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Besides Jeff is 2wd
2wd or not I still offroaded the heck outta it when I first got it. Even had it barried to the floor boards and didn't get stuck lol. Ill post pics later on.

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Re: What did you do to your WK today?

Mine are 18s if I'm correct! And I'm 255/70/17 and mine I rubbing right now not a lot but enough to pinch the wheel well. So what's the final verdict? I want something that looks thready but will work in rain IF IT COMES lol not expensive I've noticed some tires that are expensive tend to not grapple on the ground when your peeling out haha.

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Mine are 18s if I'm correct! And I'm 255/70/17 and mine I rubbing right now not a lot but enough to pinch the wheel well. So what's the final verdict? I want something that looks thready but will work in rain IF IT COMES lol not expensive I've noticed some tires that are expensive tend to not grapple on the ground when your peeling out haha. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

No actually from your tire size they are 17's. See that last number? That's your rim size. Thready tires are more expensive than regular tires and most will work well in the rain. If you do a 2 inch lift you should be able to eliminate the rubbing, if you want to keep that tire size.
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Mine are 18s if I'm correct! And I'm 255/70/17 and mine I rubbing right now not a lot but enough to pinch the wheel well. So what's the final verdict? I want something that looks thready but will work in rain IF IT COMES lol not expensive I've noticed some tires that are expensive tend to not grapple on the ground when your peeling out haha.

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quick question, how do you have a 255/70/17, on a 18" wheel? the third number is the rim diameter and if it's 17, then you have 17"'s. The HTS I mention will work in the rain lol
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No actually from your tire size they are 17's. See that last number? That's your rim size. Thready tires are more expensive than regular tires and most will work well in the rain. If you do a 2 inch lift you should be able to eliminate the rubbing, if you want to keep that tire size.
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quick question, how do you have a 255/70/17, on a 18" wheel? the third number is the rim diameter and if it's 17, then you have 17"'s. The HTS I mention will work in the rain lol
I think we posted at the same time lol, but yeah, alex you have 17's only certain models had the 18's and a Laredo isn't one of them lol.

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I think we posted at the same time lol, but yeah, alex you have 17's only certain models had the 18's and a Laredo isn't one of them lol. here are some old pics back when I did do some off roading:
Yeah but he's not on stock rims. I believe he is on mambas.
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I think we posted at the same time lol, but yeah, alex you have 17's only certain models had the 18's and a Laredo isn't one of them lol. here are some old pics back when I did do some off roading:
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Yeah but he's not on stock rims. I believe he is on mambas.
but they are still 17's, they came on the wrangler
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but they are still 17's, they came on the wrangler
Mambas are an aftermarket wheel. Moabs came on the wranglers
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Here's some pics when I went off roading
came close to high centering it! Nice shots bro!
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Mambas are an aftermarket wheel. Moabs came on the wranglers
Yeah got mambas honestly idk I've had 17in tires on my tires for a while even with the stock forteras they were 17 and I got them on the mambas

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I don't know about this I had one tire that was mismatched on my zj, and it ran perfectly fine. If you measure the tire and it's within spec of the other tires and has a similar tread pattern it should be fine. Remember there is even a difference in tire size between a new tire and an old tire and even a under inflated will be smaller. Besides Jeff is 2wd
You're right about the difference between a new and used tire, which is why with AWD/FT4wd vehicles you're supposed to replace all 4 together. And the inflation is also a valid point, the TPMS has an operating tolerance of 9psi, meaning that it wants to be @ 33psi and it won't send a code in the window of 29-38psi. The TPMS is primarily for inflation safety but also to keep ppl aware of tire pressure so they all stay maintained and close to the same psi. It sucks, for example, if one of your tires gets destroyed and you've only got 30k miles on the set and the others are still around 50%, you'll need to replace all 4 together even if you want to replace just the one tire with the same brand/model and tread design. I know ppl don't follow this guideline and I get it, that gets expensive quick and seems like a waste, but trust when I tell you, if you run mismatched tires on your AWD vehicle for a length of time there will be problems and damage. The ZJ with the QD system is one of the most susceptible systems to this type of failure out there, most likely you either got lucky that your single tire was close enough or you didn't own/drive it long enough after having it on there to encounter the damage. The industry allowable tread depth tolerance for AWD vehicles is 3/32" difference between tires of same make and model, even if your spare is a 5th to your match set and you've got 50% worn and one tire is ruined your spare shouldn't be seen as a permanent solution due to its considerable diameter difference. The tires actually aren't even measured by size/diameter etc in reference to AWD purposes, they refer to revs per mile which is a more accurate determination of diameter but also takes into account the tires rotational increase in size @60mph. Even the different rolling resistance between tires and compounds will have a detrimental effect on most AWD systems. Think of it like this, if you have 2 diff size tires on a solid or spooled/locked axle (I know most have open diffs, just stick with me for a second) and you roll said axle in a straight line, it would not roll straight due to the smaller tire, it'd roll in a circle. That's a dramatic example but it plays here, now with that same theory in mind, imagine a minuscule difference between brands or new/used etc and your 4wd system trying to rectify what it sees as a traction issue. You're just driving down a nice straight dry hwy doing 75mph but your xcase is freaking out because it thinks it's losing traction on said corner with mismatched tire and it's trying to transfer and make adjustments to be happy again. I know this is probably more than anyone here wanted to know about the ins and outs of the auto and tire industry, I've just been doing this for 10 years professionally and have seen some ridiculous stuff. I'd hate to see one of y'all blow a xcase or even worse a trans due to something as simple as tires... Don't even get me started on Audis...
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