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Old 04-14-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Another 33 inch tire suggestion..?

So Im ready to pull the trigger and grab some 33in tires with new wheels. After doing some browsing, I am pretty sure that I am going to go with 15in MB 72s with 33x12.5R15 Goodyear Duratracs. Seems the weight/performance/cost of both is on par. Does anyone out there have a better suggestion? Or, if I shouldn't go with these sizes and brands? I only do light trail riding, and will not be running a lift for a few months.

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Old 04-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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You can drive around town but be careful going over speed bumps or dips in the road. If you take your jeep wheeling then you are going to rub or possibly break your flares in places if you do so without a lift. Your choice of tires/wheels are a great choice and are very popular among many on the boards here. The duratrac is the best option for what your describing and will prove to be a great option should you decide to wheel more once you have them on. If your not sold on getting the duratracs completely, do check out the BFG KM2s in that same size. However they weigh 8lbs more per tire and are MTs but they are a little larger and sound pretty darn good when you driving around town on them. Oh yea and you can wheel them where ever you want. They also have a stronger side wall than the duratracs.

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So Im ready to pull the trigger and grab some 33in tires with new wheels. After doing some browsing, I am pretty sure that I am going to go with 15in MB 72s with 33x12.5R15 Goodyear Duratracs. Seems the weight/performance/cost of both is on par. Does anyone out there have a better suggestion? Or, if I shouldn't go with these sizes and brands? I only do light trail riding, and will not be running a lift for a few months.
That's called The Combo, because so many peeps run it. Never heard of any complaints.

With 33's, you might get some rubbing of your fenders off-road until you get your lift. Other than that, it's all gravy.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Try Dunlop Fierce Attitudes. Have them on mine and they ride great.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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Try Dunlop Fierce Attitudes. Have them on mine and they ride great.
^^^ That's a good point. The Fierce Attitudes and the Kelly Safari TSR's are both sister tires to the DuraTracs (all made by Goodyear). Sometimes you can find a good deal on one or the other that could end up saving you some $$ to put towards something else. Like the electric bill, or mortgage.
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions. Didn't know about The Combo but makes sense since I see them every where. I know that I will have some rubbing off road but I plan on taking it easy until a lift comes through. Money is definitely an factor so I got some poking around to do... Going to check out these other options.
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Grab a 1.5 coil performance leveling kit by Teraflex and throw em on there with the new wheels/tires and call it a day.
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Grab a 1.5 coil performance leveling kit by Teraflex and throw em on there with the new wheels/tires and call it a day.
That was actually the kit that I was looking at once the time comes around. Its my DD so i think it would be a perfect fit. Maybe you or someone else can help me out with the cost of the tires/wheels. I know this somewhere on the forums; if I order from discount tire direct, I can get discounts for being a WF member, joining something called tread lightly, and maybe getting some rebates? All with free shipping, mounted, and balance? Does this sound right? Sounds too good to be true.
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That was actually the kit that I was looking at once the time comes around. Its my DD so i think it would be a perfect fit. Maybe you or someone else can help me out with the cost of the tires/wheels. I know this somewhere on the forums; if I order from discount tire direct, I can get discounts for being a WF member, joining something called tread lightly, and maybe getting some rebates? All with free shipping, mounted, and balance? Does this sound right? Sounds too good to be true.
It's all true.

I am crappin you negative. See post #6: What do you think of my tire/wheel choice?

Not only that, but DTD will ship em to your door mounted and balanced. All you gotta do is bolt em up and find a trail.
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It's all true.

I am crappin you negative. See post #6: What do you think of my tire/wheel choice?

Not only that, but DTD will ship em to your door mounted and balanced. All you gotta do is bolt em up and find a trail.
Bam! Now pass the cpt. morgans.
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Small lift and trim the rear pinch seams.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:30 PM   #13
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What about BFG All Terrain T/A KO's??

I don't have these but they're on my short list of tires I'm looking at.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #14
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Thanks for the help! I am definitely going to have to get this going. Cheers to helping me pour more money into my Jeep!

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