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Old 04-19-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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OME Lift - Load Range C or E tires???

I'm about to order an Ultimate kit from Dirk at DPG. I thought I had decided on my tires until I talked to him. I was originally torn between KM2's, GY MT/R's, or GY DuraTracs. I eliminated the MT/R's after reading reviews.

I had pretty much decided on the KM2's until Dirk said he would never go with an E tire as it would compromise the ride of the OME suspension. I'm planning to go with 265/75/16's which are available in a Load Range C in the DuraTracs.

I much prefer the looks of the KM2's, but I don't want to spend big $ on the OME kit and kill the ride with Load Range E tires.

Thoughts or experiences???

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An "E" tire on a 4,000 lb Wrangler is a waste of resources....

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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An "E" tire on a 4,000 lb Wrangler is a waste of resources....
At this point, my Jeep is a waste of many of my resources... not worried about $ as much as I am about the ride. It won't be a daily driver, will probably only see some light trails occasionally, but I want a good riding Jeep in the end.

The last thing I want to do is spend $1400 on a lift to kill the ride with hard tires ending up with the same ride as a $400 lift. I just keep hearing how great the KM2's ride.

How much difference in ride is there going to be between the KM2's in an E vs. the GY DuraTrac's in a C?
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I meant to mention... I've got a set of 16" Moabs. I love the look of the Moabs with the 265/75/16's with a smaller lift. That's the look I'm going for and want the legendary OME ride.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:40 AM   #5
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I have OME stuff & MTR's load rating c & my Jeep rides great. Sorry, I have a jk so kind of butted in
(had to edit that I used to have the KM2's now have the MTR's & they are the best tire I have ever had)
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Are you sure they only make KM2s on load e for that size?
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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Are you sure they only make KM2s on load e for that size?
Unfortunately, it appears BFG only makes an E in that size. The have a better selection of C's in 15" flavors, but I really want to go with the Moabs.
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Personally, I'd switch to 15" wheels which will forever solve the problem of lack of selection of C Load Range tires. You'll forever be faced with a small selection of tires if you stick with 16". If you have a choice between E and C, you never want E for a Wrangler.
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:41 AM   #9
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I eliminated the MT/R's after reading reviews.
I know it's not entirely relevant to the thread, but I'm curious as to what the reviews said that you saw which led you to that decision. I've hardly seen any bad reviews of them, and I certainly love mine.... which I run with that same suspension setup.

Again... just wondering.
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The only bad reviews you'll read about the MT/R come from Jeep Rubicon owners because they came with the Load Range E version of the MT/R which is too stiff riding for a vehicle that has the weight of a Wrangler. They came with Load Range E because of the marketing department's insistance of a larger more stylish size wheel which ended up being the rarely used 16" size wheel. Not many tires are made for 16" wheels and the MT/R is only available in the too stiff Load Range E for that size wheel. Tires for the Wrangler should be Load Range C which ride fine when supporting that amount of weight.

Other than the stiff ride of the Load Range E version of the MT/R, it's a superb tire if you offroad on trails tough enough to take advantage of it.
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Remember where you are at Jerry. In cali the MT/r may be a great tire because of your climate and constant rock crawling. Something the tire really excels at. However you put that same tire in in mud or snow and I think you would have a different opinion of it. Even the new MT/r K does HORRIBLE in the snow and a only a little better then its predecessor in the mud.
An MT/R in a dry climate on the rocks is a fantastic tire, outside of that realm and its barely above average.
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Honestly they arent that good of a rock tire on the limestone we have here either....if you wanna rock tire, buy a real rock tire.

To the OP, you might wanna look at a Cooper STT. They are excellent in ice, snow, mud, rain etc...they are also very capable offroad and will outwear any of the three your looking at
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I run "E" rated tires on my F350. E tires are rated to haul a much heaver load than a Jeep would ever need.
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definitely go with a C-rated tire if possible for your rim size. unless you like rattling your kidneys
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:54 PM   #15
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I run D range tire and have never felt it rode to rough. I run the RS9000 shocks but I dont see how they could proved a smoother ride then the OME.
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Remember where you are at Jerry. In cali the MT/r may be a great tire because of your climate and constant rock crawling. Something the tire really excels at. However you put that same tire in in mud or snow and I think you would have a different opinion of it. Even the new MT/r K does HORRIBLE in the snow and a only a little better then its predecessor in the mud.
An MT/R in a dry climate on the rocks is a fantastic tire, outside of that realm and its barely above average.


We are either talking about different tires or different mud.

I don't do any serious rock crawling, but I spend plenty of time in the mud (can't escape it around here for 9 months out of the year), and in my opinion MT/R's (with Kevlar), kick ass. I also wouldn't consider them horrible in the snow by any means, and I did some serious snow wheeling this winter. Granted I have nothing to really compare them to, but when the time comes, I will buy them again.

To each their own I guess, but I can't say enough good about them.
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I know it's not entirely relevant to the thread, but I'm curious as to what the reviews said that you saw which led you to that decision. I've hardly seen any bad reviews of them, and I certainly love mine.... which I run with that same suspension setup.

Again... just wondering.
I think Jerry is probably right. I've nothing but good things about the MT/R's offroad prowess. What strayed me away from them were the complaints about noise on pavement which probably came from Rubicon owners.

Mine won't be offroad too much so I'm leaning toward a tire that has the looks I want, but will not roar. It won't be a DD so I'm willing to give up a little ride comfort to get the look I want.

It currently has stock suspension with 245/75/16 Old style MT/R's (Load E) that are worn out. The ride doesn't bother me currently so I have no reason to think the new OME suspension and new KM2's would be any worse.

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