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Did a search but found nothing regarding this specific tire and size... I'm aware of the tire various stickies on the subject, but also know there are many tires that are exceptions to the rule.

The KO2 in a 295/75r16 is 33.3" tall and 11.6" wide... Hoping to get away with a BMC but no lift... :wink
 

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If it helps at all, I have the Ko2's in 34x10.5r17 on the SEMA TRD wheels and an Icon Stage 2 kit and they rubbed on the body mount. Not sure where you're sourcing rubber but Discount was willing to test fit both sizes I was considering before I made my decision. Seems to me any reasonable shop would, so long as they have those sizes in stock.
 

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It will work pending UCA clearance. Offroad you will probably rub if you stuff a tire, but with a body mount chop you should be just fine for the day-to-day. I drove around 295/75/16s Grabbers on stock wheels (truck leveled) with no BMC for about a week. I could only turn the wheel one revolution but it worked!

The 34x10.5x17 isn't a comparison. That's like a 265/82/17. So narrow you don't get the same problems.


 

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I have a buddy who did this.
We live in the mountains of Colorado and drive on forest roads. He was fine on hardtop, but when every he had to turn steering to full-stop, esp in reverse, he had bad rub.

He debated between spacers and BMC. A neighbor with skills and a grinder solved it for him.

Don't risk $1K+ without the right clearance. And Don't ruin the suspension geometry with spacers

IMO, Either get proper off set wheels or get a BMC, if you'll be doing any off roading.


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I have a buddy who did this.
We live in the mountains of Colorado and drive on forest roads. He was fine on hardtop, but when every he had to turn steering to full-stop, esp in reverse, he had bad rub.

He debated between spacers and BMC. A neighbor with skills and a grinder solved it for him.

Don't risk $1K+ without the right clearance. And Don't ruin the suspension geometry with spacers

IMO, Either get proper off set wheels or get a BMC, if you'll be doing any off roading.


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Thanks for this. Glad it worked out for him... So once he got the BMC he was okay? Or did he need to get levelers or a lift? My truck is a TTUE, so the front comes leveled from the factory... I don't go in for crawling, it's more of an overland build. That said there are ruts, bumps, etc. etc... Similar to fireroads in Colorado. Since, in fact, I'll mostly be on fire roads in California, ha ha. Wondering about top-of-tire clearance, issues with bottoming out, etc...
 

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Thanks for this. Glad it worked out for him... So once he got the BMC he was okay? Or did he need to get levelers or a lift? My truck is a TTUE, so the front comes leveled from the factory... I don't go in for crawling, it's more of an overland build. That said there are ruts, bumps, etc. etc... Similar to fireroads in Colorado. Since, in fact, I'll mostly be on fire roads in California, ha ha. Wondering about top-of-tire clearance, issues with bottoming out, etc...


BMC was all he needed. Though there is some chance of the OEM upper control arms getting run in some circumstances, but nothing major.

Regarding leveling kits. PLEASE, don't compromise with spacers. I know all too well how my rig started to tell me how I had to spend money to do things right.

My '08 was factory suspension and I beat the hell out of it - even with an ARB bumper. I bought a used '13 that someone modded for being a Main Street cruiser.

I've broken many things. Mainly because of spacers and poor suspension mods.

There are some decent moderate-priced 2-3" suspension options perfect for whAt you do.

All this said, my buddy wasn't running 33-34" tires.


Separate thought for consideration: I ran the KOs for years and would burn through tread very quickly (every 20K miles). I thought I'd give the Nitto trail grappler (AT) a shot. I like them more and they are the only ATs with the aggressive look that came with a mileage warranty.

I've found them great on the forest roads and crawling in Utah. I have 33" 295s. Wasn't sure what to properly set the PSI at and they felt horrible. Nitto customer service had an engineer call me back, ask me questions about my specific set-up (bumper, winch, etc.) and then dialed me in to recommended PSI for highway, forest roads, and airing down in Utah. I'm a NITTO fan now.
 

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So I called an audible at the last minute and went for some Firestone Destination MTs in 285/75r16. They're 33.1", so on the larger side for that size. They fit great, no rubbing I could discern on my TTUE.

I had Destination MTs on my Jeep, they were pretty great. A very aggressive MT that also has good highway manners.

Looks great on my truck. Been a busy week with the new tires and new stereo. I'll post some pics soon in the "what did you do to your FJ today" thread...
 

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I wanna get 295/75r16 KO2s on my 11 TrailTeams but I don't currently have a BMC and I'm skeptical about it. I have a King 3" lift kit that's only lifted about an inch right now but I'm adjusting it higher. I'm putting the tires on the TRD Bronze beadlocks and was wondering if the tire will rub the mount at any point
 

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I've found them great on the forest roads and crawling in Utah. I have 33" 295s. Wasn't sure what to properly set the PSI at and they felt horrible. Nitto customer service had an engineer call me back, ask me questions about my specific set-up (bumper, winch, etc.) and then dialed me in to recommended PSI for highway, forest roads, and airing down in Utah. I'm a NITTO fan now.
Nitto seems like a solid company. Out of curiosity, what PSI did the engineer recommend for those different conditions? What ply rating are you running? E, C, D?
 

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I wanna get 295/75r16 KO2s on my 11 TrailTeams but I don't currently have a BMC and I'm skeptical about it. I have a King 3" lift kit that's only lifted about an inch right now but I'm adjusting it higher. I'm putting the tires on the TRD Bronze beadlocks and was wondering if the tire will rub the mount at any point
Yeah, they will. You can probably drive it home, but youll find theyll hit the body mounts. If you have aftermarket UCAs it will help some.
 

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Yeah, they will. You can probably drive it home, but youll find theyll hit the body mounts. If you have aftermarket UCAs it will help some.
Thanks, I actually ended up getting 285/75r16 KM3s since the KO2s were on back order until August and I got my BMC done afterall and now I'm going to run the KM3s until I need new tires. Once that happens, I'm going to go with 315/75r16 KM3s
 
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