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post #1 of 5 Old 02-07-2020, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for input on tire sizes

Hello everyone,

I’m new to the Jeep world and I was looking for some input on tires. I currently have the factory 255/70/R18 size on my Jeep now and as I’ve been searching for some used tires it seems the 285/70/R17 is the most common size I come across. Some of the tires I’ve been looking at come with the rims. I was planning on getting the BF Goodrich KO2s I heard they handle pretty well in the snow. I’m just wondering if that size is going to work at all for my Jeep or if its going to be to tight. I don’t plan on doing any climbing but we do have rough trails in my area. I have a Wrangler unlimited Sahara at factory stock height. I plan on eventually doing a 2 inch lift.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-23-2020, 06:18 PM
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The 285/70R-17 is a very popular size and the KO2 is a nice all purpose tire. If you go with a 17" wheel just make sure they will clear the brakes.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-26-2020, 12:14 PM
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Hello everyone,

Iím new to the Jeep world and I was looking for some input on tires. I currently have the factory 255/70/R18 size on my Jeep now and as Iíve been searching for some used tires it seems the 285/70/R17 is the most common size I come across. Some of the tires Iíve been looking at come with the rims. I was planning on getting the BF Goodrich KO2s I heard they handle pretty well in the snow. Iím just wondering if that size is going to work at all for my Jeep or if its going to be to tight. I donít plan on doing any climbing but we do have rough trails in my area. I have a Wrangler unlimited Sahara at factory stock height. I plan on eventually doing a 2 inch lift.

Thanks for any suggestions!
That would be a great tire choice. As Mrtoyou stated extremely popular and solid tire choice. Just to give you the dimensions. The 285/70R17 will be a hair over a 1/2 taller over all rolling diameter and 1 1/4" wider.

Check brake clearance but also if they are not stock wheels be aware of the offset as it will move depending on the new offset.


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You should be fine with a 2" lift. The other thing to consider is the offset of the wheels you are running. If you are running stock wheels you may need to add wheel spacers.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-27-2020, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone! I appreciate the info, I had found someone selling used ko2s on stock 2019 rubicon rims with spacers for $1000. Unfortunately it sold quickly, but it’s good to know I can make that size work. It seems like it’s the most common size
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