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Old 07-14-2011, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tires for my new JK

Hello

I have a new rubicon unlimited and I just installed a teraflex 2.5 coil lift with shock extenders and I had to use a wheel spacer to keep the stock wheels.

Looking for up to a 35 thinking about a tall skinny tire because I don't want to change gearing at the moment.

I'm trying to find the right tire. Do I need to change rims for more options ?

I like the goodyear mtr or km2 but the km2 doesn't have many sizes

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 07-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tire height affects the gear ratio, not width.
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Tire height affects the gear ratio, not width.
I just don't want the weight of a wide tire.
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Tire height affects the gear ratio, not width.
My thought exactly.

You need to pay attention to the Back Space on the wheels you pick on JK's. If you run too much BS you will end up having to run spacers.

If you go to JKOwners.com you can see a number of wheel and tire pictures. It's a sister company to Pirate4x4.com Good people on that side of the world.
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I do have a bad tj with the bf krawlers. The best tire I ever used for the rocks.
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More information is needed to get a good answer. What size rims are you currently using, and what is the back spacing on the rims. Putting 35's on your jeep, either tall and skinny, or tall and fat might require changing the gears. I say might because that all depends on you, and what your wanting for gas mileage. If you don't care about getting worse gas mileage then leave the gears alone. If you want to maintain a more stock gas mileage, then change the gears out. As far as the weight of a wider tire, you're maybe looking at 5-10lbs per tire, and your not going to notice that.
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More information is needed to get a good answer. What size rims are you currently using, and what is the back spacing on the rims. Putting 35's on your jeep, either tall and skinny, or tall and fat might require changing the gears. I say might because that all depends on you, and what your wanting for gas mileage. If you don't care about getting worse gas mileage then leave the gears alone. If you want to maintain a more stock gas mileage, then change the gears out. As far as the weight of a wider tire, you're maybe looking at 5-10lbs per tire, and your not going to notice that.

I'm on stock rims with spacers because of the coil lift. I just pulled the trigger on 35x12.5x17 bf mud terrain km's. Hope I made the right choice.
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I'm on stock rims with spacers because of the coil lift. I just pulled the trigger on 35x12.5x17 bf mud terrain km's. Hope I made the right choice.
You shouldn't have any issue since you have spacers. Without the spacers you might rub the front tires at full turn.
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