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Old 06-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Swap out stock tires

I want new offroad tires but have no lift kit yet! You all think it would be silly to replace tires with stock size in offroad tread knowing a lift will come sometime?
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Re: Swap out stock tires

Tires will make the biggest difference if you are upgrading from stock. Whether they are the same size or larger.

Most folks try and couple the tires together with the lift though. Might see if any stock sized offroad tires come up for sale in the for sale section on the forum. Alternative would be to run the tires off the jeep, those things are dirt cheap, not huge, but a solid tire.
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Re: Swap out stock tires

You can fit many 285's with stock suspension with no issue.
I am running Goodyear Duratracs now on a wider than stock wheel with only a little rub on the drivers side body mount.
Have my lift coming next week and I will do the BMC then.
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Tires will make the biggest difference if you are upgrading from stock. Whether they are the same size or larger.

Most folks try and couple the tires together with the lift though. Might see if any stock sized offroad tires come up for sale in the for sale section on the forum. Alternative would be to run the tires off the jeep, those things are dirt cheap, not huge, but a solid tire.
What size is on jeep?
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What size is on jeep?
BFG Mud Terrains in 255/75-17
A bit taller and skinnier than our OEM size.
You can find them usually new and really cheap on Craigslist.
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So confusing if you can put 285's on.
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Re: Swap out stock tires

Its only 20mm wider or .7" The main difference is the height is almost 1" taller (1/2" each side of the wheel). BFG tires typically run slightly smaller and many have fit them with out a lift. If your light trail riding with more DD- look at the Rugged Terrain T/A. Otherwise the All Terrain T/A would be a little more aggressive (same treads as found on TT's) and if your trail runner thats Ok with road noise- there is the Mud Terrain T/A KM2

Here is a link from BFG with each of the tires compared


LT285/70R17 Tires | BFGoodrich Tires

Another option are the Pizza Cutters- KM2's

They are a 255/80R17 so they are actually 1/2" taller that the 285's but slightly skinnier. They work great with factory suspensions. I ran mine like thats for months and had no issues on some nasty rig roads

They were my 1st mod



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Its only 20mm wider or .7" The main difference is the height is almost 1" taller (1/2" each side of the wheel). BFG tires typically run slightly smaller and many have fit them with out a lift. If your light trail riding with more DD- look at the Rugged Terrain T/A. Otherwise the All Terrain T/A would be a little more aggressive (same treads as found on TT's) and if your trail runner thats Ok with road noise- there is the Mud Terrain T/A KM2

Here is a link from BFG with each of the tires compared


LT285/70R17 Tires | BFGoodrich Tires

Another option are the Pizza Cutters- KM2's

They are a 255/80R17 so they are actually 1/2" taller that the 285's but slightly skinnier. They work great with factory suspensions. I ran mine like thats for months and had no issues on some nasty rig roads

They were my 1st mod



What size in picture are those the 255's
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Yes, those are 255's^ Pizza cutters
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You can fit many 285's with stock suspension with no issue.
I am running Goodyear Duratracs now on a wider than stock wheel with only a little rub on the drivers side body mount.
Have my lift coming next week and I will do the BMC then.
Why is it there are so many different answers to this? I don't understand if its yes they fit or no!
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