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Old 09-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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New Tires for my TJ; advice?

Hey guys!

I'm looking into throwing BFG A/T's or Goodyear MT/R's on my TJ. I'm new to wheeling and got my TJ in the past few months. I live in the Pacific northwest and mainly I am looking for tires that will get me around my favorite trails and through the woods to my off the beaten path camping sites. They will definitely need performance in the snow for the winter season in the mountains, rain for sure (I'm in Seattle) and just an all around good tire with good life.

I currently have 235/75 on 15's. I'm not looking to lift or do anything crazy (bulging discs in my back make the hike into a higher vehicle even harder). I really just want a nice rugged tire that I can throw on without regearing, sacrificed too much more in the way of MPG (I knowwww but it is also my daily driver a couple miles to and form work).

My main questions are does anyone have experience with either of those particular tires that could lend insight? Recommendations on size while getting the performance I'm looking for without any regearing/lift (although I am not completely against the idea) or any other tire recommendations?

I also need new wheels and I'm looking at pro comp and whether or not to go alloy or steel. Any recommendations here would be awesome as well
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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I don't have any insight about the tires but I just bought some new rims and after some research I found the wight of steel vs alloy is larger then I thought. I found almost identical looking rims the same size and the weight of alloys was 16.7 pounds and the steel at 29 pounds needles to say I went with the alloy rims. The cost different wasn't that great the steel cost 73 and the alloys 103 each.

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Old 09-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
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I used to run BFG ATs on my rig and really liked them. They were great everywhere but in mud. I don't have experience with the MT/Rs but I've heard they are great.

I would recommend taking a look at the Mickey Thompson MTZ if you want good road manners and great off road performance. I got these a few months ago and absolutely love them. I think they're about the sane price as the BFGs too. At least they are around here.

As for rims, I like my Procomp steelies. Nice and cheap to replace if I ever need to. I like the classic, non-flashy look too, though.
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I just bought some used pro comp alloy wheels 16" wheels lugs and caps for $180.. they are black! I will let you know as soon as I gat them mounted
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