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Re: Question about Goodyear DuraTrac

I think many do report that the 32" tire fits without rubbing, but I'm yet so see someone go off-road and see how far they can 'push it' without issues. The 275/65/18 actually has a larger OD (32.1") than the 275/55/20 (31.9") and some have reported issues especially in the front without getting the leveling kit. YMMV depending on tire brand.

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Re: Question about Goodyear DuraTrac

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I think many do report that the 32" tire fits without rubbing, but I'm yet so see someone go off-road and see how far they can 'push it' without issues. The 275/65/18 actually has a larger OD (32.1") than the 275/55/20 (31.9") and some have reported issues especially in the front without getting the leveling kit. YMMV depending on tire brand.
How does this work for an example of "pushing it"? Also, these are even larger than the 275/65. These are 275/70, according the OP. They look like they definitely rub at the extreme flexing points, but I doubt most would be using their JGC like this and the slightly smaller size in question will leave you more room. YMMV, indeed. Just providing info as I've seen it.




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So your saying a 33" tire fits on coil suspension wo/modification?
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Re: Question about Goodyear DuraTrac

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So your saying a 33" tire fits on coil suspension wo/modification?
I'm not saying that, but Kreso says that's what he's using. I'd presume he was probably wrong about that because it's way too big to fit without a lift. But my speculation about it is pretty apparent if you read through that thread at all...
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I'm not saying that, but Kreso says that's what he's using. I'd presume he was probably wrong about that because it's way too big to fit without a lift I would think. [B]But my speculation about it is pretty apparent if you read through that thread at al[/B]l...
Yeah I agree, so I go back to my original question. I am yet to see someone really push "32" OD on coil no mod and report that there were no issues at all. In that thread he ended up getting the 2.5" lift, no could be he wanted the look and ground clearance, but he's already gaining some good height with the tires. Just looking at the front tires (and the space in the fender) tells the story to me anyway.
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Yeah I agree, so I go back to my original question. I am yet to see someone really push "32" OD on coil no mod and report that there were no issues at all. In that thread he ended up getting the 2.5" lift, no could be he wanted the look and ground clearance, but he's already gaining some good height with the tires. Just looking at the front tires (and the space in the fender) tells the story to me anyway.
It's probably guaranteed pushing any 32"+ tire at the level he is in these photos would result in some rubbing at certain points. Like I said though, I doubt many who will be "off-roading" will be going in situations like this all the time, but who knows. It still looks like he managed and came out at the end without ruining anything. I'm sure there were some rubs on the felt, but that's minor...Maybe we should ask him.
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It's probably guaranteed pushing any 32"+ tire at the level he is in these photos would result in some rubbing at certain points. Like I said though, I doubt many who will be "off-roading" will be going in situations like this all the time, but who knows. It still looks like he managed and came out at the end without ruining anything. I'm sure there were some rubs on the felt, but that's minor...Maybe we should ask him.
Yeah we can ask, but lets face it. Would you be comfortable going off road whenever the mood strikes you with 33" tires on your GC without any Mods. Even if you get away with it for a while (he got the lift pretty quickly after those pics) it's certainly not something I would do based on what's been shown on the forum as a community.
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Yeah we can ask, but lets face it. Would you be comfortable going off road whenever the mood strikes you with 33" tires on your GC without any Mods. Even if you get away with it for a while (he got the lift pretty quickly after those pics) it's certainly not something I would do based on what's been shown on the forum as a community.
I'm with you, it's too big without any suspension modification for me to be comfortable enough using it.

And just so you know, I wasn't trying to argue with you, just providing info based on what others used. It seemed like the OP may be more after looks than actual function for off road use, but he/she can chime in with that answer and they can have a better idea of results based on our discussion.
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I'm with you, it's too big without any suspension modification for me to be comfortable enough using it.

And just so you know, I wasn't trying to argue with you, just providing info based on what others used. It seemed like the OP may be more after looks than actual function for off road use, but he/she can chime in with that answer and they can have a better idea of results based on our discussion.
No I realized that after your second post. Either way your entitled and I agree with the rest of your post. BTW. Off topic, I see you have ORA 1. I know it comes with skids, "full-size" spare, and tow hooks. Are the hooks front and rear? I was trying to get OR1 or 2 in my area but it was really difficult so I ended up having the dealer put front tow hooks on and I'm going to get something to put in the hitch since I have the tow package, but I was curious.
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No I realized that after your second post. Either way your entitled and I agree with the rest of your post. BTW. Off topic, I see you have ORA 1. I know it comes with skids, "full-size" spare, and tow hooks. Are the hooks front and rear? I was trying to get OR1 or 2 in my area but it was really difficult so I ended up having the dealer put front tow hooks on and I'm going to get something to put in the hitch since I have the tow package, but I was curious.
I'm not positive about the rear hook, but I don't think there is one. I was just crawling under the Jeep a few days ago and didn't see it.

I do have a d-ring hitch mount on my wishlist though to solve that problem, even though Jeep should've provided one or created a rear hook. Crazy idea, I know.

To sidetrack a bit more, I did just receive my new jack/jack stand and I'm pretty stoked on how much better it is than the shitty scissor jack that the WK2 comes with.

http://www.amazon.com/Powerbuilt-620.../dp/B00GJJZ5YC

It also fits in the spare compartment, after removing one of the bins!

I feel much more confident with this instead. Now I just need to get a REAL matching full size spare and mount my fifth wheel to it, so I'm really set.
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Re: Question about Goodyear DuraTrac

Strange, you would think a rear tow hook would be a given, but you know. Yes the D-ring or a step that doubles as tow point and triples as a "back off my butt" like this one. Amazon.com: Smittybilt 27046B Beaver Step for 2" Hitch: Automotive

That jack looks like a good deal and will come in very handy.
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Re: Question about Goodyear DuraTrac

Did these just come out for stock size. I am not looking for going off-road with mine just want a stock size tire with better tread. The tire I was looking at was the open country AT II but wanted duratracs but didn't want to effect speedo.
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