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Unread 03-31-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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What kind of off road tires can i fit on my stock JK Sahara Unlimited

I want to get an aggressive looking tire for my 2010 Sahara Unlimited

I don't want a lift and I don't want to have to get new rims. So my question is:

What off road tires would fit on the 18'' Sahara rims without getting a lift either.

Would TrXus tires fit? I really like those

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Unread 03-31-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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It sounds like you're just going for looks and won't be using the Jeep so I'd stay away from Trxus and Interco tires. BFG and Goodyear make excellent road/offroad tires.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 02:56 AM   #3
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Trxus aren't well known for being exactly round, easy to balance, or well-mannered on the road. They're not as good as other swampers offroad either.

Here's something that should work. Cooper STT in a 275/65-18; I don't think it will rub anything.

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Unread 04-01-2010, 04:34 AM   #4
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Look on the jeep registry at grass hopper.That Wrangler has Goodyear Dura Tracs.Nice quite aggresive tire.It's a 285/70 17 32.7" tall.I'm running a3.21/6 speed and I'm regearing to 4.56.You have to know that not only the height but also the weight of the tires you run will slow you down.Anyway enjoy yourself and stay safe..J.H.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 06:09 AM   #5
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The Duratrac is also available in the size I posted for the Cooper; they're good tires too.

All the tires for 18" wheels are more expensive than tires for smaller diameter wheels. I got rid of my Sahara wheels and bought 16-inchers. Got 33" KM2s for $166 each instead of $275...
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Unread 04-01-2010, 11:11 AM   #6
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Not to hi-jack this thread but to piggyback on the above poster when he mentioned weight of the new tires. Approximately how much does the stock tires and rims weigh (255 17s)? I am about to put a new set of Mamba's on with General AT2's and was thinking about this the other day. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #7
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I have the trxs mt on a 2010 jk they are 255-80-16 which are equivalent to 33x10.5 I love them and balancing has not been a problem so far. I get a little shimmy around 75 on the highway and a little road hum. Only been on for about 1000 miles so I can not give insite on longevity but so far so good. I also have no lift. Unless something goes side ways with them i will buy another set if and when these wear.
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Unread 04-01-2010, 02:19 PM   #8
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I have Nitto Terra Grapplers. Decent looking and cheap.

Hankook Dynapro's are also cool looking.
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I have the trxs mt on a 2010 jk they are 255-80-16 which are equivalent to 33x10.5 I love them and balancing has not been a problem so far. I get a little shimmy around 75 on the highway and a little road hum. Only been on for about 1000 miles so I can not give insite on longevity but so far so good. I also have no lift. Unless something goes side ways with them i will buy another set if and when these wear.
They're probably 255/85-16 ---- 33x10.
That's the size KM2s I'm running.
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Correct as usual hilldweller 255/85-16
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I'd use these

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Thanks for the responses.

If I wanted to put 35's, other than a lift and spacers, what else would I need?

Is it necessary to regear? I read that in the FAQ section that for automatics, installing 35's means you need to regear from 4.10 to 4.88. Is that necessary or just a suggestion?

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Thanks for the responses.

If I wanted to put 35's, other than a lift and spacers, what else would I need?

Is it necessary to regear? I read that in the FAQ section that for automatics, installing 35's means you need to regear from 4.10 to 4.88. Is that necessary or just a suggestion?

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Unread 04-09-2010, 07:00 PM   #14
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As far as tires go, it does not sound like you will do any extreme off roading. With that being said, I would check out the BFG KO's. They are great on road, and in sand. In thick mud they tend to have trouble cleaning, but overall they are great. Also as it being said, for the price of 18" tires you can almost buy 16" tires and rims. Thats personally what I did on my sahara.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 06:52 AM   #15
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Anyone use the Goodyear Baja T/As? They appear interesting, may not provide the "look" of an agressive offroad tire, but sounds like they are great for road and sand (I am crazy... I take my Jeep on the Beach) That's as far offroad as I go. Please don't make fun of me.
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