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I'm looking for advice and experience regarding tire size and the necessity of bead lock wheels for airing down. I'm driving a 2020 Jeep JLU Rubicon Diesel. It serves as both by daily driver and overlanding rig so I'm keeping modifications to a reasonable level. However I do plan, in a few years to travel not just across some of the harder trails in the US, but also do some international travel with the rig (and family). I'm educating myself on tire size and also the necessity of bead locks. I understand the great utility in airing down and haven't done it much yet. I'd like to stick with more readily available tires (easier to find and replace both nationally and internationally). Thinking about Goodyear KO2 All Terrains. Currently running 32" and want to upgrade to 35". 37" seem like they would significantly increase wear and may require drive train modification to the vehicle as well as transmission regearing. Just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on useful overlanding / moderate off roading tire size and the necessity of beadlocks for airing down. Thanks in advance!