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Old 02-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Which tire brand?

I know this is a topic thats beat to death on this forum, but I have searched through the forums for days looking at tons of posts and done a ton of research to narrow it down. Now I would just like some final advice before I make the purchase.

I am going to pick up some new tires for my 11' Wrangler Sport (stock except new 16" wheels). Size I am going with is most likely 265/75/16 or 275/70/16. I just need advice on the brand. Tire would have to be ideal for commuting to work daily on the freeway (aka not too loud), able to handle a wet road, occasional rocky trails (no mud), load range C preferred. Trying to get the best 'looking' tire that achieves this. My top contenders so far are Pro Comp Xtreme or Nitto Terra Grapplers.

Really appreciate the advice you can give. I am a newb for Jeeps but if anyone needs advice on a E36/46 BMW give me a shout I'd be happy to help!

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Old 02-21-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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TGs all day.

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Love my 265 Duratrac's. Very quiet on the road.

Remember if you buy Goodyear, you can get $100 off with the treadlightly.com rebate.
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BFG

High quality offroad tires.
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I really like my Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar and they love rocks and do quite well on the highway. Found a good price on them at Sears. Not sure if they still have the sale on them or not. BFG's are really great mud tires but these Kelars sidewalls are made for rocks
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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TGs all day.
My top choice so far

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Love my 265 Duratrac's. Very quiet on the road.

Remember if you buy Goodyear, you can get $100 off with the treadlightly.com rebate.
Thanks for the suggestion I will look into it. A good quiet tire will keep my wife happy.

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I really like my Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar and they love rocks. Found a good price on them at Sears. Not sure if they still have the sale on them or not. BFG's are really great mud tires but these Kelars sidewalls are made for rocks
How are they for normal driving? Loud?
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Go to tire rack and look up Kumho. The most underrated tire on the planet. I bought a set and will never buy anything else. Simply awesome.
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They are not loud at all for a M/T class. Of course they are louder then a A/T but not by much. I really don't notice them anymore and my Jeep is a DD
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:37 AM   #9
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Go to tire rack and look up Kumho. The most underrated tire on the planet. I bought a set and will never buy anything else. Simply awesome.
Interesting advice. Which Kumho tire specifically?

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They are not loud at all for a M/T class. Of course they are louder then a A/T but not by much. I really don't notice them anymore and my Jeep is a DD
Awesome, definitely going to have to give those a look!


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High quality offroad tires.
How about on-road? I had a set of BFG M/T on a truck I had years back and I remember it being pretty loud.
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I have the Toyo Open Country M/T's on my 2011. The are semi quiet, but have a nice aggressive look to them...
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I have the Toyo Open Country M/T's on my 2011. The are semi quiet, but have a nice aggressive look to them...
Do you have a picture you can post by any chance? What size are you running?
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Interesting advice. Which Kumho tire specifically?


Awesome, definitely going to have to give those a look!



How about on-road? I had a set of BFG M/T on a truck I had years back and I remember it being pretty loud.

Kumho roadventure sat are what I have. Great for deep snow, off road trails and have tested them on pure ice the last two days and have had 0 issues. They are not a mud tire and are great on the highway. They are 6 ply and are rated for mountain snow.
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Do you have a picture you can post by any chance? What size are you running?

You want a pic of the Toyo Mud Terrains, here you go. These are 35 x 12.5 x 18's. I love em, but if you're thinking about the Nitto's, you must not foget to look at the new TRAIL Grappler. They are awesome & cost 100 bucks less than the Toyo's!


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You want a pic of the Toyo Mud Terrains, here you go. These are 35 x 12.5 x 18's. I love em, but if you're thinking about the Nitto's, you must not foget to look at the new TRAIL Grappler. They are awesome & cost 100 bucks less than the Toyo's!
Thanks! Looks great! The Trail Grapplers look good, just a little concerned with the road noise its a pretty aggressive tire.
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Thanks! Looks great! The Trail Grapplers look good, just a little concerned with the road noise its a pretty aggressive tire.
You're welcome Sir,

If you have a soft top you won't even notice it at speed. When I slow down mine howl a bit, but that is actually a turn on for me. It's a jeep!! Supposed to be bumpy & noisey, lol.
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You're welcome Sir,

If you have a soft top you won't even notice it at speed. When I slow down mine howl a bit, but that is actually a turn on for me. It's a jeep!! Supposed to be bumpy & noisey, lol.
Hmm, might have to give them a try then. I have a hard-top so would assume they won't make much noise. I'm not concerned with the road noise myself, just trying to keep the other half happy
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Hmm, might have to give them a try then. I have a hard-top so would assume they won't make much noise. I'm not concerned with the road noise myself, just trying to keep the other half happy
My soft top doesn't flap at all at hiway speeds, but the air rushing over it makes a ton of noise, you may actually notice tire noise MORE with a hard top. Not for sure.

Nitto brags about how much R&D they put in theses trail graplers to make them quieter. Lot's of guys are running them on here.

Nitto trail grapplers?

Nitto Trail Grappler

I like the fact that they cater to the larger rims & don't punish you in the pocketbook like all the rest. I'm lookin at the 295/70/18's. They are over 34 inches tall & only 11.7 wide. Nitto is the only manufacture to make them in that size in a mud terrain that I know of. A really cool tire. And it's 10 ply!!!

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