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cokey4237 04-21-2013 04:29 PM

Cant Choose. Tire size!?!
 
I'm gonna stick with the stock sahara 18's for rim on my 2009jku X. I already have my 1.5 inch spidertrax spacers. Should I go with the 35/12.5 toyo at2's or should I go with the 285/75/18's. (same tire) they are 34.8 inches in height but only 11.5inches wide.
I commute a total of 6 miles a day to work. And I plan on hitting the trails every other weekend.

kjeeper10 04-21-2013 04:40 PM

Stock height ?

A 35" is pushing it and going to be expensive to wrap those 18's

cokey4237 04-21-2013 05:06 PM

Awaiting delivery on my zone 3inch suspension lift (nitro shock option?)
-250each for the 285's
-265each for the 35/12.5's
On treddepot.com for the toyo at2's
Both sizes come with a 55k warranty

kjeeper10 04-21-2013 05:07 PM

Oh ok..

Have you compared to DT. Our forum vender ?

HAFICON 04-21-2013 05:14 PM

Go Big or Go Home...

cokey4237 04-21-2013 05:15 PM

Actually I haven't, I literally signed up in this forum 3 days ago. Kinda new to all of it. Where would I find a link?

jkmohican 04-21-2013 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by mblue (Post 3664939)
Go Big or Go Home...

2x...

I debated between keeping it cheap and going small but why go through all the head ache to get new tires if you can just add a little more $$ and get a whole nother beast. Even if its a DD, like mine, it won't make it horrible.

kjeeper10 04-21-2013 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by cokey4237 (Post 3664942)
Actually I haven't, I literally signed up in this forum 3 days ago. Kinda new to all of it. Where would I find a link?

Welcome :thumb:

Looks for Discount tire. Check the vender section /tire section or wait until tomorrow when in office.

PowderHunt 05-13-2013 11:58 AM

I've recently been thinking about the same two tires, wasn't sure if I could even run the 12.5 because the toyo site says the rim must be 9inches. I'm assuming your stock rim is a 7.5 like mine, does anyone know if it is ok (safe) to run a 12.5 on a 7.5 rim?

locker20 05-13-2013 12:33 PM

I have a 10 Sahara Unlimited. I need New Sneakers and want to go bigger. I have stock 18" wheels now (255/70/18). I want a "beefy" look. I don't want a loud ride. I would like to go with 33's..... If I can and do.... Do I need spacers? what size? and what and where do you get them? sorry... new to this---

KrawlOff-Road.com 05-13-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by PowderHunt (Post 3750717)
I've recently been thinking about the same two tires, wasn't sure if I could even run the 12.5 because the toyo site says the rim must be 9inches. I'm assuming your stock rim is a 7.5 like mine, does anyone know if it is ok (safe) to run a 12.5 on a 7.5 rim?

We have ran 1250's on the stock wheels. It seems to hold the bead rather well. It is not bad at all. It does however bow out the sides a bit. Yes you will need to run spacers though...

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Originally Posted by locker20 (Post 3750820)
I have a 10 Sahara Unlimited. I need New Sneakers and want to go bigger. I have stock 18" wheels now (255/70/18). I want a "beefy" look. I don't want a loud ride. I would like to go with 33's..... If I can and do.... Do I need spacers? what size? and what and where do you get them? sorry... new to this---

Spacera are good idea to make sure you have the room. What size are you going with?

Here is a link to the spacers on our site. These are per pair and you would need two of them:

Spidertrax Jeep 1.5" 5x5 Wheel Spacers

If there is anything else we can do, please let us know.

-Jason

locker20 05-13-2013 02:22 PM

I would like to go with a 33 if I can. I do about 30-35k a year driving and don't want a loud tire. I do want an "off road" look. any suggestions on tires?

kbwwolf 05-13-2013 02:28 PM

PM to Discount Tire...they'll hook you up.

kbwwolf 05-13-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by locker20 (Post 3751127)
I would like to go with a 33 if I can. I do about 30-35k a year driving and don't want a loud tire. I do want an "off road" look. any suggestions on tires?

As for you...35k a year? Damn.

I can tell you, firsthand, that GoodYear DuraTracs are about as quiet as they get. Yeah, there are peeps reading this right now, gagging at the mention of DTs, but hey...

My Jeep with DTs:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1358431684

Welcome to WF.

dawhitesJKU 05-13-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by cokey4237 (Post 3664914)
Awaiting delivery on my zone 3inch suspension lift (nitro shock option?)
-250each for the 285's
-265each for the 35/12.5's
On treddepot.com for the toyo at2's
Both sizes come with a 55k warranty

take your time shopping around. try to price match if u can. i price matched from onlinetires.com.

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Originally Posted by locker20 (Post 3751127)
I would like to go with a 33 if I can. I do about 30-35k a year driving and don't want a loud tire. I do want an "off road" look. any suggestions on tires?

Yep.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f27/toy...ad-236975.html

dawhitesJKU 05-13-2013 02:40 PM

@kbwwolf. the duratracs have the sexiest sidewall imo.

kbwwolf 05-13-2013 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3751185)
@kbwwolf. the duratracs have the sexiest sidewall imo.

And Crushers, with the tiny skulls, though nobody would notice them unless your Jeep was parked. :)

But I hear you.

KrawlOff-Road.com 05-13-2013 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by locker20 (Post 3751127)
I would like to go with a 33 if I can. I do about 30-35k a year driving and don't want a loud tire. I do want an "off road" look. any suggestions on tires?

I would look at setting you up with the Falken Wild Peaks. They are a great tire for on and offroad! Plus, they have a more aggressive look to them compaird to the stock tires.

The really nice thing about them is they have a 50K tread life warranty on them! Something you wont find on most offroad tires.

-Jason

michiganadam 05-13-2013 03:32 PM

I have duratracs in 33x12.5-15 and i like them alot. Had them up to 80mph they do hum but not a whole lot. Work great in sand at 12 psi. Love the look.

I have 3.73 on an 08 and i feel very undergeared on hills at highway speed.

Burndog 05-13-2013 04:17 PM

35" Duratracs! Perfect on a 4 door Wrangler but you do need the gearing so it shifts properly. Mines a '13 Ruby and after the rechip it feels perfect.

M5ivan 05-13-2013 05:22 PM

Duratracs are nice compromise. They look great and are very quiet. I switched from KM2's to Duratracs and am much happier!

kbwwolf 05-13-2013 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by M5ivan (Post 3751663)
Duratracs are nice compromise. They look great and are very quiet. I switched from KM2's to Duratracs and am much happier!

Compromise? To what? These...?

Great looking tires, but I wouldn't want em on a DD.

mike1158 05-13-2013 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by locker20 (Post 3751127)
I would like to go with a 33 if I can. I do about 30-35k a year driving and don't want a loud tire. I do want an "off road" look. any suggestions on tires?

i know they're not 33s but i just upgraded to General Grabber AT2s 275/65-18 they are exactly the same diameter (32.1) as stock but about an inch wider with a much more AT looking tread...they arent loud at all for an AT and they have pretyy good ratings (look it up) they are only 2# heavier then stock and they have a very similar service rating (a much higher service rating means stiffer harder tires) i think they totally changed the look of my Jeep... I am actually looking at going with 1.25" spacer to push the tires out a bit more to get that WIDE look.

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sorry to HiJack :surrender:

carlosmtorres 05-16-2013 10:41 PM

Hi guys, I got my first Jeep a year ago and have been thinking about the tires I have. It's a 2007 Wrangler X with 245 75 r16 and would like to give it a more off road look without any modifications to the Jeep. Do you gus have any suggestions? Can I keep the 16" and give them wider and taller tires? Suggestions?

Thanks!!!

cokey4237 05-17-2013 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by carlosmtorres (Post 3764055)
Hi guys, I got my first Jeep a year ago and have been thinking about the tires I have. It's a 2007 Wrangler X with 245 75 r16 and would like to give it a more off road look without any modifications to the Jeep. Do you gus have any suggestions? Can I keep the 16" and give them wider and taller tires? Suggestions?

Thanks!!!

Tou can keep the stock 16's but you'll run into a few problems. If you want a wider tire they will balloon on you and you'll have uneven wear. You can always do a chalk test and ride them on a different psi, but it will ride different and void any warranty with the tire You could just just spidertrax spacers and a meaty tire in the same size. Or you could jump up to a 33 inch tire. There are tons of forums about what sizes you can go with. Do some more research and see what fits best for your wallet , especially if your gonna spend a lot of $. Do it right the first time.

carlosmtorres 05-17-2013 10:52 AM

Thanks cokey4237 ! So I was looking at some 255 85 r16 Have you heard or seen anything about them? Seems that they are still too skinny? Will they have issues on my X?

cokey4237 05-17-2013 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by carlosmtorres (Post 3765464)
Thanks cokey4237 ! So I was looking at some 255 85 r16 Have you heard or seen anything about them? Seems that they are still too skinny? Will they have issues on my X?

I haven't seen any in the road that I know of. That's just over 10inches wide I believe. If you going to stick with the stock rims I believe you can go as far as 11.5 without changing the psi on the tires.. Anything wider you would run into tread wear problems/rubbing/voided tire warranty. I've heard from tire places that you can, and others that you can't do it run wider than listed. Also if you have a warranty on the jeep itself double check with that because you could void it, if you were to use bigger tires than suggested

JScullz 05-18-2013 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Burndog (Post 3751476)
35" Duratracs! Perfect on a 4 door Wrangler but you do need the gearing so it shifts properly. Mines a '13 Ruby and after the rechip it feels perfect.

Did you add gussets or anything with the 35" duratracs and you running a lift?

bvanfossen 05-18-2013 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by JScullz (Post 3768362)

Did you add gussets or anything with the 35" duratracs and you running a lift?

He doesn't need gussets unless he is off roading pretty hard

Ex Umbris Currus 05-18-2013 11:53 AM

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I run 315/75R16 Duratracs on MB TKOs. It's basically a 35x12.5 tire on a 8.5" wheel. Ordered them from DT vendor here. I have them set at 28 psi for road and drop them to around 18 offroad. This is on a RK 2.5" X-Factor lift. Oh, I did add ACE C-Gussets, cheap insurance IMO.


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