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Old 07-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Hi all! I will be in the market for sone new tires real soon and need some opinions/thoughts. I do not think that I can get "The perfect tire" but I will list what I want in a tire. My JKU is my DD but I do want to wheel with it. I plan on going with 315/75r16s or 35/12.50r15(more limiting, but less expensive, i have 3.73 gears and dont really want to change that if possible)

MUSTs - Excellent traction in rain, decent in snow, off-road worthy for rocks, sand, water, some mud (currently in FL, moving to TN next year), and #1 must = safe for my 2 & 4 yr olds

Would LIKE - beefy sidewalls, lowest weight possible, to pay less than $300/tire (know this wont always be possible)

Don't care about - street noise, how they balance (Im not doing this myself)

Any input on anything would be appreciated.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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From the requirements listed, I'd recommend a siped bfg km2. They are one of the lightest 35's, and have a beefy sidewall, and when you get it siped it will increase its efficacy in rain and snow.

if you removed your request for a beefy sidewall, I'd recommend the duratrac.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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I believe you just described some Trail Grapplers
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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One of her requirements was lowest weight possible. Aren't these beasts heavy?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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I've never thought they were that heavy but honestly can't say I've compared tire weights too much. They are a great all around tire with aggressive sidewalls though.


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Old 07-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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Tell me about the Duratrec side walls, this is one of my biggest concerns with them. I really dont want to nail it on a rock and be done for...
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #7
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the duratrac has a 2ply sidewall while the km2 is 3ply. I've had my duratracs for over a year and wheeled them, haven't popped or slashed one open yet (if I do, I've got the certs). I don't know what the terrain is like where you wheel, but around here there are rocks and branches that could puncture, but nothing too crazy.

that said, I'll probably be moving to km2's myself once I've worn these down, but mostly for the more aggressive tread.
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How much does sipping usually cost and how much better would it handle in the rain? 75-80 on interstate in florida downpours?)
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How much does sipping usually cost and how much better would it handle in the rain? 75-80 on interstate in florida downpours?)
typically, they cost $15-20 per tire to sipe

some additional info about the process and its benefits: Tire Siping - Discount Tire
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:52 PM   #10
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Very happy with my Pro Comp Xtreme MT 35x12.50-15 on 15x8 Pro Comp 52 on my JKU that I DD 100 miles a day. Great traction, price, awesome in the rocks.
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75-80 on interstate in florida downpours?)
wow that's fast for downpours
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In Florida it happens daily with the rain. Im used to it. Any other thoughts on the tires?
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In Florida it happens daily with the rain. Im used to it. Any other thoughts on the tires?
I'm running MTZ BAJA ( Mickey Thompson's ) 33x12.5x15 and don't see any problems

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