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post #1 of 13 Old 02-03-2018, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Sahara JL all terrain tires

I just built a JL Sahara with the upgraded rims. It says the tires are Goodyear all terrain, does anyone know which tire model that is. Iím curious if they are knobby like the Rubican.

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I just built a JL Sahara with the upgraded rims. It says the tires are Goodyear all terrain, does anyone know which tire model that is. Iím curious if they are knobby like the Rubican.

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They are not. Nowhere near as aggressive, and a different size too. The Sahara uses 255/70r18, and the Rubicon uses 285/70r17 BFG KO2's.


Im not sure what AT tire the Sahara is going to come with since I didn't read the sidewall, but it looked like a basic road going AT. A decent AT tread pattern with a very tame shoulder and street tire-like sidewall. Nothing like the almost MT aggressive KO2's. Its probably a modest Goodyear Wrangler series tire.


I have the Rubicon tires on my Sport S, and am very pleased with them. They just barely fit, but don't rub anywhere at full articulation. Great road manners, low noise, excellent in snow, and from what little trail riding Ive done with it quite good off road too.

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the rubicon has Higher fenders on JL than the sport use standard fenders. I believe the R model has +2 more clearance at these fender areas. to run the 33s.

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the rubicon has Higher fenders on JL than the sport use standard fenders. I believe the R model has +2 more clearance at these fender areas. to run the 33s.
They do. 2" more clearance front and rear, and 2" wider axles. But, that said, Jeep made note that those extra clearances were added so that Rubi owners could toss on 35's right from the factory without having to do any mods.



Heres how mine turned out:

DOES IT FIT? 285/70r17 JL Sport. (lots of pics)



That thread got a little convoluted when I thought I had some damage from rub......but there is absolutely no rub. They fit just fine, but IMO its the largest size you'd be able to fit without some kind of mods.

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They are not and look a bit ďwimpyĒ in comparison to the stock Rubicon tires. We had the dealership install a set of Pro Comp A/T Sport M+S LT 305/60R/18 on ours and could not be happier!

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Thanks all. I heard but not confirmed the Goodyear tire the upgraded rim come with is the Kevlar.. 255/70R/18 all terrain. I wonder if itís worth looking into swapping into bf Goodrich ko2?
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Thanks all. I heard but not confirmed the Goodyear tire the upgraded rim come with is the Kevlar.. 255/70R/18 all terrain. I wonder if itís worth looking into swapping into bf Goodrich ko2?
If my sport came with AT's, even the "wimpy" ones, I probably would not have gone to the KO2's.

I strongly disliked the stock street tires. They were as bad in the snow in 2wd as my Challenger. I didn't even try to take them in deep snow or two tracking. I wanted some good AT's, so I figured I'd go big.....and the 285/70r17 KO2's are about as big as you can go on a stock non rubicon without a lift.

Would I notice a difference between the 245 AT's and 285 AT's on or off road? Probably not with the light wheeling I actually do. But they sure do look better.

Is the difference in AT's worth the $1400 to you?


A note about the KO2's:

The more aggressive sidewalls and MT-like shoulder lugs are what tipped the scales for me towards the KO2 over the 255/70r17 KM's I had on my JK (which I loved). I really didn't want to go full MT, but I feel the new KO2 is a nice cross between both. They are INCREDIBLE in snow. With the last storm we had here in mi, I was out on primary roads covered in 5-8" as if it were a dusting, driving on ice with confidence, and pushing through drifts over the height of the bumper from a dead stop without any hesitation. I'm thoroughly impressed with the KO2 in this size.

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Saw a new Sahara at a AZ dealership with its "all terrain" tires. Can you say wimpy?
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-31-2018, 07:27 PM
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I think they are the Goodyear Adventure with Kevlar. A mild AT for a stock vehicle.

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Mark Allen said, in one of the youtube JL videos, that the Sahara was built for the street Jeeper...folks who don't like to go off the pavement. It's a shame but...
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My new JL came with 255/70-R18 Bridgestone Dueler H/T 113T M&S.
I'll replace these when winter comes.

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My son's '17 JK Unlimited Sport came with lil bitty 225/75-16's on the steel 16" rims. There was a 31" upgrade as an option on the steel rims so we went with that size 245/75-16 in the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac "C" rated which are a big upgrade from a P rated tire because the sidewalls are strong enough for airing down low for beach riding (12-10 psi). We did not go bigger due to the fact that this JK has the 6 speed manual with 3.23:1 gears.

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Jeep is using 4 different tires on the Sport and Sahara models.

If you select the "HT" tires box on the order sheet, you will get either the Bridgestone Dueler H/T or the Michelin LTX M/S. If you select the "AT" tires box on the order sheet, you will get either the Bridgestone Dueler A/T (which has been used on JK Sahara models for a decade) or the Goodyear Adventure A/T. Both options are the same cost, just depends on which box the dealer checks off on when they place the order.

Be advised that side by side, the Bridgestone Dueler A/T is very narrow and looks tiny compared to the Goodyear Adventure A/T, even though the same size is used on all the JLs of equal trim level. If you ordered the AT tires, I would be crossing my fingers that it gets the Goodyears.

If you want a BFGoodrich A/T KO2, you have to get the Rubicon trim level.

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