35" KO2's on Stock Wheels (Spare tire fitment issue)

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I threw on some 35" KO2's that I purchased. They fit very nicely on the Jeep, ride is smooth, very quiet tire. No noticeable difference in launch, torque, etc. No gear searching, RPM's are consistent with the stock 33's, however, the only issue I encountered was the spare would not fit without a spacer. My tailgate hinge has not arrived just yet so the shop I was at installed a spacer for clearance (pictured below). I am assuming this is due to a less aggressive offset on the stock wheels, but I could be wrong. I have seen others put 35's on the stock tire carrier and have very little clearance, but this is just my experience with these specific tires and the stock wheels.
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@V8Venom you need spare tire bump extensions. Having your tire not up against the stops will shorten the lifespan of the carrier.
 
@V8Venom you need spare tire bump extensions. Having your tire not up against the stops will shorten the lifespan of the carrier.
I know. My tailgate reinforcement gets here next week and has them in the kit.
 
I threw on some 35" KO2's that I purchased. They fit very nicely on the Jeep, ride is smooth, very quiet tire. No noticeable difference in launch, torque, etc. No gear searching, RPM's are consistent with the stock 33's, however, the only issue I encountered was the spare would not fit without a spacer. My tailgate hinge has not arrived just yet so the shop I was at installed a spacer for clearance (pictured below). I am assuming this is due to a less aggressive offset on the stock wheels, but I could be wrong. I have seen others put 35's on the stock tire carrier and have very little clearance, but this is just my experience with these specific tires and the stock wheels.View attachment 3264

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Looks good brother. Did u just put tires on like that without lift ?
i am ordering 392. Just found out XR is no more an option lol
thx
 
I threw on some 35" KO2's that I purchased. They fit very nicely on the Jeep, ride is smooth, very quiet tire. No noticeable difference in launch, torque, etc. No gear searching, RPM's are consistent with the stock 33's, however, the only issue I encountered was the spare would not fit without a spacer. My tailgate hinge has not arrived just yet so the shop I was at installed a spacer for clearance (pictured below). I am assuming this is due to a less aggressive offset on the stock wheels, but I could be wrong. I have seen others put 35's on the stock tire carrier and have very little clearance, but this is just my experience with these specific tires and the stock wheels.View attachment 3264

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What sized KO2s did you mount?
 
Looks good brother. Did u just put tires on like that without lift ?
i am ordering 392. Just found out XR is no more an option lol
thx
Tires, no lift. @CBH 315/70/r17
 
Added the reinforcement today.
 

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I threw on some 35" KO2's that I purchased. They fit very nicely on the Jeep, ride is smooth, very quiet tire. No noticeable difference in launch, torque, etc. No gear searching, RPM's are consistent with the stock 33's, however, the only issue I encountered was the spare would not fit without a spacer. My tailgate hinge has not arrived just yet so the shop I was at installed a spacer for clearance (pictured below). I am assuming this is due to a less aggressive offset on the stock wheels, but I could be wrong. I have seen others put 35's on the stock tire carrier and have very little clearance, but this is just my experience with these specific tires and the stock wheels.View attachment 3264

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What tail gate will you install
Thx also can u post side pic. I just love it
 
What tail gate will you install
Thx also can u post side pic. I just love it
It’s the MP Concepts one, basically a knock off of the Mopar one. I didn’t use their isolators though because I don’t like how they install. Ordered ones similar to stock off Amazon for $20. The tire is about 1/4” from the isolator.
 
I threw on some 35" KO2's that I purchased. They fit very nicely on the Jeep, ride is smooth, very quiet tire. No noticeable difference in launch, torque, etc. No gear searching, RPM's are consistent with the stock 33's, however, the only issue I encountered was the spare would not fit without a spacer. My tailgate hinge has not arrived just yet so the shop I was at installed a spacer for clearance (pictured below). I am assuming this is due to a less aggressive offset on the stock wheels, but I could be wrong. I have seen others put 35's on the stock tire carrier and have very little clearance, but this is just my experience with these specific tires and the stock wheels.View attachment 3264

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Are you wheels 17 x 7 or 17 x 8 like the XR package?
 
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