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Old 02-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #31
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Could that also be a result of over inflation? Shouldn't the mtrs be run around 30 psi? Just asking...
Depends on the weight of your Jeep and the width of the tire. Don't trust the sidewall, that's max inflation for carrying max load.

EDIT: Jerry beat me to it.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:16 AM   #32
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So would 29-27 be good for 33x12.5 mtr's w/kevlar?

P.S. Sorry I know this isn't the original question but I hear alot of differing opinions and I know Mr. Bransford is very knowledgable

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So would 29-27 be good for 33x12.5 mtr's w/kevlar?
For 33x12.50 MT/Rs, 26-28 psi works very well. And when you see a range of air pressures, the lower pressure is for when the Jeep is lightly loaded with just the driver, maybe a passenger too. The higher pressure is for use when the Jeep is fully loaded with people & gear.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #34
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For 33x12.50 MT/Rs, 26-28 psi works very well. And when you see a range of air pressures, the lower pressure is for when the Jeep is lightly loaded with just the driver, maybe a passenger too. The higher pressure is for use when the Jeep is fully loaded with people & gear.

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Would the same hold true for the 285/70R17's? I am putting a set on my JKU next weekend and want to make sure they are properly inflated for max life on the street.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #36
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The BFG all terrain is just that...an all terrain. It has smaller tread blocks. It is meant to handle the trails to an extent but still be a reliable tire on the road as well.

The MTR kevlars have the larger tread blocks and are geared more towards offroad use. Not only is the tread pattern more aggresive but even the sidewall "tread" is more aggressive. On top of this, it is a 3 ply sidewall (the BFG is too) but one of those 3 plys is a kevlar ply, which is supposed to make the sidewalls less vulnerable to rock punctures. Nothing says the Kevlar can't be run on a street rig (I have them on my DD), just don't expect them to get the same kind of mileage that you will see from an all terrain.
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I knew that to but for a split second I thought you were talking about the KM2 and the MT/R's. Lack of concentration on my side.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:48 PM   #37
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I've had both the Duratracs and and the BFG's. I prefer the Duratracs hands down. The BFG's get hard as rocks later in life... no wonder they wear forever. No thanks.
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Thanks for clearing that up for me. I knew that to but for a split second I thought you were talking about the KM2 and the MT/R's. Lack of concentration on my side.
No problem. I'd definitely put the KM2 and MTR in the same category.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #39
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I've only ran BFG`s on my jeep so naturally my vote goes out to them
First set- BFG 35x12.50x15 A/T
Second set- BFG 33x12.50x15 KM2`s
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:17 PM   #40
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I've had all of them on my jeeps. I would swear by the duratracs! Great on road manners, quiet, great in mud (way better than my bt at's) and amazing in the snow and ice. Oh and they are great in sand too. Drive to mexico and preran the baja 1000 this year, beat the he!! Out off them, and drove home with zero flats! can't say that for my BFs. My mtr kevlars were very comparable to the mt IIs but I could run them at a lower pressure and not puncture the sidewalls. Both just got loud on the street after some miles and they sucked in slush and ice.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #41
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Well I got my tires on order. Decided to go w/ the Duratracs in the end. Soon as I got them installed I'll post some pics. Also ordered a new speedo-gear for to keep things honest.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #42
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Good choice! I'm sure you'll be happy with them.

After having them on my truck they're the next ones going on the Jeep.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:12 PM   #43
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I read all the problems that NASCAR has with Goodyear tires on their cars, why wouldn't I think the same using them on your Jeeps… BFGoodrich for me…
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #44
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I read all the problems that NASCAR has with Goodyear tires on their cars, why wouldn't I think the same using them on your Jeeps… BFGoodrich for me…

Tire problems at 200mph don't really apply to Jeeps...
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #45
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I read all the problems that NASCAR has with Goodyear tires on their cars, why wouldn't I think the same using them on your Jeeps… BFGoodrich for me…
And I read all the problems with JK's catching fire and whatnot so a Jeep will do for me!!
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #46
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I got a set of BFG All Terrain; they look amazing, and have a ton of traction. Was wheeling last weekend and these bad boys did not let me down. 33x12.50R15
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #47
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If i had the choice, BFG a/t is what I put on my last pickup truck, tho it started cracking at 4.5 years in. i currently have Goodyear wranglers 31's on the jeep as they were put on new by the PO a week or so before i bought it. So im gonna say both are great but my next set most likely down the road will be BFG's mainly because i find they are better for someone who doesn't off road at all.
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I'm trying to decide on tires myself. According to the mfr data on the sidewalls, they are about 6 years old, but don't show signs of cracking in the sidewalls yet. I'm wondering if this is because the 2005 LJ might have been garaged most of its life (only had 22,000 mi as of Aug. 2011). My fear is age of the tire more than anything.

Can I go to 31X10.5X15 on the Duratracs (not svailable in stock size of 30s) without rubbing and still use my stock rims? There's a possibility that I will be pulling a travel trailer with it weighing no more than 2500-2700 lbs dry weight.

This is what I'm trying to decide; BFGs or GD?
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31's on stock rims probably won't rub the flares, I think guys run them fairly regularly but I don't know first hand, I had a 2" lift when I ran 31's. On my stock rims though I did have rubbing on the lower CA's while turning but it was easily fixed by slipping a washer or two behind the steering stop before I got Spidertrax spacers. My SE wheels had 5.5" backspacing but I think all others have 5 or less.
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I know for a fact that 31's will not rub on my rig. I dont have any lifts either. I use GY tires atm.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:51 PM   #51
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I ran Goodyear silent armors on mine then switched to the mtr's with Kevlar once they wore down. And I gotta say I love both of them. The mtr is a much more aggressive tire though. And as far as the BFG a/t or mtr. I'd go mtr. But the km2's aren't a bad tire either.
More or less how many miles did the silent armors give you? I was thinking of starting with those as well. At the same time I want something for Mudding and beach.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #52
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i have 2 sets of tires for my rig first set is
bfg 33x12.5 r15 mt's -not sure what these are rated for but they have been on the jeep since 2004 and still have alot of tread 150k miles on jeep

second set im building atm are
bfg 33x10.5 r15 at's ive had such good wear on the mt's i went with these never had a flat not even a low tire even pulled a 16 penny nail out of the mt's one day and didnt havta use a fix a flat compound or patch it but prob more due to it not making it all the way thru the tire but down here lots of mesquite trees and the thorns on those are like running over nails so my vote goes to them
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:03 PM   #54
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Love my bf AT's, they're quiet, smooth and have a great tread pattern on them. So it makes like a good hybrid tire between street and off road
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i run firestone destination M/T's and LOVE them , sand, dirt, mud, snow, they work amazing! and they wear well.
my mtr kevlars lack in mud and snow but have better griping sidewalls and seem to hook up better in dirt/sand, plus they are quieter and heavier.
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I just picked up a set of GY MT/R w/Kevlar. The one thing that blows me away is how quiet they ride compared to an equally agressive tread design. I haven't had them offroad yet, but I can't wait!

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As far as deep fine sand...sounds like user error may be playing some factor. Low tire pressure and momentum are key to staying on top of the sand.
Hard to maintain momentum when launching a boat in the surf....

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So would 29-27 be good for 33x12.5 mtr's w/kevlar?
26 is squirrely as hell on the freeway. 30 is getting bouncy. I've been running 28 - your sweet spot may be elsewhere depending on where and how you drive and what your Jeep weighs. 20 is great for putzing around dirt roads at 40-50MPH.
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Been reading some of the views on tyres and know for a fact that an AT tyre wont take you through the mud/bog/snow that an MT tyre would!!!
Been there tried it and "CHANGED TO MUD TERRAINS"
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Hard to maintain momentum when launching a boat in the surf....
This sounds more like an exception than anything. Saying that they suck in deep fine sand is kind of a broad statement without clarifying. It will be harder for any tire to pull in those conditions. You are now fighting with a trailer submerged in the water along with the weight of the jeep. In those cases slow and 4LO would probably pull you right out of the surf.
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About tires.I think Jerrys location might be a good choice for the MTR.
However,If the OP does wheeling in mud (not saying he does) he might get a different result than Jerry who Im thinking doesent do a lot of mud (once again,just guessing).
The point Im trying to make is i see a lot of different tire threads,a lot of tire threads, so a certain tire may work for one person,but not so good for another. Need to do apples to apples.
My logic also can work for a lot of other stuff we do to our Jeeps but since were talking about tires.....

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