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Old 02-29-2016, 02:16 PM
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New Jeep... New build... Need input guys!

So after 4 yrs and fun memories... Traded our 2012 JKU sport and upgraded to this


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Fully loaded 2016 Hard Rock

So this is what is already in place....

The WF 2.5 lift.. In layaway with [email protected]
Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers will be here Weds


Going to run bushwacker Flat Fenders

And want to KEEP the Hard Rocks wheels !!

So give me some tire sizes that will work and look balanced.
This is not a DD
It Will only be wheeled in Colorado and Utah
The trials in Colorado and Utah will not be hardcore.... Maybe 7rated but not higher
Won't see a lot of miles a year, but we do travel with it... So hwy friendly aka weight

We had BFG KM2 on 35x12.5x15 on our 2012... 30,000 miles on them with plenty of driving trips out west... Great tire but heavy.

So give me some suggestions... I do like the new BFG All Terrians, but open to others

And pics if you have them
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:33 PM
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:44 PM   #3
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If it's not a DD. I'd plan on going 37x12.5 for a very capable but reliable wheeler.

Beef up the front end, run a mild MT or aggressive AT. Can be done without totally breaking the bank and kept mild enough to not beat the stock stuff to death (too much)
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:00 PM
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I'm going between the
KM2s in 35x12.5x17

KO2 in 34x10.5x17
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KO2 in 315/70R17

Want to keep light weight as possible, but also fill the opening of 2.5 lift and flat fenders. Such a tough decision
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7 difficulty rating is actually pretty tough just so you know. Rubicon trail is considered 5, may be max 6 for the reference. With that being said, i would put 37" tire as mentioned above especially for a 4 door to clear the belly better of the long wheel base. I run 37" Trail Grappler and happy with it. Its my DD.

Sorry not much input to your question. I had 315/70-17 Duratrack before, it did pretty good too. Very quiet and lightweight as an AT tire.
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7 difficulty rating is actually pretty tough just so you know. Rubicon trail is considered 5, may be max 6 for the reference. With that being said, i would put 37" tire as mentioned above especially for a 4 door to clear the belly better of the long wheel base. I run 37" Trail Grappler and happy with it. Its my DD. Sorry not much input to your question. I had 315/70-17 Duratrack before, it did pretty good too. Very quiet and lightweight as an AT tire.
Gotcha on trail rating... Wasn't sure.

I'm just basing off of Hells Revenge, Finns, Top of the World, Poison spider.. Just to name a few.
We ran those in our Sport with the 35s KM2

Would trails like that ... Could a 33" or 285 handle it. As in give the height to get up things. The 35s did it with no sweat.
And even though it's not DD... We still use it around town for fun... Wouldn't mind 37s.. But that's huge. Like the 35s. Just not sure I want to lug around that weight all over again
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35x1250r15s are going to be the lightest set up of the ones you mentioned. What's your concern about staying light? You've got the Rubi now which means your in head first with weight and ability. Time to pay to play.
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Gotcha on trail rating... Wasn't sure. I'm just basing off of Hells Revenge, Finns, Top of the World, Poison spider.. Just to name a few. We ran those in our Sport with the 35s KM2 Would trails like that ... Could a 33" or 285 handle it. As in give the height to get up things. The 35s did it with no sweat. And even though it's not DD... We still use it around town for fun... Wouldn't mind 37s.. But that's huge. Like the 35s. Just not sure I want to lug around that weight all over again
I haven't really run Moab but from the videos i watched it looks to me that the terrain is different from Rubicon trail. Moad has steep ledges with sleek surface whereas Rubicon has tons of rocks that require good clearance to overcome. 2 doors with 35" are pretty popular set up. 4 doors will need preferably 37" for the Rubicon. Sure you can do it with 35" but expect lots of belly and sliders dragging. Here in CA we have lots of rocky trails. Rubicon is just most known thats why i compare it to Rubicon trail.

You should be fine with 35" tho. Honestly 33" or 285" are too small for a 4 door if you plan on running somewhat difficult trails. And Its not your DD.
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You have to have the side walk ratio and wheel size to know the tire height.

285/75-17 is bigger than a 285/70-17.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...5r17-285-70r17.
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Im 98% sure Im going with the KO2 in 315s.

I was eyeballing the 34x10.5 KO2, but to many negatives with them being really small.

The guy at DTD said the 315 KO2 is a great tire and with it being only couple lbs heavier, its worth it cause of the thicker side walls.

Plus a 2.5 Teraflex lift might be taller then advertised and if I go with Bushwacker Flat fenders, 285s won't look good
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The 315's are going to be too small for your liking and wheeling.
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So after 4 yrs and fun memories... Traded our 2012 JKU sport and upgraded to this


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Fully loaded 2016 Hard Rock

So this is what is already in place....

The WF 2.5 lift.. In layaway with [email protected]
Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers will be here Weds


Going to run bushwacker Flat Fenders

And want to KEEP the Hard Rocks wheels !!

So give me some tire sizes that will work and look balanced.
This is not a DD
It Will only be wheeled in Colorado and Utah
The trials in Colorado and Utah will not be hardcore.... Maybe 7rated but not higher
Won't see a lot of miles a year, but we do travel with it... So hwy friendly aka weight

We had BFG KM2 on 35x12.5x15 on our 2012... 30,000 miles on them with plenty of driving trips out west... Great tire but heavy.

So give me some suggestions... I do like the new BFG All Terrians, but open to others

And pics if you have them
Thanks
I have pics in my build thread (see my sig below) of 35" KM2's / 2.5" lift / and Bushwacker flat flares if you want to see what it will look like. It looks like there's plenty of room for 37's even, maybe when I wear out the 35's.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:26 AM
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I have pics in my build thread (see my sig below) of 35" KM2's / 2.5" lift / and Bushwacker flat flares if you want to see what it will look like. It looks like there's plenty of room for 37's even, maybe when I wear out the 35's.
Like that a lot! Congrats on building a nice well balanced Jeep


I ran 35KM2 on 2.5 with trimmed fenders and didn't think it looked bad. I just don't want to do the trim fender thing again.

Its a cheap option and have nothing against it, just 4 yrs of it... want to do a different look for this new one

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