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    Tires for 17" rim suggestions? lets hear it boys!

    Ok So I have a 2014 JKU and want to get some nice tires big and wide will rubb the fenders? takk and skinny?, undersizes? more options in a 265/70/17,
    and lighter weight with 245/75/17 and lower cost.
    Looking for honest opinions and experiences if you dont know please dont input.

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    I am leaning to the duratracks myself

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    Are you wheeling it or is it just for street use? Do you have or plan to do a lift?
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    Been looking into this for my stock 17, going with BF mud terrain. Km2. 255/80/17 it's one inch higher then stock but same width. 33's. Saw them on a jeep at stock size 255/75 r17. U would swear they where wider. Think the sidewalks make them look bigger then they are. Awesome reviews on these tires on and off road. I get them installed this week

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    Thanks guys, I plan on doing a few trails and rough roads, as well as daily driving, so I need something inbetween, I am planning a lift as soon as my warrenty is up,
    and will be looking for rims and tires then, but right now dont like the stock goodyears, and need something that can handle some snow and ice.

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    If you are looking for a good highway tire that also works well in snow and ice, a mud terrain isn't it. Large lugs with little or no siping are pretty much the opposite of what you want. I would highly recommend an all terrain for your application. The BFG All terrain is an excellent choice, IMO.
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    I should add, I hear a lot of praise for the Duratracs (another all terrain) as well but I have no first hand experience with them.

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    i am running duratracs since 2012 and i love them, before that i run BF goodrich All-terrain T/A KO. from my experience regarding the difference between the two is that the duratracs grips better in snow and rain but the sidewall is weak and they wear out fast. the BF all-terrains has stronger sidewall and longer tread life. on mud they are both the same.
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    Tires for 17" rim suggestions? lets hear it boys!

    Quote Originally Posted by mudman View Post
    i am running duratracs since 2012 and i love them, before that i run BF goodrich All-terrain T/A KO. from my experience regarding the difference between the two is that the duratracs grips better in snow and rain but the sidewall is weak and they wear out fast. the BF all-terrains has stronger sidewall and longer tread life. on mud they are both the same.
    That matches up to my experience with duratracs. Particularly the side walls, bought 6, sold 4

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    I've been running BFG All Terrains for years and love them. They last forever, not too noisy on the road, and are OK offroad. Until my jeep stops being a DD I don't see myself going to another tire. There are also a ton of them out there, so finding used tires and replacement tires is pretty easy. Something to keep in mind if budget is an important factor.

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    Well guys thanks for all the input but I dropped the hammer today and went with the duratracks, I would have gone with the bfg's but the fact they dont have a winter rating or sipes cut in made the decision for me. I was also looking at the cooper tires all terain but no where offers them around here, so good years it is.
    and any way I can get a few bucks back from my insurance for running a winter rated tire is a good thing.
    now just waiting for my bend tech software and can start fabing the bumpers and rock sliders.
    all aluminium custom design and build for less than I can buy for thanks to my home shop.

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    What size did ya go with?

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    I went with the stock 255/75/17 Goodyear Duratracks, they seem to be skinnier than the 255 s that I just removed the stock goodyear wranglers

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    I'm running 285/70/17 Hercules Terra Trac AT2 on a 17" rim. Rim is a 0 offset (Ion #171) and I haven't had any rubbing.
    I'm also running a '13 JK Sport with no lift.

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