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post #1 of 19 Old 06-23-2012, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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New tire options... LT/P-metric

Hey guys just had a random thought last night during my lack of sleep cuz of killer nachos at 12am but thats another story lol...
Well im really thinking about going to a 275/70/18 as my next tire.A little more than an inch taller..depending on the tire of course. But danm near every tire in that size is a LT and of course stock is the P metric. Im not new to the tire game and usually dont care on LT vs P like i ran on my Tahoe...but anyone have any input on switching up on a Jk? Im maninly not trying to add to much extra rotating mass....yes i could go with a smaller wheel, i.e. light wheel, and still go up in tire size and save some weight. But with the cost of new wheels, even cheap one and then buying new tires im saving money by keeping my 18's.
Oh well i guess thats enough rambling for now...

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Most tires for the JK will be LT. I am running LT 275/70/18 BFG ATs on my 08 JKU.

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About what I figured...I'm sure they will be fine. I've found wildpeaks,terragrapplers and duratracs in that size.... 3 tires I was considering

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As you get into larger diameter tires you'll quickly notice the increase in Ply and load ratings. If you are concerned about weight dropping down a size or two in wheel diameter will help some. Let us know if we can help you with your next set. We'll be happy to make some recommendations and we guarantee the lowest delivered price.

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DTD helped me out a TON on getting my 33x12.50 DuraTracs and MB TKO wheels. Fast shipping too.
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I've been a DTD customer for over ten years and used to have an count with them when I used to have my own performace parts bizz. I know dropping down an inch or two would save some weight but I don't wanna drop 2k+ on wheels and tires lol.

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Originally Posted by Goodysgotacuda
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5 wheels and tires were like 1300ish for me shipped. I have 15s though
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hmmm yeah just checked some prices....may be time to anger the wifey lol....

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Originally Posted by Goodysgotacuda
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hmmm yeah just checked some prices....may be time to anger the wifey lol....
+1 good luck with that been down that road before
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She's kinda used to it with me I may just have to put my stroker sbf build project on hold till winter lol.

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Originally Posted by Goodysgotacuda
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Thank you for your support. We'll be happy to help you with whatever you choose. 15" wheel and tire packages can be pretty affordable for the JK. They are excellent if you're wanting a 33-35" tire.

Hit us up if you need more help. Feel free to call TC at 1.888.459.4080 ext 51826. TC has a 2010 JKU lifted on 37's and knows the fitments well.

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Thanks for all the help sorry didn't get back to ya right away...jus got back from vacation. But ill will let you guys know something soon.

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size ?

i have the stock 17" wheels with 255/75R17's on them, can i put 265/70R17's on the same stock wheels?
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Yeah will fit no problem but if you in fact have a 255/75/17.... the 265/70/17 is smaller. Did you mean 255/70?

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only about a half inch smaller i think. more of a price thing really. just found 4 federal mt mounted and balanced for 750. unless you know of a better deal
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almost every tire for a jk worth buying is LT. i switched from the stock SRA's to LT load range c (6ply) rubicon take offs and noticed nothing, and then switched to 285 duratracs load range d (8 ply) and noticed a softer ride, mostly due to the softness of the duratrac. as for the 18's saving you money, its a misconception... if you go to a 15 you can get sizes such as 33 12.5 15 and save almost $100 a tire so if you do it twice its already paid for to drop a wheel size
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i have the stock 17" wheels with 255/75R17's on them, can i put 265/70R17's on the same stock wheels?
The 265/70R17 size is shorter than your stock tire. I'd recommend going with at least a 275/70R17 if you can afford them. Ideally, the 285/70R17 would be the best size to give your jeep the look and off road performance it needs.

If $$ is an issue, the 15" wheel and tire combo could be a good option for you. Check the classifieds here or on a few other Jeep forums and see if you can find a used set. Getting into a 15" wheel and tire combo will save you some money in the long run AND you'll be able to get a tire that fits your jeep properly without spending an arm and a leg.

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almost every tire for a jk worth buying is LT. i switched from the stock SRA's to LT load range c (6ply) rubicon take offs and noticed nothing, and then switched to 285 duratracs load range d (8 ply) and noticed a softer ride, mostly due to the softness of the duratrac. as for the 18's saving you money, its a misconception... if you go to a 15 you can get sizes such as 33 12.5 15 and save almost $100 a tire so if you do it twice its already paid for to drop a wheel size
Softer ride with a higher load range tire? That is all in your head.
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More sidewall less air pressure. .... And softer compound. ..ehhh possible

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