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Old 10-25-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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What to buy?? Help!

After reading through the forums and sales reviews I'm torn!! I have 2007 Unlimited Rubicon 2.5 lift with factory rims and I'm debating 285/70R17 Nitto Terra or Trail Grappler, Pro Comp A/T Extreme, or the KM2s??? DD 5 days a week, weekend I'm a moderate wheeler...any advice helpful!!! Thanks!

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Old 10-25-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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I'm not personally a fan of any of those tires....

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Old 10-25-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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I'm not personally a fan of any of those tires....
Any input appreciated!!! What's good out there??
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:49 PM   #4
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Where are you?
What kind of rock/mud/snow/etc will you be seeing?

The Goodyear MTR/kevlar is a great AT tire with decent mud abilities; I ran a set for over a year and liked them a whole lot.
I'm running Cooper Discoverer STTs now for a few reasons:
1. better in mud
2. lighter
3. cost less

Goodyear Duratracs are also nice tires if you don't plan on too many sharp rocks or too much mud.
Lots of great tires to pick from these days.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:24 PM   #5
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Where are you?
What kind of rock/mud/snow/etc will you be seeing?

The Goodyear MTR/kevlar is a great AT tire with decent mud abilities; I ran a set for over a year and liked them a whole lot.
I'm running Cooper Discoverer STTs now for a few reasons:
1. better in mud
2. lighter
3. cost less

Goodyear Duratracs are also nice tires if you don't plan on too many sharp rocks or too much mud.
Lots of great tires to pick from these days.
Really like. The MTR w Kevlar but I was reading that they are heavy for a DD. I'm in MD and rocks and any mud is great in the select few areas for fun.....my DD driver milage is on the high side but I want a tire that performs well off road, and noise doesn't bug me!!! I'm budgeted for 250 a tire so I want something that's going to hold up well and have great tread life! Not wanting to go to 35 so from what I have now BFG MT I figure 33s good medium. Appreciate the input and welcome more!
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:31 PM   #6
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I have the mickey thompson ATZ and they are still great in the mud while performing incredible on the road, but i am comparing them to the 32" stock tires
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Appreciate the input and welcome more!
I go to treadepot.com, get prices, and work with my local Discount Tire store to beat them. They've been very helpful and I usually get out the door for under a grand for 5 tires, mounted, balanced, etc. That's for 33s.

I'm loving these Coopers, btw.

And most people know by now that Cooper makes the Richard Cepek, Procomp, Jones, Mickey Thompson, and a few others. All the same assembly lines; some of the same rubber. The way it looks to me is that Cooper has different rubber compounds based on pricepoint ---- the Pep Boys and ProComps being at the low end, the Cooper branded, Cepek, Thompsons, etc at the high.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:16 PM   #8
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I have the mickey thompson ATZ and they are still great in the mud while performing incredible on the road, but i am comparing them to the 32" stock tires
Always a good tire.

It comes down to price alot of the time. I went with the Cooper STT because it was just so much less money and basically the same tire as all the boutique brands.
Their AT version is the ST or STC; I know people who've gone all over the place with them as well.
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Always a good tire.

It comes down to price alot of the time. I went with the Cooper STT because it was just so much less money and basically the same tire as all the boutique brands.
Their AT version is the ST or STC; I know people who've gone all over the place with them as well.
Have done a lot of readingl ast night and for the price point reputation and history looks like I'm leaning towards the Cooper Discoverer STT with a slight chance of the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrec. Thanks for all your input fellas and appreciate and final comments on my last two selections!!
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I haven't seen anybody slide or lose control using Duratracs; they've really raised the bar for AT performance and I think they outperform all other ATs right now.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:30 AM   #11
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Love, love, love my Duratracs, and I think through the end of the month there's still a $100 rebate on them if you join Tread Lightly - Home They perform well in all conditions and look fantastic, but they aren't loud on road. They have a gentle hum, to let you know you're rolling, but that's it, not annoying at all....

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