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Old 11-12-2015, 03:20 PM
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Wheels/ Tires - DuraTrac on Savegre or Drakon Wheel

Hi All -
Currently I have stock wheels and tires:
2014 JKUS - 17X7.5 on P255/75R17

I've added a TF Leveling Kit and am going to go a little bigger:
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac LT285 /70 R17

I think I've narrowed down my wheels to either:
Rugged Ridge Drakon Wheel, 17x9 which has 4.5 back spacing

OR

AEV Savegre, 17x8.5 which has 5.2 back spacing

Any issues with either of these options?

Should I be concerned about the BS on the Savegre?
I'd like the tire to stick out to the fender if not a little bit more for a wider stance so that's also why I'm concerned about the BS on the Savegre. I'm 80/20 on road / off road and the off road are light to moderate trails.

Appreciate any feedback.

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which ever you like best get. I ran 35x12.5-17 tires on Pintlers which have the same backspacing and no issues. I hopefully will be picking up a set of Saltas which also have the same 5.2" and not worried. I wheel with several people who run AEV rims and none have ever had an issue with the 5.2" backspacing. Here is a shot of the pinters with 285/75-17

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I hopefully will be picking up a set of Saltas which also have the same 5.2" and not worried.
I hope so too! The 5th 18" AT2 and rim should arrive tomorow.
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Hi All -
AEV Savegre, 17x8.5 which has 5.2 back spacing...
I think the AEVs will make you happier. As long as everything clears, and it should, less backspace keeps your tires inside the fenders a little more. I'm going with 5" backspace on my soon-to-be-installed 285x75x18 AT2s.
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[QUOTE=jadmt;22461625]which ever you like best get. I ran 35x12.5-17 tires on Pintlers which have the same backspacing and no issues. I hopefully will be picking up a set of Saltas which also have the same 5.2" and not worried. I wheel with several people who run AEV rims and none have ever had an issue with the 5.2" backspacing. Here is a shot of the pinters with 285/75-17
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Would you happen to have a pic of your Jeep from behind so I can see how far the tires stick out?
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And thanks all for the feedback!
I really want the AEV's so I think that's what I'm going to go with..
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which ever you like best get. I ran 35x12.5-17 tires on Pintlers which have the same backspacing and no issues. I hopefully will be picking up a set of Saltas which also have the same 5.2" and not worried. I wheel with several people who run AEV rims and none have ever had an issue with the 5.2" backspacing. Here is a shot of the pinters with 285/75-17
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Would you happen to have a pic of your Jeep from behind so I can see how far the tires stick out?
they don't stick out.


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they don't stick out.



Great. Thanks for the pic and the feedback. I was hoping that they would stick out just a little but really like those a lot more than any others.
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Well, my 18s are on! They're 285x75x18 Toyo AT2 Xtremes. The pics should give you an idea of their fit. They fit very reasonably inside the fenders. I think that any oversize tire application will stick out a tad, especially on the lower portion of the front flares. I still get sprayback in the hills, but not where it's flying inside the windows. The rims are 18x9 Fuel Trophies with 5.0" backspace. On the ground they measure 34" at 32 psi. They're 11.4"wide. The Teraflex spare tire kit is more than adequate for the size. (I feel guilty tasking pics in a parking lot, but it least the outfit is clean!)
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Well, my 18s are on! They're 285x75x18 Toyo AT2 Xtremes. The pics should give you an idea of their fit. They fit very reasonably inside the fenders. I think that any oversize tire application will stick out a tad, especially on the lower portion of the front flares. I still get sprayback in the hills, but not where it's flying inside the windows. The rims are 18x9 Fuel Trophies with 5.0" backspace. On the ground they measure 34" at 32 psi. They're 11.4"wide. The Teraflex spare tire kit is more than adequate for the size. (I feel guilty tasking pics in a parking lot, but it least the outfit is clean!)
those look great. I told you they are much bigger than the 17's then the specs would indicate.
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X2!! That set-up is really nice..
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Thanks, guys! I'm pretty happy with it, but I have to put them to the test. I did a little twisting around up in the hills yesterday, and the fit seems fine. I did notice that the ride is a litter rougher off-road with the 18" AT2 over the 17" AT2s, both at 32 psi. On the road they're equal. Overall, the weight is about equal, as the 18" tires are only 2# heavier than the 17s, and the Fuel rims are about 3# lighter than the AEVs. I'll try your advice and just run the psi a little lower.
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Looks great! Perfect stance!
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Well, my 18s are on! They're 285x75x18 Toyo AT2 Xtremes. The pics should give you an idea of their fit. They fit very reasonably inside the fenders. I think that any oversize tire application will stick out a tad, especially on the lower portion of the front flares. I still get sprayback in the hills, but not where it's flying inside the windows. The rims are 18x9 Fuel Trophies with 5.0" backspace. On the ground they measure 34" at 32 psi. They're 11.4"wide. The Teraflex spare tire kit is more than adequate for the size. (I feel guilty tasking pics in a parking lot, but it least the outfit is clean!)
Great looking rig!
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Great looking rig!
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From month's of tire reading, I saw this way too often with Duratracs and at first wanted them but all these pics changed my mind. They are a very soft tire made for street/commercial vehicles. Sides are so weak from several jeep clubs, the ones that go down the most. From what I read the E loads made a few years back were good, but they changed them.


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