Raised White Letters on KO2 Tires

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Thanks for this thread. Just told the dealer to mount my 315 KO2s with the white letters out. Jeep is in town but not off the train yet . . . I think I'm about to bite through the bit.





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Thanks for this thread. Just told the dealer to mount my 315 KO2s with the white letters out. Jeep is in town but not off the train yet . . . I think I'm about to bite through the bit.
I believe the 315/70r17s in load C are black side wall only. I only know this because as bad as I want them they don’t come in white letter and it drives me crazy because I love white letters. If you want white letters in that size you have to go 35x12.50 but it’s load E.
 

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I believe the 315/70r17s in load C are black side wall only. I only know this because as bad as I want them they don’t come in white letter and it drives me crazy because I love white letters. If you want white letters in that size you have to go 35x12.50 but it’s load E.
Didn't know that. Not worth going to the E load range, that's a stiff tire.
 

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Bummed to hear the 315 70 R17s load range c do not come with white letters. I’m old school. As soon as I see a good deal on them I will be buying them.
 

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I'm with you @Trav.city , white lettering is just about at the top of my list for tires...that the KO2's don't have a ~35" size with them...just stinks..

So, either it looks like 37's, which look great, but add expenses or maybe something like the STT Pro's in the 315 size. Have you given those any thoughts and/or found any other solid options?
 

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I'm with you @Trav.city , white lettering is just about at the top of my list for tires...that the KO2's don't have a ~35" size with them...just stinks..

So, either it looks like 37's, which look great, but add expenses or maybe something like the STT Pro's in the 315 size. Have you given those any thoughts and/or found any other solid options?
I love the looks of 37s, I just don’t want to loose ride quality and gearing. I have looked into the STT Pros as well, but they seem to be a bit noisy. I am still looking at them though. If you find anything please post.
 

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I love the looks of 37s, I just don’t want to loose ride quality and gearing. I have looked into the STT Pros as well, but they seem to be a bit noisy. I am still looking at them though. If you find anything please post.
The KO2's were the happy medium and then some, but without RWL...it's s non-starter. I can't tell you how much time I've blown pouring over tire specs and reviews.

If never or rarely going off road or easy off road, there are plenty of options. I'm not hard core, but on mid level or so, they most likely will not cut it, plus looks matter. So does weight, ride, noise level, etc.

General Grabber's look good, but they're heavy. Same goes for the Nitto's. Master Craft CXT's aren't bad - OWL (not RWL) and a D load rating and about the same weight as the KO2's .

Then you have the Master Craft MXT which bridges the gap to the STT PRO's. Great reviews and checks the boxes...but then for a few dollars more, I'm back at the STT's.

Uhhgg...I don't want to spend money for trial. I'm still working on a lift. Right now, the Dynotrac looks promising over the Rancho ( with 9000 shocks) so I don't regret not going with 37's with the space all the others leave....any higher the gap will drive me nuts.

At the end, I've not found rims I like better than the stock JLUR's that don't weigh too much (AEV Borah look great...weigh too much), to put 35's in with a 2" lift and tires i can live with 95% of the time.

let me know what you come up with...
 

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I'm with you @Trav.city , white lettering is just about at the top of my list for tires...that the KO2's don't have a ~35" size with them...just stinks..

So, either it looks like 37's, which look great, but add expenses or maybe something like the STT Pro's in the 315 size. Have you given those any thoughts and/or found any other solid options?
Pretty sure the 35-12.50-17 size come in RWL. Just go to 37’s anyway. You won’t notice much difference and you’ll be annoyed every time you see one with them. Spend the money once and be done with it. Don’t even play with 35’s on a Rubicon.
 

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Pretty sure the 35-12.50-17 size come in RWL. Just go to 37’s anyway. You won’t notice much difference and you’ll be annoyed every time you see one with them. Spend the money once and be done with it. Don’t even play with 35’s on a Rubicon.
It looks like you’re getting back in the JL world with a 2 door…Nice!

Thanks for the heads up on the 35x12.50 KO2…but it looks like a load rating E. There seems to be mixed reviews on E’s…I’m leery of the on road being too firm.

Feedback on manuals with 37’s is pretty thin and lend to needing to re-gear. I know…spend the money once and do it right; you’re right.

You know better than most, one thing leading to another. Lift and more lift parts, 37’s, tire carrier (Expedition One’s combo looks nice…), sidesteps/rails (for wife & daughter…maybe me to) and then re-gearing. On top of the winch and other stuff on it already and the other items “I gotta have”.

Looking forward to see the pics of your 2 Door!
 

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if you like the way it looks...go for it.
if you just like to advertise for your favorite tire company... we all like brands.....go for it.

But for me... I just won't ever do it. It's just one more thing I would want to keep clean...and I bought a jeep to stay dirty.
 

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Pretty sure the 35-12.50-17 size come in RWL. Just go to 37’s anyway. You won’t notice much difference and you’ll be annoyed every time you see one with them. Spend the money once and be done with it. Don’t even play with 35’s on a Rubicon.
The 35x12.50R17 size KO2's are only available with an "E" load rating.
 

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