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Yesterday 11:17 AM
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 05:43 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 06:39 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 09:19 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 08:56 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 02:38 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 06:53 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 06:26 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 04:54 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 04:09 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 03:52 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 07:00 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 06:52 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 06:26 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 06:42 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 05:00 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 12:04 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 09:06 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 08:40 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?
10-10-2014 08:58 AM
rlynch Anyone Have a picture of the 255/80/17 BFG KM2 .. aka Pizza Cutter's on a stock JKU with no lift on stock wheels with NO spacer.

Also from everything here this tire will not rub when compressed on the trail.. Am i reading that correctly?
(i'm coming from a LR Defender, so tall/skinny is the order of the day) My uses for the JKU off road is mostly not rock crawling, more dirt, TAT type Expo stuff.
Ideally i was looking at the Mopar winter wheels (steel) with no spacer and the 255/80/17 BFG KM2 for my setup, for now, eventually once i get the truck loaded with stuff i will add a lift.
10-09-2014 01:15 PM
solidsnake3467 So on stock 18x7.5 sahara wheels, can i put on 285/65r18 tires if I use 1.5" spacers, with no lift kit? (stock suspension)
10-09-2014 07:24 AM
Cordite 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.
10-08-2014 08:07 PM
cmaggi2
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Originally Posted by birddogn View Post
Thanks JADMT. I saw some stuff on the internet on those and they look interesting. I have had many pairs of the TKO's and they have worked well for me. Looking at all the tires I see 16's are a lot less money. Any issues in going for 17's to 16's on our 2014 Rubicon?
TKO 2 are not available til November if I remember correctly. As long as you have proper backspacing 16 s are fine. Base sports come with 16s.
10-08-2014 08:02 PM
birddogn Thanks JADMT. I saw some stuff on the internet on those and they look interesting. I have had many pairs of the TKO's and they have worked well for me. Looking at all the tires I see 16's are a lot less money. Any issues in going for 17's to 16's on our 2014 Rubicon?
10-08-2014 07:31 PM
Guns Up-USMC Any one have experience with the following?

Mammoth Wrangler 8 Steel 17x9 Wheel and MUDCLAW RADIAL M/T 33X12.50R17LT Tire Kit J101211 (07-15 Wrangler JK) - Free Shipping
10-08-2014 07:21 PM
solidsnake3467
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Originally Posted by Footballready View Post
Hey 4fit! I can't thank you enough for all your help. Here are some pictures of the the 275/70/18 Duratracs and 18X9 KMC XD Series Monsters.









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what kind of spacers do you have on this?
10-08-2014 08:38 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by birddogn View Post
Anyone have the new BFG KO 2 tires? They look pretty good to me.
I don't think they are out yet.
10-08-2014 08:10 AM
birddogn Anyone have the new BFG KO 2 tires? They look pretty good to me.
10-07-2014 05:45 PM
solidsnake3467 Looking for some help. I want to put on some big duratracs, but like everybody else here, i'm not sure what will fit.

I have a 2014 Sahara JKU, with the stock rims (18"). I'm hoping to keep them to keep my costs lower. What is the biggest size of tire, and what size spacers will i require? I don't want rubbing or to severely compromise my clearance when my suspension is travelling up and down.

Thanks!!!
10-07-2014 08:10 AM
JPS-FL After reviewing TireRack, I would have to add the General Grabber AT2 to my short list. They look pretty good in this application (exact size I'm considering), although not as aggressive as DuraTracks. But I don't see many comments about them on the forum? Any experience versus the DuraTracks for mostly onroad driving?

Thanks,

Jeff


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Originally Posted by crujones76 View Post
I just put new tires and wheels on my 2013 Sahara
General tire AT2, LT275/65/R18. (Great tires, no noise, and the ride is much smoother than the stock tires)
KMC XD Series Enduro 18 inch wheels
No modifications to the vehicle were needed.
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