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Unread 02-17-2012, 08:17 AM
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What do you mean- Duratrac are too wide?

The 315 dura trac stick out past stock fender flares when mounted on the pointless by 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch. That is a ticket in my province.
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This looks awesome. I have the 2.5" coil lift, black Savegre wheels and 295/70/17 Grapplers for my black Sahara on the way. Can't wait!
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Bump to the top. Give reviews. Please. I don't know what to order 2.5 or 3.5
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Interestingly, I just drove a four door/2.5" kit yesterday with the Duratrac (285-70R17)...As much as I want to like that tire, it didn't ride nearly as nice as the two door I drove the day before with the BFG KM2 (35"), the Goodyears were actually louder and rode stiffer. I just can't recommend it, I would go BFG AT if I were in that market.

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Thanks Dave. I'm going BFG AT. But just can't make up mind 2.5 or 3.5. Friends are telling me 3.5 with high steer will be nicer setup but there has been no reviews of ride handling on the 2.5 on road handling is very important as the wife will be driving this on he highway a lot loaded with kayaks and camping gear and bikes.

Help Dave what lift would be better for us.
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Interestingly, I just drove a four door/2.5" kit yesterday with the Duratrac (285-70R17)...As much as I want to like that tire, it didn't ride nearly as nice as the two door I drove the day before with the BFG KM2 (35"), they were actually louder and rode stiffer. I just can't recommend it, I would go BFG AT if I were in that market.

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Dave I am looking at tires and DuraTracs and AT's are top on my list with the potential for the 33.3x10 KM2's. What puts the BFG AT's on the top of your list? Price wise it seems the BFG AT's are also cheaper than the DuraTracs.

Not meaning to hi-jack the thread just wanting some clarity to chose a good tire to go with the 2.5 lift!

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Hey Dave, Any photo's of the 4dr 2.5 with 285/70/17 ? That's the size of KM2 I'm leaning towards for mine . Thanks
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Any Pics of the 2.5 with 33"? I have the JK 2.0" SPACER SUSPENSION right now with 285/70/17 BFG AT's and I'm Not up grading my Tires to 35's will the warranty off when I will re-gear too. I want to go ahead and get a real suspension on the jeep and I really like the 2.5" and thank it will cover my needs. I want to see how much Difference that .5" makes.

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I didn't grab any photos of that four door, should have I guess.

The BFG definitely seem to ride better. I was surprised how stiff the GY's felt with the same pressure. Keep in mind I only drove the car 20 miles and didn't bring a decibel meter, so this is pretty unscientific stuff here, but both myself and one of our techs who drove the car commented independently about the GYs. I suspect they are great in snow and ice covered roads, but the ATs are no slouch in those conditions, so personally I would go with the BFGs. BTW, we sell both BFG and GY so no bias in that regard.

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Sorry these are dirty, but that's winter in Montana...

Attachment 3211

Two Door with 2.5" kit on 35's

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Two Door with 2.5" kit on 35's (AEV Bumper and Winch, no rear tire carrier (yet))

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Four Door with 2.5" kit on 315's, AEV COD Bumper, no winch, AEV rear bumper and tire carrier.
What size tires on the 2dr? Also did you need to trim the pinch seams?
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