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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"?
11-03-2014 03:37 PM
BZSurfer
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Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
Hi. New Meat here. Just got my first Jeep. 2014 wrangler unlimited sport and I want to put different wheels and tires on. I read all these posts but because I am apparently still ignorant of these things, have to ask. I want to put DuraTracs, size 285/70/17 on set of 17 inch rims (KMC XD series). I can't figure out the math. Can I run these without spacers? They are 32.8 inches diameter. The section width is 11.5 inches but I don't know if that's relevant. Please advise as I am driving myself nuts. Many thanks for this and all the info I am learning.
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
10-30-2014 12:17 PM
1quick1
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Originally Posted by white13rubi View Post
So for my 13 JKR i was thinking 1.25 spacers and some 285/70/17s..but now I'm considering 295/70/17s with the spacers and a TF leveling system. I'm under the impression my stock wheels are 6" BS and with the spacers I would be at 4.75". I have the 4.10s with an Auto... Any advice ?
Both options would work.
10-23-2014 06:43 PM
white13rubi So for my 13 JKR i was thinking 1.25 spacers and some 285/70/17s..but now I'm considering 295/70/17s with the spacers and a TF leveling system. I'm under the impression my stock wheels are 6" BS and with the spacers I would be at 4.75". I have the 4.10s with an Auto... Any advice ?
10-23-2014 07:39 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by Wrangler_Punisher View Post
Im planning on getting mickey thompson baja atz p3 265/70/17. I have a 2014 jeep rubicon. The local tire shop told me it would be about a size 32". He said my stocks were a 31". He said if i went for a 285/70/17 it would rub on my fender coz the tread pattern on these tires are very knobby. The rims im gonna get are the American racing RAVINE (AX194). Im kinda thinking the upgrade on my tire size is too small. What you guys think? I need your advice before i pull the trigger. No plans yet to lift. But im thinking about it. Probably 2.5" in the future. But still not sure. I need your opinion guys. Thanks. My 1st post.
If you have a rubicon I would go bigger then 265/70-17 which are about 1/2" shorter then your stock 255/75-17. If you are just going for looks and really light off road go 285/70-17 or even 295's you will be fine with your rims unless they have more back spacing then stock and I doubt that.
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
Wrangler_Punisher I would like also to add is i will not be going offroad often. Once in a while only. But really like to upgrade more on looks.
10-22-2014 09:56 PM
Wrangler_Punisher Im planning on getting mickey thompson baja atz p3 265/70/17. I have a 2014 jeep rubicon. The local tire shop told me it would be about a size 32". He said my stocks were a 31". He said if i went for a 285/70/17 it would rub on my fender coz the tread pattern on these tires are very knobby. The rims im gonna get are the American racing RAVINE (AX194). Im kinda thinking the upgrade on my tire size is too small. What you guys think? I need your advice before i pull the trigger. No plans yet to lift. But im thinking about it. Probably 2.5" in the future. But still not sure. I need your opinion guys. Thanks. My 1st post.
10-22-2014 03:38 AM
Yeepin6
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Originally Posted by Sparkplugg View Post
315/75/16s with 4.5" BS and fenders cut on my stock suspension now. Minimal rubbing on Rubi rail but I will trim that. It's true. You can run 35s on stock setup if you cut. I have had them to the bumpstops.

You guys might have talked more about this further in this thread but I didnt read all 44 pages but if I wanted to go this route what and where was cut??
10-19-2014 07:53 PM
jadmt no you wont rub in normal use. If you are maxed flexed when disconnected you will rub the fenders when fully stuffed but not under most conditions.
10-19-2014 07:26 PM
JeffNYC So 4.5" won't rub? That is helpful. I'm OK with treads at the fender line, with tire extending a little beyond that. I can't wait to get rid of these stock 225/16's. They seem so tiny compared to pics of 33" tires. Amazing I've had these for the last six years?
10-19-2014 05:54 PM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by JeffNYC View Post
I want to use 285/75/16, with the minimum backspacing to avoid rubbing but not stick out from the fenders. 4", 4.25", or 4.5"?
these are 4.5 so probably want to be around 5" to not stick out at all.

10-19-2014 05:09 PM
xMatt12 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.
10-19-2014 04:52 PM
JeffNYC
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Originally Posted by mgola27 View Post
What size tire do you want to run? If you go with a 285/70-17, you can go to as much as 5.2" of backspacing. AEV's wheels are set to that and are designed to fit under the fenders.

So yes, you can do more backspacing, if you're going with a tire wider than a 285, then you'll need to reduce your backspacing appropriately.
I want to use 285/75/16, with the minimum backspacing to avoid rubbing but not stick out from the fenders. 4", 4.25", or 4.5"?
10-19-2014 08:00 AM
gecko4 My rims are 4.5" backspacing. I really wish I would have gone with something around 5". They stick out a bit more than I like.
10-19-2014 07:52 AM
mgola27
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Originally Posted by JeffNYC View Post
Thanks. I think I've spent hours on this. It seems a 4" backspace would prevent rubbing. Is that the minimum for clearing at full turn? Or will something smaller, say 4.5" work? 4.25"? I don't want the tires to stick out too much, 4" looks pretty far based on one picture I found. As for weight, I'm looking at Duratracs or maybe Hankook Dynapro AT which I thought were on the lighter side.
What size tire do you want to run? If you go with a 285/70-17, you can go to as much as 5.2" of backspacing. AEV's wheels are set to that and are designed to fit under the fenders.

So yes, you can do more backspacing, if you're going with a tire wider than a 285, then you'll need to reduce your backspacing appropriately.
10-19-2014 07:26 AM
JeffNYC Thanks. I think I've spent hours on this. It seems a 4" backspace would prevent rubbing. Is that the minimum for clearing at full turn? Or will something smaller, say 4.5" work? 4.25"? I don't want the tires to stick out too much, 4" looks pretty far based on one picture I found.

As for weight, I'm looking at Duratracs or maybe Hankook Dynapro AT which I thought were on the lighter side.
10-18-2014 07:42 PM
gecko4
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Originally Posted by JeffNYC View Post
Some great information here. I have a 2008 Unlimited X, and concerned about degradation of power with stock gears (3.73) and 202 hp. Deciding between: 285/75/16 (likely a 2.5" lift?) Or 265/75/16 (no lift) Will the former be meaningfully weaker or about the same impact to acceleration and power? Like how bad? Thinking Goodyear Duratracs. Seems like I can run the 33" without a lift also, does anyone have experience with that? All on road, daily driver. Thanks.
I have 285/75 16s without any lift. You just have to make sure you chose a rim with less backspacing than stock. If you're concerned about power loss, be mindful of the tire and rim weight with whatever size you chose. There are some heavy 265s and some light 285s.
10-18-2014 06:00 PM
willbarrow81 Update: if you switch your springs to the 19/59 set and you have a 2dr you can fit 35/12.50/17's on it with stock Rubi or Sahara rims. It only rubs a tiny bit at full lock! I did the new tires today and that's what happened! The springs lift it 2-3 inches, and that's enough for 35's!!
10-15-2014 01:04 PM
JeffNYC Some great information here. I have a 2008 Unlimited X, and concerned about degradation of power with stock gears (3.73) and 202 hp. Deciding between:

285/75/16 (likely a 2.5" lift?)

Or

265/75/16 (no lift)

Will the former be meaningfully weaker or about the same impact to acceleration and power? Like how bad?

Thinking Goodyear Duratracs. Seems like I can run the 33" without a lift also, does anyone have experience with that? All on road, daily driver.

Thanks.
10-15-2014 10:06 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by DaHammer View Post
Hi, I am new to the forum and read most of the thread and think I got it. However, I want to make sure I do prior to making this purchase. Is the Mickey classic 3 (17x9) with a BS of 4.5 and duratrac 285/70/17 a good combo for no rub on-road and minimal on slight off-road driving on a stock jk?
yup
10-15-2014 09:40 AM
DaHammer Hi, I am new to the forum and read most of the thread and think I got it. However, I want to make sure I do prior to making this purchase. Is the Mickey classic 3 (17x9) with a BS of 4.5 and duratrac 285/70/17 a good combo for no rub on-road and minimal on slight off-road driving on a stock jk?
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