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Hi All,

Sorry I know these threads are on here daily, but I need a little help deciding what direction to go in.

My Jeep is 2014 JKUS with 3.73 gears. It's my Daily Driver and I will be taking two 2000 mile road trips this summer in it. Honestly it will be on road the majority of time. However there will be some occasional wheeling throughout the summer, which will probably include trips to areas like Ouray / Moab. Not this summer though :( Already too many trips planned.

I'm looking to lift it and go to 35" tires. Here is what I have come up with so far.

3" Rancho Sport Lift with RS9000 Shocks. With the Rebate seems like a great deal.
Rancho Exhaust Relocation
AEV Procal

Now here is the debate. I was planning on going with 17" rims and 35" Duratracs. The price saving by going to a 15" or 16" tire though is pretty extreme though.

Option 1.
Goodyear Wrangler KM/2 with Kevlar 35x12.50 r15 about $210 a piece
Level 8 Tracker 15x8 about $105 a wheel

Total $1575 for 5 wheels / tires

Option 2.
BFG K02 315/75/16 about $245 a piece
Wheels not sure. Lets estimate $130 a wheel

Total $1875

Option 3.
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs. 315/70/17. $300 a piece
Wheels ~$150 each

Total $2250

Any inputs? I'm a little concerned about going with 15" but seems like it shouldn't be an issue, and the cost savings is pretty dramatic. I'm also a little concerned about the KM/2s road manners and longevity? And I am honestly surprised I can't find many reviews on the KM/2.

Thanks for the help.
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Why not go with your factory 17" rims add some spacers?
Go 15s, you will not regret it. Make sure u stay with a load C, most 17" are load E with high load ratings and higher pressure , you can lower the pressure but the sidewalls are much stiffer.

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Love Ouray. BTW.. Be there again this summer for Two weeks
Why not go with your factory 17" rims add some spacers?
I had spacers on a previous jeep, and while they never had any issues, I would rather avoid them if possible.
Love Ouray. BTW.. Be there again this summer for Two weeks
Yeah lucky for me I have family that live in Grand Junction. Makes for a good reason to head out there.
Only concern you might have if you go with 15's is brake caliper clearance.if you know it will fit go with me 15's sometimes make the tires look like balloons.15's look good on tjs but thats just my opinion.
New to the tire size thing. I have a 2012 Wrangler unlimited sport. This is the first tire change. Stock tires are 255/75/R17s. From reading the various forums, it looks like I can put 285/70/R17s on my stock rims without an issues, if I use spacers. Is this correct and can someone recommend some spacers?
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