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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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WK and XK running 35's

I'm in the process of lifting my xk another 2.25inches for a total of 6.25 inches total of lift and am in the market for some new tires. Anyone out there running 35's have issues clearing the upper ball joint?

I've heard a lot of good things about the TOYO Open Country MT's but they run a little wider than most. 13.2" wide tires on 4.75" backspacing rims, think this would clear?

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Unread 03-12-2013, 01:36 PM   #2
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I'm in the process of lifting my xk another 2.25inches for a total of 6.25 inches total of lift and am in the market for some new tires. Anyone out there running 35's have issues clearing the upper ball joint?

I've heard a lot of good things about the TOYO Open Country MT's but they run a little wider than most. 13.2" wide tires on 4.75" backspacing rims, think this would clear?

Thanks!
Just curious, what do those weigh? Are you planning on running them on steel or aluminum wheels? Have you done anything to beef up the axles?
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Unread 03-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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I believe they weigh 80+lbs and I'd be running alloy wheels. No, I haven't done anything to beef up the axles but have read that it should handle it depending on how it's driven. That's the main thing that turned me off of the toyos was their weight. A bfg km2 35 only weighs around 65lbs
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Unread 03-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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I believe they weigh 80+lbs and I'd be running alloy wheels. No, I haven't done anything to beef up the axles but have read that it should handle it depending on how it's driven. That's the main thing that turned me off of the toyos was their weight. A bfg km2 35 only weighs around 65lbs
The 35x13.50x15 Toyo's are 88lbs just for the tire,add in a 15x10 steel rim and your looking at 127lbs at each corner,or about 117lbs each corner for a alloy 15x10 rim.The only reason why I swapped mine out for MT/R K's which weight 89lbs for the wheel(15x8 alloy) and tire combined.


I'd never want to run that much weight with the stock CV's,that's over double(almost triple) the weight of the stock wheel and tire combo.And the fact you can't re-gear.Might be fine if you live somewhere totally flat and mall crawl only,would totally suck on the trail,even with the HEMI god forbid if you have the 3.7.I run 35" tires with the 3.7 but with 5.13 gears,5.38's would have been better for here in Colorado.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
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They are a heavy tyre, much heavier than the BFG but also better IMO. Their sidewalls walk all over the BFG as well. I have pinched my Nittos (made with very similar carcass to the toyo, well because toyo own nitto!) under the rims numerous times on rocks, and they just keep going!

I still recommend anyone running 35's to get RCV's, but it does come down to where you are wheeling. Despite my many video exploits, all my CV breakages (and just recently split the pumpkin welds off the diff tubes) were at very low speeds, just high loads on mainly very steep rock faces. But those that dont recommend them havent broken as many CVs' so as i say depends on wheeling areas and types.

They will fit no worries, getting the Jeep to stop on them is another story altogether! The more reciprocating weight the worse it will be.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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I agree with Dave! That is a heavy tire. If we had some better gearing options I would say run them, but with 3.73 being the best we have I wouldn't want to run them.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 07:37 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the info everybody! It's too bad we don't have any other gear options, maybe someday? I'm going to run them and see what happens. Going with 12.5's not 13.5's which drops the weight down some to 82.7 lbs TOYO, KM2's 66.23 lbs. I'll wheel it easy for now and hopefully be able to save for some upgrades down the road.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 08:42 AM   #8
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Can we get some pics of your XK ???
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Unread 03-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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Sure, here are a few pics some with the 2.25" Rockey Road spacers and the last two with Rusty's/Superlift 4" lift:
imag0332.jpg   jeepcliffs.jpg   0420111639.jpg   imag0107.jpg   photo.jpg  

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Unread 03-14-2013, 02:07 AM   #10
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I am torn on getting 315's or 285's.
I want the look of course, but I've read more and more about gearing issues.

I may end up with the 285's (33.3 inches)
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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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What 285 is 33.3"? A 285/70R17 is like 32.8 and that is manufacturer measurement, real life is usually less.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #12
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https://treadwright.com/p-52-285-70r...dog-m-t-d.aspx

They measure the mold of the tires. 33.3
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Unread 03-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #13
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Yea my Treadwright 265's are 32.25", normal 265's are smaller than that I believe.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 12:40 PM   #14
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Ya treadrights are kind of the exception to the rule because of how they are put together.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #15
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True, I should of made that clear when I posted
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