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Unread 11-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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tires and rims

I have read everything I can find on tires and back spacing on rims for the last 2 weeks and just as I feel I understand what will fit something else pops up. I currently have stock tires and rims 225 crap 16's on my stock 2013 jk sport with soft top. my spring rate is 12/55 with 3.21 gears. this is my daily driver 70-120 miles a day. I live in Houston tx so I wont be rock climbing or doing any heavy flexing, but I would like to go down a dirt road after it rains without thinking I might get stuck. I have decided to upgrade the rims and tires this next week the plan is to go with ION 174 rims 16" 4.5" backspacing and 285/75/16 in either cooper atp or Hercules at2. Does anyone see any problems with the setup other than at full flex. with in the year I will be lifting with terra flex so I don't want to bb lift.

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Unread 11-09-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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I would consider long term if you plan to lift. Tires are expensive to buy and harder to sell.

The tire you've listed would fit without much trouble, considering the 4.5" backspacing. Those tires are only an inch wider than the factory Rubicon tire (255/75r17). The factory Rubicon wheels are 6" or 6.25" backspaced.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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well while I would much rather go straight to 35s the gearing is a problem and I would rather wait a year or 2 to drop another $1500 on gears. And by that I mean I'm luck my wife lets me drop $1700 on wheels and tires 2 months after I bought the jeep and knows the lift will be coming very soon.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #4
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be patient and don't waste $$$ on in-term solutions. to do this, write down your current dream build, add prices to each item, triage the install order, making sure dependencies are factored in (i.e. don't buy a winch if you have no bumper/receiver plate or winch bumper to install it on). you know you want to re-gear for 35's, so do that before because 5 tires and wheels will probably cost more and leave you wishing you had if you do not. the list will change over time and repairs may trigger it to be resorted somewhat but you will have more $$$ and quicker upgrades this route.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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well while I would much rather go straight to 35s the gearing is a problem and I would rather wait a year or 2 to drop another $1500 on gears. And by that I mean I'm luck my wife lets me drop $1700 on wheels and tires 2 months after I bought the jeep and knows the lift will be coming very soon.
$1700 for that set up. I dont know who gave you prices but run . Also i would suggest going with 17s much better tire selection in bigger tires if you decide to upgrade.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #6
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yeah my lowest pricing was $1500 out the door for 5 rims and tires installed
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Unread 11-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #7
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$1700 for that set up. I dont know who gave you prices but run . Also i would suggest going with 17s much better tire selection in bigger tires if you decide to upgrade.
I'd love to know where you can beat those prices. Best I can find out here for 5x 17s and 285/70-17 Duratracs is about $1800 (plus tax, I think).
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Unread 11-11-2013, 01:34 PM   #8
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I'd love to know where you can beat those prices. Best I can find out here for 5x 17s and 285/70-17 Duratracs is about $1800 (plus tax, I think).
Spent a min looking dtd has them for like 280 so that's around 1400 that means you probably won't pay tax and mounting should only be like 75.i just saved you 400 but. You could probably find and even cheaper price if you look and dtd will beat it. I only ended up paying 1200 for my 4 35/12.5-17 trail grapplers from them.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #9
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I had to ditch the stock steel 16" wheel and tire set up ASAP as well. I went to craigslist for my wheels, tires and wheel spacers. it held me over till this week I should be putting on my 35s.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:31 PM   #10
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Spent a min looking dtd has them for like 280 so that's around 1400 that means you probably won't pay tax and mounting should only be like 75.i just saved you 400 but. You could probably find and even cheaper price if you look and dtd will beat it. I only ended up paying 1200 for my 4 35/12.5-17 trail grapplers from them.
You're looking at tires only...the OP and I are looking at wheels as well. I just want Cragar Soft 8s/Unique 297s, which are "only" $100 apiece. I've been watching the classifieds for about 4 months, nothing yet.
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