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Old 07-30-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Anyone doing some good mudding with factory tires/wheels?

I have been reading all about lifts, bigger tires, etc... but with my 2011 JKU I don't want to mess with any warranty items. With that said I have the stock 17 x 7.5 rims and the 255/75/17 Wrangler SR-A tires.

Anyone doing some decent mudding/trails with just a stock setup? I am not going to do any "rock" crawling. I purchased the Jeep for fun with the top off in the summer with my family and then I do some hunting. That includes some muddy trails and sandy/muddy washes. Nothing to serious I don't think but when it rains I don't want to get stuck!

Just thinking that I should probably just keep the stock height and just put some same size tires on (255/75/17) but like a Mud TA or something like those but with some more grip.

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:32 AM   #2
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A bit of rain probly' won't get you stuck but the standard tires aren't much good in real muddy conditions as they end up like slicks & have no grip. The tires with more agressive tread clean out better & the mud doesn't stick as much. I had the mud terrains on before the ones I have now & they were good in the mud. You can keep the Jeep stock height & put larger wheels on, I don't know how large you can go though

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Make sure to clean your Jeep after mudding! Mud is fun to play in, but it can cause some serious problems if you let it build up.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:23 AM   #4
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I have heard nothing but rave on how JKs can fit a 33 stock. in that case you can buy some 33 inch duratracs and some new wheels or wheel spacers. and be done. The tires are a great AT, rated very well in harsh conditions, and I mud often in mine and they do very well.
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:24 AM   #5
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Make sure to clean your Jeep after mudding! Mud is fun to play in, but it can cause some serious problems if you let it build up.
Thanks for the heads up and will do!

Mainly she stays on pavement but it never fails... when we all go hunting we are stuck in the rain and all the nice/easy dirt trails turn into a muddy mess.

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A bit of rain probly' won't get you stuck but the standard tires aren't much good in real muddy conditions as they end up like slicks & have no grip. The tires with more agressive tread clean out better & the mud doesn't stick as much. I had the mud terrains on before the ones I have now & they were good in the mud. You can keep the Jeep stock height & put larger wheels on, I don't know how large you can go though
I was thinking the all weather tires would "slick" up pretty easy too. Seems pretty popular tires are the BFG Mud TA's, any thoughts on a nice aggressive tire that is noise friendly? Don't mind spending the money if they are a nice tire. I was also thinking about putting 285's on the factory rims. I think they might not rub but it would be cutting it close. I am not a fan of rubbing or messing this stops/shims... etc.

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Yes, it would be a good idea to check with Discount tire on here in the vendor section, Travis is a big help & tires are a great price. I have the Kevlars but they aren't a good mud tire. The BFG Mud terrains are good in mud, but I didn't like them in snow or ice. They aren't very noisy in my opinion they just rumble a little when you come to a stop. Ask Travis about what will fit he's great Jeep Wrangler Forum - View Profile: Discount Tire
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #8
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The stock tires are actually very impressive in mud/sand. To me, at least. Here's my jeep after 2 weeks and 1500 miles:





That being said, newer, better tars is on my list of things to get, that only seems to get longer, the more I cross off!
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Yeah, they are not real flash in the mud, but with careful driving you can go a lot more places than I would have thought. Though this is as far as I got into this puddle... Didnt feel too bad though, no one got through it, even those with brand new 35" mudders.

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I did for the first two years. destroyed 2 rims in the process.
Kept blowing the tire off the rims and bending the rim lip when I'd air down below 25 psi and go wheeling. They did grip well. Fun in the snow.
I think there just isn't any protection for the rim lip with the narrow BFG MT tires.
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Yeah, they are not real flash in the mud, but with careful driving you can go a lot more places than I would have thought. Though this is as far as I got into this puddle... Didnt feel too bad though, no one got through it, even those with brand new 35" mudders.

Understandable that looks like clay mud too it's bad
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the problem is you steering wheel is on the wrong side...

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