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Old 07-03-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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tires........which ones?

I am looking to replace my tires on my 97tj and was wondering what i should go with. My offroading is very limited so im not after any real aggressive mud tire or anything like that and i am looking to get a good ride with some all terrains. I like the look of the a/t's or m/t's and want to go with that style of tire because i know that i wont be able to resist at least a little bit of offroad mud fun here and there. I want to stay with my current size which is 35x14.50R15 but i know that with most a/t's i will have to run 35x12.50 or 13.50 width which is ok with me.
i have looked at quite a few brands of tires and would like to know if anyone has used the toyo a/t or m/t and also im looking at the dick cepek's and the mickey thompson's as well.
my main goal is a good smooth ride with an a/t or m/t and a tire that can be balanced well, and stay balanced. any info is much appreciated. thanks

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I've always been a fan of the BFG All Terrain. Great ride, great wear, great offroad. I've heard good things about the Dick Cepek and the Toyo's as well. They are just a little too pricey for me.

I've heard mixed reviews on the Mickey Thompson's. I can't speak from personal experience but a buddy ran them and didn't like how they handled in the rain.

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Old 07-03-2007, 09:59 AM   #3
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big ones ... (I have BFGs, but haven't had them long enough to give any feedback honestly, so that's all the help I got for you)
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i had mickey thompson atz 33x15.50x15 they were pretty good mud,rocks.trail, rain they were ok but hit a water puddle and hold on, toyo i heard are real good, i traded mt m/t's for 35x12.50x15 bfg mud terrains there great prob wont change tire types for a while!
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:36 AM   #5
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It sure seems like most of us are really happy with the BFG MT's. They do hydroplane and they aren't really good on snowy roads, but they definately get the job done.
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i hate to hijack this thread, but im looking to get tires, and do any of you guys have a place you get them at a decent price?
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:05 AM   #7
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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO - FTW!

Seriously, if you don't off-road much but want the tires that can perform when you decide to hit a trail. These are the ones. The life of these tires have easily seen 80k when properly rotated and maintained. Out here they work great on the rocks and sand/mud. THere really isn't a better tire for a daily driven weekend warrior.

Best places for BFG's is DiscountTire... You might be able to find some deals at 4WD.com and 4WheelParts.com
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I searched for months on line and off, and in the end, Discount got my business. I could have saved 25 or 30 $ going online and shipping, and then hauling them to a shop, etc. Oh yeah, I love my BFG M/T's. Have them on both vehicles. Probably be better with A/T's, but I love it when my Jeep sings to me!
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The best prices I've found with the best warranties are CostCo, then Sam's Club. But neither of them in this area will install anything but stock (auto manufacturer recommended) sizes.

Got tires at American Tire Depot, and the guy came down on price when we quoted him CostCo's price.
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But neither of them in this area will install anything but stock (auto manufacturer recommended) sizes.
I ran into that too, so I just had the tires mounted and I put them on myself.
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Problem was, if they don't do the install - they don't warranty 'em either.

Cost an extra $10 per tire for the warranty at the other place.
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any of you guys heard of pro comp tires? if so, how good do you guys rate them?
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I believe pro comp tires are made by Cooper, and have heard good reviews on both sides... but it depends on which tire your looking at though
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I think im gonna ge the pro comp M/T's so im all ears as well
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well i was looking at the A/Ts, although the M/Ts look SWEET... i just will be using the jeep as a daily driver back and forth to school mostly, so i think for me A/Ts are the way to go...
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another vote for the BFG A/T's. use my heep as a daily driver, but i've also taken her off road and they have done me right so far. someone earlier said they weren't that great in the snow but i had no problems getting around.
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another vote for the BFG A/T's. use my heep as a daily driver, but i've also taken her off road and they have done me right so far. someone earlier said they weren't that great in the snow but i had no problems getting around.
x2, my BFG A/T's were GREAT in the snow.
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just ordered 4 bfg ats!!! cant wait...
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33"x15.50'.....35"x15.50"..........do I run the smallest tires ever? Man it has just become clear to me exactly how badly I need more lift.........35's would be sweet. Doubt I could go that wide on my 15x10 rims, but I could settle for 35x12.50's.

My buddy has BFG M/T 33x12.50 and he says they work great. Wouldn't know about the snow, I haven't seen it in years.
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another vote for the BFG A/T's. use my heep as a daily driver, but i've also taken her off road and they have done me right so far. someone earlier said they weren't that great in the snow but i had no problems getting around.
If you look up the thread, it was the MTs that they said they didn't like in the snow. i agree, i like the A/Ts in the snow
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i just ordered a 3" suspension lift, and 4 BFG A/T's 32x11.50... i cant wait to put all that on... im ecstatic
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i run the bfg muds. they are fine for a daily driver that sees a lot of street.
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I'm new to the board. I currently run mickey thompson mtz's, road manners are decent, off road great. but for a daily driver, unless you deadset on the killer looks of a m/t, go with an a/t, i used to run bfg a/t's, they are great on road, look really sharp, and took me wherever i wanted to go off road.
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how about the general tirs, grabber AT2 's???

they look pretty good
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....l=Grabber+AT+2

but otoh pro comp M/T's are only $15 more per tire

hmmmm
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yeah i run 33...12.5 bfg m/t and love them so much more then the a/t if it was the least bit wet out and i hit a turn to fast i would do a 180 that just suck in the snow they worked all right better then in the rain but the m/t are by far my favorite ....but they are loaud as hell on the high way .....bit with the dog i guess........cameron
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i just ordered a 3" suspension lift, and 4 BFG A/T's 32x11.50... i cant wait to put all that on... im ecstatic
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thanks for all the input here. sounds like the a/t's are probably bestsuited to me for what i do. lots of talk about the snow here but down in lower southern louisiana, snow performance ranks last on my tire demand list, lol. i really like the look of the toyo a/t and m/t too but they are a bit pricey so im thinking ill have to just drink a few brewskies and bite the bullet to get what i really want. i found the toyo a/t 35x12.50x15 online at a site called truckaddons for 174.50 eachand the same size m/t is $234 so im debating between those two now. thanks again for all the input here!!
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I think the Toyo M/T is the coolest looking tire. I will probably go with that when my Yokohamas wear out.

I can't complain about the Yokohamas though. They are a very sticky tire for rocks. They are wearing a bit too fast for daily driver use though.

Second on my list of good looking offroad tire would be the Goodyear M/T's.
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you'll be the tallest jeep in fort washington for sure
haha i think you're right on that one!
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Debruins i currently run procomp mt's 31x10.50 and i love them ive ran them for about to years they arent to bad on road noise wise they dont hydro plane to bad and i love them in the snow mud wise theyve got me through stuff i probably shouldnt have been in i had them on my cherokee which we didnt get aligned after the lift so the front wore reaaly bad the back has lost about this much tread --- thats a rough estimate
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keep in mind when i first got these tires i was 16 and amazed by burnouts so i think this is pretty fair tread wear my friend dad in jan and at his funeral we all did b/o in memory and i had rubber dust all over the persons car behind bme and big piles behind my tires i love these tires i would highly recomend them

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