Debating on 31"s for 18" wheels- suggestions? - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
REDLYNER
Mall Crawling Racer
 
REDLYNER's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mountain Island, NC
Posts: 4,894
Debating on 31"s for 18" wheels- suggestions?

I've read dozens of wheel and tire threads on the WK over the last few weeks and I think I know which direction I'm going. I have an '08 Overland with stock 18"s and I just received Rough Country wheel spacers and an RC 2" lift. I was looking at tires to go on my current wheels and have narrowed it down to 265/60r18 or 255/65r18.

Any thoughts on one vs. the other? They both measure out to 31.05" and I believe the 265's are slightly wider. Suggestions, warnings?

Thanks!




REDLYNER Racing #4410


Rugged Radios * Raceline Wheels * DynoMax Exhaust * Motor Trenz * Polar Bear Coolers


Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: redlynerracing
REDLYNER is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:01 AM
paroxysym
Registered User
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 4,679
id go wider, i think youll be fine. theres a couple post of guys running stock height with the factory 32s on the JK 18s and they barely rub if not at all...

2007.5 WK Laredo 4.7
OEM+
paroxysym is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
REDLYNER
Mall Crawling Racer
 
REDLYNER's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mountain Island, NC
Posts: 4,894
This is my wife's daily driver, so I want zero rubbing. She'll be taking it offroad a few times to follow me around in my TJ, so I'm just looking to muscle it up a bit. So I want bigger, but absolutely zero rubbing.

I'd love for it to drive as nice as it does now, just slightly bigger.

REDLYNER Racing #4410


Rugged Radios * Raceline Wheels * DynoMax Exhaust * Motor Trenz * Polar Bear Coolers


Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: redlynerracing
REDLYNER is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:38 AM
JRLT
Registered User
2010 WK 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mitchell
Posts: 1,615
I'm running 255/60/18's and it looks pretty tight with no lift or spacers but no rubbing.

2010 3.7L, 4XGuard Matrix, Fastman TB, TB Ground Mod, Injen CAI, 255/60/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Bilstein Shocks & Struts, Cruiser Alloy Wheels - Switchblade, Stillen Brakes, Cargo Light Strip Mod, Electric Ashtray Mod, Jet-powered, Monkey Navigated...
JRLT is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Jeepforthewin
Registered User
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 2,134
Knock out the pinch weld mod and rubbing wont be an issue

2010 JKU - Stock for now
2005 WK - 6" lift, 35" BFG's, a lot more (SOLD)
Jeepforthewin is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:56 AM
paroxysym
Registered User
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 4,679
stock sahara is 255/70 and thats a 32x10, a 265/65 would be a 31.5/x10.5, and a 265/60 would be a 30.5x10.5.

you want to run wider, id probably grab a set of wheel spacers- 1" at the least as thats what i run and have been running even when i ran 255/75s which were 32x10. id run the 265/65 if i were you and a spacer. down the road add a strut spacer up front to accommodate the height alittle better

2007.5 WK Laredo 4.7
OEM+
paroxysym is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 10:58 AM
jeepsrgood4u
Registered User
2009 WK 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New York ADKS
Posts: 170
255/70/18. Pretty much a 32x10. You may have to knock the pinch weld when you have wheel turned at full lock. May be okay on tarmac, could rub on trail. You have the spacers to get you away from upper bolt. Also in that size you can get the Good Year wrangler silent armors. I have these currently on mine and I'm on the second set on my work vehicle that is close to 160 thousand miles. I can tell you these are a nice tire in all conditions. So, if you rotate tires regularly they will last saving you $
jeepsrgood4u is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
REDLYNER
Mall Crawling Racer
 
REDLYNER's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mountain Island, NC
Posts: 4,894
Lol, so no advice or experience on the 255/65 vs. the 265/60? The tire calculators have them measuring the exact same height. Just to be clear, I already have the wheel spacers and 2" lift.

I'm not looking for the biggest tire I can stuff under there, just something to muscle up the look a little.

REDLYNER Racing #4410


Rugged Radios * Raceline Wheels * DynoMax Exhaust * Motor Trenz * Polar Bear Coolers


Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: redlynerracing
REDLYNER is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 11:13 AM
jeffjs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by REDLYNER View Post
... exact same height. .
If they are the same height, and there will be minimal off roading, go with the 255's. Taller side wall will be great for on/off road since it will absorb more impact and provide a marginally smoother ride.
jeffjs is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 11:16 AM
jeepsrgood4u
Registered User
2009 WK 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New York ADKS
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffjs View Post
If they are the same height, and there will be minimal off roading, go with the 255's. Taller side wall will be great for on/off road since it will absorb more impact and provide a marginally smoother ride.
X2..
jeepsrgood4u is offline  
post #11 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
REDLYNER
Mall Crawling Racer
 
REDLYNER's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mountain Island, NC
Posts: 4,894
Oops.....


I've been looking at so many different tires I confused the sizes. The 265/60 is 30.5 as was posted earlier. I'm looking for a true 31", so it looks like the 255/65 is currently the best size for that.


Any other 31" sizes I'm not considering?

REDLYNER Racing #4410


Rugged Radios * Raceline Wheels * DynoMax Exhaust * Motor Trenz * Polar Bear Coolers


Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: redlynerracing
REDLYNER is offline  
post #12 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 11:46 AM
paroxysym
Registered User
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 4,679
if you have a 2" lift and the spacers why not run the 32? i run that now and daily driving i dont rub and i know i can stuff them and rub but daily driving and turning and stuff- no rubbing...
Attached Images
 

2007.5 WK Laredo 4.7
OEM+
paroxysym is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 10-17-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
REDLYNER
Mall Crawling Racer
 
REDLYNER's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mountain Island, NC
Posts: 4,894
Quote:
Originally Posted by paroxysym View Post
if you have a 2" lift and the spacers why not run the 32? i run that now and daily driving i dont rub and i know i can stuff them and rub but daily driving and turning and stuff- no rubbing...
Coincidentally I'm looking at some 32"s tomorrow (255/70-18). So we'll see.

REDLYNER Racing #4410


Rugged Radios * Raceline Wheels * DynoMax Exhaust * Motor Trenz * Polar Bear Coolers


Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: redlynerracing
REDLYNER is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 10-18-2013, 05:20 AM
paroxysym
Registered User
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 4,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by REDLYNER View Post
Coincidentally I'm looking at some 32"s tomorrow (255/70-18). So we'll see.
the bridgestoes that come stock on most JK Saharas are a great daily driver tire- i know the new ones come with the dueler ATs, mine came with the dueler HTs. theyre not terrible, but for daily driving i actually kind of like them and you can always find spares from people unloading them on craigslist.

2007.5 WK Laredo 4.7
OEM+
paroxysym is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 10-18-2013, 10:21 AM
Robert J. yates
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: mars
Posts: 3,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by REDLYNER View Post
Oops.....


I've been looking at so many different tires I confused the sizes. The 265/60 is 30.5 as was posted earlier. I'm looking for a true 31", so it looks like the 255/65 is currently the best size for that.


Any other 31" sizes I'm not considering?
I'm running 265/60/18 BFG Rugged Terrains on a 2" OME medium duty lift on the stock rims. I get a little rub on the sway bar end links as well as the front side of the fender liner..... Not a big deal. I would have preferred 255/70's but they were not available at the time from BFG.

Quote:
Originally Posted by samgm2 View Post
And yes, I am an exceptional scientist and engineer.
Robert J. yates is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome