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Old 07-11-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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Tire decision

Alright, so now that I know im good to go w/ 33" tires with the Dana 33 in the front and the Dana 44 in the back I am wanting to get some 285/75/R16's

These tires however only come in Load rang D (which I think would be perfect for sidewall strength off road). This is what I have on my Chevy 2500HD Diesel truck and they are awesome.

However, w/ Load Range D tires these things are ~50lbs each. Is that too much weight / tire for these jeeps? This will be a daily driver and the occasional weekend offroader. I know the good 'ol stand by is the BF Goodrich Radial T/A K/O tires. But they may be good for off road but suck for snow / water traction.

I was looking at 2 different tires both of which I have had on my trucks in the past.

Bridgestone Duler A/T Revos 17/32nd tread depth


D|ck Cepek Fun Country II's 20/32nd tread depth
(cross between an A/T and a M/T tire)

Has anybody had good / bad experience w/ these tires on road / off road w/ the Jeeps? They are both basically the same price @ ~$180/tire? Also should I stick w/ the 15" rims or go with 16x8's? I wanst sure if jeep was just being cheep w/ the 15" rims or if there was an actual purpose to it.

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Old 07-11-2007, 12:53 AM   #2
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If heard D|ck Cepek is a good all around tire.


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Old 07-11-2007, 01:12 AM   #3
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I have those on my truck and they are awesome w/ very minimial noise.

Any ideas about the 15" vs 16" rim?

I found a set of these rims for $290 for the set of 4 and $75 for shipping. Was wondering if these American Racing -Outlaw II's look good or would be a good option. (they are brand new)

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Old 07-11-2007, 01:22 AM   #4
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I'm upgrading to 35s-Dick Cepek Fun Country II's in Aug.....can't give you an opinion till then.

....let me know what you think if you choose those & get them before me
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:09 AM   #5
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I have heard that 35's can be difficult to Balance but the 33's that I have are awesome, no problem at all w/ traction.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:30 AM   #6
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I've got I's and II's, (AR Outlaw's) No problems other than they are shiny. The I's are better because there are no holes, and, therefore you get no brake dust on them. If money were no object though, I'd get the black Teflon wheels. (I like the understated look - black walls out, etc., just for business!) With a Dana 30 in front and a Dana 44 in rear, you shouldn't have any problems.

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