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Old 02-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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35" Tires [Cooper, Toyo or Nitto]

Ok guys some of you may know that I finally got my 2012 JKU Rubicon and I have decided on the wheels and lift that I will go for but still undecided on tires.

This is my daily driver so I'll be doing 70% street and 30% off road for the time being.

The three 35" tire brands I have decided upon are Cooper, Toyo or Nitto

I can get the Cooper's locally for a pretty good price but would like to know if the other two options are better overall tire than the Cooper.

I'm looking for a tire that last, that is quiet and it's fairly good for off road

FIRE AWAY...

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Too bad DT has no 35x15

Also looked at the Copper STT and Hankook MT

still undecided

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Too bad DT has no 35x15
Also looked at the Copper STT and Hankook MT
still undecided
OP's looking for 20's.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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Nitto and toyo both have great tread life. i would say that they are equal, as for loudness, mt's are going to be loud but i am pretty sure the toyos are louder.
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Out of those three choices, I say Cooper.
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Go with Cooper. Excellent all around tire. Take the money you save and put it towards something else....
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:20 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments guys...

Last question...
Which one of the 3 are the quietest?

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I love road noise so I never really compared. Never had Toyo's so I can't comment, I've had nitto's and they are a heavy tire that is somewhat noisy but I'm on super swampers and love it! Cooper stt in a 35 has a mid speed roar but it's not over bearing and it's just a great tire
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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I've run Cooper STT 35x12.50x15 for a year now and love them. They are reasonably quiet on the road, and have held up well for several longer highway trips. They have great traction in mud/dirt trails, but don't seem to grab on rocks as well as some of the other rigs i've gone with. The r15 are load range C (thinner sidewall), so i don't air down past 13psi. Maybe the same tire in load range D/E aired down to 8-10 would grab rocks better; i just don't want to risk my sidewalls any further.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #12
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Cooper STT's are my vote. I have gotten just over 90K km's (56K Miles) on my set of STT's on my JKU and will reach 60K miles with no issues. I find the STT's are just as good as my Toyo M/T's I had on my Diesel truck for mud, snow, rocks....but horrible on ice like any M/T on the market! I liked the STT that I now have switched to STT's on my Diesel. The STT's are a very similar tread design as the Toyo M/T's and are cheaper, lighter weight and have great on/off-road performance.

Toyo M/T's are a great tire as well, they have bullet proof sidewalls and need next to nothing for weights to for balancing, but again they are heavy & expensive! Nitto's are made by Toyo so you will get the same/similar quality as the Toyo M/T. IMHO, you can't go wrong with either Toyo, Nitto, Cooper it will just come down to how much you want to spend.
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Nitto feedback

I have 35x12.5x17s on my 2012 JKU and I really like them until 60 mph. Then they start howling. At 75 mph ( 85-90 seems to be the Florida vehicle speed average when I'm doing 65-70 trying to keep pace), they really hum. I measured the sound using an iPhone db meter ( I know, not an instrument) the interior sound level ( hardtop) went from around 75-78 db to 85-88 db. They look great and wear nice, and the ride is not bad. They are very heavy tires...about 80lbs ea. Another nice thing is they are made in the USA. If I wear these out I'm going to look at metric sized Coopers or Kelly's 30517R17 maybe.
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I say go with the Cooper STT. I like the look of that tire and of the other 2, it is lighter. Nitto's are loud and Toyo's might be too.

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I love my Cooper they are a hard tire to mess up one mine at the ranch and they hold up very well on the sharp rocks
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Thanks a lot for your comments...

One last question...

Which one of the 3 has the smoothest ride?

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I'm gathering almost everyone is pleeased with their SST's. Good to know.
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I'm gathering almost everyone is pleeased with their SST's. Good to know.
Not many 35x15's in stock
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Not many 35x15's in stock
You are in a place called Jeep Hell.

In Jeep Hell, you are forced to compromise on either wheels, or tires.

Jeep Hell will not allow you to have your first choice of both. That's why it's called Jeep Hell.
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i'm getting Toyo M/T's!! Oh yeah
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Not many 35x15's in stock
I found that out. Ordered some today......... Rock is up on jack stands, lol.

How ya doing bud?
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I found that out. Ordered some today......... Rock is up on jack stands, lol.

How ya doing bud?
You stink .... But good

You?

Jeep hell huh? Lol
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You stink .... But good

You?

Jeep hell huh? Lol
Ya, lol. You change one thing & screw up three others. Wonder what the ^%^& I did with my time B4 I got this thing. Check out my tires in my sig, lol. I love Craigs list.
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Ya, lol. You change one thing & screw up three others. Wonder what the ^%^& I did with my time B4 I got this thing. Check out my tires in my sig, lol. I love Craigs list.
Amen to that.

Just want to get everything good before I throw 35's on.

Front TB will be here next week.

Now dealing with a rough ride and small vibes. Had the tires balanced and rotated and now seems worse.

Also questioning my choice of shock

Ehhh.... Never ends
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Amen to that.

Just want to get everything good before I throw 35's on.

Front TB will be here next week.

Now dealing with a rough ride and small vibes. Had the tires balanced and rotated and now seems worse.

Also questioning my choice of shock

Ehhh.... Never ends
I hear ya Bro. Are you running Jeep oem wheels? If not are you running hub centric rings? If not they may not be centered. Just a thought. Nite Nitw. C/ya l8r.
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I hear ya Bro. Are you running Jeep oem wheels? If not are you running hub centric rings? If not they may not be centered. Just a thought. Nite Nitw. C/ya l8r.
Spacers? Yes SpiderTrax.

They did load the wheels with weights.

Think they ef'd up
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Spacers? Yes SpiderTrax.

They did load the wheels with weights.

Think they ef'd up
Not spacers, rings. High quality spacers have the 71.5mm groove and lip machined into them.Groove inside, lip outside.

When you buy most aftermarket wheels they do not have the correct hub bore size. Therefore your wheel is no longer "hubcentric". It has to center on the lug nuts. This is not uncommon practice, however it can cause the wheel to be uncentered, not balanced. It is always better to center your wheel on the hub, then tighten your lug nuts. The ring simply fills in the gap & centers the aftermarket wheel on the hub!

Gorrilla is where I got mine. 10 bucks.

I'm sure your spacers elliminate the need for rings in you case. When you go spacerless with your new 35's & new wheels you might have to run them.

As far as lots of wheel weights, you could take em back in & have them rotate the tire on the rim & re-balance.
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Not spacers, rings. High quality spacers have the 71.5mm groove and lip machined into them.Groove inside, lip outside.

When you buy most aftermarket wheels they do not have the correct hub bore size. Therefore your wheel is no longer "hubcentric". It has to center on the lug nuts. This is not uncommon practice, however it can cause the wheel to be uncentered, not balanced. It is always better to center your wheel on the hub, then tighten your lug nuts. The ring simply fills in the gap & centers the aftermarket wheel on the hub!

Gorrilla is where I got mine. 10 bucks.

I'm sure your spacers elliminate the need for rings in you case. When you go spacerless with your new 35's & new wheels you might have to run them.

As far as lots of wheel weights, you could take em back in & have them rotate the tire on the rim & re-balance.
Ah... Ok
Yes OEM for now.

I am getting a good steady vibe at 2000 Rpm that wasn't there before hand.

Has to be a balancing issue because we over looked and re torqued the front suspension bolts.
Ball joints checked also. Everything is good and tight.

Anybody have any insight on the KUMHO VENTURE MT?
Good reviews

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