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TJR gets some new chooze

Jeff Allan

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thank ya all (especially Chris) for the patience and all the help with ideas. I swear I had an easier decision building/buying our house, lol.

KO2s, 265 75s. No rubbing or fit issues so far. Steering completely clears either way. To me it looks like a decent amount of daylight from the fender for the ruts/bumps. I don't want a stuffed in the well, look. I measured my old worn, MTRs (245) before they pulled them, and now these KO2s, are maybe .5" taller and wider. Very glad BFGs tend to run a bit small from what I read, and now from seeing this. It's what I wanted, a small upgrade and no issues (hopefully). Almost went with the KO2 in 245-75 (stock size), and then it may have ended up looking a tiny bit smaller than stock. Definitely didn't want that!!

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Jeff Allan

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That's a very clean good looking Rubi, tires look great and are look to be the perfect size!

thank you Jerry. When they were balancing, they had all the weights on the outside, it just looked bad. I said no, no, we can't have that, andhad them move them on the inside and the said it takes more weight on the inside. They said the rears took 10 oz. each. that kinda sounds like a lot, but I dunno.
 
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Jeff Allan

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Damn.. today turning around in tight spot I got some rubbing with the steering turned almost full to one side. I swear yesterday, went full lock both ways, 5 minutes after getting the tires, and got nothing. Then today get rubbing when the wheel turned most of the way to the left. So I tried to reproduce it, by locking the wheel and parking, but nothing looks to be touching anywhere. Is it just steering stops? I really didn't want to lift anything, I'm good with how it looks.
 

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Damn.. today turning around in tight spot I got some rubbing with the steering turned almost full to one side. I swear yesterday, went full lock both ways, 5 minutes after getting the tires, and got nothing. Then today get rubbing when the wheel turned most of the way to the left. So I tried to reproduce it, by locking the wheel and parking, but nothing looks to be touching anywhere. Is it just steering stops? I really didn't want to lift anything, I'm good with how it looks.
It's just the steering stops. If it continues to rub you just need to screw them out a tiny bit so that they prevent it from running on full lock.
 
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Jeff Allan

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It's just the steering stops. If it continues to rub you just need to screw them out a tiny bit so that they prevent it from running on full lock.
Thanks. Now that you mention that, I do remember adding washers when I put 31's on a TJ sport years back. I'll try this tomorrow, thanks bud.
 

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Thanks. Now that you mention that, I do remember adding washers when I put 31's on a TJ sport years back. I'll try this tomorrow, thanks bud.
No problem! With those size tires you shouldn't need too many washers!
 
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Jeff Allan

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No problem! With those size tires you shouldn't need too many washers!

It's a good thing I didn't go with those 11" wide tires.... thought with Moabs I'd be okay with these 10.5" wide tires.
I gotta say, drove real nice today, don't really feel any power loss, it feels like it rolls nice n' easy too.. My father n' law was following me today and he noticed I got new tires, he said it looked like it was driving smoother than before.

But I think I need to play around with the air pressure,I'm at 35 PSI and the bumps are definitely more noticeable.
 

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Get some new suspension. Adding a lift to my TJ made it ride sooooo much smoother than stock. Even on 33" tires mine rides like butter.
 
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Jeff Allan

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..So a little light rain yesterday, and twice, I get rear wheel spin while trying to take off from a stop, on the road at a light.....I never had that happen on this jeep or any of my others. To be fair, these are load Es and I may need to go a little lower PSI. I'm running them at similar pressure as the MTRs tho' these are a little bigger.....Or maybe the jeep is too light for this tire? I could air down a bit more, but it's dry out today so I can't really test anything.

After this happened, I looked up and a few others with jeeps as well as a couple Tacoma pickups said same thing happened to them.
 
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Shane Honeycutt

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I have the 265/70/17's and they are great. Mud, clay, wet, dry, etc...All-terrain for sure.

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Shane Honeycutt

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That looks good on 17"s! Looks like it's super, super clean too!
Thanks! I will upgrade the suspension, wheels, and tires eventually, but for now it does the job. If I'm not investing my entire day to off-roading, yeah, I try to keep it pretty clean lol

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Shane Honeycutt

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Thanks! I will upgrade the suspension, wheels, and tires eventually, but for now it does the job. If I'm not investing my entire day to off-roading, yeah, I try to keep it pretty clean lol

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It's pretty much all "stock" aside from little things. Meaning no suspension or engine upgrades. I just recently bought it with only 40k miles.

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Shane Honeycutt

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I can tell the miles are low, it looks very clean. What did you pay if you don't mind me asking?
10k. I know that may be too much to some people but it is spotless, no rust, spotless under the hood, etc. It is a blank canvas for me to do whatever i want.

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