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  1. #1 Any one running this size tire 235/85/16? 
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    Just curious what they would look like on a WJ with 4 inch lift they are 32 inches tall x 9.5 wide never seen anyone running them looking to buy a set of the new BFG km2's didnt want them to look gay
    anyone have any pics?
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    thats pretty narrow... plus wider looks better imho
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    yeah those are going to be too narrow for most wheeling purposes... best size for that lift without fender trimming is 265/70/17 or similar size if you have 16" rims
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    Yeah thats what I was worried about more was the width. The other size option i had was 265/75/16 which is a 31 x 10.50 I really wanted a 32 inch tire with minor trimming. Should just man up and run the 33's and trim the shit out of it, but the jeep is in to good of shape to do that just yet
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    265/75/16 is a 32" 285/75/16 and 305/70/16 are 33's i think this link has a conversion table http://www.procomptires.com/truck-je...omp-tires.aspx
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    the difference of tire height is astonishing- a 33 inch tire from one manufacturer(or even a different tire from the same manufacturer) can be a lot different- I wouldn't trust conversion tables as a science when it comes to tire height, I've seen 35's that measure to be 33.5, and 42's that measure at 39.
    What gears are you running? 33's on 3.73 is do-able, but I'd rather step down to at least 4.10's, probably 4.56. Is your 03' WJ a 4.0L or 4.7L?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllOut84 View Post
    Should just man up and run the 33's and trim the shit out of it, but the jeep is in to good of shape to do that just yet
    You can trim it with out it looking like shit. My ZJ has about a 1.5" trimmed out of the front fender and you can hardly even tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllOut84 View Post
    Just curious what they would look like on a WJ with 4 inch lift they are 32 inches tall x 9.5 wide never seen anyone running them looking to buy a set of the new BFG km2's didnt want them to look gay
    anyone have any pics?
    i say go for it. ive been thinking about doing the same and going with either the 235/85r16 or the 255/85r16 trxus mts and some trimming
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    It is better to run a narrow taller tire than a shorter wide tire.
    For one you get better ground clearance. And second you will have a larger contact patch when aired down. It may not be as aesthetically pleasing to run a taller narrow tire but they do have advantages.
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    rtrucks u should throw a build thread up on the trimming u guys did on ur zj cause ur right it looks great. actually just do a whole build thread haha
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    BFGoodrich has em listed 265X75R16E (31.5X10.5)BFKM2 $201.56
    Thats on ntwonline.com
    Yea there are deff pros n cons to taller/wider/skinnier tires.
    thanks i've been on here awhile just never posted i had my zj for 3 weeks then sold and built up a bronco ii and now its sold and time to beat up the wj a lil
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    all the camel trophy trucks had skinny as hell little michelin xl's that went through everything.

    and like Varkyl said, you can air down and give a skinny tire a fatter footprint, but you cant air up a fat tire and make it skinnier
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    Forgot to add it 's a 4.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish View Post
    all the camel trophy trucks had skinny as hell little michelin xl's that went through everything.

    and like Varkyl said, you can air down and give a skinny tire a fatter footprint, but you cant air up a fat tire and make it skinnier
    Fish, it actually wont give it a fatter foot print but a longer one. The larger the diameter of the tire the flatter the longitudinal foot print is. And when you air it down that foot print gets longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varkyl View Post
    Fish, it actually wont give it a fatter foot print but a longer one. The larger the diameter of the tire the flatter the longitudinal foot print is. And when you air it down that foot print gets longer.
    good call, i stand corrected
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    My brother runs 235/85/16's on his ZJ with 3.5" Teraflex springs. They do look a little narrow, but tuck nicely with no fender trimming. They do give slightly better gas mileage #'s due to less rubber on the road, and the height gained was a better option for him than a 31x10.50 tire that still grabbed his fenders (did not want to trim). The only downfalls of this tire that I can see are: typically a heavy, 10 ply tire that won't flex as much in the sidewall as a 6-8 ply LT tire (this size is typical on 3/4 ton trucks), and the aesthetics: they do look a little narrow. They also tend to be cheaper than a comparable 31x10.50 or 265/75/16.

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    aren't 235/85r16's usually an E load range? wouldn't they kinda ride like crap due to the sidewalls being so thick? we have a JK come in the shop alot that has some E load Toyo A/T's in a 305/75R17 or something with a cheapo spacer lift, and it rides like shit... thought it had more to do with the spacers and cheap shocks, but it rides like a tank, and I'd be willing to bet the tires have alot to do with it...
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