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Old 05-20-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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BFG Krawlers

Ok well its time for me to get new tires in the next month so im thinking about BFG Krawlers they only come in 35's and my lift is onlt a 3.5 but I got a full 4 with the RE coils..... can I get away with a 1"BL and the 35 Krawlers on the stock rims?

also any one who has them post some pics and let me know how you like them....thanks....

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Krawlers are an awesome rock crawler but are you running a Dana 44 in back? I wouldn't trust a Dana 35c with that size and weight tire.

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Along with what Jerry said, they will also not work with the stock rims. The 35" version only comes in a 13.50 wide tire and the stock backspacing would basically put that tire right on your frame. After market rims are a must.
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is this a town rig or strictly trail? krawlers are known for being great rock tires due to their soft construction but will wear a hell of alot faster than a lot of others. if I were you (cause mine is both a daily driver and a trail rig) I would look at something a little more long lasting, unless you want to be looking at new tires in a few months. but thats just my thoughts.
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:14 PM   #5
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Well my TJ is my dd .....can anyone suggest a more aggresive looking tread that I can use on my stock rims? I go wheeling once a week now but in the summer when schools out ill be goin atleast 3 times a week. I dont plan on changing my rear axel because ill have a new jeep in 2 years

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well BFG M/T are great tires they last forever (except for their soft sidewalls), SS IROCK, SS TSL's are a thick tire. I've also heard great things about Toyo M/T. I think that I'm gonna look into the IROCK's when I look at a new set.
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i think toyos are only 13.50 also
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interco trxus mud terrains
interco thornbird TSL mud terrains
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the smallest width in the TOYO M/T is 12.50

What kind of wheelin' are you into? diferent tires for different styles

I agree with debruins about the trxus M/T, but not the thornbirds (no offence debruins). The thornbirds flatspot really easy if sitting for even a little while, and they are an extremely rough riding tire, I do not recommend them at all. I forgot about the truxus M/T's though I've heard are a great handling tire, and pretty quiet.
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Also I believe the Krawlers are only rated up to 75 mph.
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I wheel alot of diff. terrain from sand at the beach to dry trails with alot of sharp roots and small rocks and when I go upstate theres alot of rock gardens I play in....

If im staying with a d35 are there tires light enough to run 35s?
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i would just do a D44 swap
it only costs a little more than 1K +new gears up front =2k
you will have to regear to run 35's and you might as well upgrade your axle
i would start looking in junk yards if i were you, or go with 33's JMHO
or you could go with the 35's and look for the 44 and then throw it on once you break the 35
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I would go with the trxus M/T, they are a very tuff tire.
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Im looking at the trxus M/T would these tires be too heavy in 35's for the d35? if not I can just stick with 33's and not get a 1inch BL
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the smallest width in the TOYO M/T is 12.50

What kind of wheelin' are you into? diferent tires for different styles

I agree with debruins about the trxus M/T, but not the thornbirds (no offence debruins). The thornbirds flatspot really easy if sitting for even a little while, and they are an extremely rough riding tire, I do not recommend them at all. I forgot about the truxus M/T's though I've heard are a great handling tire, and pretty quiet.
The 12.50 wide Toyos are 31s, The 33s and 35s are both 13.50 wide. I will completely agree with the thornbird discouragement. They are a horrible tire. But I will disagree on the Trxus MTs. Mine would flat spot if they sat even over night when it was cold. Once the temp got up from some road wear they were fine.
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oops my bad I didn't look at the tire size he was looking for. I just saw that they came in 12.50. sorry for the wrong info. for the 13.50's though I've heard of people getting wheel spacers don't know if that is an option for you but its the next best thing I guess.
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what the actual tire size that will fit on the stock rims i have

the build sheet sais this:
TUSP 30X9.50R15LTB Wrangler OWL A/T Tires
WJ9P 15X8.0 Aluminum Wheels
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I'm running 35x13.50s on my wifes jeep with 15x8 wheels. Much past the 13.50s and I would look into a wider wheel.
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This is a set of 33x12.50 MT/Rs stocker 15x8s. He used wheel spacers to move it out so the tires didn't hit anything.

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how wide were the spacers he used? are they really needed? I really dont want to change my rims I like how they look and dont have the money to switch them yet

you think the 35's would be to heavy for the d35?

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how wide were the spacers he used? are they really needed? I really dont want to change my rims I like how they look and dont have the money to switch them yet

you think the 35's would be to heavy for the d35?

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If I remember correctly they are 1.25" spacers which is the smallest amount of width you can get them in. Yes they are needed unless you want your tires into the frame. 35s and a 35 is a nono. Be patient and save your money. Get what you want and only do it once. After market aluminum rims are pretty inexpensive. They start out around 88-100 per wheel.
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you think the 35's would be to heavy for the d35?
Yes, though it's not just the weight. They're harder to turn (you'd also need to regear), and overall they will make the possibility of a busted axleshaft all that much more likely on the trail. Once you get to that size tire, you need to either install a Super 35 kit or upgrade your axle to something like a Dana 44 or Ford 8.8.
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I really like my ProComp Xterrian's They are aggressive and ride fairly smooth. They seem to be a little bit harder compound so they should last a little longer.
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is this a town rig or strictly trail? krawlers are known for being great rock tires due to their soft construction but will wear a hell of alot faster than a lot of others. if I were you (cause mine is both a daily driver and a trail rig) I would look at something a little more long lasting, unless you want to be looking at new tires in a few months. but thats just my thoughts.
A lot will depend on which Krawler you get and I'm pretty sure you can't get the 35's in the Red version.

The Blue labels are no softer than an MT/R and possibly not as soft if what I've seen out of them traction wise on the rocks is any indication.

The reds on the other hand are insanely sticky and I wouldn't drive down to the corner grocery for a carton of milk on them unless I had lots of money to spend on tires.

I wouldn't put their street life above 6 or 7000 miles.
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I really like my ProComp Xterrian's They are aggressive and ride fairly smooth. They seem to be a little bit harder compound so they should last a little longer.
just my opinion.
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how much backspacing are you using?
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I have procomp 97 series wheels. They are 15x8 rim with 3.75 BS. The tires are 31 x 10.50 hope this helps .
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