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33" or 35"? 285/70/17 or 285/75/17? i have a 2012 2 door jk. i plan on a 2.5" lift. just cant decide which tires to buy. i love the look of 35" tires but hear they are very hard on a jeep and the gas mileage really drops. any and all opinions are very welcome. help me please.
 

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If money is an issue, stay away from 35s. You gotta pay to play.
 

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If money is an issue, stay away from 35s. You gotta pay to play.
yep... ESPs dead on! :thumb:

ask yourself why are you throwing the larger tires and lift on your rig. if you're not going to do much offroad... hell even if you are, 33s are a fine choice.

the second and third order effects are much less with 33s. less need to regear, gas mileage isn't as impacted, tire size and weight aren't typically as big a concern for the tailgate, axle reiforcement can wait a bit....

now... i know a guy, :whistling: pretty close to you, with a brand new set of 33s that'd look bad arse on your rig now. lift or no lift....

:popcorn:
 

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i don't mind paying the money but i also wonder what all i will need to put on the 35's and do it right. i like the look of the 35's with a 2 1/2" lift. if i would go with 33's what kind of set up would you recommend? sometimes i see 33's on 2012 jk's and i think they look too small. and if i go with 33's should i lift or not? all help is greatly appreciated.
 

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thanks Gjersey84! i like the 33's but what size rims? i was thinking 17x9. what looks best with 33's?
 

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hey pappyglide that looks sweet. any lift? and what backspacing on those rims? thanks
 

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Do what I did and go right in the middle: Either 295/70R17 or 305/70R17. I have 295/70R17 and they measure 33.6" thereabouts, equivalent to my buddies 35" KM2's (which run small I'd assume?). 305/70R17 measure out to 34". Both tire sizes are about 12" wide. The 295/70R17 will be cheaper than the 305/70R17, which cost more than an equivalent 35" tire; hence the reason I went with the 295. Good luck! :thumb:
 

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i am a lil confused. you said 295/70R17 but your description says toyo 33's. i am seeing cooper in your pic though. the coopers are stock correct? are the 295's as hard on things as the 35's? and do they look better than 33/12.5/17 with a 2.5" lift?
 

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i don't mind paying the money but i also wonder what all i will need to put on the 35's and do it right.
That all depends on what you want to do with your jeep. Some people say you can do it "right" for a few hundred bones. Or you could do it "RIGHT" for around 20 grand. Its all up to you.
 

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sorry mudrunner i mixed up your post withwassup.
LOL. My JKU came with Goodyear 255/75/17's I installed the TeraFlex Leveling kit and Cooper Discovery AT3 285/70/17's.

They are a great tire and have excellent reviews. They also fill up the wheel well like it should be.
 

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Do what I did. Make it LOOK like you have giant tires. Get wheels that stick out a bit (like Level 8 trackers) with 33" duratracs. Youll be light but look great!
 

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i am a lil confused. you said 295/70R17 but your description says toyo 33's. i am seeing cooper in your pic though. the coopers are stock correct? are the 295's as hard on things as the 35's? and do they look better than 33/12.5/17 with a 2.5" lift?
Yeah, my actual profile says the 295/70R17. They will be harder that some light 33's but not as hard as 35s as you can expect as they are between the two tire sizes. Here is a pic.
 

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