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Old 10-22-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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hey guys looking for some help with choosing a tire! Winter is slowly approaching and I know my 50 dollar CL bought tires need replacing. Basically i have narrowed it down to a few tires and I am wondering what will serve me best on the highway, in the snow and off road. I am looking something that will wear good. My jk is a DD but it sees a good share of all the off road elements. I really want a set of 33x12.5r17s because my 285/70r17s are just too narrow for my 9 inch wide wheels. I am looking at the Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ and the Dick Cepek Mud Countrys as a best fit. Also in the runnings are the General Grabber red letters (weight is major down side) and the Nokian Vatiiva M/T (anybody know anything? i need more info)... Also would maybe consider the National Chaparrel MTs but i cant find anything about them, so info would be nice if anyone even heard of them. Also I thought about the Dick Cepek FC-IIs but i dont think they are aggressive enough for me. So please help me out by sharing your vast knowledge guys! It is very much appreciated!!

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:05 AM   #2
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I think the Cooper STT is made in that size, and that's the only one I'd go with.

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Old 10-23-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
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i have bfg km2s and i like them one thing to keep in mind some people say that mud tires arent good on snowy icy roads i have no personal opinion on this cuz i got my km2s in the middle of summer this is gonna be my 1st winter with them
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
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I think the Cooper STT is made in that size, and that's the only one I'd go with.
I will look into them, have you had them before? How long did they last?
I do know that both Mickey Thompson and dick cepek are mostly manufactured by cooper so I wonder how similar they are
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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Any other opinions?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #6
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nobody else has any imput on any of these tires?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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I will look into them, have you had them before? How long did they last?
I do know that both Mickey Thompson and dick cepek are mostly manufactured by cooper so I wonder how similar they are
I ran the Cooper STT's in a 35x12.50R17 for about 6,000 miles. They performed really well in snow/ Ice compared to the KM2's. The only tire I witnessed doing better is the Goodyear Duratrac's. Can't comment on longevity b/c I sold them to go bigger. After 6,000 miles they still o
looked new though.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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I ran the Cooper STT's in a 35x12.50R17 for about 6,000 miles. They performed really well in snow/ Ice compared to the KM2's. The only tire I witnessed doing better is the Goodyear Duratrac's. Can't comment on longevity b/c I sold them to go bigger. After 6,000 miles they still o
looked new though.
Thank you! exactly the kind of answer I was looking for, I am going to get a price on them from a local dealer tomorrow. only reason they were not in my original list is the two local shops i talked to don't carry cooper so I wasn't even aware those were such a good match
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all other opinions are still appreciated though!
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #10
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