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Old 11-22-2017, 12:18 PM
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New Jeep - Just need a little help with Tires/Wheels

Just purchased my first Jeep - 2018 Rubicon Unlimited. I have always wanted one and am excited to finally own a Wrangler. I will do minimal off-roading in it but love the look of a wider tire I see on other Wranglers around town. I think an A/T tire is appropriate for me over the stock mud tires that are on it from what I've read. Leaning Cooper Discoverer A/T3 or Goodyear Duratrac. I am not mechanical, just looking for wheel/tire combo advice to get the look I'm after. I am not interested in the Jeep sitting up more than an inch or two above stock. I am interested in a wider tire that would go to the edge of the fender or slightly beyond to give a more aggressive stance (stock tires are LT255/75/R17's). I plan to visit a tire/wheel dealer to have this done but with my limited mechanical knowledge I wanted to be able to ask for what I want in case I get someone who doesn't know what they should about Jeeps. Could someone please provide some advice? Thanks

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I have had the cooper at3 I would not get them again for a jeep, in fact I did not keep them on for more than 500 miles. I have run a lot of different tires so won't even go into how many different sets I have gone thru, but my current favorites are the Cooper S/T Maxx and just bought a set of 295/70-17 for my new 2018 Rubicon. I personally like stock rims but there are lots of choices.

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Thanks for the tire advice, I will look into those. I apologize for lack of knowledge, but the 1.5" spacers you have are what push the tire out in the wheel well correct? Assume this gives you a more aggressive stance without going to a wider tire?
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yes and on the 295's the tire is wide enough that under certain circumstances it would rub on you your swaybar.
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My Rubicon has 7.5 inch wheels (assume yours does as well). Approved wheel width is 7.5-10.0 on those tires.....does having the smallest wheel approved for a certain tire create an issue or a different look?
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My Rubicon has 7.5 inch wheels (assume yours does as well). Approved wheel width is 7.5-10.0 on those tires.....does having the smallest wheel approved for a certain tire create an issue or a different look?
On a narrower wheel it will have a "beefier" look to it than on a wider wheel.
But probably a negligible difference.

This is the size I am going with as well, on my stock 7.5 wide wheel.
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275/70/17 will fit with no rub. Still a 32". 285/70/17 will need spacers. I had a set of Cooper AT3's on my TJ and my JK and they are ok but I will not get another set.

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