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Old 09-01-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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How often do you change your tires?

Hello all,

I have 33' Good Year Wranglers that came with the Jeep when I bought it.

They look a little worn and I feel that it might be time to change it but I know that it will cost a butt load. How often do you guys change your Jeep's tires?

Do you wait till they're worn or do you just change them every certain amount of years?

By the way, what other tire brand with white lettering looks this good or even better:

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Old 09-01-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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good question, i got an 04 with the same tires that were on it when i got it, i know they need replacing but i just aint got the money for it right now, so im just extra careful when its rainin, anyone else know the approximate life of tires, mine are 13x13.50 toyo mt's, what are yours hedonist, goodyear wranglers, 33's?

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Old 09-01-2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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Every tire wears differently. It really depends on the compound of the rubber the most. But tire rotation and alignment have big factors as well.

I recently took my mom's BFG AT's off her Cherokee about a month ago. They had close to 70K miles. Of course they are an all terrain, which is more of a road tire than MT/R's. But I have seen people get quite a few miles out of MT/R's as well.
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good question, i got an 04 with the same tires that were on it when i got it, i know they need replacing but i just aint got the money for it right now, so im just extra careful when its rainin, anyone else know the approximate life of tires, mine are 13x13.50 toyo mt's, what are yours hedonist, goodyear wranglers, 33's?

Yea, they're good year wrangler 33s.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:43 AM   #5
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I change my tires when they are worn out
I get about a years worth of use out of them
the tire I have now I got around feb. 08 and right now they are about half worn down
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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Change my bfgs m/t about every 2 yrs. when they get down to the wear marker. probably get 40-50k miles out them.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:49 PM   #7
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1st..is it possible to verify milage on the tires from the previous owner?
2nd..if not, go to a Goodyear dealer(or other major tire shop) and have them measure the remaining thread.
I'm runnin BFG's 33's, bought them new,been real good about rotation and alignment, and have 35k on them now.I should get about 50k at least on them
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I usually wait until the metal wire is showing lol. Actually mine are actully pretty worn they are Pro Comp Extreme MT 33x 12.50 and I am actually happy with the fact that they lasted the 45K miles I put on them.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:08 PM   #10
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Yup, thats fairly good but I also have a $2 tire depth checker that has numbers that turn red. And no cheating either, measure it in three places as you go across the tread.

One interesting note, I mount my BFG's white side in not out, mounted 5 new GY wrangler AT's and dammit, got home and was looking at them, dam things have to be mounted white side out. Back out to my buddys shop and dismount, flip and remount, balance.

As for the prices, look around, I just picked up 5 kumho 30.9.50's with jeep gambler wheels, less than 100 miles on the tires for $350 from a member of my local jeep club. He lifted a week after buying them and went to bigger tires and wheels.
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Uh RichP --- ever notice the heads of some nails are for the other side of the house?

White on the outside of one side is the same as the white on the inside of the other side. Just put them on the rims white in.

Try it!
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Uh RichP --- ever notice the heads of some nails are for the other side of the house?

White on the outside of one side is the same as the white on the inside of the other side. Just put them on the rims white in.

Try it!
Actually the outside tread is different, look at a set of factory wrangler AT's not those ones they put on the newer ones, the outside tread is different on the white letter side.

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