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Old 03-20-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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Not so manly tires?!

Hi everyone. I've had my jeep for a months now and my fiancé has be bugging me about getting new tires for her but I use her to commute and just to drive around. I want something that looks good but is practical! Are there such a thing?!

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Old 03-20-2014, 10:48 PM   #2
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What do you have on it now? I'm guessing the stock sahara tires from your pic, but it would help to be sure.

My buddy at work gives me shit all the time about still having the stock tires on my sport, but I don't care because they are fine on the streets, terrible but still fun off road where I wheel the shit out of it, and have a crap ton of tread left.

I replace stuff when it breaks or wears out.

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Old 03-20-2014, 10:49 PM   #3
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What to you have now? You can get BFG TA/KOs and change the looks a lot, but still ride great on the street.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:34 AM   #4
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Duratracs. Look great and run quiet. Price is pretty good too. Work in the sand too.
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:39 AM   #6
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:43 AM   #7
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Goodyear Duratracs for sure. Low noise, good off road performance and good on road performance. Even more, it's a relatively light tire, so it won't hurt your gas mileage like some will with extra weight.
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BFG's or duratracs or Kelly safari TSR to save a bit of money a they are the same as the DT.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #9
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Duratracs. Look great and run quiet. Price is pretty good too. Work in the sand too.
Agreed on all accounts and they work well in snow and ice too.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:17 AM   #10
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There are so many to choose from. You should be looking at all terrain tires in general to fit your requirements. Discount Tire Direct is a great place to get tires at a great price. Size will be a determining factor as well. Not all manufacturers have tires in all sizes.

Some other highly rated tires to choose from are Hankook Dynapro AT, Falken Wildpeak (Rocky Mountain - same tire), and Cooper ATS or ATP (again same tire).
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:20 AM   #11
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I put 33x11 General Grabber AT2 on my Sahara, and they had a pretty aggressive tread for an AT tire, but were very quiet on the road. They're also a certified M/S tire and capable of taking studs if you live in a very icy area. If you buy from tirebuyer.com they will ship to a tire center of your choice for free, not to mention they sold the tires for a good bit cheaper than the other discount tire stores.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:09 AM   #12
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Why grind off Mud tires if all your doing is driving around and to work ??????
How Bout General Grabbers, how bout Falkin Mnt. peaks ( or what ever they call those things)...Or some of the other "AT" tires....
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #13
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I'm a big fan of the Toyo Open Country ATs....I drive about 30k miles/year, and mileage is pretty good, plus they do well on the trails...
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I've had real good service from Firestone Destination A/Ts. They're available in 255/75/R17 and they do well on and off road. They're quiet and last 50K+ miles. Not too hot in the mud though, just not aggressive enough.
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I've got Hankook Dynapro's 35x1250 on my JK which are huge but I go off road all the time. You should look into these tires because they have a great tread on them and they are incredibly quite on the highway.

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:02 PM   #17
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If you want something non-aggressive looking that last forever on-road, you can't go wrong with Michelin LTX.....

Had a set on an Explorer years ago and they still had many miles left to go after 70,000 miles when I parted with the truck.
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I have Cooper AT3s on my Chevy Silverado... They have a nice tread pattern and are not noisy on the road. I have seen them on Jeeps and they look good
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The Michelin LTX I had were the M/S2. Great all around, even in snow.
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Duratracs. Look great and run quiet. Price is pretty good too. Work in the sand too.
+1 They sell plenty of sizes and can get the same size as the stock tires (32" on Sahara and Rubi if I'm not mistaken).

I have the 35s on my Sahara and they're really quite. Handled the snow like a beast this winter too. Can't express how much I like them.
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I've got Hankook Dynapro's 35x1250 on my JK which are huge but I go off road all the time. You should look into these tires because they have a great tread on them and they are incredibly quite on the highway.

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Just picked up a set of these myself. I am very happy with them and they are very quiet on the road for a set of mud tires.
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I put 33" Duratracs on mine when I got rid of the stock tires. MPG difference is barely noticeable, and they are pretty quiet. Amazing snow tires as well!
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BFG A/T KO --though many on this forum will say Duratracs but the BFG will last at least 10 k more miles and have a stronger sidewall for a little less cash out of your pocket
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I've got Hankook Dynapro's 35x1250 on my JK which are huge but I go off road all the time. You should look into these tires because they have a great tread on them and they are incredibly quite on the highway. Untitled by nv2124, on Flickr
Are those the stock flares? I'm looking to cut mine and those look really nice
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I put 33" Duratracs on mine when I got rid of the stock tires. MPG difference is barely noticeable, and they are pretty quiet. Amazing snow tires as well!
Did you put them on stock wheels? What size are the tires? Do you have pics?
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BFG A/T KO --though many on this forum will say Duratracs but the BFG will last at least 10 k more miles and have a stronger sidewall for a little less cash out of your pocket
Based on how my Duratracs were wearing, you'd have to go 90k miles to outlast them by 10k. When I sold my 33's after 20k miles, they still had 75-80% of their tread on all 4 of them. Math says that's 80k miles at least.

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