A few days after the tires arrived at OK Auto we took the Jeep to get the tires mounted and balanced on the Jeep’s Moab wheels. We also took the opportunity while the Jeep was on the lift to look over the underside of the Jeep and check for pulled tight brake lines, wires, hoses, etc.
Below are some comparison differences between the factory BFG Mud Terrain tires and the Duratracs. We chose not to go with a much larger tire which made the 285/70R17 size perfect.
We put together a little reference guide for those of you wondering what size tires will fit under your Jeep. These are general guidelines, your vehicle may be different. We are only going to cover what we most commonly see on the trail and we are only going to cover Jeeps lifted via a spring suspension lift, body lift, extended shackles or some combination of all. We have never been a big fan of a large body lifts and big shackles. Body Lifts may have an undesirable effect on the Jeep (ex. fan clearance, shifter clearance, linkage problems, etc..) usually we would only recommend a 1″ body lift. Extended shackles (bigger than 1″) can cause steering problems on Jeeps due to changes in position of the front axle. Read more
Fresh off the installation of a BDS 3″ lift it seemed time to upgrade the jeepfan.com JK’s tires. Now we have been very happy with the Toyo tires and the factory Moab Rubicon wheels but a change would give us a different perspective of how different tires would work. Read more
Fresh off the install of the TeraFlex 2.5″ Budget Boost Lift a new set of tires were needed to be fitted onto the jeepfan.com JK to finish the set up. After a visit to OK Auto and trying a Toyo 35″ we decided on a smaller size. See Will 35′s fit on my JK Wrangler with stock rims?
Since I pretty much decided on a set of Toyo Open Country M/T tires for the jeepfan.com JK Wrangler, my big debate was size…33 or 35. I was really considering a set of 35′s until I tried them. The helpful staff at OK Auto 4WD & Tire were nice enough to mount a 35 on one of the JK’s Moab rims and let me test fit them. Read more
Steve from Massachusetts Sahara is equipped with Toyo 295/70/R17 Open Country M/T tires mounted to Jeep Hulk rims from a Commander. Behind the tires and wheels are a set of Spidertrax 1.25″ Wheel Spacers to add a little width. Steve says these tires have an amazing rating for off road use and very good for street use, not a lot of humming and handle OK on the highway. Some other accessories include a Mopar Gas Cap Door, Mopar Door Sill Protectors, and Husky Floor Liners. To help him find the way a Garmin Street Pilot 330 GPS system is kept close by and to keep the law off his tail a Valentine 1 Radar Detector rides along too. (Watch yourself Steve!)
Steve is not a newbie Jeep owner. He had an 2002 TJ Sport with 33′s and 3 inch suspension lift 4.0 which was sold for a 2004 TJ Unlimited that he swore he would keep for ever until the JK came out and he had to have one. What Steve likes most about his new JK is it’s now a TRUE SUV – smooth on highway, quiet, and lots of room. All this but still a Jeep with removable top and that amazing off road capability!
Steve wanted to keep the factory Jeep look and we believe he has done it, nice job, we are jealous!
The side of your tire, known as the sidewall, contains all the information you will need to know about your tire. Whether your tire says “Goodyear” or some other name, all tires are required to have this information. Read more
Anyone who has been off-roading more than a few times understands the reasons to “air-down”. If you don’t know why then read on.
Airing Down allows your vehicle’s tires to conform and actually grip rough off road surfaces while increasing the tire’s contact patch. The softer tires will also absorb bumps to make your off road ride a bit more comfortable. Read more