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Unread 10-21-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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15" Alloy Rims W/ 35" tires on Lifted 2 Door (JK) Jeep Wrangler

So heres my situation. When I bought my Jeep the aftermarket tires were 33" Toyo Open Country A/T (The originals) with 18" Rims (Makes no sense, Right?) Even though the Jeep is a rough ride I still like everything else about it. Since purchasing it I have installed a 2.5" Rubicon Express lift kit. Now I am looking to upgrade the tires and wheels.
I am moving to Denver in a month so I need a good all-terrain tire.
I am looking at the BFG 35x12.50x15
15x8 or 15x10 Level 8 Tracker Alloy full matte black wheels (not sure which wheel size would be better) (Also which backspacing would be most preferable. I don't want it to sit too wide, but also need to avoid rubbing. I think they offere anywhere between 3.75"-4.5")
I have heard that these wheels will clear the calipers. Is that correct?

2nd question. A lot of tire places recommended a 17" wheel for me, but that would put me into a D or E rated tire which I am afraid of having the same issues I am having right now with a rough ride. I wouldn't mind a 17" wheel If I could find a C rated tire (If they even exist) or a low rated D tire. Anybody have any prior experience with a 2 door jeep on 17" wheels and 35" tires?

Thanks for all the help.

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Unread 10-21-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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There are probably more people with 17" wheels and 35" tires than anything else on JK's. Air pressure is where it is at though. I run 25 right now, most run it way to high.

I currently have Level 8 trackers (not positive on the backspacing but mine are 15x8) on my JKU with 35"BFG KM2's.

My opinion about BFG AT's is they are the worst all terrain I have ever owned. Some like them but I thought they were poor in every condition.

I have like duratracs, terragrapplers, Toyo's just to name a few. The flaken gets good reviews.
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Unread 10-21-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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if you go with a 15 rim you really need 3.75 back space. No matter what width you go with be it 8 or 10. i would not run a 10" rim for a 35 on a 15 for off road. On a 8" you can run them at least at 8 pounds, no bead locks. Rather good side wall to tire ratio. like a 37 on 17.

Yep they do stick out more. You are 1.5" wider than a jk on 4.5BS say on 17x9 35x12.5x17. 4.5" wider than stock. The good thing about 15" is the price of the tire up to 35. My last set were 195$ each for MTRKs 35x12.5x15 . Going bigger you might as well run 17" as the price evens out 37. I would not spend much on 15"s rims. especially if going wheeling. I paid like 45$ each for the steel ones i have had on or JKR. 5 were the cost of 1 good alloy. i run 27 psi street.





you see here were the rims is very close to the tie rod, those are Synergy one's
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Unread 10-21-2014, 04:48 PM   #4
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Any recommendations for a good 35" D Rated tire for a 17" wheel, that will make the ride smooth on my 2 door. This is where I am having the most difficulty, because i do not want to end up in the same situation I am having with my E rated Toyo tire and having terrible ride quality.
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Unread 10-21-2014, 04:49 PM   #5
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Sorry and in an all-terrain tire.
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Unread 10-21-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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Goodyear wrangler duratracs load range D, They are close to a 35". My 35" BFG's are only barely over 34".

Falken Rocky Mountain ATS load range D

Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx load range D

All good tires. Lots of other ones out there I am sure.
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Unread 10-22-2014, 07:25 AM   #7
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Nitto Terra Grappler LT325/70R17 is a D load rated.


You could also look at tires like Goodyear Duratrac and Fierce Attitude that are a little rougher than a typical AT tire but not as aggressive as an MT tire.
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Unread 10-23-2014, 02:15 AM   #8
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15" 3.75 Backspaced MB wheels will definatley clear the caliper.
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