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Old 05-05-2017, 12:41 PM
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Installed Falken Wildpeak 285/70R17

I put up with the choppy BF Goodrich Mud Terrains as long as I could. Ordered the Wildpeaks in 285/70R17 planning on using the Rubicon wheels but read about some rubbing issues and the possibility of needing spacers.

Well I'm not a fan of spacers personally so I also pulled the trigger on a set of Mickey Thompson Classic IIIs in 17X9.

I installed them yesterday and love the look and ride quality. Smooth and very quiet. I set the pinion factor to the Sahara 18" tire setting and the speedo is almost dead on. Very pleased.

No lift other than front JKU springs.

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Old 05-07-2017, 07:42 AM   #2
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Those tires look really good. I'm thinking about the same ones, in that same size, for my HR when it comes time for new shoes. Did you get the P rated or LT rated tires?

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Those tires look really good. I'm thinking about the same ones, in that same size, for my HR when it comes time for new shoes. Did you get the P rated or LT rated tires?
P285/70R17. Sidewall also says 11.50 X 33. They ride like floating on a cloud compared to the LT Mud Terrains. A customer had these and told me how impressed he was with the ride and quietness. I'd have to agree.
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I was told that with the E rating and 3 plys, that the sidewall were too stiff, even when they were down to 5 psi(not much flex), and it was the most swapped out tire from 4wheelparts.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:42 PM   #5
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I've been running these since last fall - 285/70/17 E rated. I did have rubbing on the drivers side when making some tight turns, and I did have to get the tire pressure dialed in a bit for a more comfortable ride. 2in mopar lift resolved the issues with the rubbing. I have to say though, these tires are amazing in the upper midwest winters (ice, slush, snow), and the wear has been pretty decent.
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I've put 11,000 miles on these tires. So far so good. I think the tread is pretty aggressive for an AT tire. As you see from the pic nothing works in sticky mud! But it's gotten me through some pretty deep mud holes, it's good on the beach sand, quiet on the road.

I couldn't afford 5 expensive tires, these are considered second-class tires, so I could afford 5 of these! I drive from Texas to Florida and Texas to Las Vegas once a year on business. I also make the Houston-Austin trip a couple times a month, so I can't justify a dedicated MT. I really wanted a do it all tire. I'm happy with these.
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I put up with the choppy BF Goodrich Mud Terrains as long as I could. Ordered the Wildpeaks in 285/70R17 planning on using the Rubicon wheels but read about some rubbing issues and the possibility of needing spacers.

Well I'm not a fan of spacers personally so I also pulled the trigger on a set of Mickey Thompson Classic IIIs in 17X9.

I installed them yesterday and love the look and ride quality. Smooth and very quiet. I set the pinion factor to the Sahara 18" tire setting and the speedo is almost dead on. Very pleased.

No lift other than front JKU springs.

Hi, new to the forum and JKs in general. I'm wondering, how much backspace do your wheels have? That is the same tire we are considering and trying to avoid any rubbing. Was hoping to have the tire tread even with the fender...any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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4.75" backspacing here.
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I had Falken Wildpeak AT3s installed Saturday based on recommendation of tire dealer. 285/70r17s. Tire looks great. I'm noticing some rubbing at full turn though. Would the TF leveling kit fix this or do I need to get new wheels. I kept stock wheels for now as I actually like the look and I've been discouraged from getting wheel spacers from a few auto body shops I reached out to as well as from stuff I have read on this forum. Thoughts?
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To clarify my prior post, I was looking at 1.5 inch spidertrax adapters and was discouraged from using.
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There are LOTS of people here running spacers. I run 1 1/4" spacers instead of the 1 1/2" which is more popular. I see no issue at all with them.

Much of the negative spacer ideas come from those that you slip over the studs before installing the wheel. These can be a problem waiting to happen. The ones you see on Jeeps are completely different in design and strength.

Spacers are the way to fix tires rubbing on the sway bar or air dam.
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I put the 1.5" spidertrax spacers on our jeep(stock wheels and tires) and it looks great. No problems noted at all.

I've been looking at the falkens myself. Every review I see on them are positive.
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Love my Falkens. They are awesome in the snow and ice too. 285/75R17 with Quadratec Hard Rock wheels and a 3 1/2 AEV lift.

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Update on Falken Wildpeaks after 36,000 Miles

They are wearing well, and evenly. I blew out one on the highway when I hit a loose semi-tractor wheel that was laying on the roadway. That popped the tire and bent my axle. Obviously not the tire's fault.

I've gotten stuck a couple of times, and felt like maybe.. maybe... with a mud tire I could have gotten out. I mean, I ALMOST climbed outta that one mud hole, but even after putting sticks, rocks, etc, under my tires, I just couldn't get a grip. Had to have my dad pull me out in his Ford Pickup. damn.

I think I'll get another 30,000 miles out of them. there's plenty of tread left. I haul a small trailer around when camping, and load the jeep up with gear, then take it through dirt roads and muddy fields, so the tires have got quite a workout. After getting stuck twice, I invested in a winch though.

Anyway, For the price, I think these are awesome. They're still great on the highway and quiet. When I've worn these out I would like to get a set of cooper stt pros, if the budget allows it. If not, I'd consider these wildpeaks again.

BTW, when I first bought them I did a little comparison, and they are on the lighter side of tires for AT 33's. That's important to me because I have stock D30 axle and OEM bj's so the lighter I can keep my overall wheel weight, the less it will impact my joints, axle, torque, braking, etc.
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I’m very interested in grabbing these tires in 285/70/17 to run on my Willy’s wheels.
My question is if a P rated tire is ok an a JKU vs the LT rated? It’s a daily driver, and it rarely sees any trails. I do tow an ATV on occasion.
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I’m very interested in grabbing these tires in 285/70/17 to run on my Willy’s wheels.
My question is if a P rated tire is ok an a JKU vs the LT rated? It’s a daily driver, and it rarely sees any trails. I do tow an ATV on occasion.
P vs LT is Ply Ratings or today a T or S rating .. P is generally for passenger vehicles .. LT (light Truck) must be on 3/4 ton truck or heavier. I run P285 AT3s on both my JKU's both DDs with very little off roading and when I try and avoid ROCKS. Great Tires.

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