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Old 06-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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285/75-16 or 33x12.5-15?

I have a 2004 LJ (4.0L Auto) 2" budget boost lift and I'm getting new rims/tires.
So I'm between BFG AT 285/75-16 Load Range D
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33x12.5-15 Load Range C.

Also considering 33x12.5-15 Duratrac's.

I have BFG MT on them now and they are too noisy.

Would the BFG AT be quieter than the Duratrac's?

Thoughts on size?

These would go on Dick Cepek DC2 rims (to have correct backspace).

Thanks.

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:00 AM   #2
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I went 285/75-16 on my JKU, but I ended up selling them and if I do it over again I'll go with 15" wheels instead. Tires and wheels are much cheaper, lighter in weight, and more sidewall rides better on the highway and trail both.

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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My experience is the BFG AT's are louder then the GY Duratrac's but not by to much. The load range C tire will ride better then a load range E tire.

You won't get a good sidewall at all with them but go with the duratracs if you deciding between those two
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #4
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If I go with the 33x12.5-15 Duratrac's then I need a 15x10" wheel right? (Not 15x8).
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Nope, you want a 15x8. 15x10 will work, especially if you don't plan to air down to far for offroading.. But the 15x8 is ideal
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:18 PM   #6
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OK, Great. That's what I thought. I was just concerned because on the tire website it said 8.5-11" rim width.

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