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Old 06-30-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Arrow Indecisive on 35"s

I'm getting my wheels this week for my '13 JK (4dr) - but I'm stuck on deciding which tire to go with.

They will be put on ProComp Xtreme 17"s (17x9).

It's come down to the following options:
Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Radial (35x12.50R17) <-- leaning toward this
ProComp Radial Xtreme A/T (35x12.50R17)
Nitto Trail Grappler (35x12.50R17)

It'll be run 80% on regular city driving and the remaining on trails and mud (when available in Texas).

What thoughts do ya'll have on these three choices? What kind of tread life have you experienced/heard about these? Unfortunately, I've jumped my way around all kinds of threads, and am losing my mind trying to absorb and weed through everything. Please help!

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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Dang! The fourth option - that I forgot to mention - are the Goodyear Duratracs (35").....

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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I've had my 35" MTZs for a little over a week now. Quiet on the road, great on the trail. I guess they have great tread life too. Like 40k+ miles. I love mine so far.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:20 PM   #4
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Thanks, YJ! I've been leaning more and more towards them...
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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I don't think you'll be disappointed. They appear to be a great tire. My buddies have all been running them on their rigs too and they love them.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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well, so far, I've been driving on my 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers and compared to the stock tire, it's quieter, and very nice driving. A passenger even remarked how quiet they were for being "so large." See them on my JKUR here http://retube.co/jkur
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #7
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I had the Mickey MTZ's on my 06 LJ before I went to a 12 JKUS and they were great tires. I had 50,000 on them and I traveled all over Florida for my job.
Too bad I had the dreaded OPDA problem and ended up trading for the 12 JKUS. I do like the extra room and better gas mileage though.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #8
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See them on my JKUR here http://retube.co/jkur
That looks great! You did the lift yourself? What did you end up going with? Gotta get my lift before the tires can even go on haha
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #9
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That looks great! You did the lift yourself? What did you end up going with? Gotta get my lift before the tires can even go on haha
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #10
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For me, it'd either be the Nittos or Mickeys. I love the Duratrac, but I don't know, just not aggressive enough. The mickeys have great life and wear, I hear other wise on the nittos but I guess it's the driver because lots of people Told me different things on both those tires. I'm leaning towards the nittos my self, but sounds like the mickeys are where you should go.
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let me throw another tire in the mix... toyo MTs love mine... loved my duratracs too, but off road they clogged up a lot. my toyos are great off road and pretty quiet for an MT.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:15 PM   #13
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DANG! I forgot about the MTs!!! Looks like ProComp and Duratracs are dropping from my list.... The Duratracs are not as aggressive... you are correct. I think I'm still leaning close to the MTZs.... (I did forget to mention that my/our other Wrangler already has the Nittos on it.... can't have the same tire on both lol) - but now... that dang MT picture... sigh!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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I had a present waiting for me when I got home today!!! They look so lonely though.

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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Cool

Love my MT Baja Claw Radials...35x12.50 on 15x8 chromes
Sad I will have to downgrade to 33's if I want to tow cause I cant afford re-gearing.



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Old 07-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #16
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That looks great! You did the lift yourself? What did you end up going with? Gotta get my lift before the tires can even go on haha
here's all the info on my lift project

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