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Originally Posted by marslim
Im running 33x12.5r15 Duratracs and am really happy with them, they are lightweight, winter rated and are a good compromise between highway ride and off road traction. They are the most popular choice for jks, if you are really concerned about deep snow highway traction you may want to go with something a bit narrower as a 12.5" wide will tend to float on deep now
I just need tires that are great on the road around town and on the highway for extended periods, that are also capable off road. I live in NJ and we get hit 2-3 times every winter with a big storm, so I only drive in deep snow round town at 20-40 mph, a couple times a year. The rest would be no more then 4-6 inches. Right now I am about 97% on road 3% off but want to start off roading more.
I have also been looking into a budget boost due to, well my budget, because I want 33's. I found the Rancho 2in Sport Lift. This seems almost the best of both worlds because you do get a spacer in the back and springs up front, with shocks. I found it with the RS9000xl online for 370 so that's a great deal. I like the idea of paying a little extra for a better ridge with my boost.
I am really just looking for ideas for someone on a budget who wants 33's and a bit of a boost. I like the wide stance fat tire look, but don't want to sacrifice my on road performance...excluding mpg because I know that's going to take a hit. I want the advice of the WF community on a light tire and wheel setup that fits my driving needs.
The 33x12.5xR17 Procomp tire and wheel combo on quadratech is ~2000 depending on the tire setup. This is roughly my budget for tires and wheels. I would like to spend less, so maybe a setup with R16 or R15 and different combo. I'm just bouncing around my ideas.
Thanks to everyone in advance.