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Old 03-17-2015, 06:48 AM
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Tires for a jeep jk unlimited

I'm getting new 20 inch xd addicts, and I don't know a good tire to put on them. Definitely a 35 inch tire, but what brand and models do you recommend. Also, this jeep is going to be used for mudding and off-roading on the weekends, but also driving on pavement during the week. Thanks

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Have you considered a smaller wheel?

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You can get the Addict in an 18" that would give you more off road capability.

I assume you are lifted to run the 35's?

Either way, you can get the Toyo R/T in 35x12.5x18 or 20 and its a good versatile tire but aggressive enough to give a good look and performance.

I'm actually looking at the Addict in 16" or 17" for my rig and Toyo ATII's.
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Is a smaller wheel better?
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I have Nitto Trail Grapplers. Love 'em. Quiet enough on road, good performance off
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You don't want to mess up your 20's when going Offroad. I spent a a lot of money on my previous setup (17"s) and its a hard pill to swallow when you see your first scratch. Smaller wheels, and bigger tires will help minimize the damages.
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Ok thanks for the help
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Is a smaller wheel better?
For off roading, yes. It's not that the 20's can't do it, they can and people do it regularly. But when you go on a run, you air your tires down to say 15psi and that allows the sidewalls to flex more for traction. The 20's have less sidewall, so when they do flex, you are at more risk of damaging the wheel.

This is from MC's website, see the sidewall flex on the front tire?

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The stock Rubicon KM2's on 17" wheels worked very well at 12psi on the rocks, I now have Toyo Open Country MT's on 17" wheels and they are GREAT! Heavy, but great!.

I have read several posts where the 20" wheel/tire combos have ride issues even on the street.
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I run the 35x13.50 x20 down to 12psi and as long as you do not race across the rocks like you are in the Baja 1000 you should do fine. I do have to agree that you do not have the side wall that a 17 has like Pressurized said. That member if very knowledgeable.
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Also, this jeep is going to be used for mudding and off-roading on the weekends, but also driving on pavement during the week. Thanks
You can't get a 35" tire that will perform good on the road and off. If you want a good balance of on and off road performance then stick with the stock 32" tires. With a 35" tires comes axle reinforcement, regearing, a lift and lots of road noise.

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