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Old 03-17-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
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Good All Terrain tires for cheap!?

Hey guy, I am looking to buy some all terrain tires. I am not sure if a 27" tire would fit on my TJ without a lift kit?What are some good All Terrain Tires? I am looking for 27' tire that would fit on the stock wheels?
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Your '97 TJ can accept up to a 31x10.50 tire without a lift and on the stock wheels. The BFG All Terrain KO has a superb reputation for long wear & low road noise. I know of no other all terrain tire that gets the wear that BFG's does.

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Thanks Jerry bransford, do you think a small lift like a 1 -1.5 inch lift will make it too top heavy, I am not going off road or rock crawling to much? Just wondering if it is worth it and I am also wondering what are some other popular upgrades or accessories that I could tryout?
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Thanks Jerry bransford, do you think a small lift like a 1 -1.5 inch lift will make it too top heavy, I am not going off road or rock crawling to much? Just wondering if it is worth it and I am also wondering what are some other popular upgrades or accessories that I could tryout?
I just put a 2.25 inch bb on my 02 tj. I have 31s waiting to mount on it but im currently sitting on the 27s that came with it. It's not too top heavy at all, drives just fine on and off road.
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Thanks Jerry bransford, do you think a small lift like a 1 -1.5 inch lift will make it too top heavy, I am not going off road or rock crawling to much?
Many here have 4" lift or more. 1-1.5" is nothing at all to worry about being top heavy.
I have 2.25" of lift with 2" taller tires and hardly noticed any change in how the Jeep handles or feels on roads or trails.
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How will The handleing change?
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Hey all, new on this thread...ive got a 97 wrangler 4.0 with at least a 3 inch lift. bought it salvage. what totaled it was hard top was busted...so no real damage. it had 35s on it when i bought it which killed the gas mileaged. and it ran like a 4 banger. currently has 31 1050s. but want wider tires...what would be the best size that would be close to the same height but wider?
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Hey guy, I am looking to buy some all terrain tires. I am not sure if a 27" tire would fit on my TJ without a lift kit?What are some good All Terrain Tires? I am looking for 27' tire that would fit on the stock wheels?
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cheap and good in the same sentence....oxymoron.
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How will The handling change?
Really depends on what you do.

Nothing will change with a 1'' lift...as generally a 1'' lift is a body lift. or maybe a spring spacer lift.

One thing you can do to help offset the difference after a lift is get a wheel with higher neg offset to stick the wheels out a bit, and the handling will still be about the same.

I'm actually amazed how well Wranglers handle....even after lifted. of course you can't expect it to be a sportscar, but for a 4WD offroading machine they handle, and communicate to the driver rather well.

Oh and regarding tires. BFG AT TA KO is a fantastic tire. Its not "cheap". but its not terribly expensive either.

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Hey all, new on this thread...ive got a 97 wrangler 4.0 with at least a 3 inch lift. bought it salvage. what totaled it was hard top was busted...so no real damage. it had 35s on it when i bought it which killed the gas mileaged. and it ran like a 4 banger. currently has 31 1050s. but want wider tires...what would be the best size that would be close to the same height but wider?
So you want to keep the 31'' tall tire, but want it wider?

31x12.50 (31'' tall, and 12.50'' wide.)

If you have 3''+ of lift you should be fine with a 33x12.50 as well. (its 33'' tall, and 12.50 inches wide.)

Mud tires generally look bigger than they are as well.
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You should definitely look into the Goodyear Duratrac's 31". I put a set on factory wheels without being lifted. I got mine from Discount tire (free shipping) and paid $150 ea. If you become a member of Thread Lightly you qualify for a $100 rebate. Good luck!!
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You should definitely look into the Goodyear Duratrac's 31". I put a set on factory wheels without being lifted. I got mine from Discount tire (free shipping) and paid $150 ea. If you become a member of Thread Lightly you qualify for a $100 rebate. Good luck!!
That's a load of crap! I was looking at tires all morning and saw this thread topic and went OH MAN I have some juicy details on a great deal!

But yes, as a member of TreadLightly, you receive a $100 off Good Year tires until the end of August.

Tread Lightly - Goodyear Rebate for Tread Lightly! Members

I'm looking right now at a set of 265/75/15 Wrangler SilentAmors. It will end up costing me $512 installed when all is said and done. Plus they're eligible for an additional $40 rebate.

Of course, BFG has something like a 60,000 mile warranty on their tire because they last forever. You may not even have to worry about new ones until 3-4 years down the line. Although, my recommendation is to go a little bigger then the stocks. If you want to move up, 235/75/15 is a nice step. 255/70/15 is about 29" and wide (need fender flares in some states). From there, 31" tire is the highest you can go without needing a lift, though some rubbing may occur (Jerry has the guide). For me, my next step is a 265/75/15. It's a 33" tire that's not C rated so it's not going to have the same towing capabilities as a 33" LT rated tire, but I don't tow anything so I would rather save a few bucks. Know that a 33" tire requires somewhere around 2.5" of lift.
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I initially ran my 06 stock with 31/10.50/15's. I put on a Bridgestone/Firestone tire named Prime Well PA100. Very inexpensive and that's what I wanted for running over cactus, etc. Turned out to be great traction in sand, rock, etc. Good wear overall but a little noisy. After mods, lift, axle changes, etc. still ran great.
If they made a 33, I would consider on my Rubi!
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????? What is a load of crap?
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????? What is a load of crap?
i think the fact that he wanted to share the deets on the TreadLightly program? I think that's what was meant. i dunno...
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Will My 2.5L 4 cylinder engine be able to handle a 31''x10.50" Tire?
Or will it eventually take its toll on the engine and blow it out?
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31s wont hurt the engine. Once you get up to 33s it might strain it a little more...
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Go with the BFG AT/KO's, you won't be sorry.
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I'm not a fan of BFG AT/KO. Now they have excellent MT's IMO, but for AT's I have to reccomend the Duratracs. Really sweet tire. I feel the Duratracs are the best AT tire out there, with BFG KM2's in the mud/street department, Super Swampers for off-road use only.

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I just saw some goodyear wranglers
for 70 each seems like the best of
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I got 30 x9.5 Yokohama Geolander a/t's on my 2000 wrangler really cheap and i like them alot. I live in wisconsin with all kinds of weather and they handled great through everything.
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i've never been a fan of goodyear, especially their prices. also look at the date on the tires before you buy them.

a good affordable all terrain tire would be a hankook rf10, they are making a huge impact on the market, my shop has been selling a lot of hankooks, and the results have been very good. they wear and perform as good as any name brand around. they are a name brand these days, at about 25% less cost than the others.
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I have Cooper MS 31x10x15 on my 4cyl TJ. They ride good, climb good, mud good, snow good. No loss of power, Im very happy with them. All 5 were less then $550. I like them much better then the Firestone Destinations I had.
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BFG AT/KOs 32x10.50sx15 on a I6 auto 2004 LJ they do well around here we have clay mud, as long as you keep them cleared out they do fine and like the others said wear is crazy good but alittle high priced
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I went to Wally World and bought 4 (GDY Wrangler) tires $70 a piece. The total installed price was like $230 total.
Lol!
I'll keep going and buying these as they get about 45-50k miles b4 needing new ones.
For my other set of tires I bought Swampers and soft 8's.

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I am looking at those Wally World tires too. They are 235/75R 15, my 95 2.5L has 215/75R 15. What experience does anyone have with these tires?
If I get the bigger tires will I notice less power? Thanks
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Retread Tires - Buy Retread Tires, Cheap Tires, Off Road Tires, and Retreads Online has a BFG clone that they can make for you using the BFG carcass for about 70 a piece plus shipping. 2 year 24000 mile warranty.
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You should definitely look into the Goodyear Duratrac's 31". I put a set on factory wheels without being lifted. I got mine from Discount tire (free shipping) and paid $150 ea. If you become a member of Thread Lightly you qualify for a $100 rebate. Good luck!!
I got mine pretty cheap from www.treadepot.com.... Duratracs are great tires.... Look good and ride good....
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I also have 30x9.5 yokoham geolanders and they have gotten me thru everything in front of me, and are good on-pavement too!

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