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Old 06-16-2011, 03:07 PM   #1
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Tire compromise

I have stock tires, and 15" rims. The 4wd I have is taunting me! I want to use it but my tires are only good for good gas mileage ( for a jeep) I want bigger tires but 1. Can't afford em 2. Horrible gas mileage

Us there a tire that does ok on and off the road. Giving me good gas mileage while being able to go offroad?

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:15 PM   #2
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BFG AT, Falken Rocky Mountain AT. There are plenty others and I'm sure people will comment on them. These were just from the top of my head.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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By the way I live in Louisiana, only MUD no mountains! At alll!
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The Goodyear Duratrac might be a good tire for you then. It's not a designated mud tire so it will still do ok on the road and maintain your gas mileage. It's a hybrid between an all-terrain and mud terrain. Of course, mud tires would do the best in mud, but they would take away from gas mileage and road manners. it just depends on what sacrifices you want to make.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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Here is a thread with pictures of the Duratracs...they are 33's

Here is another one...

From what ive heard, these are the best compromise for your situation
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the DTs are a great tire...but the OP sounded cost-conscious and they definitely aren't cheap, or particularly good on gas.

for a decent cheaper AT (less than 100 bucks) you might want to check out yokohama geolander ats. the tread's not too aggressive so I imagine mileage won't be too bad.

Honestly, if you're budget minded keep watching craigslist or local forums and look for someone who got the tire-envy bug and is looking to dump their lightly-used (less than 10k) big name 31" AT tires in lieu of something bigger. you can regularly find 4 or 5 31" ATs (sometimes even mounted) for under $600 around here, I imagine even cheaper where you live
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The duras have a $100 refund I guess now.
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Where is the DiscountTire guy on here? I thought I saw somewhere on the forum that if you buy 5 tires from them, there is a discount to wranglerforum members.
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Where is the DiscountTire guy on here? I thought I saw somewhere on the forum that if you buy 5 tires from them, there is a discount to wranglerforum members.
That's true. I just purchased 5 wheels and tires and got an extra 100 off.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #13
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My mpg didn't change much with the BFG AT KO tires. I went up from a 30x9.50 15 to a 31x10.50 15. The BFG AT KO's have a three-ply sidewall as well, which is offers added protection in areas with sharp rocks.

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