So...I am about to be up for a tire replacement on my 97 tj. 4cyl, 5spd, currently on a teraflex bb with 31x10.5 on stock wheels with spydertrax 1.25 spacers. jks 1.25 body lift going on next week (Its in the mail as we speak!)
My question is this, Ive been shopping for quite a while now, and want 33x10.5 as I daily drive my jeep and so far (in the almost year of owning it) has seen very minor trails. I live in the north east and we see a fair bit of snow/rain, some nasty weather so I really think the 10.5 wide tire is the tire for me.
my dilemma lies in that I REALLY want duratracs as supposed to the bfg all terrain or KM2 that come in the 33x10.5
I'm just looking for some jeepers out there with some personal experience with a similar situation. pros/cons of real life everyday driving the 10.5 vs the 12.5 wide tires.
Is the Duratrac really that better of a tire for my needs over the bfg at or the km2 to go with the 12.5"?
Will I really see that much of a difference?
Thank you all ahead of time. I'm really just looking to start a conversation. I've read everything I can find on the skinny vs wide tire or 10.5 vs 12.5, blah, blah.
Just looking for some real evidence to help sway me one way or the other, while maintaining a "practical" (haha
) road jeep, yet still appealing to the looks my childhood is after.