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Old 07-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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35" tire recommendations, tips, what to or what not to buy..

Hey guys, looking to buy my first set of 35-12.50-17 for my JK and looking for recommendations.

Heres how my Jeep is driven.. Fire roads, gravel, snow/ice, and general light offroading.

Would prefer a true 35, not a tall 33 that's marketed as a 35. I did see these on Discount Tire.



Fierce Fierce Attitude MT

Tire Details - Discount Tire Direct

Anyone tried them??

Priced right, but I don't mind spending more for a better tire.

Any idea's??

I may try this size wheel/tire combo with my leveling kit and adding a set of flat fenders.

Or...

Doing a 2.5" spring lift with shocks. After my new lift and wheels and tires I will sell my 33" and Teraflex leveling kit with Rubi shocks.

Would like to have a tire on the lighter side if possible..

Thanks for any info or help,

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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I run fierce attitude. 4" skyjacker lift. So far so good.

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:11 AM   #3
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Fierce attitudes don't do well off road. I have a buddy that's swapping them out for procomp extreme mt2's because he is nit happy with them. Not sure how they fare on road but he is on the road 99.9% of the time.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:12 AM   #4
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After getting a bunch of reviews on the fierce attitudes from guys at work (oil field) and my first choice of tires being on backorder, we put them (35/12.50/17s) on my wifes jeep and so far they're great. They aren't loud on the highway and work great on the rocks. On her 2013 jkur at 28psi they measure 33.5" tall.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:30 AM   #5
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I've had great success with my general grabbers. I've had them in snow, mud, rocks, rain etc and I've not wished I had something different. The sidewall is tough and the tread life is decent (I'm predicting about 40k out of these). I would get them again if they made them larger then a 35 but they don't

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:40 AM   #6
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I just got a set of Terra Grappler 35s from discount tire. Excellent prices and speedy shipping. The Terra Grapplers should be fine for light off road stuff. I've had them on snow and ice with no worries. They have great reviews online and I have nothing negative to say about them.

ETA: My last set was also Terra Grapplers in 33. My post makes more sense with that knowledge.
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I also like the Nitto Terra Grapplers. I run 325/65/18's and they do very well all around general use as well as airing down and running trails 3-5. I will have put on close to 40k by the next time i have to buy, however the next time I'm switching to their newer tire the Trail Grappler. More side wall traction.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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BFG mud terrain KM2. best tire out there for the money
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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Don't the mud tires wear faster on pavement? That's what I've heard?
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Don't the mud tires wear faster on pavement? That's what I've heard?
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I run BFG A/T KOs on my truck and have run them for years. Quiet, long lasting and a good all around tire. On my jeep I decided to change it up and bought Duratracs. So far so good, quiet, more aggressive tread then the BFGs. Both run smaller then advertized. I can testify about the BFGs being a good all around tire, the Duratracs only time will tell.
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Im running 35" Fierce Attitudes, no complaints here. Good ride, not too much road noise.
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Don't the mud tires wear faster on pavement? That's what I've heard?
this is true. I'm hoping to get at least 2 years 24,000mi out of my mud grapplers. not looking good so far. I do spend a fair amount of time on the rocks though.
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I also like the Nitto Terra Grapplers. I run 325/65/18's and they do very well all around general use as well as airing down and running trails 3-5. I will have put on close to 40k by the next time i have to buy, however the next time I'm switching to their newer tire the Trail Grappler. More side wall traction.
I have the Terra Grapplers now (285-70-17) and really like them. I see Discount Tire has 325-70-17 in stock.

Wondering if anyone is running the 325 70 17 size on the JK. Checked there site and they show them at 35" tall. Another choice woulds be thr GY Dura Trac in a 315-70-17. They are a bit shorter, and come in around 34".

THE 315-70-17 Trail Grapplers are also just shy of 35" and might be a good choice. And they are a "D" rated tire...



There is just way to many choices...

Thanks, keep the info coming..
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BFG mud terrain KM2. best tire out there for the money

That's the end of the discussion. The KM2 is in a class alone. I've been researching for months, look at weight, and durability.

We are about to put 37s on, and the KM2 is the only game in town.
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I've had them on snow and ice with no worries.

What tires you running??
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I am running 325/65/18 fierce attitude and I havent had any issues so far.
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bfg mud terrain km2. Best tire out there for the money
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Awesome tire ^^

I really really like my Hankooks. So far balance better than my previous KM2. Better on road, esp wet conditions. Grip well in mud. I haven't aired down yet so I can't give a opinion on rocks.
These tires won a huge shoot out a few years ago.

Love em
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That's the end of the discussion. The KM2 is in a class alone. I've been researching for months, look at weight, and durability.

We are about to put 37s on, and the KM2 is the only game in town.
Km2's are a great all around MT, the weak point is on road traction in wet and snow, they have a lot less siping than some other versatile, light weight tires long wearing but not harsh riding tires like the mt2 and the mtr. Which are all in the same price range. That said I have km2's on two of my jeeps and I have been very happy with them. They wear well and have very low road noise. My mt2's are slightly louder but do better in slick on road situations...off road they are about even.
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I have 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers on my JK and I couldn't be happier with them!
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I had the Fierce Attitudes in a metric 33(285/70/17) and really liked them both on road and off road. I have now switched to 35s and went with the Kumho Road Venture MTs and like them also. Only reason i switched is that i wanted to go to a 15" wheel and Fierce doesnt make a 15" tire. The Kumho tires are a bit quieter on the road and did really well at Rausch Creek this past weekend.
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I have KM2's in 35x12.50x17. They actually measure out at around 34.5" on the Jeep at 26psi. I have had them on for about 13k miles so far and love them. They do great in the mud and muck. I have put them through their paces and am very impressed. On road they ride nice and have low noise. They can get a bit squirly on wet roads but I don't find it to be terrible. Whatever tire you choose, I would say rotate them often. I rotate mine every 3-4k miles and still have tons of tread. I expect to get 50-60k miles out of these tires.
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I really really like my Hankooks.

Love em


What height do they measure out at in your normal operating pressure?
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Running the MTRs w/ Kevlar, great performance on and off the road. Had some difficulty getting them balanced, finally had them road force balanced and all seems well.

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