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Old 05-23-2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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Best tires for an everyday TJ

I am newly (registered) long time fan of this site. My fascination with Jeeps is fueled by it. Not sure if i need to introduce myself properly before anyone replies to my posts or what...

So i have a predominantly stock 2000 TJ with 235 Duelers on stock rims. Like the thread title states this is my daily driver, but i want better performance for when i want to hit a trail or in sh;t weather, and more importantly a ballsier look. So in yr exp how aggressive can i go without affecting my street mileage and wear? I like the Mickey Baja Claw Radial and the G'YR MT/R's from my brief research. I'm thinking 31x10.5 or 32's. I have no plans to lift anytime soon, and for now, want to limit the adjustments post tire change. So my second question is how big would you recommend.

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Old 05-23-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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on a tj the biggest tires you can fit on there without a lift will be 31. i have bfgoodrich all terrain tires, there 31x10.5 i really like these tires they do good on road and the little bit of off road i do theyve always done great. we had a lot of rain here in michigan about a week ago, all the roads near me were puddles no hydroplaning.

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Old 05-23-2009, 09:19 AM   #3
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31 10.50 BFG ALL TERRAINS

I have the 32's on mine and I suprised my self with the capability of jeep last time I went wheeling. Mud, rocks, water, whatever.

And on the street there great also, good traction, not noisy and there also a fairly priced tire IMO.

Go with the 31's and you wont have any rub, only maybe when you turn the wheel all the way, wich can be fixed with a few washers on the steering stops.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:47 AM   #4
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The A/T's are the way to go for a daily driver. They wear VERY well on the roads- the MTR's and the Claws will wear much faster. As far as off roading goes, Last weekend I was up to the doors in water/mud and they gripped and saved my ass... seems like everytime I go out they surprise me even more.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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BFG's are good. Also like the Bridgstone AT's:

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Old 05-23-2009, 01:56 PM   #6
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I have the Mickey's you mentioned and I like the look of them a lot. I haven't trail tested them yet because I just got it. But as for pavement they are a bit noisy and you notice them when you are coming to a stop. Mine were over inflated, so once I fixed that it seemed to help the ride a lot.
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Same question for me as OP... I have 31s on MT Classic II 15x8 (I think, could be 15x10, I'm not even sure, how can I tell?) now that are about done. I was thinking about going to 32s bc it looks like I have a lot if room under there. My 31s don't rub at all. I'll post a pic if anyones interested... I want to lift but don't have the money right now but still need tires. Don't want to spend all this money on tires that will look stupid once I get the lift and don't want to have to buy tires again before I need to. Suggestions?
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Same question for me as OP... I have 31s on MT Classic II 15x8 (I think, could be 15x10, I'm not even sure, how can I tell?) now that are about done. I was thinking about going to 32s bc it looks like I have a lot if room under there. My 31s don't rub at all. I'll post a pic if anyones interested... I want to lift but don't have the money right now but still need tires. Don't want to spend all this money on tires that will look stupid once I get the lift and don't want to have to buy tires again before I need to. Suggestions?
Like i said before the BFG's are pretty fair priced. That means you could save a few bucks and spend it on some 2in. spring spacers. 32's would fit perfect then.
They are cheap.
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I have the Mickey's you mentioned and I like the look of them a lot. I haven't trail tested them yet because I just got it. But as for pavement they are a bit noisy and you notice them when you are coming to a stop. Mine were over inflated, so once I fixed that it seemed to help the ride a lot.
Yeah those Baja's are really nice lookin'. I think I want the noise, but ive never dealt with it so i could be wrong. Have you noticed any other negatives from the aggressive tread tires?
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:59 PM   #10
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I have The General Grabbers just like the BFGs but much cheaper. They see a lot of highway and are holding up very well so far (4000 miles) Also had them in the mud and they were impressive.31x10.50 were like 120.00 I think
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'nother vote for 31X10.50 BFG ATs. I am running them and very happy with teir performance on the street and the few off road trips I have taken. They are quiet adn last forever. However, my TJ is not a DD so I plan to go with MTs after I lift it.
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Can't go wrong with the BFGs OR those Bridgestones. Both are wonderful tires and will perform well for you and give you 40,000 plus.

Stay away from the Generals. They wear quickly tend to cup and the sidewalls don't stand up to much. You can save some money on them but you'll get what you pay for.

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i like my kumho road venture a/t's. they do great off-road and on road and they are affordable.
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Has anyone heard of Nitto brand a/t tires and what do you think of them?

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