|Yesterday 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.|
|Yesterday 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?|
|Yesterday 04:54 PM|
|Yesterday 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.|
|Yesterday 03:52 PM|
|Yesterday 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.|
|Yesterday 06:52 AM|
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.
|Yesterday 06:26 AM|
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|
|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|
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?)
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.
|10-15-2014 09:06 AM|
|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|
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|
|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|
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|
|10-08-2014 08:38 AM|
|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|
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.
|10-07-2014 08:10 AM|
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?
|10-07-2014 03:49 AM|
Half the fun of mods is the research to select, in my opinion, 😊.
|10-06-2014 06:40 PM|
Thanks Em, I missed the TireRack "Advice" section. I'll read tonight.
So you went with the DuraTracs, are you happy with the on-road performance?
|10-06-2014 05:42 PM|
I ended up going with DuraTracs due to weight, reviews and forum threads. The two forums that helped me the most is this one and the AEV 2.5 XT Dual Sport lift forum as I had selected this lift..... After another long period of reading. Good luck in your quest!
|10-06-2014 05:22 PM|
I'm trying to figure out a wheel and tire upgrade and have a couple questions. I'm starting with the tires first. And yes, I have read every page of this thread so hopefully I will not ask repetitive/dumb questions.
-2014 JKU Sahara
-3.21 final drive
-Daily driver, primarily stop and go traffic.
-Will almost never go off-road. This of it as a cool way to drive to the beach rather than a real off-roader. (I know that's different than most on this board!)
-Stock suspension; no lift
-Current tires Bridgestone Dueler AT RHS P255/70 R18. 42lbs. 32.1".
I want new tires to add a more aggressive look. Road handling and fuel economy are important to me, so I want to keep weight down.
Based on everything I've read, I've come up with two options:
1) BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO LT275/70 R17. 55lbs. 32.2". Load E.
2) Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 275/65 R18. 45lbs. 32.1". Version not Load E.
Quadratec rates the BFGoodrich as Excellent on pavement and rain, but I'm worried about the extra weight and the E load rating.
The DuraTracs seem to be popular in the forums and I like the lower weight since they are not load rated, but Quadratec only rates them as Good on pavement and rain.
TireRack primarily recommended passenger tires that are not much different than the stock Duelers and criticized the DuraTracs because they were loud and the stud holes would collect dirt.
Does anyone have any thoughts on these two or a different recommendation, keeping in mind that they will spend 99% of their life on the road? Once I settle on a tire, I'll work on the rims.
|10-06-2014 03:44 AM|
|10-05-2014 11:55 AM|
|Em52||Well had this one my list since the start, http://www.northridge4x4.ca/shop/off...ackage-c2-pack . After reading on the web and another thread here on the forum, http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/le...es-758473.html , decided to order it. Now the wait for the mail man!|
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