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Old 08-11-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
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stepping up to 33s?

so im looking to step up to some 33s. I need to be able to go through sand,rocks, snow and mud. (idaho has all kind of trails) do you all have any recommendations? i was thinking more of km2s or pro comp radial Xterrain. also i'm not sure about width 10.5 or 12.5. i am open to any brand so please give me your opinion. post pics if you have them.
NOTE: i don't care about looks/noise, function takes priority.

I have a 2000 Sport with a 4" pro comp lift, I6, d30/d44 and it is my DD.

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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if your going to 33s, its gona be hard to find a 10.5. that being said good tires are duratracs, km2, just look around. sounds like you already kinda know your answer.

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #3
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so you say Duratracs.. ill look in to them. what kind of milage do you get on them?

I was just hoping to get some real feedback form jeepers, not just product reviews from the manufacture. all the reviews make it seem that their tire is great and will last. actual performance may differ. maybe i should have asked: What tires do you run and why?
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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yep thats why consumer reviews are better.

I get around 14-15 in town and 17 on the highway, but mpgs are gona be the same on almost any tire of the same size, it depends more on gear ration, engine size, weight of the jeep, etc.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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Take a look at the Cooper Discoverer STT's. Only reason I didnt get them was I couldnt afford them.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:06 PM   #6
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You can get 33x10.5 and not need new wheels.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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You can get 33x10.5 and not need new wheels.
x2. 33x10.5 are common. although u might rub if u stayed with stock wheels.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:58 PM   #8
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what are u going to be using them for primarily? if its mostly highway/city, go duratracs. if u are going to be doing moderate offroading, go with either KM2s, MTRs, or another tire. i wish i had gotten KM2s...
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:07 PM   #9
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Don't get the procomp they are terrible imo. My old man ran them on his rubi and hated them. now he runs BFG km2 33x12.50, I run GY mtr kevlar 33x12.50 couldn't be happier. . Buddy runs cooper discoverer stt and loves them
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:22 PM   #10
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33x10.50 tires are not common and the only mainstream manufacturer that I am aware of that makes them is BF Goodrich in their all terrain and their mud terrain. 33x12.50 tires are very common and are dime a dozen by most companies.
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Toyo makes a 33x10.5x15 MT tire. A guy I work with just put them on his Jeep and loves them. I ran their 33x12.5x15 for years and liked them, except they were heavy. The 10.5's should not be so heavy.
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what size wheels do you have? i have 16 in. and am running 285-75-16 which is 33-11.50. i am running mud kings and i like them alot!!
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:37 PM   #13
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I'm running the BFG A/T's in 33X10.5X15. They are relatively light (for a 33" tire) and perform well on and off road.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:06 AM   #14
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Go with the KM2's everyone loves them. I will be getting a set this fall.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:19 AM   #15
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Take a look at the Cooper Discoverer STT's. Only reason I didnt get them was I couldnt afford them.
Know a guy who has these and loves them....I think it is what I am getting next. Supposedly people are getting crazy miles out of them...or the KM2s

Edit---I love Idaho!
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Know a guy who has these and loves them....I think it is what I am getting next. Supposedly people are getting crazy miles out of them...or the KM2s

Edit---I love Idaho!
Will be next for me. Right now just on a TIGHT budget. LOL. I am enjoying the Falken Rocky Mountains though. Great tire so far
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I have the discoverer's on mine. I like them but I have absolutely nothing to compare them to
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:33 AM   #18
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Very happy with my 33x10.50 BFG MTs. I put them on AR Outlaw IIs 15x7, with 3 3/4" back spacing. The wheels push the tires out a bit from stock... so I used Rubicon flares to cover the tread (all but 1/4"). Tread coverage is required in PA... and I'm "close enough" for my inspection station.

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thanks everyone for the comments, you all have given me some good feedback.
Lynn--thats a nice looking jeep. looks very functional.
ill be making my decision in OCT/NOV when i save some money..
so please keep the thread going.
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You can get 33x10.5 and not need new wheels.
Yup, I'm running 33x10.5 KM1s on stock Gambler wheels.

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Dude, did you just blow out the left rear in the pic? I would be surprised if the bead didn't let go, damn.

I plan on going to 33s this fall and am having the same questions. I really want the KM2s but they are not siped so I have no idea how they will handle the icy/slushy/snowy roads here in CO. Been considering the Duratracs but heard you can only expect 25k miles on them, not sure how true that is. I also like the Mickey Thompson Baja ATZs, look good and have a good reputation.

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Swkenobi had a good point. How do the KM2s handle on icy/slushy/snowy roads?
MT Baja ATZa...havent seen these on the forum much. anyone know how they handle?

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