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My JK has the 255/70/18 tires on it. I want the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 in raised white letter. They are not made in my size. I have had two different tire stores tell me that 265/65/18 and 265/70/18 do come in raised white letter. I do not want anything to rub. What is anyone's recommendation for the right size?
 

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My JK has the 255/70/18 tires on it. I want the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 in raised white letter. They are not made in my size. I have had two different tire stores tell me that 265/65/18 and 265/70/18 do come in raised white letter. I do not want anything to rub. What is anyone's recommendation for the right size?
I did not look on any sites BUT IF those are your two(2) size choices - you'll be fine with the 265/70-18 if you are so inclined.
I went from 255/75-17 to 285/70-17 and have no real issues (slight rub at full lock on the sway bar) work fine, look great.
The KO2's do not run large.
 

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I have a stupid question.....(yeah I know!)

is 315/70-17 the same as 35/12.5-17?
In essence? Yes. They spec out about identical. Sometimes the metric will have less tread depth than the "35" ( we used to call the one metric and the other LT) but you have to find the same tire in both sizes and spec them out.
 

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My JK has the 255/70/18 tires on it. I want the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 in raised white letter. They are not made in my size. I have had two different tire stores tell me that 265/65/18 and 265/70/18 do come in raised white letter. I do not want anything to rub. What is anyone's recommendation for the right size?
Hi Tack, you may want to give your self a bit more time before you by tires. In all honesty, you'll regret deeply going with the same tire size but just a different type of tire. In response to your question, 265 is smaller than what you have 32.1 inch tire currently.

Have you looked through other threads here on the forum concerning tires and tire sizes?
 

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Specs from BFG website on KO2s:

LT 255/70R18 32.09" tall 10.24" (mounted on 7.5" wheel, acceptable wheels 6.5" - 8.5")
LT 265/70R18 32.64" tall 10.71" (mounted on 8" wheel, acceptable wheels 7" - 9")

You should reprogram the tire size, but if you don't, the error in odometer and speedometer is 1.7% or 1MPH at 70 (ie: when indicating 70 you would be doing 71. If your speedometer is like most it is a little optimistic and will now be slightly less optimistic.
 

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Specs from BFG website on KO2s:

LT 255/70R18 32.09" tall 10.24" (mounted on 7.5" wheel, acceptable wheels 6.5" - 8.5")
LT 265/70R18 32.64" tall 10.71" (mounted on 8" wheel, acceptable wheels 7" - 9")

You should reprogram the tire size, but if you don't, the error in odometer and speedometer is 1.7% or 1MPH at 70 (ie: when indicating 70 you would be doing 71. If your speedometer is like most it is a little optimistic and will now be slightly less optimistic.
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Yep. I have always enjoyed bumping tire sizes up one size ever since my new '91 YJ came from the factory with the tiny LT215/75R15 tires (27.7" tall). On that one I figured if I stayed on paved roads and light off road I could squeak by with LT245/75R15s (29.5" tall). They worked well.
 
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