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Old 04-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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New Tires?

Hey all, 3rd Wrangler, first "Upgrade". I am looking to upgrade my stock tires on a 2013 Unlimted Sport 4dr. I have it narrowed between Cooper Discoverers and Hankook Dynapros, both 265/75R16. Any thoughts and suggestions would be awesome. Also I was thinking about upgrading to a 17" wheel, is there a benefit to this other than aesthetic? I'm not really going to take it off road at all.

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Old 04-30-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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MT, AT, or HT tires? Cooper have been rated some of the top mud tires but they are a little heavy

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Old 04-30-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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Cooper AT3. I'm looking for something that's not going to be crazy bumpy or noisy. Just going off reviews, the AT3' seemed to meet those requirements.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #5
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I just installed a set of Cooper's ST Maxx. They are surprisingly quiet and ride very well.

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #6
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I really like the GY Wrangler Duratrac. I have them on both Jeeps. They balance out good they are quiet They do very well on ice, snow, snowpacked and wet roads. Only have 3000 miles on one set and 800 or so on the other. But both are great and I have driven in all of those conditions with the tires so far. So far totally sold on them and they are well worth the money spent. I have not done alot of 4 wheeling yet so have no report on the off road performance other than a 50 mile desert run in sand, loose gravel and rock in AZ. Hope they do well offroad the CO mountains. I have run Hankooks in the past and they were good tires and did well on a passenger car. The Coopers on my Diesel 3/4 ton truck did not wear well but did ok
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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The duratracs look really nice...just a bit pricey for me. I need to get these tiny stock tires off. Any thoughts on keeping 16"wheels on?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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I ran nitto terra grapplers for a few years they were ok. I changed over to Duratrac's in December and Love em, so gotta agree with 100% with Fireguy. They exceeded my expectations offroad. Around town on the streets they're fine. Highway not too bad.
I went down from a 17'' wheel to a 16'' wheel and have absolutely no regrets. I'd rather have more tire to be able to air down and absorb impacts.
They're worth the extra money. Already plan to buy DT's again when I burn these up.
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Awesome, thanks for the feedback on the wheels. I'll have to take another at the duratracs
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:22 PM   #10
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i have the cooper stt's in 35x12.5-15's i love them. tried the duratracs on my sons jeep they rode good but were way to soft he stuck a stick or rock threw them everytime he went offroad im not exaggerating on everytime. he has the same tires as me and ha never had a issue since and they ride just as good and are just a quite. hope this helps.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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I've got the discovered st's. 315 75 on 16" rims. They wear awesome and good trail, snow tire. 10,000 miles on them and still at 19/32 s tread.

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:24 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the info guys. Another question if anyone knows the answer...can I put 265/75R16 tires on stock wheels without a lift or spacers?
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yes you can and the st's are really good all terrains. i like they looks of the st max i have no experience with them but like the look.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #14
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Awesome, thanks bill
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Hi Guys. Similar question: Without a lift or Leveling kit, can I run 285/65/18s on a 2014? Have to get rid of the stock ones, boring!!
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Hi Guys. Similar question: Without a lift or Leveling kit, can I run 285/65/18s on a 2014? Have to get rid of the stock ones, boring!!
I just put 285/65R18 Nitto Trail Grapplers on my 2015 JKU. No lifting or rubbing. Just make sure you have enough backspace in your rim. I went with 18"x9" Fuel Hostage rims (4.5" backspace). Probably could have gotten away with a 5" BS but didn't want to chance it.

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@ tbizness- that's awesome, looks great! thanks for the info, gonna go with Dropstars or TIS 18x9 with -12 offset and either the Nittos or Toyos. Leaning towards the Nittos though. How's the road noise with them?
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Tbizzness - Another Jersey boy here and another Jersey Jeep looking good while sitting in traffic!
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Hi Guys. Similar question: Without a lift or Leveling kit, can I run 285/65/18s on a 2014? Have to get rid of the stock ones, boring!!
Might need wheel spacers. I ran 295/65R18 for a few days with zero issues before I installed my levelling kit but I had 1.5" spacers. Or obviously different wheels would work too.
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@ tbizness- that's awesome, looks great! thanks for the info, gonna go with Dropstars or TIS 18x9 with -12 offset and either the Nittos or Toyos. Leaning towards the Nittos though. How's the road noise with them?
With the Trail Grapplers I have virtually no road noise at all until around 50mph, then you start to hear a faint "hum". It's very faint and not a nuisance at all until you hit around 70mph+ - then you definitely need to turn up the radio to drown it out. This is my first mud tire so I can't say how it compares to other brands, but from reviews I've read online it's one of the quieter MT's. Only other thing to be aware of is at very slow speeds (<5mph) on smooth pavement you will feel the lugs in the tire a little bit - nothing to be alarmed about, just how a MT rides. Overall I'm very happy with how they ride and, in my opinion, they are the best looking tire you can put on a Wrangler.

I put Nitto Terra Grapplers on my wife's SUV. It's an All-Terrain tire with a mud-ish look to it. SUPER quiet and great handling. So if you want the aggressive look without any road noise at all that could be a good option. I've also read on the boards here that the Duratrac's are a great tire but I don't have personal experience with them - they just weren't aggressive looking enough for me.

Not sure where you are in NJ, but I got my Nitto's from Freehold Tire in downtown Freehold Borough. Ask for Jody - he's in my bowling league and will take care of you.

Oh one more thing - with my Fuel Hostage's I didn't realize you had to order new TPMS sensors for them because the stock ones cannot accommodate the angle of the rim. So I had to order these adjustable angle ones:
http://www.amazon.com/ORO-Tek-OSC-82.../dp/B00G9325V4

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Old 01-06-2015, 07:23 PM   #21
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I just put new Hankooks on my 98 grand Cherokee 255-75-16 and they are awesome !!!

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