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Old 04-28-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Hey all I'm having a bit of a hard time deciding on tires. I have a 98 2.5 with a 2.5 in. BB. I've seen pics with this lift and 32s and I really like it but the choices for tires is really limited, especially for All Terrains ( which is what I want. Basically in 32s The ones I like are the BFG AT T/A KO's and the Falken Wildpeak AT's. I like both of these tires ok and have done research on both and know the pros and cons. If I stay 31's then I'm going to got with the Goodyear Duratrac. I really like the longevity of the BFG but I really like the look of the Duratrac. So I want your opinion. I rarely go on the highway so the drop in power with the bigger 32s won't be much of problem. I wheel about 1-2 times a month. Mostly trails (dry dirt hills, little bit of mud). My wheels have 3.5 in. back spacing so rubbing should be no issue. What do you guys think stick with 31's or go with 32's?
EDIT: it is my DD but around me there are mostly secondary roads.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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32's!!

And I'll just give a friendly suggestion of looking into the GY mtr's w/ Kevlar. Very good tire.

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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If its mainly a wheeler and doesn't see much highway like you said I'd say go for the 32s forsure. Or you good go to 33s even there are a lot more choices in 33s.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #4
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If its mainly a wheeler and doesn't see much highway like you said I'd say go for the 32s forsure. Or you good go to 33s even there are a lot more choices in 33s.
It is my DD but just rarely sees the highway ( mostly secondary roads around here). I would like to have more choices and 33s would be nice. I just don't want to lose all of my power on the occasion I do get on the highway ( although I only go 55 on the highway now).
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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32's!!

And I'll just give a friendly suggestion of looking into the GY mtr's w/ Kevlar. Very good tire.
I've definitely looked into MTs. Just don't know if it'll be worth the wear of me driving it every day.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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I've heard of the mtr's getting 40k out of them. In fact Jerry B posted the other day that he's on his 3rd set and the previous two have lasted him about 40 miles. So that's not too bad of wear really.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #7
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I've heard of the mtr's getting 40k out of them. In fact Jerry B posted the other day that he's on his 3rd set and the previous two have lasted him about 40 miles. So that's not too bad of wear really.
No that's actually really good for an MT. Great now I have another choice. Haha
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #8
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I've done a little more extensive research on the Falkens in the 32 variety and I can't find much negative about them. Now I just can't decide if they look any more aggressive than my toyo open country H/T's now.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #9
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I have the Falkens in 31 and they are amazing. Can't find a negative thing about them.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #10
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I have the Falkens in 31 and they are amazing. Can't find a negative thing about them.
That's what I've come up with. Nothing really negative to be found. You don't happen to have any pics of them on your Jeep do you?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #11
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I have a 2.5 lift and chose the 32" tires. Prior to the lift I ran BFG AT TKO and have nothing bad to say about them, they wear like iron and great in deep snow. But since going to 32" I chose Cooper STT for the aggressive tread and still having on road handling. They did great this past winter and some mild offroading (hunting spots). There is limited choices in this tire size unfortunately, but I feel it's worth going, for the extra height, width and traction. (and looks!)
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:22 PM   #12
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I have a 2.5 lift and chose the 32" tires. Prior to the lift I ran BFG AT TKO and have nothing bad to say about them, they wear like iron and great in deep snow. But since going to 32" I chose Cooper STT for the aggressive tread and still having on road handling. They did great this past winter and some mild offroading (hunting spots). There is limited choices in this tire size unfortunately, but I feel it's worth going, for the extra height, width and traction. (and looks!)
I think with what I'll be using the tire for an AT would be the more logical choice. I am going 32s for sure now I just need to pick a tire. I had STT's on an old truck and they were great off road. How has the wear been on yours ( I didn't have the truck long enough after putting those on do really tell)?
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I couldn't tell you how the 32" STT wear, in the 5 months I've owned them I only managed to log 3000 miles, so they still look as new. But the previous 30" BFG AT lasted me 50k, with my driving style.
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I couldn't tell you how the 32" STT wear, in the 5 months I've owned them I only managed to log 3000 miles, so they still look as new. But the previous 30" BFG AT lasted me 50k, with my driving style.
Good deal. Like I said I've mudders before on my truck, (heavy) half ton Chevy and I didn't have much luck in regards to mileage on the tires. Jeep could be different because its lighter but ill probably hold off getting MTs this time around.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #15
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I'm about 90% decided I'm gonna go with the 32x11.50 BFG All Terrain. I will keep this thread updated throughout the process of buying and using.
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I got them ordered today from discount tire direct. Very happy with the price. Can't wait to get them on!
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #17
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Wow. I can't say enough about discount tire direct. I ordered my tires at around 3:30 yesterday afternoon and by the time I got home this afternoon at 3:00 pm they were sitting in the back of my truck. I couldn't believe it. I got them loaded up in the Jeep (very tight fit. Lol) and will be getting the put on tomorrow.
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Got em put on this morning. Love the look.
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