Will this tire be OK? Swing Gate Reinforcement necessary?

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 11:53 am

Hello Everyone,

I am doing some research for my first jeep! Yes! I really want to change out the stock tires Goodyear 255/55 R 17 – on the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S to the same size BFGoodrich Ko2 here https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires…Clar=Sport%20S

My question’s are:

Do I need to order the reinforced swing gate option since this ko2 tire weighs 10 lb more than the stock? My calculation is that the Ko2 tire weighs – 46lbs plus the stock rim weighs 25lbs (if im wrong let me know) making the total 71lb. I think I read somewhere that the stock tire carrier can support up to 85lbs for this model year. Is this right and will that be OK?

Also, will there be any problem swapping out for the ko2 in terms of rubbing or anything?

Any insight is appreciated! Thanks!

Salty Soul Jeep Shirt

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