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Old 09-25-2018, 03:37 PM
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Before and after rims/tires

My JLUS came with upgraded rims/tires, but were still pretty wimpy. Ordered some Rubicon knock-offs from Quadratec (better offset) and Falken Wildpeaks 285/70/17 from Discount Tire. Just got back from the shop - a definite improvement.


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Looks fantastic, larkja - thank you for your support!

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Those Falkens look great and we’re on my list of tires. Also looking at Toyo AT2, Ridge Grappler, and Cooper STT Pro. We have some decent winters, even hairier when I travel home to Buffalo. I really want a snowflake rated tire like my old KO2s.

Did you get the Erated or Passenger rated tires?


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Let us know how your gas mileage is. I’m currently averaging 20.5 at almost 6,000 Miles.
A Rubicon takeoff suspension for about $150 and she would look perfect.


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Did you get the Erated or Passenger rated tires?

These are "C" rated. Didn't want E which limited my options a bit. Had the K02s on my JK and they were very stiff - didn't want that again.
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Let us know how your gas mileage is. I’m currently averaging 20.5 at almost 6,000 Miles.
A Rubicon takeoff suspension for about $150 and she would look perfect.


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I will keep my eyes out for a Rubicon takeoff suspension, but right now, because of the newness of the JL, they're still asking stupid prices here in the bay area. I purchased a Tazer JL to reset the tire size so the mileage would be accurate. Haven't driven freeway yet, but around town I'm getting right around 17mpg (ESS disabled).
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These are "C" rated. Didn't want E which limited my options a bit. Had the K02s on my JK and they were very stiff - didn't want that again.


The Erated aren’t that bad at all. Lower the tire pressure and they’ll ride nice. I had BFGs E 315/70 17 and they rode nice.

I ended up ordering the Falken E rated in 255/80 17. Super excite. Wife is going to be mad lol


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I ended up ordering the Falken E rated in 255/80 17. Super excite. Wife is going to be mad lol
I was looking at that size too, but way more options at 285/70/17. BTW, my wife was not happy about the new shoes and bumper. She said I'm trying too hard to be manly. I tried to explain the value off-road. She said she liked the factory bumper and smaller tires - "It looked cute," she said
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I was looking at that size too, but way more options at 285/70/17. BTW, my wife was not happy about the new shoes and bumper. She said I'm trying too hard to be manly. I tried to explain the value off-road. She said she liked the factory bumper and smaller tires - "It looked cute," she said


Men don’t drive cute cars or Jeeps lol. My wife was mad I traded my 16 for the 18 with dinky tires. I think once she sees them and knows I only spent 675$ with tax and installed. They gave me 125$ for my 235s. I will get the spare done in a few months

Here’s my 16.

And me now with 235s...


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Same rims new tires
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I was able to snap this pic at my dealership. the one on the left is really close to my stock set up.
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Same rims new tires
Ya can't post like that w/o details. That's worse than details with no pics.

Size, make, ride, psi.... come on!
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Went from the stock Rubi (upgraded) wheels and 33 inch KO2s to 35 in Cooper Discoverer STT Pros on the stock Rubi wheels to 37 inch Cooper Discoverer STT Pros on KMC XD 132 wheels. I kept my PSI on the 35s about the same as with my 37s, at 30-32 PSI.

BTW, don't buy the "decorative orange rings" for the KMC XD wheels, they're not rock rings LOL. I destroyed all of them in two days of wheeling.

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Same rims new tires

You have the only Stock Wheels that actually look good...those silver jobs they put on the sports, yikes. Craigslist litter. My silver surfers and undersized tires lasted 3 days before I couldnt stand the look of them anymore.

Its amazing what you can afford when you just spend lots of money.
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You have the only Stock Wheels that actually look good...those silver jobs they put on the sports, yikes. Craigslist litter. My silver surfers and undersized tires lasted 3 days before I couldnt stand the look of them anymore.

Its amazing what you can afford when you just spend lots of money.
Ya,it seems when I scrimp and save I have nothing.But when I spend at least I have something,eh.
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You have the only Stock Wheels that actually look good...those silver jobs they put on the sports, yikes. Craigslist litter. My silver surfers and undersized tires lasted 3 days before I couldnt stand the look of them anymore.

Its amazing what you can afford when you just spend lots of money.
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First pic is with stock wheels. The others are with American outlaws wheels. With KO2 A/T 285/70/17.
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Did the death wobble get worse with the lift and bigger tires on your JL?
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Not sure who you are talking to? but I actually posted this in the wrong area on the first day I didn't realize there were separate JK and JK sections. Although the suspension is basically the same on them.
I have never had death wobble with any of my jeeps, but I have always set the front end up with more caster and compromised the pinion u-joint angle for street drivability verses pointing the front pinion at the transfer case like the driveshaft companies want you to do to protect the front u-joint. But with this one, the next step is to have the front differential modified to be able to point the pinion up towards transfer case and maintain my much needed caster for these larger tires.
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Here is my before and after, but factory wheels. Currently on 315/70/17 KO2 at 37psi with 1.75 spidertrax spacers, stock suspension for now. Ride quality improved night and day from KM2s. Will be installing teraflex st1 leveling kit with extended bump stops soon.
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Here's my set up:

1st pic - Stock the night i got her home.

2nd pic - Next day with 160 miles on the odometer she got Hutchinson Rock Monsters and 35x12.5x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers @ 26psi

3rd pic - Same Hutchinson Rims but now with 37x13.5x17 Toyo Open Country M/T's also @ 26psi. The 3.5" lift to clear these monsters is coming.
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