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Old 09-18-2008, 10:37 AM
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Thumbs down I need new tires. Any ideas?

So this is my first post, my first real dive into the jeep community pool, and I need some help. I need new tires. And bad! Really, what I want to do, is raise my jeep 2 to 3 inches and get some big ass tires, but unfortunately my insurance will go up an extremely large amount if I change out my suspension. So I decided to stick with the big ass tire idea anyway. I live in northern NJ, which means lots of rain, snow, hail, wind, dirt, mud, big rocks on trails, all sorts of stuff that can either be a lot of fun or a pain in the ass pending upon your tires. This is my everyday car so it is on the road all the time and it will be going through snow and hail often now that the cold weather is coming. I have taken it off-road once (that was an amusing experience) and would like to again. Can you guys please help? Thanks!
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bfg all terrain would be good tire for rain and snowy conditions. All terrains last forever on the street. sometimes people joke about all-terrains but they really a great practical tire for light wheeling and daily driving especially in the cold weather conditions you describe.

or if you want a more aggressive looking tire there is the BFG MT KM2
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Thanks. How about size. How big can I go w/o a lift?
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Assuming your suspension is not fatigued (saggy springs) you should be able to do 31"s without a lift.

BFG AT's are excellent all purpose street tire. Make sure you rotate them religously.
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BTW - welcome to WF.

What part of Jersey you from?
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Morris county area, Denville specifically. Not sure if your familiar with the area.
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for a stock suspension you can go as big as 31's but you may have some steering rub. i have a set of dunlop mud rovers 31x10.5 R15 and they rub a little but that is an easy fix.
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Why would your insurance go way up if you added a lift kit?
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:07 PM   #11
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I'm looking into some Interco Truxxus AllTerrains..a little cheaper than the BFG's with a little more agressive look to them.
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I really like my Cooper Discoverer STT's they seem to be holding up to everyday driving really good. Also I loved the Cooper Discoverer ATR's I had on my Ranger they are an all-terrain Radial and they are AWESOME for an everyday tire with the ocasional off raod trip.
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you can get the new bfg km2 now the new sizes are out I had the coopers they chunked out so bad I only had them for a couple months

Look for BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires by size in the Las Vegas Area - Discount Tire Co./America's Tire
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I would suggest looking at D|ck Cepek FC II's or some Pro-Comp Xtreme Mud Terrains.

Awesome in the mud, snow and everything inbetween
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+1 for the Pro Comp X-Terrains. Ive had them for a year and they havent let me down yet. Ive also run BFG ATs and they are a great tire that will last forever, they just kept getting clogged with mud.
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Why would your insurance go way up if you added a lift kit?
I thought I was seeing things. Thats odd.
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welcome
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go with two inch lift 32x10.5 tires or 4 inch lift 33x12.5 tires.. as for tires bf goordich at or pro comp x terrain
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I'd go with a 2" BB and 1-2" bl and add 33s. ~200-300 for the lift and then whatever for the tires.
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Why would your insurance go way up if you added a lift kit?
2x...Why would they even need to know?

Jma20a, how do you like your dunlops? Mine stink.
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:15 AM   #20
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ive had bfg muds and a/t's and loved the mud terrains. heard great things about goodyear mtr's too
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X2 on the BFG Ats.. If you are looking for moderate wheeling (no rocks or mud) then I would absolutely go with the Ats.. They are by far the best snow tire I have had on any rig.. They will last longer than the vehicle should you treat them right.. Plus, the ATs are quite road worthy.

Now, if you plan on doing any off-roading; you must (and I mean Must) go with the BFG MT KM (go ahead, start the flaming guys).. Discount/America's Tire will give you a great deal.... PLUS they will rotate them for free.. I have 22" wheels on my Yukon and they trade the stock for the deuces as much as I want and they don't charge a dime..

So, back to the KMs: Out here in Or-ee-gun; you will basically see two types of tires on the trail...BFG MT KM or Goodyear MTR.. I am a huge hater of everything goodyear, so of course you won't hear a recommendation from me on those.. I have actually seen a few rigs with the Pro Comps on as well and from what I hear, they are a decent tire for the $$$..

Also, don't go budget here. I have a friend who purchased 31X10.5 BFG MT KMs, but his first ride on the trail made it immediately apparent to him that they were too small. He clanked on every rock we tried to overtake.

Spend the money now on a 4" lift and 33" X 12.5s.. You can find many great lifts out there, but please make sure if you go this route to by the CV Shaft and Slip Yoke eliminator because otherwise, your rig will ride HORRIBLY!!

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but please make sure if you go this route to by the CV Shaft and Slip Yoke eliminator because otherwise, your rig will ride HORRIBLY!!
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I only get a small vibe at like 40 mph for a second or two at WOT. I dont have any other vibes .That's not even close to "HORRIBLY".

I have over 4" of lift at the rear.
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I love my Pro Comp Extreme MT. I have a 4 inch lift with 33s but I haven't had any issues and I live in Ct and have the snow and rain too and I love mine.
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bfg all terrain would be good tire for rain and snowy conditions. All terrains last forever on the street. sometimes people joke about all-terrains but they really a great practical tire for light wheeling and daily driving especially in the cold weather conditions you describe.

or if you want a more aggressive looking tire there is the BFG MT KM2
x2 BFG ATs are excellent road tires and have a great tread lifespan.

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Assuming your suspension is not fatigued (saggy springs) you should be able to do 31"s without a lift.

BFG AT's are excellent all purpose street tire. Make sure you rotate them religously.
x2 31s are the max height on a stock TJ, you may have to adjust your steering stops though - if you experience control arm rub.
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I have a set of Firestone Destination A/T. Love them. You can always check out tirerack.com, they have great reviews on that site.
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Tripp, ive got the dunlop rovers, and they are pretty nice. clean well, and wear pretty decent. do you have the MTs or some ATs? sorry
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I've got Dunlop A/T's and they suit my rig well. Light wheeling and making a 70 mile commute run or two each week.
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the bfg's may cost a little mroe but they are worth it, they last along time for street use compared to others
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Loved my BFG's (31 x 10.5's) i'd swear by 'em. They have 70,000+ on them and still have life. But am also surprised with how good the Pro Comp Mud Terrains (33x12.5's)are holding up on mostly pavement driving.
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Tripp, ive got the dunlop rovers, and they are pretty nice. clean well, and wear pretty decent. do you have the MTs or some ATs? sorry
ATs and in the snow and rain they suk badly.

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