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Old 04-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Favorite tires?!

What's your favorite tire?

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Goodyear Wrangler Authorty's! Only available at Walmart. Some people will slam them because they come from Walmart, but in 35+ years I think these are the best tires I've ever ran. Quite on the road, GREAT in snow! (Just noticed your location) Good in mud and dirt. Second set, first set went with the old Jeep, new set replaced GY MT/R's.

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:10 AM   #4
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Been a long time BFG fan but the Cooper Discoverer STTs I have now outperform the BFG MTs I previously owned and theyve worn great too. Guess thats the downsize because I really would like to go up a size when these wear out.
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TOYO Open Country 35X12.5R18 check out my pics they look good great in mud and sand and very quiet on the road.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:31 AM   #7
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I've been converted to a Duratrac guy, I love 'em for what I do. I used to be diehard KM2 fan, and while I still like those too, they're just not my fave anymore.
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Mastercraft (made by Cooper)Courser MT's. Good road manners and great in the mud and snow.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:06 AM   #9
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Goodyear Wrangler Authorty's! Only available at Walmart. Some people will slam them because they come from Walmart, but in 35+ years I think these are the best tires I've ever ran. Quite on the road, GREAT in snow! (Just noticed your location) Good in mud and dirt. Second set, first set went with the old Jeep, new set replaced GY MT/R's.
Those tires would be my second choice but I really like the Uniroyal Liberators (31x10.5x15), which I've only found at Walmart around here also, on all my vehicles.

First time I had them on my little 2WD Ranger, the difference in the winter was like night and day!
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Nitto Trial Grapplers are my choice, but pricy. Nice ride on the road and will equal perform off-road.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:11 AM   #12
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Boggers hands down. Not a more aggressive lookin, better pullin tire out there. They would make a Volkswagon Beetle look good :P Love the roar on the highway. Dont last as long as radials of course, but i dont mind replacin em every 3 years or so.
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Right now I have 36/13.5/16 nitto grappler
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What's your favorite tire?
Favorite tire for what? My favorite tire for rock crawling, for example, wouldn't be my favorite tire for mud or best mileage/quietest tire on the highway.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:59 PM   #17
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Through the years with different 4x4s I would put Buckshot bias ply tires on. It seemed like they had about an inch and one quarter tread . For mud they could not be beat. Not much of DD highway tires though. It was hard to get stuck with them on , but if you got stuck , brother were you stuck.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:04 PM   #19
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Love my km2's, fantastic all around tire.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #20
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I rock the Yoko Geolander m/t's. Really tired of looking @ BF at's and hearing about duratracs, they might wear great and work great, but I want a tire that will perform and I dont wanna see them on every other Jeep. They cost a little more than your average tire which might keep everyone from getting them. I like hearing my muds on the road, if I wanted to run quietly, id drive my 1500hd 4x4. Even that has exhaust. To each his own, knock yourself out, what ever floats your boat and doesnt hurt someone else
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #21
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For an all rounder I have to go with the Interco Trxus Mts.
This tire is better than most mud terrain tires on wet pavement, excels in snowy and icy conditions, and is a top choice for any trail Jeep. My 04 currently sits on 265/75r16 Trxus mts.

Now if I had to choose a tire purely for its off road prowess then it has to be the Interco Irok. The tire does not last as much as the Trxus does, but excels in snow and on the rocks, and is not bad in the mud. The sidewall is sturdy and the amount of flex that you get after deflation is amazing.

Personally, I'm an Interco guy.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #22
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I have always been a big fan of BFG KM2's. I work for Michelin so I have always used them due to getting a big discount, but I just purchased a set of nitro trail grappler mt's and really like them. I liked them on my Jeep so much I also got a set for my truck. The nittos seem to measure out bigger than the bfg's. The 33-12.50-15 km2's measured out at a little over 32in whereas the nittos were almost 34in in the same size.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #23
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Micky Thompson MTZ's hands down. When compared side-by-side to KM2's, they are quieter on the road and grip extremely well. Plus they look awesome!
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I'm loving the Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC it's so quiet on road & really good in mud & sand we don't have snow or rocks so....
I have had BFG mud tires on my old CJ & it did great in mud but it did dig down in sand but never got stuck in it.
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What's your favorite tire?

Well I don't know what you use your Jeep for, but my favorite tire for rocks and trails is the BFG Krawler.

If it saw more pavement, I would run KM2's

I don't do mud so no opinion there.
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Micky Thompson MTZ's hands down. When compared side-by-side to KM2's, they are quieter on the road and grip extremely well. Plus they look awesome!
X2 I love mine.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:21 PM   #27
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I've always had excellent overall performance with Cooper tires. I have recently purchased a set of ST's and will have them installed before first snow fall. Coopers are made in the USA.
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I think I am about the 4th or 5th vote for Duratracs...I also realize that a few didn't "vote" because they want to know what you do with your Jeep first...and that makes sense. I mean I have 2 Jeeps that never see anything but pavement, unless I run off the driveway...and for that reason I plan to use long wearing "street" tires.

My TJ which is more toy than anything anymore has had BFG A/Ts and Duratracs..granted the BFG's were very good, and lasted 50K+ but the Duratracs are SOOOOO MUCH BETTER....FOR ME on the TJ!!! But we will see how they wear...Good LUCK!!!!

SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR JEEP?
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I think I am about the 4th or 5th vote for Duratracs...I also realize that a few didn't "vote" because they want to know what you do with your Jeep first...and that makes sense. I mean I have 2 Jeeps that never see anything but pavement, unless I run off the driveway...and for that reason I plan to use long wearing "street" tires. My TJ which is more toy than anything anymore has had BFG A/Ts and Duratracs..granted the BFG's were very good, and lasted 50K+ but the Duratracs are SOOOOO MUCH BETTER....FOR ME on the TJ!!! But we will see how they wear...Good LUCK!!!! SO WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR JEEP?
I consider myself an "Overlander." I explore and travel a lot. My Jeep is set up for that purpose. I'm not gunna go rock crawling or mud bogging ever. Highways, back roads and trails are my thing.

I do have have another car (Lincoln MKZ) and pick up (Silverado). I just prefer to drive the Jeep most of the time. To me the Jeep is a "no limits" vehicle. I'm not afraid to go anywhere. I can puff on my cigars, my dog can ride along with me without fear. This vehicle best represents my personality.

I recently drove to the fanciest hotel in D.C. in my Jeep and parked it right next to Cadi's, Mercedes Benz's, etc., etc. I felt my Jeep was the best looking vehicle in the lot!

Tires are definitely an important part of the performance characteristic and look of my vehicle.
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I consider myself an "Overlander." I explore and travel a lot. My Jeep is set up for that purpose. I'm not gunna go rock crawling or mud bogging ever. Highways, back roads and trails are my thing.

I do have have another car (Lincoln MKZ) and pick up (Silverado). I just prefer to drive the Jeep most of the time. To me the Jeep is a "no limits" vehicle. I'm not afraid to go anywhere. I can puff on my cigars, my dog can ride along with me without fear. This vehicle best represents my personality.

I recently drove to the fanciest hotel in D.C. in my Jeep and parked it right next to Cadi's, Mercedes Benz's, etc., etc. I felt my Jeep was the best looking vehicle in the lot!

Tires are definitely an important part of the performance characteristic and look of my vehicle.
IMO the best choice is going to be a good A/T Like the Duratracs..for me they are the best I have tried but to be fair I have only tried the BFGs and the Duratracs...I will leave it at that...there may be better A/Ts but I have not ran them...I did see other A/Ts mentioned...so again GOOD LUCK!!

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