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Old 05-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Best tires for daily driver?

I'm waiting for delivery for my Jeep & starting to look at wheels & tires. I'm strongly considering the Fuel Throttle Wheels. What tires would you guys recommend for a Jeep that will only be used as a DD & never offroad? I'm female & love the look of the Jeep, but don't have the technical knowledge of tire size etc.

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Your wheels need to have backspacing of 4.5 or less. As for tires, never say never to offroad. You can go with an aggressive AT like the Goodyear Duratrac/Kelly Safari TSr/Fierce Attitude, all made by Goodyear and got an aggressive look to them. They will perform well both on and off road. If you want a less aggressive AT then the Falken Wildpeak or Nitto Terra Grappler. These 2 are less aggressive than the other 3 but will still give you an offroad edge over the OEM Goodyear SR-a.

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I like the aggressive look. Just want a smooth, quiet ride. Also want to keep MPG up as much as I can.
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I like the aggressive look. Just want a smooth, quiet ride. Also want to keep MPG up as much as I can.
Then look at the three I mentioned. They look way more gnarly than a regular AT, like the other two I mentioned but are an AT none the less. They only have a 2 ply sidewall as opposed to 3 ply like in the MT, therefore are lighter and not as stiff riding. A 33" will work for you.

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Super Swamper Thornbirds are probobly the most aggressive looking AT tire out there. There reasonably quite too.
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Super Swamper Thornbirds are probobly the most aggressive looking AT tire out there. There reasonably quite too.
I have heard nothing but bsf things about those tires. They're frequently referred to as "Thornturds".
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Super Swamper Thornbirds are probobly the most aggressive looking AT tire out there. There reasonably quite too.
Oh heck no!!! She said she still wanted to get good milage. I have never been around a set of them that was close to quite eather. And they suck big time in the rain. This is not stuff Iv read on the net, I know a few folks that have ran them and the only ones that loved them where ritch kids whos dadys didnt mind buying them new tires every few months. Pluss they suck even worse off pavement. They might be good in sand? IDK

For the coin you spend on a set of them there are way better tires to chose from.
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I have nitto trail grapplers m/t. I have heard nothing but good reviews about them. I have 4000 miles on them so far and love them. I have yet to get suck in deep mud and has very minimal drone on the highway. I will enclose some pictures and a video of me in action with them.


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Wanted to add that I get about 14.5 - 15mpg with 33" tired and rim. I have the 3.6 in the 2012. Take a look at that video I posted and see what you think.
I did a ton of research before I bought these tires. You hafta trust me pound for pound they are the best for all around driving.
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best tires for good mpg's

hi, the best tires are the good year wrangler tires that come with the
24s package, they are very good, quiet, low rolling resistance, and good mpg's. my jeep gets 20 to 30 mpg's i live in florida and my jeep is on the
road 95% of the time, you may consider tirerack.com, for more info, good
luck and keep us posted..
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Oh heck no!!! She said she still wanted to get good milage. I have never been around a set of them that was close to quite eather. And they suck big time in the rain. This is not stuff Iv read on the net, I know a few folks that have ran them and the only ones that loved them where ritch kids whos dadys didnt mind buying them new tires every few months. Pluss they suck even worse off pavement. They might be good in sand? IDK

For the coin you spend on a set of them there are way better tires to chose from.
Like Txrus, the Thornbirds are considered quite in the Super Swamper Market. Each to there own. And Thornturds?? Lol, cute, but they will out perform any AT out there in the goo my friend. Just a sugestion for the OP. The sidewalls on Thornbirds act as stump grinders also, so there multi purpose : D
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I have nitto trail grapplers m/t. I have heard nothing but good reviews about them. I have 4000 miles on them so far and love them. I have yet to get suck in deep mud and has very minimal drone on the highway. I will enclose some pictures and a video of me in action with them.

I like Nitti also. Great looking rig.
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I have nitto trail grapplers m/t. I have heard nothing but good reviews about them. I have 4000 miles on them so far and love them. I have yet to get suck in deep mud and has very minimal drone on the highway. I will enclose some pictures and a video of me in action with them.

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Your wheels need to have backspacing of 4.5 or less. As for tires, never say never to offroad. You can go with an aggressive AT like the Goodyear Duratrac/Kelly Safari TSr/Fierce Attitude, all made by Goodyear and got an aggressive look to them. They will perform well both on and off road. If you want a less aggressive AT then the Falken Wildpeak or Nitto Terra Grappler. These 2 are less aggressive than the other 3 but will still give you an offroad edge over the OEM Goodyear SR-a.

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I'm waiting for delivery for my Jeep & starting to look at wheels & tires. I'm strongly considering the Fuel Throttle Wheels. What tires would you guys recommend for a Jeep that will only be used as a DD & never offroad? I'm female & love the look of the Jeep, but don't have the technical knowledge of tire size etc.
In all seriousness, its hard to go wrong with BFG
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I like Nitti also. Great looking rig.
Thanks!! It's a project jeep for my son and I. It was either get a 4x4 to work on or a sports car. I Did the 4x4 because we love hunting and fishing.
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Nice video
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Like Txrus, the Thornbirds are considered quite in the Super Swamper Market. Each to there own. And Thornturds?? Lol, cute, but they will out perform any AT out there in the goo my friend. Just a sugestion for the OP. The sidewalls on Thornbirds act as stump grinders also, so there multi purpose : D
Just becouse they are quite for a swamper dosent make them a quite tire. And as far as how well they work in the mud.... Ill just say this, I grew up in the mud and have been going to ORVPs for 15 years now and I am no where near impresed with how they handel the mud. Iv have seen lots of ATs that are the same size do better. The only time you see a guy runing thornbergs do better then someone else is becouse they are runing a lot biger tire then the other trucks runing ATs.
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Just becouse they are quite for a swamper dosent make them a quite tire. And as far as how well they work in the mud.... Ill just say this, I grew up in the mud and have been going to ORVPs for 15 years now and I am no where near impresed with how they handel the mud. Iv have seen lots of ATs that are the same size do better. The only time you see a guy runing thornbergs do better then someone else is becouse they are runing a lot biger tire then the other trucks runing ATs.
Sorry dont have time to debate, but good points.
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Take a look at Goodyear Silent Armour,quiet and will last.
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Im running the bfg mts from a 12 rubicon they are great on road no noise on hwy they are great in the mud and I have climbed some steep hills with them very aggressive tire they look good too I would buy another set next time around
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I'm running Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ. 12.5x20. I like these so far, only 1500 miles on the clock tho. They are quite at hwy speed have a nice agressive look.

The wife says she is getting 16mpg with our 2012.
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For a DD I would go with a A/T. Definitely not a M/T. M/T's are ate up by pavement. They are great on the trail but not on road. They also don't handle as well on wet or snow pavement conditions. As many stated, if you want the look of a M/T but the benefits of a On-Road A/T go with the Duratrac's. If aggressive look doesn't matter the BFG are good also. BFG does better in warmer climates while Duratrac's handle snow a lot better and is a softer tire. BFG's are stiffer so it makes for a great tire for areas in the southwest while Duratracs are better in the North. As many stated Kelly Safari TSr and Fierce Attitude are similar to Duratrac's and Cooper STT's are also great tires to look at.

If a daily driver, do not get Nittos. They did put softer rubber in them so they would be quieter but that makes them wear faster too. They are heavy tires designed for heavy trucks and strain the axles. If I was buying from that company and not worried about weight, I would go with their sister Toyo's but still wouldn't recommend them on a DD. Brand new, Nittos sound alright on the road but as they get older they will get louder and louder.
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Not sure why people are recommending M/T's to someone that specifically says they are not off-roading that it is a DD. M/T's are the worst recommendation for any vehicle that stays on the pavement the majority of the time. A/T's are not even the best in all situations. A good all season may be best for her but still think a good A/T will give the Jeep a better look without compromising road conditions. Also most A/T's carry warranties while M/T's do not and that's because they are ate up by pavement. The nice thing about a good A/T too, is if you do decide to hit the trail with a friend sometime, the A/T can handle most any non extreme trail out there.
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Do you know what size Fuel Throttle Wheels you are looking at?

Remember you need 5X5 (5X127mm) bolt pattern and 0 offset or a negative offset (wouldn't want to go over -19 in most cases). Do not get a positive offset, it will not work on wider tires.

Next question is, are you worried about gas mileage?

Also if you want bigger tires you may end up having to get a small lift.

For the most part the biggest tire for a Daily Driver that doesn't off road is a 285/70 with no lift and wheels with correct offset or backspace. A 265/70 is close to stock tire and usually cheaper because they are very common size tire.
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"IF" I were going to stay strictly on the pavement and wanted to minimize expense while getting 'best' mpg, I'd stick with the OEM Duelers my 08JK came with.

Since I have the dreaded 18" wheels, finding low mile take-offs for decent price is pretty easy to do as well.
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Yes, I'm very concerned about MPG. Probably won't ever do a lift. Don't really want enormous tires. Just something a little tougher looking, but doesn't have to be a lot. To be honest, I haven't even seen the stock tires yet other than on the internet. I live 90 miles from a dealership & they are supposed to deliver me a Sahara today or tomorrow. Crazy to order one without ever driving one lol. I will not ever go offroad. This will strictly be used commuting to work, ballgames etc. Probably going with 17 or 18" Fuel Throttle Wheels.
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Yes, I'm very concerned about MPG. Probably won't ever do a lift. Don't really want enormous tires. Just something a little tougher looking, but doesn't have to be a lot. To be honest, I haven't even seen the stock tires yet other than on the internet. I live 90 miles from a dealership & they are supposed to deliver me a Sahara today or tomorrow. Crazy to order one without ever driving one lol. I will not ever go offroad. This will strictly be used commuting to work, ballgames etc. Probably going with 17 or 18" Fuel Throttle Wheels.
Have you looked at the new BFG rugged terrain? Seems like a good highway tire, and super lightweight in common sizes
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I seen a Full Throttle 18" wheel that has a 5X5 bolt pattern with correct offset. Not sure thats what your going with but lets say it is, here is a Duratrac that will fit that wheel and fit a none lifted Jeep as well. It's a 275/65/18. Good size tire not to lower gas mileage by much while looking great. That wheel is a little wide though at 18X10. It can work with those tires but a 18X9 would be nicer with a 275.

Here is an example of a good fitting tire for a 18" wheel. It will even fit the stock Sahara 18" wheel. They only thing is 18" tires are more expensive then 17" and 16" are even cheaper. Didn't see any Fuel Throttle in those sizes though but doesn't mean they don'e make them

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