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Old 03-16-2015, 03:17 PM
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I have a 13 JKU sport that I am installing a TF leveling kit (spacer) and have on order some Procomp 7031 in a 17x9 with 4.75 backspace. I am having trouble deciding on what tire to get.

I can get the following tires mounted and balanced:

1. Mastercraft MXT 295 70 17, $1004 load E
2. Mastercraft MXT 315 70 17, 1150 load D
3. Toyo AT 2 285 85 17, $996 load ?

Which one or should I consider a different size. This is a Weekend Jeep, around 7,000 a year so this is mainly for looks with little to no off-road!

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OOOPS, I just rechecked and I have the 17/59 Springs

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3.21 gears and no regear?

285's in an AT seems like the best bet
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I would do the toyo's... not only a great tire, but customer service (gave me 50%off a new tire due to sidewall puncture)

the downside is that the 285/75/17's are in backorder from the last time I checked (last week when I was searching for tires)
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Those 285/75-17 Toyo's are awesome tires. Definitely my first pick with nothing else considered.

Now, let's take gearing in to consideration... For looks, the 295/70-17 will be wider and still much larger than stock. And at 33.3" tall, they will not be as bad on a 3.21 geared Jeep. So, as above, do you know your gearing?

I have ridden on the Mastercraft's and frankly, I thought they were a really good tire... They are made by Cooper.
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I have 3.73 gears, hard top and max tow
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With 3.73's you are good with either. The 285's are a bit narrower and taller and the 295's are a bit wider and shorter... The MXT is a bit more aggressive looking tire also being an MT vs AT.

This is a 285/75-17 Toyo MT with 2" lift:



This is a 295/70-17 with 2.5" Nitto MT for comparison.



The 2nd one is 1/2" wider and 1/2" shorter, but it's hard to tell in my opinion.
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I was leaning towards the 295 but since it's a load range E, I was unsure on how the ride would be. Not that it's a big deal, it's a jeep!
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But then again, I like the look of the 315 70
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if you like the 315's, do it and never look back. I had 285/70/17's and I wanted to go bigger after several months.
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35s are the best size after stock. You'll regret anything smaller.
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35s are the best size after stock. You'll regret anything smaller.
That's why I like the 285/75's they are basically the same height as 35's without being too wide. The 12.5's are usually too much for me...

285's on the left, 35's on the right:

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What size lift does the jeep on the left have?
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What size lift does the jeep on the left have?
Both have 1.5's. One is TF and the other is RK but ultimately jadmt says they are identical in height.
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Would be nice if more companies made a 285/75, and 295/75 tires.

With 3.73's, get what you want. Werent you trying to match up with your brothers jeep on 35s?

With your limited driving and no offroad, I think you would be good with any '35"' tire, which will end up being around 33-33.5" tall on a loaded down jeep, as noted by Pressurized's pic above, with a tire that is "33.8" inches tall (not mounted or on a vehicle...) Its really a matter of how wide do you want to go? In real world driving, the narrower tire will be better on road, and worse in floatation use like sand where you want to stay on top of terrain.
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pressurized is correct with the jadmt statement. I was going to go back to Toyo at2's but I'm modding at the worst time since I can't find them in stock.
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Both have 1.5's. One is TF and the other is RK but ultimately jadmt says they are identical in height.
and strangely enough now they both have 2.5" Rock Krawler lifts as of Friday.
And again they are the same lol.
this one has a 3" BDS lift and Mastercraft 315/70-17 and they are shorter but fatter then my Toyo 35's. He however hates how they ride on the highway. They however do great offroad. They follow the grooves in the highway and take constant attention where as my toyos are a no handed affair at 75mph.
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I love the look of the Mastercraft but all of the reviews on he Toyo AT2 are nothing but good.

If I go the Toyo AT2 route (285 75 17) in the Teraflex 1.5 level would I need to modify the pinch seems?

This is basically a set up for looks and they are both the same price around $1000 for all five mounted and balanced.
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I think I'm pretty sure I will be getting the Toyo AT 2 in a 285-75-R17 mounted on my Procomp 7031 17x9 with 4.75 back spacing.

Just making sure this will work on my 2013 JKU with 17/59 springs along with a Teraflex 1.5 level kit and take off Rubicon shocks?
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order your toyo's now. It might take a while.
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Just checked with my tire guy and he has 45 in stock! Not sure why the East Coast is different from the West Coast!
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nice!! I guess they just recently got a fresh batch. the 35" toyo at2's however are made in japan (hence the longer wait), but the 285/75's are made here in the states.
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I'm sure in 6 months I wished I would have lifted 2.5 or 3 and got 35's but money does not grow on trees!!!
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I love the look of the Mastercraft but all of the reviews on he Toyo AT2 are nothing but good.

If I go the Toyo AT2 route (285 75 17) in the Teraflex 1.5 level would I need to modify the pinch seems?

This is basically a set up for looks and they are both the same price around $1000 for all five mounted and balanced.
depends. they late model 2013's came trimmed so depends on when it was made during the model year. even so it is easy.
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Now still trying to decide if I should get the Toyo AT2 in 285-75-17 or go with a 305 65 17 Cooper ST or STMAXX! I love the look of a wide tire on my new 17x9 wheels
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Or a 295 70 17 ST Maxx
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ST Maxx is an awesome tire. I love mine.
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Or a 295 70 17 ST Maxx
This is a good option. If I had a 2.5" lift I would be looking at those and the Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 in 295/70-17. Both are great tires.
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You think I would be fine on the 295 70 17 with only the level kit? Remember, not much off road at all

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