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Old 02-17-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
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bought my first jeep..tires?

New to the jeep world and wondering if there is pointers out there. Bought my first one this week. Got a 1997 wrangler brand new paint, 3" lift, 32" tires, undercoat, new exhaust, muffler, and rotors. Needs new tires and looking for something that wont drag gas mileage down but will give me more off road advantages than an all terrain tire? I like to look of the cooper discoverer stt. They seem to be almost of a hybrid tire. The groves arent as far apart as the mud terrain but not as close as all terrain. Anyone have experience with these or recommend any?


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Old 02-17-2011, 03:42 PM   #2
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I have had a couple of sets of BFG A/T's on a few different vehicles and I currently have the old version of Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's on my Jeep. I like the look of the new Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's. They are definitely a hybrid tire. Either/or would be a good match up for what you're probably looking for. Hopefully others will chime in with their opinions on tires, but give these a look. I have no idea what the Cooper's are like.

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Old 02-17-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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Goodyear MT/Rs or Duratrac...
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:01 PM   #4
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Depends on if you're looking for long wear, or aggressive tread, or a mix of both.

It's really like shoes.. you can get every opinion in the world, but it comes down to personal opinion and what you like best.
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Any of you with the Mtrs notice alot of road noise? I'm riding 31's and really surprised on how load that are. other than that awesome tire.

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I don't notice too much. After awhile you just get used to it. Personally I kind of like the sound of the tread pounding against the pavement.
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I have the DuraTracs on two of my vehicles and really like them.
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They seem to be almost of a hybrid tire. The groves arent as far apart as the mud terrain but not as close as all terrain. Anyone have experience with these or recommend any?


Exactly this.. It's a very well like tire and is as you said it is basically the middle ground between a true MT and a aggressive AT.. For a weekend warrior 4x4 (Especially in a wintry climate) It doesn't get any better than the Cooper STT.. In regards to a weekend warrior (Especially in a wintry climate) IMO Behind the STT would be the Cooper ST, GY Duratrac, and Nokian Vativia MT.. Witch are all excellent tires also
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I have the cooper stt's on my Rubi in a 285/75/16. It's my daily driver and off road it on the weekends. The tires are sipped so that a plus in the rain. The only thing comparable is toyo open country mt and micky thompson mtz. All of those are more than the coopers. The cheapest place to get them is from treddepot.com. Great tire imo.
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Thanks all! Looking forward to get tires and taking it out for the first time!

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