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post #1 of 16 Old 08-18-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question JK wrangler tire question

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I have a 10' Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and interested in the Mickey Thompson Sidebiters 17x9. Want tires that pop out a bit and look aggressive. Any recommendations on the tire brand and size that I should go with? I don't off road much and need wheels good for snow. I'm also not lifting the car. THANKS!
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-18-2012, 02:25 PM
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first of all it's not a car it's a JEEP 2nd you will prob only be able to run a 32" tire 3rd welcome to the forum
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Very new to Jeeps so please bare with me....

I have a 10' Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and interested in the Mickey Thompson Sidebiters 17x9. Want tires that pop out a bit and look aggressive. Any recommendations on the tire brand and size that I should go with? I don't off road much and need wheels good for snow. I'm also not lifting the car. THANKS!
well if u dont off road much then i would stick with the stock tires. the stock tires r really good in the snow, just not so much in the thick sand. haha.. by the way welcome to JKO

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Would I be able to fit BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 285/75/17??
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Haha. I said I wasn't lifting mine either. Good luck with that. Welcome to JKO
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Haha. I said I wasn't lifting mine either. Good luck with that. Welcome to JKO
lol are you saying in time I will want to lift my car or I need to lift my car for those tires?
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I am thinking 285/75 is about a 33 or a little larger than a 33. You could probably fit those but would likely see some rubbing some times.

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lol are you saying in time I will want to lift my car or I need to lift my car for those tires?
Not sure what kind of car you have, but this is a JEEP forum.

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32" tires on stock rims are about as large as you'll be able to go without additional modification.

Stock rims are 8" wide, IIRC so you'll need to take the wider rim into account and remove the air dam/plastic skid under the front bumper to avoid rubbing. Another easy mod could be wheel adapters for about $200 (less if you buy used) to avoid touching steering components under full steering wheel lock.

Check the backspacing on your wheels as well.




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Would I be able to fit BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 285/75/17??
285/75/17 will need wheel spacers and 1 or 2 inches of bump stops to keep them from rubbing on your fenders when bottomed out. You won't have much travel without a small lift. 285/70/17 will be easier.

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2 kittens in one thread. That's just sad

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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Sorry guys, like I said this is my first JEEP. Not used to saying that...

Would 265/70/17 be a better fit?
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In That class which is the correct size(32") check out the Wrangler Duratrac 265/70-17
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This thread made makes my head hurt.

08 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon: lift, wheels/tires, bumpers, skids, sliders, winch, lights, cb. All the normal stuff, plus some.......
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285/70/R17 will be fine. I think the rims you are looking at have 4.5" backspacing? I 285/70R17 on 17x9 with -12 offset (about 4.5" backspacing). The only time I've ever rubbed was the plastic skid/air dam on really tight turns with a wheel slightly-fully stuffed. It's very minor and nothing some trimming won't fix.

You'll wish you'd went taller though. Just saying....

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aftermarket wheels with 4 inch backspacing and 33s will fit just fine for the mall.

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