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Old 12-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #51  
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All tires vary slightly in height and width depending on the width of the rim so ya, it can be confusing. 305 is the height, 65 is the width and R18 is rim size. The BFG AT the 305/65R18 are 12.2" wide on a 9" rim which results in them being 33.7" tall. The 325/70R18 are 13" wide on a 9.5" rim and 34.6" tall. The rockstar rims are 10" wide. Will the 35's fit without rubbing. Yes they will. I went with the 305's because everyone kept saying the c-gussets would need to be beefed up to handle the 35's, different transmission gears needed, etc. I didn't want to get that involved, however if you are using it as a daily driver and not rock crawling 35's might be fine. I'll probably go with 35's after I wear these down which at this rate will take me years.
Just wanted to correct you on the metric tire sizes. 305 is the width in mm, 65 is the aspect ratio as in the sidewall height is 65% of the width.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #52  
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The AEV bumper is my favorite front bumper next to the WURX stubby ( no longer available). I also like the AEV rear bumper which has a lot of cool features. Well thought out products and well built.
Only downside is it is designed to perfectly match the body lines of the JK with factory fenders so it may look a little weird if you choose to run flat fenders.
The winch mount also sits low in the bumper so the winch is out of sight for the most part.
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Just wanted to correct you on the metric tire sizes. 305 is the width in mm, 65 is the aspect ratio as in the sidewall height is 65% of the width.
You're absolutely correct. Odd part is, I knew that but didn't type that. Multi-tasking while having a migraine is not a good idea.
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what does 19mpg work out to in L/100km approx? And ya, i completely agree, I'll only be doing light mudding and light trails for the first couple years :) but want to be ready to go when i decide to test out a bit tougher terrain
If I do mainly highway driving and not very spirited, I get around 12.1 L/100km (approx 19MPG). If I am heavy footed, then I average 15.6 L/100 (15MPG). Ouch!
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Just wanted to correct you on the metric tire sizes. 305 is the width in mm, 65 is the aspect ratio as in the sidewall height is 65% of the width.
Here's the easy way (click here)>>> Tire calculator

Don't forget that some of the metric sizes are 8 and 10 ply tires and that combined with the thinner (aspect ratio) affect the "ride quality" as well..
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #56  
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That means that the smaller the number (ie. 65 compared to 70) the wider the tire, correct???
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When it comes to tire sizes, it seems there are conflicting answers here.

So, if you want a wonderful concise answer to "what do all the numbers on a tire mean FOR REAL" have a look here How to Read A Sidewall - Tires - Coast Tire & Auto Service
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Ya, check out the link that PJF4X4 posted above. That should answer all your questions regarding what the numbers on a tire mean.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #59  
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Ok, so I think I've determined the best size for me is going to be an 18" rim . . . and tires that are 35/12.5/R18 . . . And although I really like the Mickey Thompson MTZ's, I think they may be too aggressive and wear too fast for what I need/want . . . right now I'm leaning towards the Toyo Open Country tires . . . they seem to get a lot of great reviews for the 'Street' category but also great reviews for offroading . . . any comments for or against the Toyo's?? Other option I like the looks of are ---- Cepek's Mud Country, but some people question their lenght of life when driven a bunch on the street. All opinions are appreciated! :D
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Cepek's Mud Country's are also aggressive when you compare them to the Toyo's you mentioned.
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