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post #1 of 18 Old 03-06-2011, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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New to the JK, tire questions

Hey guys I'm, new to the forum and had a few questions about tires. (No I'm not gonna ask what the biggest tire size is I can fit on a stock jk haha)

5 years after selling my beloved TJ, I finally got another jeep. I picked up a pre owned unlimited jk. So far the only work I've done to it is put on an airaid intake and corsa db exaust.

Basically I'm looking for some good recommendations for all terrain tires that are either stock size or close to stock size (my jk came with 255/75/17s). I used to run Mickey Thompson baja radials on the TJ and they worked surprisingly well for the trails I used to wheel on.

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-I commute a decent amount so I would prefer good on road handling (dont care about noise too much)
-I'd like to go a little bigger on the tire size but don't want to throw off the speedometer off too much
-Want to go a little wider. I think 10.5 is the widest I can go on the stock jk
-good snow capability

Any recommendations? Thank you all in advance
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post #2 of 18 Old 03-06-2011, 01:06 PM
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Dura tracs kick ass for an all around DD tire. I cant wait to get some under my rig!

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Wow I haven't come across those yet they look awesome. looks like they only come in 245 and 265. Does anyone know if the 265s will rub on the stock jk?
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I like the Dick Cepek Radial FC II

I run a 285x70x17 with no issues.

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Wow I haven't come across those yet they look awesome. looks like they only come in 245 and 265. Does anyone know if the 265s will rub on the stock jk?
I'm running 275/70R18 duratracs. They're also pinned for studs so winter driving in those would be a breeze. Just put mine on, so not sure how they do in the snow yet, but they have the snowflake symbol on the sidewall which means they're rated for extreme winter conditions

They were rubbing the swabars, brake lines & air dam. Added spacers, but I'm still catching the air dam at full turn. Hoping a 2.5" coil lift will help correct all the rubbing issues.




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BFG A/T KO's are hard to beat. Been around for a long time and wear nice and even. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....rrain+T%2FA+KO

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i absolutely hate the BFG AT. one of the most overrated tires imho... i've run them in 4 different sizes. I've hated them all.

as far as size. you can do 285/70/17's

for tires, i'd recommend (and i haven't looked to see if they come in this size)
Falken wildpeak AT's or Kumho KL-71's. i've never run the silent armors but they have good reviews.

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I just ordered 4 Kelly Safari TSR's - 780$ out the door. This is for 265/70/r17 which will fit stock with no rubbing. These are made by goodyear on the same carcass as the duratrack but a little different tread pattern and a littel cheaper.

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thanks for the feedback everyone
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I just ordered 4 Kelly Safari TSR's - 780$ out the door. This is for 265/70/r17 which will fit stock with no rubbing. These are made by goodyear on the same carcass as the duratrack but a little different tread pattern and a littel cheaper.

When you get those tires on please let me know how they do on road, those look like a good deal
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Will do Matty, should be getting them installed on Friday
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why not see if you can find some rubi take offs?
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Go Duratracs.

25K miles on mine and 3/4 tread left. Wear very even and have a nice sound at highway speeds (not loud).

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I have 315/75R-16 (35x12.20) Goodyear Duratracs. Love them so far. If I was looking for a stockish size tire these would def be my choice especially for snow.

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I'm running 275/70R18 duratracs. They're also pinned for studs so winter driving in those would be a breeze. Just put mine on, so not sure how they do in the snow yet, but they have the snowflake symbol on the sidewall which means they're rated for extreme winter conditions

They were rubbing the swabars, brake lines & air dam. Added spacers, but I'm still catching the air dam at full turn. Hoping a 2.5" coil lift will help correct all the rubbing issues.
How in the world do hu still have the airdam attached?
Mine got ripped off the first time I went in mud.(about 200miles from new.)
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Got the TSR's installed today, no noise at all, they ride great, from inside the Jeep couldn't tell the difference from the stock wranglers


Here are some pics (these are 265/70/r17)



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i absolutely hate the BFG AT. one of the most overrated tires imho... i've run them in 4 different sizes. I've hated them all.

as far as size. you can do 285/70/17's

for tires, i'd recommend (and i haven't looked to see if they come in this size)
Falken wildpeak AT's or Kumho KL-71's. i've never run the silent armors but they have good reviews.
x2 on the BFG AT's. They don't perform offroad, and the looks aren't good either. I don't understand how they even sell them.

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Firestone Destination A/T. Made in USA. They are doing well on the wife's Pathfinder. Before that we had the bfg a/t. Been happier with the Firestone's ride and overall performance so far. They were cheaper too.

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