No nonsense, biggest size tire for stock '11 Rubi? -
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post #1 of 4 Old 04-07-2016, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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No nonsense, biggest size tire for stock '11 Rubi?

Hello everyone,

I guess I should begin by saying I'm brand new to this forum and still fairly new to the whole jeep thing. Learning where I can and picking up all the info possible. That being said, I'm currently in the market for a new set of tires and I'd like to get a few solid numbers from people not trying to sell me anything. I have a stock 2011 Rubicon with the 17in rims. I want to get a little larger tire than stock to beef up the look as well as my offroad capabilities. A lift is in the future but not this time around. Highway driving with a lot of offroad adventuring through all climates, I've been looking at the Duratrac's or KO-2's possibly.....any thoughts on other tires in/near this catagory and what is a hard number for the largest tire size before I cause rubbing at full lock etc.

PS. I know there is a thread about tire sizes but they throw around way to many measurements for me currently at my knowledge level so appeciate the "tire size for dummies" version.

Thank you in advance!

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-08-2016, 07:10 AM
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There's a million threads on this topic, but generally P285/70-17 is what you're after. If you go wider or taller than that, you risk rubbing control arms and/or inner fender liner. This is considering that you said stock suspension.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-09-2016, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, after I posted this I read through the forums a little more and found that number to be just about right as well. They still say you can get a little fender rub at full articulation but I rarely do that so not to worried. Also thinking about just trimming that fender fat to create a flat fender, no rub then and personally I like the look. Thank you again!
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-01-2016, 07:48 AM
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WXman is correct on the size...I would favor the BFGKO2's. I have had the Goodyear duratracs on my 2010 Jk and now have the KO2's on our 2016, both on stock rims in that approximate size with a moderate but quality suspension lift of 2". If your Jeep is more of a daily driver you will appreciate the KO2's more....I am going to be selling the tires and rims as seen in my gallery very soon if you are interested and live within a favorable location to gainesville, Ga. They have 3,000 miles on them with 0 miles on the spare. I am making a move to upgrade the fender flares to Poison Spider Crushers and will need a larger tire and new rims to achieve the look that I want. By the way, my new tires will be 35/12.5/18 or equivalent BFG KO2's !
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