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Old 12-25-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Looking for C-rated AT tire 255/75x17

Merry Christmas everyone,

This is my first post here. I've done a lot of online search and can't find a C-rated 255/75x17 all terrain tire to replace the stock GY-SRA's on my JK.
Here's what I've been able to find AT in 255/75x17 - Goodyear Silent Armor and Hankoock Dynapro RF10, both are P rated. I really don't want to get into lifts/spacers/cutting yet as I want to keep stock geometry. I need the AT design as wherever I go for wheeling is a long highway drive from deep South Texas, where I live. I do plan trips to West Texas (Big Bend), West Virginia, and New Mexico - all would be forest service type tracks. Any comments on the Hankooks and Silent Armors - are the P-rated sidewalls strong enough for moderate off-roading?

Two other options are (1.) get KM2's in 255/80x17 and have them siped (it can rain a lot here making for slick pavement) or maybe go to 275/70-17 (seem to be some C-tire options in that size). Would either of these two fit without rubbing?

Thanks for any comments.

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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Just curious.. why do you want LT-C versus P rated tires? You do realize that the P rated sizes usually have higher load capacity, right? The sidewalls are going to be the same. The only benefit to LT-C, D, or E sizes is that they usually have a slightly deeper tread when new.

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Just curious.. why do you want LT-C versus P rated tires? You do realize that the P rated sizes usually have higher load capacity, right? The sidewalls are going to be the same. The only benefit to LT-C, D, or E sizes is that they usually have a slightly deeper tread when new.

I'm looking for the strongest sidewalls. The SRA's that came standard seem to be very lightweight and I'm afraid to go into the rough stuff. So I'm thinking either Hankook (about which I know nothing) or Silent Armors in the 255/75x17 size.

The idea for the Goodrich 255/80x17 is completely different - gain a little bit of clearance under the differential. But I don't know how this will affect the all the electronics on the JK, mainly transmission program shifts.
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I'm looking for the strongest sidewalls. The SRA's that came standard seem to be very lightweight and I'm afraid to go into the rough stuff. So I'm thinking either Hankook (about which I know nothing) or Silent Armors in the 255/75x17 size.

The idea for the Goodrich 255/80x17 is completely different - gain a little bit of clearance under the differential. But I don't know how this will affect the all the electronics on the JK, mainly transmission program shifts.
you can always get an AEV procal to calibrate your speedo to the new tire size. Very easy to do.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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That's true...the Goodyear sidewalls are paper thin. It's almost scary. But I was just pointing out that LT "C" rated tires do not have thicker sidewalls. Those Silent Armor tires you mentioned might be a good choice though, with the Kevlar in them and all.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #6
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Did some more searching - Cooper Discoverer ST and Cooper Discoverer AT3 both in LT275/70x17 and Falken lists a tire Wildpeak AT2 in same size. Now I'm going through all several hundred of the what hit what fits thread to see if this size works on an unlifted Wrangler. I want the 275/70 instead of the 265/70 as I don't want to go down in height. If I stay in the original 255/75 size it will be the Silent Armors as I can't find any information at all about the Hankooks.
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In the late 1990s/early 2000s, the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup had an optional Off-Road package that gave you 275/70-17 Goodyear Wrangler tires. To my knowledge, it's the only vehicle that ever used that size. That's why there are not many options for that size, and that's also why that size costs a lot more.

Having said that, it is a cool size because it's exactly the same height as the 255/75-17 stock Jeep tire, but it's wider. They should fit perfectly fine with no lift and no wheel spacers. They will look great on any JK.
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It's been awhile since I first posted, but I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Silent Armors in either 255/75x17 or 275/70x17. Probably the former as I prefer the higher sidewalls. I definitely want the AT instead of MT. I did check out the sidewalls of the Silent Armors at Sears and they felt very strong. Had read posts in other forums which have mixed reviews on the Silent Armors - bubbling and some sidewall peeling. The only other option which interested me were the Nitto Trail Grappler MT - 255/75x17 in load range C, but can't get much info. on them in the 255 size. Most people who run those are using the 35" size. I prefer the AT for the DD.
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Have you looked at the Kelly Safari's? Close to what you want and they are very similar to the Duratracs.

Safari TSR Tires | Kelly Tires

Click on the green tire specs link on the left-hand side of the page.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #10
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I ran the Silent Armors on my 01 Grand Cherokee and was very happy with them.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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Went with Silent Armors

Just ordered a set of Silent Armor 255/75x17 at the local Discount Tire. Did not want to go down in size to 265/70x17 or do spaces/lifts for a larger size. Like the high/narrow profile of the stock size. The Silent Armors seem to have a strong sidewall.
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I'm a huge fan of the Silent Armors. I replaced the stock MTs on my Rubicon and couldn't be more pleased at the quietness, road handling and sure-footedness in snow and ice. I also ran them during my recent trip to Moab and they did great- hardly any tire slip at all and rock-crawled with ease.

The popular thing here seems to be Dura Tracs but my tire guy, who sells both, steered me to the Silent Armor as a better tire all around and with a better warranty.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #13
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Smile Silent Armors installed; about a 10x stronger sidewall than stock STE's

Finally had the Goodyear SilentArmors mounted today. Size was stock - 255/75x17. With both the original SRA's and Silent Armors unmounted I was able to compare the sidewalls - I'm not exaggerating when I say the Silent Armors had at least a 10X greater sidewall strength. I had to exert some force with my hands trying to bend the Silent Armor sidewall. The SRA's were like a rubber ducky balloon - pliable with two fingers and very thin. Scary! They could get ripped easily by anything sharp or not-so-sharp.

I haven't driven very much with the new Silent Armors but they seem to grip the road and definitely add some firmness to the steering response. Can't wait to get them on some of the South Texas dirt trails. They are P-rated, not LT, but do seem like a reinforced off-road tire.

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