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Unread 12-24-2006, 08:08 AM   #1
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Largest Tire on Stock 17" rims

Hi Folks,

I tried searching but no luck so I'm posting (sorry for any redundancy as this has probably been asked a bunch already).

My son had a bad accident with his 2001 TJ (he's OK but his rig is a total loss) so we're picking up his JK in about a week and its coming with the Jeep 17 X 8 wheels with 255 75 17 tires (roughly 32 10 17). If we keep the Jeep wheels and do NOT use spacers and no lift can we fit a 285 70 17 tire (roughly 33 11 17) or will also a 33 12.50 17 fit?

We've got it narrowed down to:
Dick Cepek Radial Fun Country II (33 12.50)
Nitto Dune Grappler (285 70)
TrXus STS All Terrain Raddial (33 12.50)
Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip (33 12.50)
BFG Radial All Terrains (285 70)
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo (285 70)
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R (285 70)

I'm leaning toward the TrXus for its decent street manners.


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Unread 12-24-2006, 09:23 AM   #2
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a 12.50 will fit.

I'd suggest MT MTZs over TRXus, they have a baaaad reputation for being "out of round" and hard to balance. I know 3 of my 4 were and I went to MT/Rs and it was smooth sailing.

edit: TRXus STS? Ughhh come on man those a crap, lol. Get a nice radial mud tire or either KOs.

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Unread 12-24-2006, 12:44 PM   #3
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If he's going to be using on-road mostly, I'd go with the BFG AT's. Wear is excellent, quiet ride and pretty good off-road. My buddy has 265/75/16's on his Taco and he loves them. I've driven his truck both on and off-road and they are a great tire.
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