widening the sport up, 265 70 17

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I love the zip my wrangler has, and I mostly see sand, mud/rocks or snow (no extreme rack climbing,I hit mountains, beach and such), so a 32 inch tire is fine.

The all season does not work, so was thinking of going slightly wider (8% wider not insane) and basically the same height with a 265 70 17 C load rated Ko2. Anyone out there try this?

Looks like I can keep my zip, and get a good performing tire
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I love the zip my wrangler has, and I mostly see sand, mud/rocks or snow (no extreme rack climbing,I hit mountains, beach and such), so a 32 inch tire is fine.

The all season does not work, so was thinking of going slightly wider (8% wider not insane) and basically the same height with a 265 70 17 C load rated Ko2. Anyone out there try this?

Looks like I can keep my zip, and get a good performing tire
That's what I'm planning on doing when mine arrives. Maybe even 285/65/17 but that's a strange size without many choices. All the tire/wheel suppliers indicate you need a wider than stock 7" wheel though. Lot's of choices in 17"x9".
 
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That's what I'm planning on doing when mine arrives. Maybe even 285/65/17 but that's a strange size without many choices. All the tire/wheel suppliers indicate you need a wider than stock 7" wheel though. Lot's of choices in 17"x9".
Ya, the 285 65 17 takes you out of most major brands sadly. Debating if I want to change the wheels, I may simply get 4 of the 265 70 KO2s (the spare is same size pretty much) and throw a tire cover over spare.
 

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When I get my Sport S (at some point), my plan is to get 255/75/17 tires for it. I believe that's the same size tire on the JK Rubicon and Sport S. I've always thought the JK Rubi tires looked like a good size -- not too big, not too small.
 

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I love the zip my wrangler has, and I mostly see sand, mud/rocks or snow (no extreme rack climbing,I hit mountains, beach and such), so a 32 inch tire is fine.

The all season does not work, so was thinking of going slightly wider (8% wider not insane) and basically the same height with a 265 70 17 C load rated Ko2. Anyone out there try this?

Looks like I can keep my zip, and get a good performing tire
I haven't done it yet but that's my plan for my daily driver tires. I plan to also get another set of Sport S wheels and possibly 285 70 mud tires for when I go camping/off-roading (but a 265 70 mud tire may be just fine). I'd hate to lose the light nimble feel on my commute but I go to some really muddy places where the mud tires would help a lot over an AT.

Anyone find any pics of JLs on 265s?
 

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When I get my Sport S (at some point), my plan is to get 255/75/17 tires for it. I believe that's the same size tire on the JK Rubicon and Sport S. I've always thought the JK Rubi tires looked like a good size -- not too big, not too small.
What did you end up getting for tire/wheel setup?
 

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I love the zip my wrangler has, and I mostly see sand, mud/rocks or snow (no extreme rack climbing,I hit mountains, beach and such), so a 32 inch tire is fine.

The all season does not work, so was thinking of going slightly wider (8% wider not insane) and basically the same height with a 265 70 17 C load rated Ko2. Anyone out there try this?

Looks like I can keep my zip, and get a good performing tire
@PavementWarrior ... Did you end up buying the 265/70-17s?
 

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I love the zip my wrangler has, and I mostly see sand, mud/rocks or snow (no extreme rack climbing,I hit mountains, beach and such), so a 32 inch tire is fine.

The all season does not work, so was thinking of going slightly wider (8% wider not insane) and basically the same height with a 265 70 17 C load rated Ko2. Anyone out there try this?

Looks like I can keep my zip, and get a good performing tire
I'm running this exact set up - 265 70 17 K02s

Love them! I've had them on for 6k miles with little or no difference in zip or mpg.
 

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I'm running this exact set up - 265 70 17 K02s

Love them! I've had them on for 6k miles with little or no difference in zip or mpg.
Any rubbing? I'm seriously considering this setup. Thx.
 

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I went wider yet . 305 /65/ 17. Didnt lose any performance as far as I can tell.
 

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Any rubbing? I'm seriously considering this setup. Thx.
No rubbing at all with stock suspension height.

Since then I have installed a Rubicon suspension (1.5" lift) and looks great!
 

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No I had to fix my death shimmy. Was waiting before changing anything. Now I am thinking of getting out of fca products for good
Did you get your death wobble fixed? If so, what was the cause?
 
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Did you get your death wobble fixed? If so, what was the cause?
No wobble, had shimmy and some wandering. I replaced my defective ss with a teraflex, torqued all bolts to spec, adjusted tire pressure and it’s better. Zero shimmy, debating if I wanna beef up steering before putting bigger tires.
 
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