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post #1 of 34 Old 11-27-2012, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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34s?

Are 285/75 and 305/70 not that common of a size? I know there are of course brands available, but it seems not many tires have this option in an A/T. I also don't want 285/70. I have the 2.5 RC.

I'm considering DD and some OR, but don't want to regear.

It seems Nitto is best option, but their AT dont have that aggressive of a tread.

Am I forgetting or missing some? Don't really want an MT. 34ish seems to be best size for my limitations.


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3.73 - auto

Also going 17" wheels.


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3.73 auto here too... Happy with our 285/75R17 KM2's. I know it's an MT but has a good on road ride and wet traction etc.

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I have a set of 5 285/70 r17 duratracs used I could part with if you were interested in them up in ny. Lots of tread depth they worked well unless your doing some nasty mud.
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I have a set of 5 285/70 r17 duratracs used I could part with if you were interested in them up in ny. Lots of tread depth they worked well unless your doing some nasty mud.
Thanks, but I'm wanting a little larger tire - plus I'm way down in TX.


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I ran 305/65/18 which is about a 34 in BFG ATs. It was bearable with 4:10 gears but not great.
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I run the 295 Nitto AT and its a pretty aggressive tread pattern, and it has never let me down. Ive ran the same obstacles as rigs with MT's from various manufacturers and Ive made it up all of them with no problem.

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I run the 295 Nitto AT and its a pretty aggressive tread pattern, and it has never let me down. Ive ran the same obstacles as rigs with MT's from various manufacturers and Ive made it up all of them with no problem.
295/70? I know that's a bit over 33, but starting to consider it.


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Toyo MT's come in a 295/70/17 and a 285/75/17 flavor, and are highly rated around here as an all-around good tire. I run them in a 35 for my 50-mile daily commute on the highway with no issues.

http://toyotires.com/tires/pattern/o...traction-tires

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Toyo MT's come in a 295/70/17 and a 285/75/17 flavor, and are highly rated around here as an all-around good tire.

http://toyotires.com/tires/pattern/o...traction-tires

I'm familiar with toyo but didn't see them on discount site. Maybe they can order. I haven't gone that far. Wheels are coming through them, so not sure if ill do it all there or take wheels elsewhere..

Ill look into it. Thanks.


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I'm familiar with toyo but didn't see them on discount site. Maybe they can order. I haven't gone that far. Wheels are coming through them, so not sure if ill do it all there or take wheels elsewhere..

Ill look into it. Thanks..
Discount Tire doesn't carry them.

But...our very own Marcus at RCO does! And he's got just about the best prices and service that I've ever seen (and can probably get the wheels too, if you haven't already ordered them).
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I run the Nitto Terra Grapplers in 285/75 R17. It's true that they don't look real aggressive, but they perform real well. I've had them in a variety of conditions. People have told me that they were suprised I kept up with them in their M/T's.

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If you're 2012/2013, you can almost run 40" tires /w an auto, but even 4.10 gears /w a 33/34 " tire and auto, in pre 2012/2013, is UNBEARABLE-----

If you get 34" tires, you better regear to at least 4.88s and preferably 5.13s-if you're pre 2012/2013-

Then you'll enjoy your jeep again--

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If you're 2012/2013, you can almost run 40" tires /w an auto, but even 4.10 gears /w a 33/34 " tire and auto, in pre 2012/2013, is UNBEARABLE-----

If you get 34" tires, you better regear to at least 4.88s and preferably 5.13s-if you're pre 2012/2013-

Then you'll enjoy your jeep again--

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If you're 2012/2013, you can almost run 40" tires /w an auto, but even 4.10 gears /w a 33/34 " tire and auto, in pre 2012/2013, is UNBEARABLE-----

If you get 34" tires, you better regear to at least 4.88s and preferably 5.13s-if you're pre 2012/2013-

Then you'll enjoy your jeep again--

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2008 unlimited auto with 3.73 and not experiencing this UMBEARABLE condition

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2008 unlimited auto with 3.73 and not experiencing this UMBEARABLE condition
True! I'm on 3.73 and 33's. Not unbearable at all.

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Im runnin 33s on 3.73s its not unbearable, but def leaves something to be wanted in my opinion. Im waiting to go to 5.13 gears

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315 70r17 BFG all terrain is right about a 34. Has been a good tire in all conditions but mud for me.
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I have cooper stt. 35/12.5-17 and love them all around. I ran the 3.73 with auto for many miles and it was fine. I now have 4.88 and would not go any more for use with a dd on mostly open flat land.

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I have a 2.5 rough country lift in mine and I run 315/75r16 cooper STT's. they look great, ride smooth, and are holding up well. I have 20k on them and you can barely tell the difference from new. These are some of the lighter tires out there and still have an aggressive tread design. I would recommend them to anyone! Also, I have 4.10 gears and and auto.

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It's definately up to the individual, if you don't mind the tranny shifting in and out of OD all the time, or leaving it outta OD--

I tow my off-road trailer on/off-road and mine was "UNBEARABLE", untill regear and it's all up to your own satisfaction !!

Thats what this jeep is for--right ??your own satisfaction-if your happy with bigger tires/auto and 3.73 gears--the only one that has to be pleased is YOU-and I wasn't happy-

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Thanks for all the responses. I'm just going to test fit 295/70 and if too small bump straight to 315/70 and cross the regear bridge if I hit it in the future.




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Thanks for all the responses. I'm just going to test fit 295/70 and if too small bump straight to 315/70 and cross the regear bridge if I hit it in the future.
For reference: (just so you don't buy tires that you regret later on, like most of us end up doing )


295/70/17 Toyo MT's on a Teraflex Leveling Kit (1.5")




295/70/17's w/ a Rock Krawler 2.5" Lift




35x12.5x17 Toyo's w/ Rock Krawler 2.5" Lift
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I have the RC and my stock tires don't leave as big of a gap as your 295s did.

Although I think I'm still leaning towards bigger now.


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