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Unread 02-26-2014, 05:46 PM   #466
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I just bought my 3rd set of BFG and have been more than happy with the quality. I am not saying they are inexpensive but they have delivered for me. The KM2s were first on my WK, but I only got about 32k miles (could have gotten a few more but winter was coming) and the WK is not aggressive enough to really get proper use out of the KM2 other than just some looks. For those reasons I bought KOs to replace the KM2 on my WK and just bolted on shiny new KOs on my WK2. After 35k miles on the WK I still had plenty of winter tread left and were indestructible in my use, as were the KM2s (I admit I didn't abuse as bad as some, but I rode moderate trails in Moab a few times a year and drove to my construction sites every day for 6 years with not one puncture/flat or even a nail that could penetrate the BFGs [my cooper M+S still have a nail embedded in the tread without leaking]). I totaled my WK by sliding into a rock and hitting the side of my rim at 25mph, bending it, snapping the lower control arm, folding my tire back into my QP, literally breaking/bending everything attached to that wheel hub including cracking my differential housing. The rim was scratched to hell but the tire was hardly scuffed and held air for the 2 weeks it took to get insurance settled and totaled. Maybe not the best selling point on traction but you let me know when you find a tire that grabs on a road covered with ice at -10 degrees in the dark in the mountains while I admit driving too fast for the conditions around a curve. I liked the BFG KOs better than my Cooper M+S in the snow.

The factory goodyears that came on my WK with 40k miles blew.....yes blew. They slid all over the place when I arrived in the winter mountains, they were dangerous. The factory Michelins that came on my WK2 with 21k miles blew worse, ****ing hated them with 21k miles! Drove them from MI where I bought it to CO where I live and they again were slippery and tracked ****ty on the road - felt like a wind gust blew me sideways when actually it was just tracking back and forth in the road lanes. In the last 7 days I was waiting for my KOs to get ordered and arrive, we had a huge snowstorm and I got stuck 5 ****ing times in stuff that was embarrassing for a JEEP, literally one was a 1" rut where I parked but with no traction all I could do was spin until someone pushed me out by hand. After 2k miles with the KOs on my WK2 there is an enormous difference in handling, lane tracking and smoothness, and I have yet to slide unintentionally or get stuck.

I still would appreciate some input on my earlier post about driving on my factory spare that has a smaller OD than my new tires.

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Unread 03-06-2014, 08:06 PM   #467
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Have you tried full turns, going over bumps, etc to check for rubbing?
Anybody know if there is more room in the wheel wells on the 2014's
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Unread 03-06-2014, 08:28 PM   #468
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Who has Am.Eagle 050 series & RR Lift

Wondering who has these and what offset/ backspace they got
Thanks
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Unread 03-08-2014, 10:43 AM   #469
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17" wheel

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JK Savegre Wheels: Black

...wondering what is the widest I can go with the tire?

285 too wide regardless?

can I go with 70% height ratio with the 17" wheel?
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Unread 03-09-2014, 12:34 PM   #470
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I have 255/70/r17 on mine. They are on JK 17s. I had to grind on the calipers a little bit to make the front two fit. I think I have the HD claipers on mine, but with a little bit of Plastic dip they look great. What do you all think?
How did you get that matte finish to the hood and was that process done to the grill as well?

I ask because recently, I "plastidipped" a few parts on my jeep, including my grill and the result resembles the look of a rhino liner, which I love! I wanted to do the same to my hood but didn't want a thick masking line...might look cheap!
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Unread 03-10-2014, 08:37 AM   #471
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Lookn to mount:

JK Savegre Wheels: Black

...wondering what is the widest I can go with the tire?

285 too wide regardless?

can I go with 70% height ratio with the 17" wheel?
I think that might be too high of a ratio for that width. That size will generally be 32.70861" tall but tread pattern will be different from tire to tire. I would either go slightly narrower and shorter because that wide of a tire on a WK2 might cause some rubbing when turning. I think 32 is the tallest you can go on a stock wk2 but I havn't been keeping track of what works and what doesn't.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 06:23 AM   #472
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I'm looking to change the tires on my WK2, i only have a leveling kit. I don't like the Michelin Latitudes it came with and I'm looking for a more aggressive look. I'm thinking of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac or the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO in 275/65R18. Any suggestions?
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Unread 03-17-2014, 11:28 AM   #473
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I'm looking to change the tires on my WK2, i only have a leveling kit. I don't like the Michelin Latitudes it came with and I'm looking for a more aggressive look. I'm thinking of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac or the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO in 275/65R18. Any suggestions?
See previous posts by me, I like the BFG KOs
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Unread 03-21-2014, 12:29 PM   #474
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Right. I know 32s fit on certain models and it depends on the width, too.
Certain models ?
Must have missed that..... Same brand/size/rim/lift but rubbed on some ??
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Unread 03-21-2014, 03:38 PM   #475
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Max tire size on stock 2011 WK2 without QL

Hey guys, I'm helping out my brother in law here that wants to upgrade his tire size. He has a stock 2011 grand cherokee laredo with no quadralift. I was wondering if you could tell me the max tire sizes with no QL without rubbing. Thanks a ton!
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Unread 03-21-2014, 03:41 PM   #476
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Hey guys, I'm helping out my brother in law here that wants to upgrade his tire size. He has a stock 2011 grand cherokee laredo with no quadralift. I was wondering if you could tell me the max tire sizes with no QL without rubbing. Thanks a ton!
There are multiple threads dedicated to wheel and tires including tire size.

Merged with the correct thread.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 03:42 PM   #477
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Certain models ?
Must have missed that..... Same brand/size/rim/lift but rubbed on some ??
Yea. Some larger sizes that fit on non QL will not fit on QL (in park mode) because Park mode drops to a point lower than a stock non QL thus a size may not fit.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 09:32 AM   #478
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New here with a tire question

I recently got a 2011 GC Laredo.. I want to put Overland wheels on it and the tires it calls for on those wheels are 265/50/20.. My question is I just want to double check that it will fit my Jeep without modification or any problems.. I dont off road and will not be adding an modifications to it.. Thanks!!
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Unread 03-28-2014, 09:37 AM   #479
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Any WK2 OEM 20 or 18 inch wheel and tire will fit just fine. All the OEMs have the same tire diameter, regardless of rim size, so you don't need to worry going up rim size. Trying to put 17 inch wheels on can sometimes be a problem, but not 20s.

You can go up a bit on tire size if you want, check the wheel/tire threads for suggestions.
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Unread 03-28-2014, 09:45 AM   #480
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I want to put Overland wheels on it and the tires it calls for on those wheels are 265/50/20.
I did the exact same thing on my 2012 Laredo and very happy with the results. The tires are Nitto NT 420s, which look pretty aggressive and seem to perform well. I had to have the balance re-done a couple of times and eventually road-force balancing cured the minor vibrations. The 20" tires seem to be much more sensitive so make sure you go for road-force balancing regardless of the brand of tires you get.
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