|07-23-2014 08:22 AM|
|07-22-2014 08:39 AM|
|lee indy||5 to 4.5 is the backspacing you want to stay under the factory fender. Closer to 5 is best. Or stock with 1.5 spacers|
|07-22-2014 06:45 AM|
|07-19-2014 08:40 AM|
|EFD330||If you go back to the first page or two in this thread it'll explain backspace tire size and all pertinent measurements so you can study up and order with confidence|
|07-19-2014 08:20 AM|
|07-18-2014 09:34 PM|
I had 285/70/17 Duratracs installed (today!) on AEV Savegres. Stock suspension. Granted the Savegres have 5.2" backspacing, but fit is all-around perfect. Just need a slight trim on the air dam (right side was fine but left side seemed to catch at full turn reverse with sway bar released). These photos are at full flex.
|07-18-2014 10:27 AM|
|Iffer||Just purchased a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited, and I am wondering the same thing. I will not be getting a lift kit for another 5 years or so but at some point I will be putting in a leveling kit as I hate the way it leans forward But for now I'd like to get some bigger and wider tires on there. I don't want to have to do a whole lot so I just want to know what size would work well without rubbing or anything|
|07-17-2014 09:57 AM|
|07-17-2014 08:37 AM|
|07-15-2014 07:35 AM|
|jrtubb||I had to add four washers on the right side to stop rubbing, two on the left did the trick, but I added the same on both sides to keep it the same. I also added some blue loctite to the bolt because I didn't want it backing out on my wife. There was still +1/2" thread going into the lower arm, these are pretty long bolts.|
|07-11-2014 09:43 AM|
Additional pics from my prior postings....285/70/17 DTs on '13 Moab edition wheels, 1.5" Spidertrax. No rubbing.
|07-10-2014 05:43 PM|
2014 JKU Rubicon
I just replace my Stock Wheels and Tires with 17x8 Black Rock viper Wheels with a 4.5 inch BS and P285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler Tires. No Lift and No Rubbing
|07-09-2014 10:32 PM|
|jrtubb||18 vs 17 or even 16 rims means for the same size tire diameter (33", 34", 35") you are reducing the sidewall which means less give for bumps.|
|07-09-2014 06:37 PM|
|Em52||Dam.... Just saw this (another great video from Teraflex) http://youtu.be/apJiCmyMPnM, can't remember if I did this or not! Almost due for my first tire rotation, will check this then.|
|07-09-2014 05:22 PM|
|07-09-2014 05:20 PM|
This site helped me do compares and decide, it may help you http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp
|07-09-2014 12:09 PM|
based on the op's (1st page)
I can run 285/70/17 duratrecs
on the 17" x 8 offset 10mm rim above (4.69 backspace if i did maths correctly)
with a slight chance of rubbing only on full lock off road which can be easily overcome with a set of spidertraks spacers down the road..
is that correct?
|07-09-2014 11:10 AM|
Let me try this from a different angle.
Can anyone advise me on a set up with these conditions;
2012 sahara 4 door unlimited (stock)
for no rub on or off road
as big as poss.
so spacers etc
using one of these XD811 Rockstar II rims;
17" x 8 offset 10mm
17" x 8 offset 35mm
17" x 9 offset -12mm
18" x 9 offset 0mm
18" x 9 offset 30mm
then that rim with what duratrec tire...what combo am I looking at?
I am re-reading all the posts and am still thoroughly confused.
sorry for the nooob hassle
|07-09-2014 09:33 AM|
I thought the stock sahara rims are 18?
18 x 7.5 according to the spec sheet I found online....
but yeah just looked at tire size and they 18" rims.
would going up to 18" x 9 create that big of a difference in ride?
|07-09-2014 07:43 AM|
|jrtubb||I'd listen to those with 18" too, they seem to have been there done that. I've read many times about ride being pretty harsh with bigger 18". If you are changing rims anyway I'd go with 16".|
|07-09-2014 07:40 AM|
|07-09-2014 05:06 AM|
|07-08-2014 10:46 PM|
still hard to know what im looking at...
ok so the 30mm+ offset is closer to the stock rims offset is it not?
Wouldnt this be smarter to keep it closer to stock in the offset?
|07-08-2014 09:36 PM|
|jrtubb||I have a correction, I do have rubbing at full left and right steering in the parking lot. I'll be doing the washer fix for the steering stops soon.|
|07-08-2014 09:31 PM|
Did you try plugging in the numbers of the stock rim to the new rims too visually see what the differences do to tire position. It helped me.
Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com
|07-08-2014 09:01 PM|
lotsa info here...
still confused, mbbe if i just ask...
Im getting a set of the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
to put on a set of the XD811 Rockstar II 's
they offer to offsets;
18" x 9 offset-0mm
18" x 9 offset-30mm
I read the OP, but have a little tardo and still dont fully "get it".
I dont want to lift it, but dont fully understand the offset.
Need heps pairing up the rims with the tires.
want to go big with the Dura's, no lift, no rubbing.
the Goodyear people were pretty clueless, as was the dealership and Big-O tires.
any help would be awesome!!!
|07-08-2014 03:34 PM|
|jrtubb||My Nitto Terra grappler 285/70/17 on stock rims, no spacer, no lift are not sticking out past the fenders.|
|07-08-2014 02:33 PM|
|cicatriz63||Anyone have any info on tire size/wheel combo so that the tires DON'T stick out past the fenders? I'm in PA and I know certain places don't care about it but I would rather not risk it. Was debating on just getting the stock sized duratracs and keeping the stock wheels, or going to a 33 with aftermarket wheels.|
|07-08-2014 12:40 PM|
Thanks for the help and info!
Thanks to this thread I have Nitto Terra grappler 285/70/17 installed on my wife's stock 07 JK with no issues! The ride is very nice, better then the horrible Goodyear tires we have been putting up with.
|07-03-2014 09:58 AM|
For me it came down to 2 choices, GY DuraTrac 315/70R17 - C or MTR 35x12.5R17LT - C. As the MTR is a true 35" and was concerned with the only having 3.73 gears, plus the DuraTrac has a quieter road noise and better snow/ice rating, went with this. These seem to be very popular within jeep forums I've been reading since last year.
These should give a high millage life as there are very lightly loaded, so next tires will most likely be the MTR as I plan to swap the gears before the tires need changing.
Hope this helps?
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