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Old 09-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
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Looking to replace original tires

I've been reading on the forum about tires, a lot of people seem to like 33s & up. I will primarily be doing my driving on pavement, however I want a tire that is capable of doing the weekend off-road and camping. I will be dealing with snow and ice once I relocate to Colorado at 8,400 elevation. Not sure if I should go with an A/T or not. Been looking at all brands & sizes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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For snow you'll want a good mud terrain tire that cleans out well, and for ice you'll want something with good siping. A couple of tires that immediately come to mind are the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar and the Kumho Road Venture MT KL71.

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Cooper STT is what I run on all my road rigs....I didnt' even have to find 4x4 last year in the ice they grip so well
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GoodYear Duratracs performed very well for me last winter in the snow and ice, as well as on/off road in all conditions...

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Those are two tires I'd support as well, the STTs and Duratracs.

You might find a deal on Dunlop Mud Rover Maxx Tractions at some stores; they're almost identical to the Duratracs in construction and function but just a tad more aggressive.
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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Hey Jerrod. I'm in Colorado at 8700ft. I run 34" Maxxis Bighorns on my 2010 Rubi unlimited that are great in the snow. They are siped and stud-ready (though I didn't stud them since I run them year-round). I don't recommend them for loose gravel though. I also have a 2009 Sahara that still has the stock tires but will soon have the GY Duratracs. I've heard great things about them from other Jeep owners up here and they make a size to fit the stock Sahara rims.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the information. I'm leaning towards the Goodyear DuraTracs or the Goodyear MT/R. Both sound like real good tires.

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