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post #1 of 18 Old 04-15-2014, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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315/70/17 Duratracs Picture Request

I'm looking for pictures of 315/70/17 Duratracs on a 2 door JK with no lift. Flat Fenders are okay.


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post #2 of 18 Old 04-16-2014, 10:25 AM
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Today's project, mounting 315 Duratracs on 8.5" wide/4.63" BS wheels.
Will post pics for ya when I'm done.
To keep ya entertained, a pic of the tire pressed against the stock tire/wheel, and a couple for perspective.
Imagine that the JK will be sitting an inch taller upon install.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-16-2014, 10:48 AM
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You are going to want flat fenders for that setup with no lift.
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post #4 of 18 Old 04-16-2014, 07:37 PM
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On a TF hinge mount tire carrier with mount studs in the stock(lowest) location...good half inch of bumper clearance.
Mounted, no lift, rubs the air dam at full lock.
Sorry about the night photos...was out test driving and forgot the whole side view shot.

Tread definitely sticks out beyond full coverage. Will post pics of tomorrow with daytime side views and any requested views.

No flex pics...that's a separate project to include 3.5" springs. I wanted to check one thing at a time so I know what is causing any arising issues.

Tires are quiet, 28psi. Highway speeds give some vibration of the chassis but not the steering wheel...may need to re-seat a bead. Using DynaBeads for balance, 8oz. each.
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post #5 of 18 Old 04-17-2014, 08:28 AM
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On a TF hinge mount tire carrier with mount studs in the stock(lowest) location...good half inch of bumper clearance.
Did you mount lower to see out the back better?
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post #6 of 18 Old 04-17-2014, 08:50 AM
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No, it was more of a "low weight is better" thought.

I haven't received my bumpers yet and wondered whether I was making a mistake. Then I figured they wouldn't make the bumper to interfere with the stock tire mounting. If it does, I'll just move the studs up a notch.

I coulda measured how far out the tire hangs relative to stock but I didn't think about it before yankin' the stock set-up. This being my first hard part mod, I was too amped to think straight.
It's tucked in pretty tight with the TF and I'd be surprised if the difference was that great.
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Ok. I have the tire carrier, but I'm just waiting on the Jeep. Since I now know it will work I'm going to mount in the lowest position. Thank you.
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post #8 of 18 Old 04-18-2014, 09:49 AM
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Where is there to wheel in Fishers?
In my early teens, I lived in Lantern Hills before the gravel pits(big pond on Fall Creek opposite Lantern Hills Rd) were sold as real estate. We'd ride dirtbikes, shoot, take canoes from the 71st bridge down to the fair grounds...Hell, we even rode on the Fort. I don't recall too many 4x4s.
Perhaps, I was runnin' with the wrong crowd.
Might still be as I'm in my fifties, now.
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Where is there to wheel in Fishers?
In my early teens, I lived in Lantern Hills before the gravel pits(big pond on Fall Creek opposite Lantern Hills Rd) were sold as real estate. We'd ride dirtbikes, shoot, take canoes from the 71st bridge down to the fair grounds...Hell, we even rode on the Fort. I don't recall too many 4x4s.
Perhaps, I was runnin' with the wrong crowd.
Might still be as I'm in my fifties, now.
If I find a place I'll let you know. I just ordered my first Jeep and I've never wheeled before.
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post #11 of 18 Old 04-24-2014, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Pinch seem clearance at full flex (as full as I could get it)











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Hey guys, love the 315's! Do you know if that size will work on stock Rubicon wheels? I have 285's now and think the 315's would be perfect.

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Hey guys, love the 315's! Do you know if that size will work on stock Rubicon wheels? I have 285's now and think the 315's would be perfect.
Generally 315s need an 8" to 8.5" wide wheel at the minimum. iirc the rubi wheels are 7.5"
Could be popping beads.

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post #14 of 18 Old 04-24-2014, 04:29 PM
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Generally 315s need an 8" to 8.5" wide wheel at the minimum. iirc the rubi wheels are 7.5"
Could be popping beads.
he will be perfectly fine and it will actually hold a bead better.

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he will be perfectly fine and it will actually hold a bead better.
Oh really? I honestly didn't know that.

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