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Old 03-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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I'm looking for recommendations for (aggressive) A/T tires that will fit the stock 17 in wheels. I looked into BFG but no luck. Thoughts?

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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why not mud terrains? they are more aggressive than a/t's.

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Did ya look at the Pro Comp AT?
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:12 AM   #4
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I do a lot of city/highway driving, would M/T's be the wrong tire?


I did look at the Pro Comp A/T's but don't know much about them.
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doesnt bfg make a 265 70 17 ? thats the same size as a 255 75 17. thats the factory size on our rubicon.
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I'm not sure, I'll look into it. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:04 PM   #7
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Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac and Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction --- both new "hybrid" tires that should do double-duty better than previous incarnations.

I haven't met too many happy ProComp users...


285/70-17 will fit with spacers:

Without spacers (my pick --- slightly larger than OE) 275/70-17

(slightly smaller than OE)265/70-17

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/SearchTires.jsp


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doesnt bfg make a 265 70 17 ? thats the same size as a 255 75 17. thats the factory size on our rubicon.
Wider but shorter than OE.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:09 PM   #8
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my opinion on the pro comp m/t are stay away. we have 35" mt on the rubicon and with about 14000 miles they are well over half wore out. i have the spare wich has never touched the ground to compair to. we will be switching back to BFG after this summer. i even take the big tires/wheels off for the winter months and run the factory wheels with BFG mudterrains.
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I have 10,000 on my stock tires on the Rubicon. They are not extremely aggressive but are mud tires. I drive a lot in the city and am not bothered by the noise. They are slightly louder than the stock AT tires on my Sahara unlimited. I test drove the Rubicon with the windows open before I bought it to compare the noise. I was OK with it. I might even go with a more aggressive tread on the next set.
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:23 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info. I've narrowed it down to the BFG M/T's or the Firestone Destination M't's. Now it's just the price.

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