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03-22-2014 01:09 PM
JeepXLR8 I went with AEV Savegre, Duratrac 33's (285/70/17) and a 2" lift. Couldn't be happier.
03-22-2014 01:07 PM
JeepXLR8 Final decision!
08-01-2013 05:27 AM
JeepXLR8 Thanks!!!
07-31-2013 08:37 PM
JKBrad 285/70/17 is roughly a 33" tire

Your stock 255/70/18 is roughly a 32" tire
07-31-2013 08:31 PM
JeepXLR8 No bites on my question? Bummer.
07-30-2013 12:52 PM
JeepXLR8 So now I am getting conflicting information from Goodyear dealer. (He did not seem to really know).
I currently have the 255 70 R18 stock JKU Sahara tires. I am looking at AEV Pintler wheels with GY Duratrac 285/70/17 (11.5). No lift.

Is this or is this not an equal or bigger tire than what I have? I'm not going smaller that's for sure...what am I missing here?!
07-29-2013 09:18 AM
HillbillyJeeper
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
No, no, no, too dangerous... I never run spinners on the trails anymore. Last time I did, the neons under the jeep flickered off the chrome and caused all the kids to have seizures.
LOL.... I get the same thing! Love it.
07-29-2013 08:23 AM
flipmeover
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Originally Posted by Zombicon View Post

I love those tungsten BR Vipers - it'll come down to either these or XD Addicts when the time comes.
Thanks Z! I haven't seen them on many jeeps (which I like). The color matches pretty well with the billet too. They're not cheap, but not too expensive either. Good midrange wheel.
07-28-2013 08:46 PM
Zombicon
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
I'm currently running BFG KO 33/12.5R15s with no lift and have had no rubbing on the road (I'm sure I would though if running disconnected). The wheels have a 3.75" backspacing so the wheels stick out more than an inch from under the fenders.
I love those tungsten BR Vipers - it'll come down to either these or XD Addicts when the time comes.
07-28-2013 07:44 PM
JeepXLR8 Now I am wavering back and forth on Black vs Argent. I have the Sahara in Natural Green Pearl and always thought I would go with black.....but those Argent ones are making it hard!
07-28-2013 11:30 AM
flipmeover
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Originally Posted by HillbillyJeeper View Post
Spinners! You forgot spinners!!! Your gonna feel silly when your the only guy on the trail without them.
No, no, no, too dangerous... I never run spinners on the trails anymore. Last time I did, the neons under the jeep flickered off the chrome and caused all the kids to have seizures.
07-28-2013 11:26 AM
flipmeover
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post

that's not what a body lift is. A body lift lifts the body, this lifts the suspension. Therefore that is a suspension lift. A body lift would be spacers between the body and frame, which would look awfully funny if you used it to level the jeep out.

Funny thing is those spacer lift kits are about the same price as a body lift kit....and definitely a better setup.
My bad... Thanks for the info, still learning this stuff myself
07-28-2013 11:07 AM
HillbillyJeeper Spinners! You forgot spinners!!! Your gonna feel silly when your the only guy on the trail without them.
07-28-2013 11:03 AM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
If you only want to go 1 to 1.5 look into a teraflex leveling kit. That's next on my agenda. Its a body lift (spacers on top of the stock suspension) that will lift you 2" in the front and 1" in the back. It's the least intrusive option for a lift.

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
that's not what a body lift is. A body lift lifts the body, this lifts the suspension. Therefore that is a suspension lift. A body lift would be spacers between the body and frame, which would look awfully funny if you used it to level the jeep out.

Funny thing is those spacer lift kits are about the same price as a body lift kit....and definitely a better setup.
07-28-2013 10:55 AM
flipmeover The pintlers that Quadratec carries have 5.2" backspacing (not sure if there are other variants with different backspacing) where my rims have 3.75". That puts the pintlers ~1.5" closer to the chassis than what I'm running. I have tested my wheels on the road to the steering stops and verified there's no rub. The 11.5s should have approx. 0.5" less rubber on each side. Overall that puts you about an inch closer to the chassis than my setup.

I haven't crawled under to verify how much clearance I have at the steering stops so I can't tell you for sure if you're going to rub at max streer. If you go with that setup and find that you do rub, some members suggest that you add some washers to your stops to limit your max steering angles. I haven't had to do it so I can't vouch for the validity or difficulty of that technique.

Sorry man, I'm no wheel guru so I don't have any solid answers for you. I'm just a poor sap who has just gone through the process myself. Sounds like what you're going for should be close, you may just have a little rub at max steer which would only occur at slow speeds (and does have a fix). Good luck.
07-28-2013 08:08 AM
JeepXLR8 Thanks again. I read somewhere I may run into rubbing with 12.5s and input on that? ....I am interested in road performance in New England and the look, less about trails otherwise I'd likely run an MT Baja or the like.....
As for the look it seems I have a particularity for visual ratio's so I was a good beefy road tire and I tried to like the round "holes" in rims but seem to gravitate away from that.
07-27-2013 09:59 PM
flipmeover Yeah I like the look of his rig. I'm not sure what the backspacing on the pintlers is, but you should probably be good with 11.5s.

Just a word of advice... I just went through this last week and had thought I'd be happy with 10.5s, but ended up taking them back the next day to get 12.5s. Think about what's most important to you: look, ride, mud, rock, gas mileage, etc. and get exactly what you want.

If you want to see the difference in look between the 10.5s and 12.5s with no lift (sorry no 11.5s), I've got pictures on my build thread:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/flipmeovers-2013-jk-build-thread-256816.html#post4007671

The wider widths look better (in my opinion) but I did notice a significant drop in gas mileage when I went up to the 12.5s. I haven't had them offroad yet so I can't talk to performance.
07-27-2013 04:41 PM
JeepXLR8 here is my Jeep today.
07-27-2013 03:50 PM
JeepXLR8
07-27-2013 03:39 PM
JeepXLR8 11.5 (285/70/17) is what one person suggested here:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/aev...-a-214615.html

Member Pepatrick has a white 4 door Sahara, no lift, looks great. I think that's is what I am looking for!

What do ya'll think?
07-27-2013 02:51 PM
JeepXLR8 As I mentioned before I am a wheel newbie and there is a steep learning curve, my mind is numb! lol. If I go with the Pintlers (black) they measure 17 x 8.5.
How do I pick the size of the tire from there and are they smaller than the stock Bridgestone A/T 255 70 R 18 ones I have? Lastly, at
what point do I worry about tire rubbing without that leveling lift yet....

I feel like a nitwit but the numbers are driving me up a tree! help!
07-27-2013 12:03 PM
flipmeover The Pintlers were my first choice too, but unfortunately price drove me away. AEV makes some great products, but they're usually pretty steep. I saw a set of titanium pintlers on the spiderwebshade JK at their shop, and they look really bad ass in person.

http://www.spiderwebshade.com/products/

Look at the red 2dr and you can see a little of how they'll look.

Let us know what you decide to do (and post pics )
07-27-2013 11:44 AM
jrussblues That will work very well
07-26-2013 10:31 PM
JeepXLR8 Great info and feedback. Thanks for the help. You all are great. To review, I have a 2010 dark green Sahara unlimited and I am leaning towards the Duratrac 33's with AEV Pintler wheels. I don't need a lift at that point but am interested in a basic leveling later on. That should work, yes?
07-26-2013 10:08 PM
jrussblues
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Originally Posted by JeepXLR8 View Post
Appreciate stock wheels but thinking black s what I want...Now looking at AEV Pintler wheels. Does the yellow center come out if I don't like it? I can't tell how it looks.....
It usually falls off own its own...it's a sticker. We keep an extra roll of them at the shop. I love the pintler wheel...and that's from a guy that only likes factory wheels.
07-26-2013 09:43 PM
JeepXLR8 Appreciate stock wheels but thinking black s what I want...Now looking at AEV Pintler wheels. Does the yellow center come out if I don't like it? I can't tell how it looks.....
07-26-2013 09:23 PM
jrussblues Duratrac s are a good all purpose tire. Many people who wheel light to moderately are happy with them. If tougher terrain is in store then you may want to think about a good mt. As for rims...I like stock wheels, as for spacers, a billet aluminum hub centric spacer is fine, you will have 0 problems as long as you have them properly torqued to 110 ft lbs per lug in a star pattern, if you choose to not torque them, then you will have problems.
07-26-2013 09:17 PM
JeepXLR8 and I have 1 vote against MT MTZ Baja for primary road use.....anyone else weight in vs. Duratrac?
07-26-2013 09:10 PM
JeepXLR8 Ok. My mind is numb from reading all this materal and scrolling rims. I would like suggestions: I have the 2010 Sahara 4 door, no lift for now, love the size of the stock 255/70/R18 tires so def not smaller. Like the Duratrac A/T 33's. so looking at the rim posted above, what can I put those on?...and....go!
07-26-2013 10:43 AM
JeepXLR8 Darn. After hours of looking I thought I nailed it. So I have to find rims I like for those 33's....(haven't bought anything yet)
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