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06-12-2019 08:56 AM
HampshireWJ Thanks for the feedback - glad you like the tyres, I am very pleased with them on my WJ, especially as we are now in a typically wet English summer!

On another note, I don't know how many photos I've looked at on this forum but I have just noticed that the US WJ's don't have a repeater indicator (blinker) on the front wings (fenders) - can't believe I had not noticed this before.
06-12-2019 12:47 AM
SD Overland
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SD, I see you went with the KO2's, when you have a few miles on them let us know what you think. The stance of your Jeep with that lift and those tyres looks really good, nice looking Jeep.
Thank you! I love the look and the tires.

I've put a few hundred miles on these and I can't say enough good things. They look SUPER aggressive but ride very nicely. There is some road noise vs my stock Goodyear Wrangler SR-A's, but it's not intrusive or annoying. The ride isn't more harsh than factory, and the added weight per tire isn't very noticeable. I do have the 4.7HO though, so folks with the 4.0 might struggle a bit more to get them up to speed vs stock tires.

Haven't done much offroading yet, but i did a 30 mile, steep dirt trail up to 3,000 feet near Mexico and I never lost traction on the switchbacks. All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchase.
06-03-2019 03:51 PM
LuthWJ77 4" IRO critical path and 265 75 16 BGF KO AT. Used to work at Discount tire as a younger fella seeing how long these would last and how good they'd balance I'd never buy anything else. Just got back from Jeep Jamboree in Palo Duro lots of loose sand and dirt never even spun a tire these things went everywhere no problem. Oh and they ride super nice and quiet even 10ply rated on a WJ. Just no reason IMHO to buy something else to see if they might be as good. Chances are they won't be. My two cents.
06-02-2019 12:04 AM
HampshireWJ SD, I see you went with the KO2's, when you have a few miles on them let us know what you think. The stance of your Jeep with that lift and those tyres looks really good, nice looking Jeep.
06-01-2019 11:24 AM
SD Overland I got my lift and tires Wednesday and took it wheelin on Friday. Thanks to @Kolak !

IRO 3" foundation series with Billstein 5100's. BFG all terrain KO2s in 245/70R17. Thanks for the tire size suggestions, I love the lift and the tires!
The 245/70R17 fits in the spare tire well but makes the cover stick up a bit. I'm going to air it down and see if it helps. No big deal if it doesn't.
05-28-2019 06:53 PM
shastaklr650 I believe this tire size 245 75 16 fits in the spare well. I have read that the 265 just barely prevents the tires fit. I cannot speak to the diameter of the 17 when compared to the 16 being exactly the same.
05-28-2019 10:42 AM
smokeyyank I'm running the IRO 3" and 265/75/16s I get some rubbing on the front I need to fix but otherwise I dig it!

05-28-2019 10:15 AM
DJCantonGA
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DJ, if you were referring to my Jeep, then thank you for the comment - the photo was taken on a 'green lane' in the wilds of Hamphsire, in the background you can see a Series Land Rover, a Suzuki Grand Vitara and a Land Rover 101 (ex military) - oddly they always seem to want me to lead.

If you are going the IRO route then I suggest you mail [email protected] and talk to him on what you want from you Jeep, he'll advise on what's sensible and sort you some great prices. Good luck with your project.
I was referring to you and the OP, both look great! Kolak gets all my money lol; I'll be ordering everything from him. Front driveshaft first...unfortunately the 2.5" BB has killed the cv joint at the transfer case.

The wife and I are planning another trip north in the future, and NH and Maine are more than likely the destination. We visited Boston (Bah-stun?) last fall and had a blast. Spent most of our time in Gloucester and the surrounding area. Had a cold and rainy day, so we just drove and went into NH and Maine, but nothing else other than that.
05-28-2019 09:33 AM
CUFOR98 Looks good. I agree on @Kolak . I got my 4" IRO springs, isolators, shocks, and other stuff from him and he was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with.
05-28-2019 09:09 AM
HampshireWJ DJ, if you were referring to my Jeep, then thank you for the comment - the photo was taken on a 'green lane' in the wilds of Hamphsire, in the background you can see a Series Land Rover, a Suzuki Grand Vitara and a Land Rover 101 (ex military) - oddly they always seem to want me to lead.

If you are going the IRO route then I suggest you mail [email protected] and talk to him on what you want from you Jeep, he'll advise on what's sensible and sort you some great prices. Good luck with your project.
05-27-2019 08:11 AM
DJCantonGA Your WJ looks great. I'll be getting rid of my spacer lift soon and going with a 3" IRO as well.
05-27-2019 04:54 AM
HampshireWJ I am finding the KO2's pretty good. I was after an all terrain tyre that offered good wet grip on the road and although not a problem for you in San Diego, was also a winter rated tyre, the KO2's fitted the bill. I am also pleased they fit the spare wheel space.

Prior to adding the IRO lift the WJ did not handle particularly well, due to a combination of worn tyres and worn out steering and suspension components. I went with the adjustable track bar, and Addco sway bar, as well as the Bilstein shocks, and Moog steering damper from IRO. I also changed all the tie rod ends on the front and did the spring isolators. The suspension and tyre combination now give a much better ride and I am much more confident in the handling of the car, I have not noticed them as being noisy either. Off road the tyres have also perfomed well - I am very pleased with them. They are a little more expensive in England than other AT tyres but I would recommend them if you need a good daily driver with reasonable off road ability.
05-27-2019 12:56 AM
SD Overland
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Silver WJ's with 3" IRO lifts seem to be pretty common these days! I run the BFG KO2's at 245/70/17 the tyre will fit in the spare wheel well nicely, pretty tight but it fits.
How do you like the Ko2's? I'm pretty much sold on those, in that size, but my only concern is they're about 10lbs heavier than my stock tires.

Looks good also! I can't wait for my lift to show up
05-26-2019 11:59 PM
HampshireWJ Attachment 3830603

Silver WJ's with 3" IRO lifts seem to be pretty common these days! I run the BFG KO2's at 245/70/17 the tyre will fit in the spare wheel well nicely, pretty tight but it fits.
05-26-2019 09:26 PM
SD Overland That looks great! I have the same IRO kit and am just waiting for parts to arrive, and wondering about tire size.

Does that tire fit in the spare tire well?

I'm going to go with 245/70R17, which should be the same size as yours. I was worried they would look small, but I think they're perfect! I might do a wheel spacer though, to widen the track a little.
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