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Old 10-28-2015, 11:21 AM
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2016 JKU inbound and Daddy needs a new set of shoes . . .

Guys,

Somebody help me hit the easy button on this . . .been reading 'till I'm blue between the ears!

2016 JKU (3.73 gears Automatic) Billet Silver Willys Inbound.

I live in East Tennessee at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains . . .
I'm planning on using the Jeep for a trail/woods jeep/overland-- not a Crawl Monster. The Jeep will be my daily driver and I average about 20k miles a year. I expect 75% road and 25% off-road- but you never know.

We see a fair amount of cold sloppy weather here in the winters and a fair amount of rainy slipper roads. Not much sand and a fair amount of rocks on the trails. I'm going to have a great local guy ([email protected]) set me up with a 2.5" lift, but I don't think I want 35" tires.

I would however like solid true 34s or tall 33s. I kinda like the look of pizza cutters rather than fat ones. It comes with 17" Rubicon rims (which I think I have sold.)

Help me pick matte black rims (and what size) and the best tire choice based on my description above. Remember, pretty sure I don't want 35s . . .but . . .

Thanks a ton!

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Billet willys eh? Nice color choice lol.
I would do interco birdogs for wheels since they are pretty easy to clean, looks amazing and has dual valve stems. Another option are the Rugged Ridge XHD's or Level 8 wheels that have wheel protectors. Last are the very affordable Mopar beadlocks (affordable compared to other beadlocks).

For tires per your description, I would suggest Toyo AT2 285/75/17. Those are the best tires I ever had (KM, Firestone destination AT, Pro Comp Xtreme mt2) and better than the ones I currently run (BFG KO2). Great all around tire, great mpg (less rolling resistance compared to others), great mileage warranty, looks amazing (subjective), great customer service, and you can even do a trial run with them. They are a hit with the WF community.

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Billet willys eh? Nice color choice lol.
I would do interco birdogs for wheels since they are pretty easy to clean, looks amazing and has dual valve stems. Another option are the Rugged Ridge XHD's or Level 8 wheels that have wheel protectors. Last are the very affordable Mopar beadlocks (affordable compared to other beadlocks).

For tires per your description, I would suggest Toyo AT2 285/75/17. Those are the best tires I ever had (KM, Firestone destination AT, Pro Comp Xtreme mt2) and better than the ones I currently run (BFG KO2). Great all around tire, great mpg (less rolling resistance compared to others), great mileage warranty, looks amazing (subjective), great customer service, and you can even do a trial run with them. They are a hit with the WF community.
Good info-- do you know how much heavier those are than the oem rubicon tires? Will they ride on the factory tire carrier without being too heavy or too big?
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I concur the at2 in 285/75-17 is a nice tire. it will be about 13 lbs heavier than stock rubi tires. The rims are a push as far as weight. not too big or too heavy for stock carrier. I have owned that same tire and my good buddy has the birddog rims which are nice. I currently run toyo at2 in 35x12.5-17 and KO2 in the 34x10.5-17 and really like them both. I like the 35's better tho for offroading. I was going to get a set of the birddogs but I got tired of waiting as they were going to come out with a slightly different design and actually going to be made in the USA by eagle alloy but still has not happened. I personally think the new aev salta is the best looking rim on the market.
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