Totalled my Jeep - starting fresh need tire recommendations (no lift!)

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Totalled my Jeep, insurance wrote it off, everyone walked away fine. Moved up from a 2020 Sport 2dr/3.6/Manual to a 2020 Sport S 2dr/3.6/Automatic.

So I'm starting fresh:

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The accident made me think about my approach on this new Jeep...I plan to stick with Mopar for the 2" lift...not sure if any addons are needed for geometry, etc.

I plan to buy 35" AT tires...which would be the best for a mix of GREEN trail riding at Rausch Off Road Park, as well as my daily 6 mile commute (no highways)?

Apologies if this is too vague...also, I want to thank everyone who advised me on the old car lift stuff...my going with Mopar is mostly due to warranty concerns.

Thanks,
Don



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If you do happen to consider the 285/75/17 size the newest Toyo Open Country AT3 seems to be a nice option. Has a 50k mileage warranty, the newest rubber compound technology, C-load rating, mountain snow rated, and a nice looking overall tire. Can be had for $240 from a few sources.
https://www.toyotires.com/product/open-country-at3
And made in the USA!
 
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Don, glad to hear you're ok after your accident :)

If you're sticking with your stock wheels you might consider a 285/75/17, these are 34" tall and a bit over an inch narrower than a standard 35x12.5 tire, here's a pic of @Arterius2 JL on that size. And also at that 34" size the high sport gearing won't be as much an issue vs. 35s.
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/295-70-17-on-stock-sport.52782/page-2#post-1151551
Wow, thanks for the info, I'll check for that size. Just starting to realize I'll need to order a spacer kit and a rear wheel relocation bracket. Its deja-vu all over again. LOL

On a side note, as @Arterius2 has awesome stickers... I'm putting my new white SUSUSUCIO stickers on the hood tonight. :)
 
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285/75 17 on stock suspension

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Wow I really like this look...now I'm convinced that 285/70R 17 is what I'm getting. :)

(Corrected typo...not 75 but70)
 
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Wow, thanks for the info, I'll check for that size. Just starting to realize I'll need to order a spacer kit and a rear wheel relocation bracket. Its deja-vu all over again. LOL

On a side note, as @Arterius2 has awesome stickers... I'm putting my new white SUSUSUCIO stickers on the hood tonight. :)
Haha thanks, I think you can delete that wheel spacer if you want to play with the steering stop, you sacrifice unnoticeable amount of turning radius for a peace of mind.

Read post #7 on first page in that post @blnewt linked
 
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If you do happen to consider the 285/75/17 size the newest Toyo Open Country AT3 seems to be a nice option. Has a 50k mileage warranty, the newest rubber compound technology, C-load rating, mountain snow rated, and a nice looking overall tire. Can be had for $240 from a few sources.
https://www.toyotires.com/product/open-country-at3
And made in the USA!
Wow didn't know about that brand. The features look good!
 
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Curious if I can install the 35" tires and add some 1.5" spacers without having issues, at least until the lift comes in and is installed?
 

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too bad you couldn't have swapped out the tires: that way you could save a bit of money on tires & put those funds towards the lift...maybe check with geico & see if they'll allow it? after all, you DID purchase those tires
 
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too bad you couldn't have swapped out the tires: that way you could save a bit of money on tires & put those funds towards the lift...maybe check with geico & see if they'll allow it? after all, you DID purchase those tires
The old Jeep had 15" rims, the new one has 17" rims.
 

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Looks like you decided on 34x10.5x17 K02s w/ 1.75" spacers, should be a good combo w/ stock wheels.
Look forward to the install pics Don :)

Interesting, the 285/75/`17 K02s are a bit over a 1/2"wider, same diameter, but almost $100 less than the 34x10.5 tire.
 











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