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Old 11-17-2015, 12:00 PM
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Yes or No?

Newbie here....
2016 JKU about 1500 miles so far. The first 500 were on factory wheel and tires (P255/75R17 OWL On/Off-Road Tires on 17x17.5 Aluminum Wheels). The last 1000 miles have been on BFG KO2 285/70R17 with 17x8.5 Fuel Octane Rims.

I like the look of the KO2s and Octane wheels, but have noticed a drop in acceleration and mpg, but nothing I'm complaining too much about. This is expected I'm assuming since a wheel and tire is knocking on 90 pounds.

Here's my situation...A guy noticed these and has offered me 10 wheels and tires.

One set of 5 is the Rubicon take offs with the LT255/75R17 BFG Mud Terrains with the MOPAR wheels and the other 5 are LT265/70R17 Wrangler Authority ATs that are on the factory style aluminum wheels.
The Wrangler Authority setup is brand new with less than 100 miles as these are his backups. The Rubicon take offs have about 4000 miles on them. Tires and wheels for both sets are in great shape. Nothing skeptical there.

I haven't committed to anything. Just looking for opinions. This JKU is my DD. 99% of my driving is city and highway and I plan to do some light off roading, but no river crossings or rock crawling anytime in the foreseeable future.

Yay or nay, in your opinion? Thanks!

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sounds like a decent deal - keep a set, sell a set.

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as far as value goes only you can decide if it is a good deal. I would keep the bigger tires myself. If you have an automatic get a procal and enter the proper tire size and that will improve your performance a bit as you gain proper shift points back.

I thought the GY authority was a cheaper tire that was mostly sold via Walmart.
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Well.....what made you buy the Octane wheels and KO2's in the first place? I mean if your going through a little buyers remorse and aren't happy with them then make the swap.

Personally, I think the KO2 is a hell of a lot more tire for the driving you stated you do than either of the other 2 options will ever be but I'm a BFG lover!! I know your set up has to look better than any factory wheel ever will.

Factory Jeep take offs are a dime a dozen, that guy will never sell those for what you have in your set up which is why he wants to trade!!

That's the great thing about forums, everybody has an opinion, good luck either way you go.
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as far as value goes only you can decide if it is a good deal. I would keep the bigger tires myself. If you have an automatic get a procal and enter the proper tire size and that will improve your performance a bit as you gain proper shift points back.

I thought the GY authority was a cheaper tire that was mostly sold via Walmart.
Got the ProCal about a week after I got the new wheels and tires. Maybe its in my head, but it does feel like its shifting better. It doesn't seem to hunt for a gear when I lay into the gas or going up a hill (auto obviously). Thanks for the feedback man.
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Well.....what made you buy the Octane wheels and KO2's in the first place? I mean if your going through a little buyers remorse and aren't happy with them then make the swap.

Personally, I think the KO2 is a hell of a lot more tire for the driving you stated you do than either of the other 2 options will ever be but I'm a BFG lover!! I know your set up has to look better than any factory wheel ever will.

Factory Jeep take offs are a dime a dozen, that guy will never sell those for what you have in your set up which is why he wants to trade!!

That's the great thing about forums, everybody has an opinion, good luck either way you go.
Good question WarEagle! It was actually part of the "deal" I worked out at the dealership when I traded in my old Mits. Endeavor. I told the guy in the parts department that I wanted some black wheels and tires for light offroad. I should have honestly did my homework a little more because I wouldn't have requested E rated tires.

I wouldn't say I have buyers remorse. Do I miss the get up and go it had with the factory wheels and tires? Yeah. Regearing may help with that from what I've learned so far. Does the Jeep accelerate like a turtle now? Not quite. haha... But being new into the Jeep world I like getting others opinions. I know to come here before any future upgrades.

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