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Put new 17" rims and Nitto Ridge Grapplers on the wife's 2011 JK. No bumping, no rubbing anything on turns and after programing in the new wheel size with JScan, took on the highways for a nice smooth test drive.
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New wheel and tire combo on the wife's Jeep looks great! Thank you for sharing photos with the group, we enjoy them a lot!

P.s. - love the red colorway👍
We've kept her in the garage since we got her new and doesn't have any rust spots on her. Except for that damn stock gas tank skid plate/holder...I replaced that a couple of years back with a rock crawler skid.
 

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bet it would rub if flexed or it goes to stuff. there is 4" up stock. But street will do ok. I have seen tires over sized on stock or not enough bump stop near take off those plastic fenders.<off road front disconnected, full flexed and turned it about ripped it off.
 

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Put new 17" rims and Nitto Ridge Grapplers on the wife's 2011 JK. No bumping, no rubbing anything on turns and after programing in the new wheel size with JScan, took on the highways for a nice smooth test drive. View attachment 4564333
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I assume those are 285/70r17s? Are they SL (standard load)?

Can you put a tape measure on there so I can see the actual mounted diameter?

Sorry for all the questions / requests, but I am looking at getting a set of those because they look great!
 

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I assume those are 285/70r17s? Are they SL (standard load)?

Can you put a tape measure on there so I can see the actual mounted diameter?

Sorry for all the questions / requests, but I am looking at getting a set of those because they look great!
They are the 285 70/R17, load C, and I'll grab that pic for you later.
 

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285/70R17 should be about 32.8" (at least that's what my BFG KO2s in that size are). That size has proven to be a very popular tire size as it is a bit taller than stock, but no so much taller that you have to regear.

FWIW - I run mine about 30 PSI with the TPMS set to 25 PSI. I figure if I ever have a tire get that low it will be going flat. I just had to put about a pound or so in each tire as with the cooler weather they were down to about 29 PSI. I put them on my '17 in June of 2020 and I had about 23K on the Jeep at the time. I just passed 40K, so I have had them on for 29 months and 17K miles. I love them. But, I would be hard pressed to favor the BFG KO2s over the GY Duratracs on my TJ. Actually, the reason I have the KO2s is that the Duratracs in that size were on serious back order at the time so I went with the recommendation of my tire dealer. They haven't led me wrong yet.
 
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285/70R17 should be about 32.8" (at least that's what my BFG KO2s in that size are).
Yeah 32.8 is the spec size — not actual “mounted” size. I currently run KO2s in 285/70r17 as well, and they are closer to 32.25 inches tall mounted (depends on psi, etc).

I run a light 2-dr with 4.10s and looking to go to a SL in 285s for DD and save the C rated KO2s for the trail.

I’m betting the Nittos are close to the same…just wanted actual field measurement.
 

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Radials all have the approximately 1/2" of squish when the weight of the vehicle is on them. I'm old enough to remember when radials were starting to replace bias tires that some people though the radials were going flat because of the bulge where the tire met the pavement.
 
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