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Old 02-16-2016, 10:17 AM
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Pizza cutter DuraTracs, Mamoth Wheels and Teraflex leveling kit

Preparing my Stock JKU Sport for some moderate offroading without screwing up it's road manners..

After checking it out in the Ocala forest with the Stock Wrangler ST 225 75R16 it was clear that we needed a little more tire.

In addition to our local sand conditions, we will be offroading in the Utah and Southeast Idaho on the lava fields and various mountain trails. Our son is now living there but I couldn't convince him to buy a JK for our use so we will be driving ours out this summer.

After researching and reading here and elsewhere the LT235 85R16 Duratracs look like a winner. Because they are such heavy tires it only made sense to add some aluminum wheels..

So a pizza cutter solution in 32" tires with a leveling lift kit (springs not spacers) will hopefully provide the capabilities we are looking without messing it up as a daily driver or ruining its highway performance..

Is this a good approach? A good use of $2K?

Let me know what you think please.

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Ido the leveling kit and get a Rubicon take off wheel and tire set.
I bet you can find a new set for under $1000 on Craigslist.

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Ido the leveling kit and get a Rubicon take off wheel and tire set.
I bet you can find a new set for under $1000 on Craigslist.
Thanks for the constructive post. Actually hadn´t looked at the 17¨ alloy wheel take-offs. Not bad, 25lbs a wheel but the duratrac 32¨ pizza cutter rubber for a 17¨ is an 80 series.. The BFG M/T is a non-starter for road manners..

I´ll let you guys know what the 32΅Duratracs on 16¨ alloy rims looks like next week!

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235/85/16 load range e is a very durable tire.
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235/85/16 load range e is a very durable tire.
Exactly what I have been hearing. They will be here Friday. Thanks.

My new alloy rims are factory backspacing but this tire is only .5" wider at the section so I am assuming I don't need spacers with the TeraFlex lift..

Guess I will see..

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A nice looking pile of rubber and my mechanic, George Norris, looking it over. Tires are going on today and the TeraFlex performance leveling kit as well if UPS can get them delivered..
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Like Christmas in March.. Here is a look at the tirerack.com alloy wheel in stock size
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I have 32" duratracs (255/75/17 stock size) and they're leaps and bounds better than the stock MTs that came on my Willys. I bought them specifically for sand use when I move down to Florida next year. The on road manners of the tires are impressive as well.
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235/85/16 load range e is a very durable tire.
What is the difference between load range SL and E??
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What is the difference between load range SL and E??
More tire plys would be one of the major differences.
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More tire plys would be one of the major differences.
Would you say a E rated tire would be to harsh for a two door dailey driver?
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Would you say a E rated tire would be to harsh for a two door dailey driver?
If that's all the Jeep sees, yes. E tires weight more than a SL rated tire. My SL rated tires are more than enough for what I need them for. If you're going to do a lot of off roading, get the Es.
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Would you say a E rated tire would be to harsh for a two door dailey driver?
Main thing is 235/85/16 (32x9.25-16) is generic 70's-2000's heavy-light duty truck tire size. Can be gotten easily anywhere and well a tire made to carry weight of dually trucks so I find it suitable for a jeep with winches, tools, jacks, people, etc and less prone to road hazard and puncture.
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If that's all the Jeep sees, yes. E tires weight more than a SL rated tire. My SL rated tires are more than enough for what I need them for. If you're going to do a lot of off roading, get the Es.
What tires are you running on your jeep?
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Success! Tires, rims and Teraflex performance leveling kit installed today:



Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit (springs with Sway Bar link extensions) 2¨ front 1¨ rear lift

Tirerack.com Alloy AC36069 16x7 Platinum Marathon BLK PAINT rims factory backset

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Traction Radial Tire - 235/85R16 120Q
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What tires are you running on your jeep?
255/75/17 Duratracs ( stock size, SL rated ). They were put on the Jeep at 940 miles. Sitting at 4600 now with no issues to report.
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Success! Tires, rims and Teraflex performance leveling kit installed today:



Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit (springs with Sway Bar link extensions) 2¨ front 1¨ rear lift

Tirerack.com Alloy AC36069 16x7 Platinum Marathon BLK PAINT rims factory backset

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Traction Radial Tire - 235/85R16 120Q
Fixed it for you.

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[QUOTE=Stitches1974;24320226]Fixed it for you.


Thanks Stiches1974, can you delete the blank post then too?

What do i need to do different?

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Fixed it for you.


Thanks Stiches1974, can you delete the blank post then too?

What do i need to do different?

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Not a mod here, so I can't delete any posts.I just try to help out when I can. As for the picture, I use a dedicated site like photobucket, which gives you a direct link to the image for use on forums and such.

Edit: looks like you got it fixed.
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Thanks again Stitches1974.

Hope to see you on the trail or on a bar stool when you get to Florida. Approximately when and where are you coming?

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Thanks again Stitches1974.

Hope to see you on the trail or on a bar stool when you get to Florida. Approximately when and where are you coming?

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I'll be moving to Port Charlotte.

If all goes well, I'd like to be down there by the summer/ fall 2017. I've already bought my land down there and just saving up for a nice down payment to get a home built on the land.
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I'll be moving to Port Charlotte.

If all goes well, I'd like to be down there by the summer/ fall 2017. I've already bought my land down there and just saving up for a nice down payment to get a home built on the land.
Very nice. Lovely part of old Florida. Hope you are a boater too as Charlotte Harbor is one of my favorite areas for that.

I trust you will keep us apprised on the Forum..

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Off topic I know but...
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Very nice. Lovely part of old Florida. Hope you are a boater too as Charlotte Harbor is one of my favorite areas for that.

I trust you will keep us apprised on the Forum..

Roger

Off topic I know but...
My land is only a few blocks from water. I was born and raised on Long Island and loved boating / fishing in my younger years.
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Jeep looks great. Love the 235/85-16 tire size. Ive been using it on many of my rigs since the 80s
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Jeep looks great. Love the 235/85-16 tire size. Ive been using it on many of my rigs since the 80s
Just saw this DREDnot, thanks! Works great too.

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