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Old 02-11-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Tire Searching!!

Okay!! I am getting new tires on my 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport, and I don't need top of the line tires. I currently have 30x9.5.x15's on it. Right now...cost is very important to me, but I'm not putting junk on my Jeep either!! My question is this...Does anyone have any recommendations for new tires, I have been doing extensive research, and I am leaning towards the Falken Wild Peak A/T tires. From the information that I am gathering, those Falken's are getting great reviews, however...I am open to other suggestions. I was considering going to the 31x10.5x15's, but it will throw off my speedometer/odometer. Not really stoked about that. I would really appreciate any input I can get...Thanks...

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From everything I've read, the new Flakens are really nice A/T type tires. BFG also makes a great A/T tire, which is what I run, although they might be a little more pricey depending on where you go.

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I'm getting 32/11.5/15 on my 97 on mon and decided to go with the wild peaks there a great price and ill let you know how they ride then
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I think I have already made up my mind...after researching my A%# off for the past 2-3 days... I want the Falken Wild Peaks A/T's...\m/ \m/. Numerous reasons why, but without breaking the bank...I think that the Wild Peaks are the best "BANG FOR YOUR BUCK" out there!! I also decided to stick with my 30x9.5x15's. I appreciate the help, it made my decision a lot easier. I have been to numerous Off-Road...4 Wheeler Sites, and they rated the Wild Peaks as an awesome tire, and the tires were pushed really hard. They threw everything they could at The Falkens, without failures!! They described them as sort of a "Dark Horse!!" I can get them for $109.00 per tire on Vulcan Tire Sales.com, which is a steal, compared to other dealers. Definitely let me know how they work for you!! Thanks again...\m/ \m/
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Got them today and spent all day on the highway and down in the mud they performed better then what I expected them to... at this point I would recomended them to everyone
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Those look like nice tires. How many plies do the sidewalls have? Thanks.
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By the way, I just got back from having my alignment done at Pep Boys, and I looked a few tires. The Cooper Discovery ATR's looked nice, but they only have two ply sidewalls. They had some Hankook tires that had three-ply sidewalls, but hey are made in China. The Pep Boys brand tires look like they're more suited for pavement.
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By the way, I just got back from having my alignment done at Pep Boys, and I looked a few tires. The Cooper Discovery ATR's looked nice, but they only have two ply sidewalls. They had some Hankook tires that had three-ply sidewalls, but hey are made in China. The Pep Boys brand tires look like they're more suited for pavement.
I'm gonna be running the Dakota MT's witch are not a street slick as my next set of tires until I have my build near "completion" then I plan to move onto the KM2's
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I looked at the Dakota MT's. The salesman said that they were made in the U.S.A. by Cooper.
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I looked at the Dakota MT's. The salesman said that they were made in the U.S.A. by Cooper.
Correct Definity is a cooper product.. I've know alot of people like them.. And if you are on a budget and don't do any major rock crawling are as good as any MT for on and offroad use.. I bring up the rock crawling point because Really the only debate is sidewall being possibly two ply but to this point it is only a rumor to me cause I haven't heard it from any reliable sources yet
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I live out here in Arizona where the ground is hard and rocky. If I lived where there was softer ground or mud, I'd definitely five these tires some serious consideration.
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Those look like nice tires. How many plies do the sidewalls have? Thanks.
3-ply for the Falken Wild Peaks.
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Arch I'm not saying there side wall is as weak as I've heard but I understand the thought behind your concern.. Sharp, hard, and rocky sounds like you need KM2's or MTR/w Kevlar to me..

I myself am staying off the rocks till I am done with the rokmen portion of my build so with the dakota's being sipped they make a good MT for the snow and are excellent in the mud cause they clear well.. And well in NYS there are no rocks only mud.. PS: Arch I am jealous.. I hate mud.. Love the snow and the rocks
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We got plenty of rocks out here. Too bad I can't send you some. I went out in my Jeep this past Saturday with a friend who is from NY. He lived in Long Island and in upstate NY. He commented on the cold winters and rain. He was a volunteer for a ski patrol I don't think he has any plans to go back any time soon, as you get spoiled by the mild winters out here. He has a Grand Cherokee and runs Pro Comp Mud tires out here. Previously, he ran BFG AT KO's. I think that the Pro Comps are made by Cooper as well. I read you can get a good deal on Pro Comp blem tires from 4wd.com.
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We got plenty of rocks out here. Too bad I can't send you some. I went out in my Jeep this past Saturday with a friend who is from NY. He lived in Long Island and in upstate NY. He commented on the cold winters and rain. He was a volunteer for a ski patrol I don't think he has any plans to go back any time soon, as you get spoiled by the mild winters out here. He has a Grand Cherokee and runs Pro Comp Mud tires out here. Previously, he ran BFG AT KO's. I think that the Pro Comps are made by Cooper as well. I read you can get a good deal on Pro Comp blem tires from 4wd.com.
Nice.. People around here where I live who wheel tend to have deep pockets or at least it seems that way cause there always driving 5+ hours into PA to wheel on some rocks.. The rest either know someone who has or just take there chances with private property.. Every once and awhile we get someone who pops up on a local board to go to school in the area that is coming from out west.. And the first thing we say is welcome.. Second thing we say is.. What are you thinking, cause were all trying to get out
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:29 AM   #16
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I was considering going to the 31x10.5x15's, but it will throw off my speedometer/odometer. Not really stoked about that. I would really appreciate any input I can get...Thanks...

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I don't know if you got your tires yet, but 31's really don't throw your speedo off hardly at all. Comparing between my gps and my speedometer, you can't tell any difference. Currently running 31x10.50 and I would highly reccomend it!
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:32 AM   #17
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Those are awesome looking Falkens Beau!! It was in my top 3 tires for sure, bt I can't find anyone local that has them, or get them for that matter!! When I ask, they always say..."We can't get those tires." So...after doing the extensive research, I think I'm going to get the General AT2's, and go to a 31x10.5x15!! Awesome pics. by the way!! \m/ \m/
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Good choice. Tomorrow, 4 wheel parts is installing my new 31x10.50 Goodyear wrangler duratracs!!
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That's a great choice as well BFV!! My top 3 were as follows, but not necessarily in this order: Goodyear (DuraTracs)...General (AT2's)...Falken (Wild Peaks)...All 3 tires were highly rated tires. I based my decision not only on price, reviews, and ratings...but I also based it upon what my local tire stores have seen coming back in with problems. Ultimately the General AT2's had less problems. That's not to say that the Generals are perfect, but for the reviews, ratings, and price, the Generals topped out on my list. All 3 tires seem to be great tires. The Goodyear DuraTrac's biggest problem was the sidewall rollover, because of the way it's made. The Falken Wild Peak's didn't have much criticism, as well as the General AT2's!! I guess that it comes down to personal taste, needs, and $$. I think if any one bought any of the 3 listed tires, you would be making a great decision!! Keep On Jeepin'...\m/ \m/
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Yeah...I'm not too pressed about the speedometer issue!! It shouldn't make a big difference, if any at all. Hopefully it will help out with my mpg's!! One of my tires is cupped pretty bad, and when I bought my Jeep, I pretty much figured I would be replacing the tires at some point soon anyways!! My Jeep currently has the Uniroyal Liberator tires. I bought my Jeep with only 79,000 miles on it, which is pretty low miles for a Jeep. It was very well taken care of. When it warms up, I'll be posting pics. of my Jeep, which I proudly named "BRUTUS" Not a lot of trails to go Jeepin' around here!!
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Awesome lookin' Jeep Brother!! How much did your bikini top run you, if you don't mind me asking? I'm gonna get one this Spring...\m/ \m/
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Thanks man! I need to post new pics, I've done a few things to it. I actually bought the rampage frameless soft top just before it cooled off last fall. I like it a lot. The bikini top was from bestop, Im really happy with it as well. Got it for $54 from 4 Wheel Parts. http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tops/Best...NGLER+(97-06TJ)
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Pepper in her current beautiful form!
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Awesome!!!...\m/ \m/ Out of curiosity...the color of "Pepper" wouldn't happen to be Cayenne Pepper Red would it? It looks very similar to mine, but then again, it could be the lighting. I'll check that site out, because I need to get a Bikini Top for "Brutus." Pretty good price on that top. When I bought "Brutus.", he just came with a Camel Hard Top. So I figure instead of buying a full soft top right away, I could just buy a Bikini Top, because I have the top down 99% of the time anyhow, when it's warm out. Once that Hard Top is off...it stays off!! That way, in case of rain, I can just pull that Bikini Top up pretty quick like!! I'm thinking about removing the doors this Spring, and just keeping them off. When I get my new tires, and when I take the top off, I'll get some pics., and post them!! I actually may have a couple that I could dig out when I first got him. I can wait until I get the new AT2's. The only decision left to make in regards to the tires is...White Letters Out/or In??...ROFLMAO!! Heck...those are important decisions!! Right now...I have \m/ \m/ Horns Up for the letters being in!! What engine does "Pepper" have?
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I have to get me some "Yee-Haw" handles too!!
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You have the Duster version of that top? I think those are sweet, could be a pain in the butt as well, based on the way they look. I have a 13 year old Daughter, and a 12 year old son...and they are ADDICTED to riding in "Brutus."
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I drove down from Montreal to Champlain Valley, NY. That's some beautiful country! I remember quite a few old homes for sale in that area. That was back in 95. I can see after a snow melt how it can get pretty muddy. I lived in Alaska and after the break up/snow melt, there was mud galore. I'm sure mud tires come in handy. Out here, it only gets muddy during the Monsoon.

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Arch I'm not saying there side wall is as weak as I've heard but I understand the thought behind your concern.. Sharp, hard, and rocky sounds like you need KM2's or MTR/w Kevlar to me..

I myself am staying off the rocks till I am done with the rokmen portion of my build so with the dakota's being sipped they make a good MT for the snow and are excellent in the mud cause they clear well.. And well in NYS there are no rocks only mud.. PS: Arch I am jealous.. I hate mud.. Love the snow and the rocks
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Yeah, her color is Chili pepper red. I bought the jeep 3 years ago, a 1999 with 67000 miles with the 4.0 and the optional d44 rear end. Along with the bikini top, I was running the windbreaker/windjammer with no backseat for nearly a year and a half. Our winters are pretty mild down here in Austin. I finally got a new top right before the cold weather came in last fall. Just got my new duratracs on and they're awesome!! Oh, and black letters out. I'll save the white letters for a street car project.
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You can't go wrong with anything that is BFG. I have heard that Goodyear duratracs are also phenomenal on and off road. Here's my jeep with 31x10.5x15 bfg AT. I have 25,000 miles on them and they still look great. Next tire will be 33" bfg km2s
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BFG AT tires

The BFG AT KO's on my TJ aren't wearing as good as the three sets I had on my Nissan 4wd pickup. The mechanic said that I should be able to get another 20k out of the tires. I have close to 23k on the tires. He said the tire wear is even and is normal for a TJ. I've read a lot of good things about the KM2's for offroading and as a DD.

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You can't go wrong with anything that is BFG. I have heard that Goodyear duratracs are also phenomenal on and off road. Here's my jeep with 31x10.5x15 bfg AT. I have 25,000 miles on them and they still look great. Next tire will be 33" bfg km2s

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