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post #16 of 30 Old 04-17-2014, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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2.5" will fit 35s easy. To go with 33"s or 35"s is personal preference. Each has their benefits and drawbacks. If you get new tires, make sure the stock rim width is suitable for the brand of tire that you choose.

PS. Your salesman is a moron.
Yes, the big decision about tire size is this is my main winter vehicle. I don't want to go with tires that will screw up my winter driving so I probably can't go with mud type tires or really big tires that float or whose rubber compound is no good at low temps.

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Well, you sound like you're being practical about your DD and IMHO you're certainly on the right track. While they might be great offroad, Mud tires blow goats on snow and ice - though I drive with my MTs all year round - they certainly affect my driving style when it is cold out. Most MTs are wide and hard like you said - not good winter tires at all.
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as stated your dealer is an idiot. I ran 37s on 2" of lift no problems.

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Well, you sound like you're being practical about your DD and IMHO you're certainly on the right track. While they might be great offroad, Mud tires blow goats on snow and ice - though I drive with my MTs all year round - they certainly affect my driving style when it is cold out. Most MTs are wide and hard like you said - not good winter tires at all.
They're not ideal but it's not a deal breaker, either. I was driving on MT's throughout the duration of this Canadian winter. It sucked sometimes, but I got through with no major issues.
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Ive had mine on for about a week. Rims are just over 4 BS. True they will rub like crazy without a lift and flexing but with just normal driving the only rubbing Ive had is with the air dam. My BB is sitting in the garage. Just waiting for time to get put in.
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They're not ideal but it's not a deal breaker, either. I was driving on MT's throughout the duration of this Canadian winter. It sucked sometimes, but I got through with no major issues.
I keep thinking that it would suck to get into a smack-up and have the insurance blame the incident on the tires. I'm afraid of someone pulling out in front or cutting me off, so I'm extra cautious and mindful, especially when there is ice on the road. Even the ABS can't do much with a four-square-foot MT footprint on the road. I still won't take them off during the winter, though.
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How could they blame the tires? They're DOT rated tires and approved by the NHTSA. You're legally protected on all fronts

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Spyder6! Haven't seen you around in a bit!

Naw, there is Canadian law to run winters on our insurance, I am sure of it.
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The least amount of backspacing that you have the better, I have ATX slab beadlocks running 3.5" of BS with 35s and no lift, I just had to do minimal trimming of the pinch seams and rocker guards. Throw on some bump stops and call it good until you get your lift.
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Spyder6! Haven't seen you around in a bit!

Naw, there is Canadian law to run winters on our insurance, I am sure of it.
Depends on where you are. I know they're mandatory in Quebec, but here in Ontario they're still optional. For now.
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Teraflex 2.5 coil lift and 35's no problems what so ever. I wheel hard in the mud. Backspacing 4.56 rugged ridge wheels
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Depends on where you are. I know they're mandatory in Quebec, but here in Ontario they're still optional. For now.
MB optional too but they're talking about adding a cash back incentive program for changing over as it would save our Provincial insurer money in the end if we used them.
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They're not ideal but it's not a deal breaker, either. I was driving on MT's throughout the duration of this Canadian winter. It sucked sometimes, but I got through with no major issues.
Look it up, in Winnipeg we were colder than Mars this year had all sorts of cold and icy conditions and my stock Rubicon tires did well at full 37 psi. Sure I left ESP on and did not drive like an idiot but it's not nearly as sketchy as 99.999% of the people out there would have you believe.

Also, don't rush into new tires from the dealership, chances are they will cost A LOT more and limit your selection.
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Just put the 2.5 AEV on with 35" KM2s. Only rubbing during normal driving is a slight rub when I full lock to the left. I have to check that out. Will probably touch the fenders but I haven't had a chance to check full stuff yet.
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