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Old 08-23-2015, 08:00 PM
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Help deciding - Wheel/Tire combo JKU

So I have almost 500 miles on my baby and already itching for wheels/tires. The rig is stock and a daily driver. A lot of highway driving, but want something decent for some trails and snow/ice as I'm in the Northeast.

I plan to do a Teraflex leveling kit. Would this be recommended? I just want to even out the stance and give a bit more clearance for 33". If I understand correctly I can add some Rancho shocks later on.

I think my mind is set on Tracker 8s 15" in black and a 33"x12.5R15. Would the Duratrac be my best choice?

As much as I want a Mud Terrain, The Duratrac is a pretty aggressive looking AT which I like as well.


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Old 08-23-2015, 10:29 PM   #2
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I think you're on the right track. Everyone I know with Duratracks like them and I'll be considering them when my KMs turn to boloney. You could also consider the BFG KO, Cooper makes a very nice all terrain too. Not as aggressive looking, but a great tire.

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Old 08-24-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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My dad's rig has the duratracs on fuel wheels, he's got a 1.5" rock krawler lift and bilstein shocks and the ride is amazing, feels like a caddy compared to my TJ lol.. They're great tires tho, his are the equivalent of 33x12.5x17, but they've basically been a family tire haha, I've had 2 sets and he's had 2 sets and we love them, great for daily driving, great in the snow and mud, they wear well and evenly and give you a good aggressive look while staying within reason!
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:23 AM   #4
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Just an FYI and something I seriously considered. If you are in the NE and drive during the winter, the road salt can beat the crap out of you wheels. Make sure you get something that will withstand and hold up to salt. For that reason I got the ATX Ledge wheels, they are teflon coated.......nothing sticks to them.

RE: tires. Duratracs are a great choice. I chose Nitto Terra Grapler G2s. Much cheaper and still a great tire that looks fairly aggressive.

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