|08-01-2013 06:27 AM|
|07-31-2013 09:37 PM|
285/70/17 is roughly a 33" tire
Your stock 255/70/18 is roughly a 32" tire
|07-31-2013 09:31 PM|
|JeepXLR8||No bites on my question? Bummer.|
|07-30-2013 01:52 PM|
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 10:18 AM|
|07-29-2013 09:23 AM|
|07-28-2013 09:46 PM|
|07-28-2013 08:44 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 12:30 PM|
|07-28-2013 12:26 PM|
|07-28-2013 12:07 PM|
|HillbillyJeeper||Spinners! You forgot spinners!!! Your gonna feel silly when your the only guy on the trail without them.|
|07-28-2013 12:03 PM|
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 11:55 AM|
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 09:08 AM|
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 10:59 PM|
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:
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 05:41 PM|
|JeepXLR8||here is my Jeep today.|
|07-27-2013 04:50 PM|
|07-27-2013 04:39 PM|
11.5 (285/70/17) is what one person suggested here:
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 03:51 PM|
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 01:03 PM|
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.
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 12:44 PM|
|jrussblues||That will work very well|
|07-26-2013 11:31 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 11:08 PM|
|07-26-2013 10:43 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 10:23 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 10:17 PM|
|JeepXLR8||and I have 1 vote against MT MTZ Baja for primary road use.....anyone else weight in vs. Duratrac?|
|07-26-2013 10:10 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 11:43 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)|
|07-26-2013 09:04 AM|
They don't make the duratracs in a flotation tire for a 17" rim (i.e. 33/12.5R17), but they do have standard sizes that are applicable like a 285/70R17 which measures ~33"x11.5". However you're definitely going to have some rub at the extents of your steering with a BS over 6". You may want to see if you can find a rim that you like with less backspacing or look into wheel spacers, but a lot of shops won't touch you if you're running spacers.
Here's a link for calculating wheel sizes for the metric values:
Just went through this myself and know it can be a steep learning curve. Good luck.
|07-26-2013 07:43 AM|
|JeepXLR8||I am a wheel/tire newbie. I can put those Duratrac 33's on the 17 inch wheels I just posted above and keep the stock height for now? If the wheels have 5.47 inch backspace how far out does that push the tire? (or doesn't it) ..thanks, learning here!|
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