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View Poll Results: Which 255/75-17 tire for a JK?
Goodyear Wrangler SRA 0 0%
Michelan Latitude Tour 0 0%
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 0 0%
Firestone Destination A/T in LT rating 2 13.33%
Firestone Destination A/T in P rating 0 0%
Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armour 4 26.67%
BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM 6 40.00%
Firestone Destination M/T 1 6.67%
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar 2 13.33%
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Which 255/75-17 woud you get?

Posting this poll for kicks and giggles to see what others would do. Here's the deal...It is going to be a while, but I don't want to change tire size once my SR-As wear out, not even a little. I want to stay with the 255/75-17. (At least that's today's plan) So PLEASE don't write in friggin Duratracs. I know they are the best tire ever made, but they don't come in this size. Choices are the nine tires listed in the poll.

Ok, this is pertinent I suppose. Basically this is a Daily driven street only, stock 2013 Wrangler JK for now. If it gets off road it will likely not be because I meant too.

(Insert disclaimer: I've had two Wranglers that I built for off roading, wheeled the snot out of them blah blah, so I've been there done that and spent a crapload of money to do it. Not this time, and not with this jeep, so sue me )

So by rights, I should eliminate the mud terrain choices, but I haven't because I like the way they look. However I'm also trying to be practical here, so I realize an AT might be a better choice. Question is, if you were me, (God forbid for your sake), which of these tires would YOU choose? Oh and BTW, I live in Cleveland so we get lots of snow, rain, and generally crappy weather.

Here is a link to the Tire Rack page with each tires specs, ratings, and reviews. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...ting=S&tab=All

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Joining to get some answers. Ordered mine today, and I'm not sure if I should keep the BFG M/T or sell them right away as new since the purpose of the Jeep is for winter use.

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I'm about done with my second set of Bfg MT's. Not the best in snow but I haven't been stuck with them yet. Got about 40,000 miles from each set. They handle great on the highway and they are not to loud if you rotate them. They are great and durable off road. Probably buying my third set soon.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:36 AM   #4
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Huh, Im a little surprised how well an M/T tire is doing. I would have thought given the type of driving I mentioned an A/T would have been more chosen. More votes please!
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The Goodyear MT/R has my vote.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:56 AM   #6
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I have brand new BF Goodrich 255/75-17 with about 500 miles on them. They are the Mud Terrains. If anyone is interested, I will sell pretty cheap, I am going to a 295/75-17. Wheels are a go as well, if anyone is interested. The tires were 227 ech, I will sell for 150 each plus shipping, or can pick up.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:49 AM   #7
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Actually now that Goodyear is offering the Duratrac in 255/75-17 I would have to add that to the poll, but its too late. Anyway, when the time comes those are the ones I will be getting for sure.
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Today my Goodyear store offered me the 255/75-17 Duratracs at $135 each, plus a $60 rebate on four tires, because I am an old client of theirs. That's down from $195 per tire. Are the Duratracs really as good as everyone says they are? I've gone through two sets of Silent Armors (Kevlar) on my previous vehicle (a Dodge Durango) and have been very happy with them. Never once got a flat tire. I use my Jeep as a daily drive as well as on moderate trails around Colorado. May also do some difficult trails once I get a hang of the Jeep. But not planning to do any rock crawling or extreme stuff.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:20 AM   #9
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Here's my $.02. I'm running 255/75x17 Silent Armors on my 2011 Wrangler 2dr. On the Tire Rack website they are listed at 43 lbs. weight. Duratracs in the same size is listed at only 36 lbs. I'm assuming the increased weight of the Silent Armors translates to stronger sidewalls. My choice.
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I agree. And according to Goodyear's ratings, they get higher marks on everything, including quiet ride and wet and snow traction.
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Not sure if they come in the o.p.'s size but for an a/t tire I highly recommend Cooper Discoverer AT3's.

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