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Mud tire time

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Well this should be fun. The bottom of the stack are some craigslist 18" Sahara wheels that will be getting the tires on the top :-)


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Re: Mud tire time

What are the specs on the new tires? You have ORII so I'm assuming you have QL - interested to see how those fit. Will look awesome for sure!
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Re: Mud tire time

I normally run Michelin AT/2 in 275/65/18

The mud tires are a little smaller at 265/65/18 but I bought them for really one weekend of use.

I'm going to go play at the Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree in a few weeks, which I did last year on the AT tires. Last year day one was dry and warm, day 2 it rained a little in the morning. I think I would have wanted mud tires on day 1 if it had been wet on that trail.

These are actually re-treaded tires ($118 each shipped from a place in Nashville).

The Jeep Jam starts Oct 20th, but I doubt I'll put them on until like the 17th.




at 0:57 in this video you'll see the stuff that would have been interesting on AT's in the wet.
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Did yo get them installed? got pics?

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Re: Mud tire time

Im interested in the retread feedback. And of course pics.
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I was very pleased - ran them aired down to 15-16psi for 2 days on a Jeep Jam trip - and drove about 400 miles at 40psi that week on the road. They are mud tire loud on the road - but did great!!


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Re: Mud tire time

Hey, so I'm needing new tires soon, and I'm debating on moving up in the size department. I'm currently running the stock size of 265/60R18 with 18x9 rims and a +20mm offset. No lift, nothing fancy at all. Would a tire size of 275/65/18 works with what I have for a rim, or would there be rubbing?
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Re: Mud tire time

I can't really answer the offset question - I have a 2 sets of stock rims. The Wrangler Sahara ones in this thread and the ones that came on my '14 Limited. I'm confident any 275/65/18's would be fine.




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Re: Mud tire time

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Hey, so I'm needing new tires soon, and I'm debating on moving up in the size department. I'm currently running the stock size of 265/60R18 with 18x9 rims and a +20mm offset. No lift, nothing fancy at all. Would a tire size of 275/65/18 works with what I have for a rim, or would there be rubbing?
Yeah, the offset is the part that makes it questionable. I know the size will work with the proper rim configuration, but I'm not sure how much offset you can get away with before it rubs. I'm also using Saraha rims (from a '16 Unlimited), with 255/70/18 tires. The diameter is the same as you're looking at, but they are a little narrower, and more importantly the rims aren't pushed out as far. The stock 20's on the WK2 are 20x9 +56.4, and the stock 18's are 18x8 +56.4, both of which give you the same 7.4" from the back of the tire to the mounting surface, and 3" from the front of the tire to the mounting surface.
By using the same size tire on a 18x9 +20, you'll move the tire outboard 1.4" toward the fender. This is only really a concern when cornering. If you then add a wider, and larger diameter, tire on that same rim you're pushing it even closer to the fender. The width will be 1/4" closer but the added 2" of diameter along with that increased width, and minimal offset may cause interference.
I know the size certainly can work with the correct rim configuration, but I don't know if a 18x9+20 is it. I guess long story short, if you buy those tires, and it doesn't work out, you can replace the rims with something closer to stock, and still be able to use the tires.


And just because I like the way it looks, here's mine with the JKU rims, and BFG KO2 tires (32x10).
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