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aharris41 04-17-2013 03:13 PM

Aggressive Look, Best Road Noise?
 
I know, how many times can this be asked. I am new to the forum and in the market to buy a new jeep. I want a lift and tires/wheels before leaving the dealer. I probably go with a 2.5" lift.

I am going to mainly use the jeep for commuting. What has been the best on road noise and aggressive look?

Thanks in advance :)

Hallitzer 04-17-2013 04:04 PM

A jeep is not the best commuting vehicle. You'll have to be a little more specific on what you want out of the Jeep. If you want a little more aggressive look but great on street get a 33 all terrain tire and new rims with a 3.5" to 4" backspacing. Mastercraft Courser A/T's and BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A are nice looking tires with good wear.

My2Jeeps 04-17-2013 04:47 PM

Hallitzer, is that backspace for a wheel smaller than 17". I'm asking because I read somewhere a 17" wheel with a 33 needs a 4.5" backspace to be all good.

Can you clarify?

aharris41 04-17-2013 05:23 PM

I live in the LA area, I hop on 3 freeways to go 10 miles. Basically, less road noise is a priority for me (also take business calls while driving). I was looking at 2.5" lift and 35's on 18" wheels. I will take a look at the ones you listed above.

Hallitzer 04-17-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by My2Jeeps (Post 3649162)
Hallitzer, is that backspace for a wheel smaller than 17". I'm asking because I read somewhere a 17" wheel with a 33 needs a 4.5" backspace to be all good.

Can you clarify?

All my experience has been with 15x8 wheels and 33" tires. I've had a tj and a yj, both with 15x8. The tj had about 3.25" bs and my yj has 3.75" bs, both cleared fine on turns. I wouldn't think taller wheels would make a difference, but not sure? I would definitely think wider wheels (10") would be different though.

dawhitesJKU 04-19-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by aharris41 (Post 3649312)
I live in the LA area, I hop on 3 freeways to go 10 miles. Basically, less road noise is a priority for me (also take business calls while driving). I was looking at 2.5" lift and 35's on 18" wheels. I will take a look at the ones you listed above.

Look into the new Toyo AT2. Its priced right, 65k mile warranty, and light as f***. Road Noise? what road noise? I had the stock 16 steelies and when i upgraded wheels/tires, i couldn't tell the difference.

stad33 04-19-2013 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3656406)
Look into the new Toyo AT2. Its priced right, 65k mile warranty, and light as f***. Road Noise? what road noise? I had the stock 16 steelies and when i upgraded wheels/tires, i couldn't tell the difference.

+1
I've been running these for about 2 weeks now and couldn't be happier with them.

http://imageshack.us/a/img534/1241/tire2r.jpg


http://imageshack.us/a/img94/8803/tire1o.jpg

dawhitesJKU 04-19-2013 11:59 AM

I just got em yesterday too. This was after months and months of research. Duratracs were on the top of my list until an offroad shop recommended the at2. once they gave me a price quote on the at2, that was it.

aharris41 04-19-2013 04:18 PM

stad33, dwhitesJKU, you guys are the best. That is exactly what I am looking for. That look awesome!

Can you hold a good conversation on your cell? I ask because I have a 1.5 hour commute and take calls for work. Also, I am looking at doing 35s on 18s. Do you think that size will make a difference on 33s?

Thanks so much for the input!

dawhitesJKU 04-19-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by aharris41 (Post 3657449)
stad33, dwhitesJKU, you guys are the best. That is exactly what I am looking for. That look awesome!

Can you hold a good conversation on your cell? I ask because I have a 1.5 hour commute and take calls for work. Also, I am looking at doing 35s on 18s. Do you think that size will make a difference on 33s?

Thanks so much for the input!

i can and i have a soft top. i've had my stock steelies on since july 2012, and when i upgraded, there's no difference in sound. i have more details from my build. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/dwi...ld-236214.html

aharris41 04-19-2013 05:38 PM

^^^^Thanks for the link. Great looking Jeep. I like the tires a lot. I needed to settle on 33 vs 35 and pick the rims. I will stay on the 18s and 2.5" or 3" lift.

Just looked at Toyo, looks like the A/T II does not come in a 35 :(

dawhitesJKU 04-19-2013 05:56 PM

they do come in 35's...real 35's... 35x12.50 to be exact for the 18's, however its E rated (heavier/thicker sidewalls) and at 80lbs.

aharris41 04-20-2013 11:33 PM

Thanks again. As you can see, i am a rookie to all this info. I like the look of the 35s but assume 33s will be best for road noise. Does that make sense or sound right? Or do you think noise will be similar for 33 and 35?

OffRoadCam09 04-21-2013 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by aharris41 (Post 3662820)
Thanks again. As you can see, i am a rookie to all this info. I like the look of the 35s but assume 33s will be best for road noise. Does that make sense or sound right? Or do you think noise will be similar for 33 and 35?

If you get an all terrain tire you won't really have to worry about road noise at all. If you get an mud tire then you will probably get a slight to heavy hum.

dawhitesJKU 04-21-2013 10:05 AM

@aharris41, try onlinetires.com. For dd 35,s that are lightweight look into the kelly safari. It should have the same specs as the Goodyear duratrac. Cheaper alternative to run 35s, and its in Cerritos. Not too far from L.A.

aharris41 04-21-2013 09:27 PM

Sounds good, I will check them out, too. I will keep you all posted. If things go well, I hope to make my purchase happen within the next 2 months. More research and learning to do :)

dawhitesJKU 04-21-2013 09:35 PM

It took me about 6 months of researching. I was flustered on wheels first...15s, 16s, or 17s, then tires 33s or 35s. lol. Good luck with your decision...btw in 2 months, jeep fest in Ontario, CA. They have great deals there...that's where I'll pull the trigger on my lift kit...I advise you to do the same.

boosh71 04-22-2013 01:28 AM

Bfg rt
 
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Check out the BFG Rugged Terrain (not Rugged Trail). I have them on my pickup, love them. The price is right too.

aharris41 05-01-2013 03:18 PM

Thanks all

aharris41 05-01-2013 03:19 PM

Well, it did not take 2 months. I pulled the trigger on Friday. Proud owner of 2013 JK :). Now really need to make a decision.

dawhitesJKU 05-01-2013 04:10 PM

about time. lol. congratulations.

alexandermf 05-02-2013 11:29 AM

Congrats, def want some pics! And I rock some bfg trail as well and I'm quite pleased!

aharris41 05-06-2013 10:05 PM

If all goes well this week I will be able to post before and after pics :)

aharris41 05-28-2013 02:39 PM

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Here are a couple of pics

dawhitesJKU 05-28-2013 02:53 PM

@aharris41 very nice choice. those duratracs look very meaty...what lift did you end up getting?

dawhitesJKU 05-28-2013 02:56 PM

@aharris ...You can post ur tire reviews here. small thread but hopefully it helps out others in their research...we need more diversity.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/tir...ws-244354.html

Osuart 02-12-2016 07:21 AM

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