. I thought it was a good look too.
11-29-2014 12:30 AM
Laggy My jeep smells like burnt Litchfield Park homes
11-29-2014 12:23 AM
Carlton_Banks I have read probably 100 threads on here including this one about tire sizes, backspacing, and lifts. I would like to make certain that I am making the correct decision. My original plan was 35's and 2'Mopar lift but realized that was a horrible idea since it will be my daily driver and I have an hour and a half commute each way daily. No longer my plan.

What backspacing do I need to run 285/75r16 on a stock JK Unlimited Sport to avoid rubbing? 90% of my driving will be on road, off roading limited to cutting through fields etc when I don't want to wait in traffic. I live in Chicago plowing through snow is important.

I have seen conflicting info about back spacing and rubbing. Most on here say 4.5 and it will be fine for 285/75r16. The dealership said I would need 4.25 to avoid rubbing at full lock.

Wheels would either be:

MB Torque- 16 X8 5-127.00 -6 BKMTXX (4.25 bs)

or

MB TKO 16 X8.5 5-127.00 -6 BKMTXX (4.5 bs)

tires will be 285/75r16Duratracs. If either will work is there a negative or benefit to one or the other?
11-27-2014 07:02 PM
willbarrow81 I have a 2010 2dr and put the springs off a jku on it and I have stock Rubi rims on it and fit 35's on it with no problems little rub at full turn but that's it! I've since cut my fenders and it looks awesome!!!
11-20-2014 03:23 PM
webbug
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Originally Posted by Technoman View Post
Yeah, but somewhat meaningless when compared to stock since the fenders aren't...
What do you say now? Can you compare it now?
11-20-2014 06:37 AM
EddieRod
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Originally Posted by webbug View Post
Here's mine 35 on stock
Misleading... Stock later post 2.5" lift when asked also note the flat fenders, doubt 35's fit on stock wheels without spacers to reduce the back space. At minimum two mods to install on stock wheels.
Look good on 35".
11-18-2014 10:35 PM
Technoman
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Originally Posted by webbug View Post
Just 2.5 lift kit - no front leveling kit
Yeah, but somewhat meaningless when compared to stock since the fenders aren't...
11-17-2014 07:38 PM
BZSurfer
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Originally Posted by Cordite View Post

Sorry for the delay in responding. So much info here. The DuraTracs rubbed when installed for a fitment test. Spacers would have been the answer but I decided to get a slightly smaller tire and avoid the spacers. And yes, there were a lot of responses, all generally couched in and amongst all the information that's on this thread. I ended up with a set of 265/75/16 Toyo Open Country ATII tires. They fill the fender well nicely, give me a bit more height, and there is no rubbing at full lock. I do not do rocks but only cross a stream when I need to and do mostly old fire trails and dirt roads. I do more overland type stuff looking for fishing spots than true wheeling, so these will do me nicely.

Good luck in your search.
Hey bro. No worries on the late reply. Just wanted to thank you for getting back to me. Much appreciated.
11-16-2014 10:25 AM
Cordite
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Originally Posted by BZSurfer View Post
Newbie here too. Did you get a repsonse to this? Looking for same set up. Going with XD811RS2's 17 x 9 and would like to go with duratracs 285/70/17
Sorry for the delay in responding. So much info here. The DuraTracs rubbed when installed for a fitment test. Spacers would have been the answer but I decided to get a slightly smaller tire and avoid the spacers. And yes, there were a lot of responses, all generally couched in and amongst all the information that's on this thread. I ended up with a set of 265/75/16 Toyo Open Country ATII tires. They fill the fender well nicely, give me a bit more height, and there is no rubbing at full lock. I do not do rocks but only cross a stream when I need to and do mostly old fire trails and dirt roads. I do more overland type stuff looking for fishing spots than true wheeling, so these will do me nicely.

Good luck in your search.
11-15-2014 07:27 AM
jimcob Hello, I live in Greece and it is now time to replace the tires on my 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK CRD Rubicon.
The tires installed now are 245/75 17 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor.
I travel allot and doing some soft, not extreme off road (car is stock).
If I go on a wider tire what would be the best upgrade without compromising on-road drive ability and fuel consumption?
I was thinking 265/70 17 or 255/75 17.

Thanks,
11-14-2014 12:30 PM
webbug
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Originally Posted by FingerTight View Post
Looks great! Is that leveled in the front or 100% stock?
Just 2.5 lift kit - no front leveling kit
11-14-2014 10:24 AM
FingerTight
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Originally Posted by webbug View Post
Here's mine 35 on stock
Looks great! Is that leveled in the front or 100% stock?
11-14-2014 09:10 AM
webbug Here's mine

35 on stock
11-05-2014 04:03 PM
Jmoesdad
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Originally Posted by xMatt12 View Post
I just added 33" duratracs (295/65R18) with 4.5" backspace .. Minimal rub at full lock which was fixed with a little trim and sticks out slightly from fender which gives it a nice stance. Looks great in my opinion.
Matt, as of now your set up is what I want for my jku. I stopped by 4 wheel parts and priced 295/65r18 and they suggested a 2" front end lift and steering stabilizer. I know....there in the business of selling parts but is a lift necessary to level the "stance"?
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