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09-22-2013 01:17 PM
i82much Pizza cutters for a true do-it-all, on/off road, winter/summer/spring/fall tire. Wider tires for (1) the ORV park, (2) rocky trails, (3) flotation, and (4) looking good at the mall. (4) is by far the biggest reason most people use wide tires.
09-22-2013 12:42 PM
cornfedksboy
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Originally Posted by Supperfast View Post

Thanks.. I'm happy with it.. For now
How's the highway ride with those tires?
07-07-2013 08:39 PM
Supperfast
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Originally Posted by Knuckles65 View Post
That looks good! I've got a TF 2.5 coil lift coming and was already planning on tires, just didn't know what size. I wanted to keep the factory Rubi rims, too.

Are you running wheel spacers at all? I'm already running Spidertrax 1.5 inch spacers. I like the stability of the wider stance.
No wheel spacers that's why I stuck with the 255s but you should be able to run 285/75/17 with the spacers and that lift
07-07-2013 08:24 PM
Knuckles65 That looks good! I've got a TF 2.5 coil lift coming and was already planning on tires, just didn't know what size. I wanted to keep the factory Rubi rims, too.

Are you running wheel spacers at all? I'm already running Spidertrax 1.5 inch spacers. I like the stability of the wider stance.
07-07-2013 07:31 PM
Supperfast
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Originally Posted by Arturo22 View Post

That looks good man! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks.. I'm happy with it.. For now
07-07-2013 05:58 PM
moxnix
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Originally Posted by THW View Post
I'm planning to go with pizza cutters on pintlers with a 2.5" lift. I think they look great- I prefer the narrow look over an obese 14" bubble tire. I also don't think they look too small on a 2-2.5" lift, but that's a matter of opinion. Another bonus is that they are one of the cheapest 33" tires out there!
Close to what I'm planning only I'll go 285/75 17 on Pintlers.

By pizza cutters you mean 255/80?
07-07-2013 05:12 PM
Arturo22
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Originally Posted by Supperfast View Post
Here you go.. Just to give you a idea it's 38 3/4 all the way around at the center of fender ..

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That looks good man! Thanks for sharing.
07-07-2013 03:51 PM
Supperfast
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Originally Posted by Arturo22 View Post

Can you post a couple of pics? I'm seriously considering a similar set up.
Here you go.. Just to give you a idea it's 38 3/4 all the way around at the center of fender ..

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07-07-2013 01:31 PM
Arturo22
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Originally Posted by Supperfast View Post
I installed my AEV bb and put on KM2's 255/80/17 and I like it.. Thanks everyone for the help
Can you post a couple of pics? I'm seriously considering a similar set up.
07-07-2013 11:42 AM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Supperfast View Post
I installed my AEV bb and put on KM2's 255/80/17 and I like it.. Thanks everyone for the help
Nice! Congrats!
07-07-2013 09:54 AM
Supperfast I installed my AEV bb and put on KM2's 255/80/17 and I like it.. Thanks everyone for the help
06-30-2013 10:05 AM
THW I'm planning to go with pizza cutters on pintlers with a 2.5" lift. I think they look great- I prefer the narrow look over an obese 14" bubble tire. I also don't think they look too small on a 2-2.5" lift, but that's a matter of opinion. Another bonus is that they are one of the cheapest 33" tires out there!
06-30-2013 09:42 AM
Supperfast So I'm checking in to putting on the 285x75x17 after I install my aev 2" bb and everything I find says I need wheel spacers to keep my stock wheels .. I know a lot of y'all ate running spacers but I'm not that thrilled about doing that. So I might just wait to do the tires when I can afford the wheel I want.
Any body have pics of a jku with a 2" bb and stock tires?
06-24-2013 11:42 PM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
Check out what a Model T Ford could do with those skinny tires and solid axles:

FORD model T on Vimeo


[I still have visions of your beautiful Moab photos! Thanks for those!]


If I was doing an around the world tour, I'd be rockin' pizza cutters for sure.
06-24-2013 11:05 PM
Up Hill Bill
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
Pizza cutters have their place. In many situations, they are superior to wide meats.
Check out what a Model T Ford could do with those skinny tires and solid axles:

FORD model T on Vimeo


[I still have visions of your beautiful Moab photos! Thanks for those!]
06-24-2013 10:54 PM
NFRs2000NYC Pizza cutters have their place. In many situations, they are superior to wide meats.
06-24-2013 10:43 PM
Rtone1583
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
Thank you. I'm here all night.
06-24-2013 10:41 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Rtone1583 View Post
Cool thing is, the physics involved in what was discussed in the article are even older and they haven't changed nor do they change just because a tire is installed on a Toyota or a Jeep.
06-24-2013 09:43 PM
Rtone1583
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
I stopped reading when I saw that piece of crap Toyota...

It's an old article. I skimmed it -- not much rock crawling mentioned (if any at all). Plus, it's just one mans opinion on one size of tire on one vehicle (and that vehicle is a damn yota...). Not 33" vs. 35" vs. MT vs. AT, rocks/gravel etc.

Cool thing is, the physics involved in what was discussed in the article are even older and they haven't changed nor do they change just because a tire is installed on a Toyota or a Jeep.
06-24-2013 02:45 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
You haven't read the Expeditions West: Tire Selection article yet, have you?
I stopped reading when I saw that piece of crap Toyota...

It's an old article. I skimmed it -- not much rock crawling mentioned (if any at all). Plus, it's just one mans opinion on one size of tire on one vehicle (and that vehicle is a damn yota...). Not 33" vs. 35" vs. MT vs. AT, rocks/gravel etc.
06-24-2013 02:34 PM
onetraveller To put it in simple terms...

Wider tire = Greater flotation
Narrow tire = Higher ground pressure

This is tied to why you can run 37 psi on the stock 255s, but need to drop to 25 psi on 12 inch wide tires.

Mike
06-24-2013 01:36 PM
Up Hill Bill
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
Unless you're wheeling it. If it's for wheeling, you want the widest tire possible. Narrow is better for street driving.
You haven't read the Expeditions West: Tire Selection article yet, have you?
06-24-2013 12:11 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by onetraveller View Post
If you buy it before the end of the month (active rebate program) the Rancho 2" sport kit isn't much more expensive than a budget boost.

Here's mine with a 33.4 inch tire and the stock Sahara wheels. Stay narrow if you can, lighter weight, less rolling resistance, better traction in most conditions.

Mike
Unless you're wheeling it. If it's for wheeling, you want the widest tire possible. Narrow is better for street driving.
06-24-2013 11:42 AM
onetraveller If you buy it before the end of the month (active rebate program) the Rancho 2" sport kit isn't much more expensive than a budget boost.

Here's mine with a 33.4 inch tire and the stock Sahara wheels. Stay narrow if you can, lighter weight, less rolling resistance, better traction in most conditions.



Mike
06-24-2013 11:11 AM
Supperfast
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Originally Posted by ahsumtoy View Post
I agree, get you some alloy wheels and 33's. You might want to go 305/65/17 giving you 32.6" x 12.01" x 17 using a 11x9 wheel with 4.5 backspacing. I have a 2" lift with what I said along with the KM2's. Here is a pic.
Thanks for the info... Your jeep looks good!
06-23-2013 11:34 AM
ahsumtoy
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Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
Really depends on your priorities. The wider 33" probably would be a problem with rubbing if you keep the stock wheels. Up to you if it's worth it to buy new wheels or get spacers. If not, then probably stick with the smaller tires. Just keep in mind that the BFG KM2 runs smaller than most other tires.

I think you're better off sucking it up and buying aftermarket wheels when you do the tires. You can get some alloy wheels for under $100 each. Then you'll have no problem with 33's and it won't look funky.
I agree, get you some alloy wheels and 33's. You might want to go 305/65/17 giving you 32.6" x 12.01" x 17 using a 11x9 wheel with 4.5 backspacing. I have a 2" lift with what I said along with the KM2's. Here is a pic.
06-23-2013 11:08 AM
suicideking Really depends on your priorities. The wider 33" probably would be a problem with rubbing if you keep the stock wheels. Up to you if it's worth it to buy new wheels or get spacers. If not, then probably stick with the smaller tires. Just keep in mind that the BFG KM2 runs smaller than most other tires.

Plus, with a 2" BB, it might look a little funky with the smaller tires. With that much lift, you can almost fit 35's (again, would require aftermarket wheels).

One solution you might want to look into is to try to find some Rubi take off wheels. They're not KM2's, but they're still BFG MT and you could probably find them with wheels. That way you can sell your stock setup.

I think you're better off sucking it up and buying aftermarket wheels when you do the tires. You can get some alloy wheels for under $100 each. Then you'll have no problem with 33's and it won't look funky.
06-23-2013 12:34 AM
Rtone1583
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
Before you make a knee-jerk decision that wide is better and "pizza-cutters" are less than worthy, read this:

Expeditions West: Tire Selection for Expedition Travel

Unless you do deep, soft snow, mud, or sand all the time, too wide a tire is an all around functional negative, IMHO.

I'm looking seriously at the same KM2s as the OP, when my OEs are done for.....
Fantastic article. Thanks for posting the link.
06-22-2013 11:33 PM
Up Hill Bill Before you make a knee-jerk decision that wide is better and "pizza-cutters" are less than worthy, read this:

Expeditions West: Tire Selection for Expedition Travel

Unless you do deep, soft snow, mud, or sand all the time, too wide a tire is an all around functional negative, IMHO.

I'm looking seriously at the same KM2s as the OP, when my OEs are done for.....
06-22-2013 11:03 PM
Rtone1583 My first lift and tire upgrade (09 JKUR) was an Old Man Emu 2" heavy kit with 33"x10" KM2's on ATX Mojave wheels (4.5" backspacing, I think stock whells have around 6" backspacing). While they do look small on a 2" lift I still found that they did rub at full steering lock.

This picture will give you an idea of how much space a 2" lift will give you above the tire.

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