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Old 05-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Tire size advice needed

So hopefully soon I'm getting my jeep lifted. Going with a 4 inch zone. And yes I know what is needed with the 4 inch and have talked to my shop about it. Anyways, here's my question. I'm going to be putting 33x12.50 on it and would like to know brands of good tires to get that would be under $1000 for 5, need that spare. The tires will be about 90% DD and 10% weekend off roading.

And my second question is, is there a big difference between a 33x12.50 and 33x10.50?

Thanx everyone for your input.

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Old 05-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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most of the tires i have seen in that size are about 215-230 each. i dont know any for less than 200 each. i havent seen any 33x10.50 tires but the only difference would be width of the tires. the wider 12.50s would perform better offroad but if you dont think the skinnier tires look bad then get them since you wont really be going offroad much. the 10.50 will probably cheaper though but i would think the selection would be poor.

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most of the tires i have seen in that size are about 215-230 each. i dont know any for less than 200 each. i havent seen any 33x10.50 tires but the only difference would be width of the tires. the wider 12.50s would perform better offroad but if you dont think the skinnier tires look bad then get them since you wont really be going offroad much. the 10.50 will probably cheaper though but i would think the selection would be poor.
Wider tires are a matter of preference. I would not say wider is better off road. They both have their ups and downs. It's more of a preference.

I bought my 33x10.5 KM2s for about $176 per tire.
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Thank you both for that newbie question .

6inarowmakesitgo: I'm hoping to find some in that price range yes. Is there a specific brand of tire to go with? Right now I have the BFG AT/KO and not sure if I should stick with them, just go bigger, or go for another brand.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:32 AM   #5
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heres what i posted in your other thread you just made...

Get a set of Rocky Mountain ATS's or a set of Wild Peaks (made by Falken)....i'm kinda biased though since i have them.

They're quiet on the road, handle trails, and do great for offroad driving...love these tires. They're also a great price.

Depends on how wide you want your tires...most people run 12.5's but some also run the 10.5s. If its going to be mainly daily driving, then i'd get a 10.5 becuase the tire will be lighter and i'm guessing you've got stock flares so they'll tuck under a bit better.

As for the speedo, you'll have go get a new speedo gear...just find your tire size and match it to your gear ratio

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Old 05-13-2011, 01:36 AM   #6
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Sounds like you should get an All Terrain tire. I recommend BFG All Terrain. I had them on 2 different vehicles and loved them for everything but real hard core wheeling (they are terrible in mud).

They are great for trail riding and wet road/snow. They are very comfortable on the road and also last forever.



I got Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's but I offroad alot and I need an aggressive tire.
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The Wild Peak AT's are no more then a street slick.. They do great on the road and are said to be decent on the rocks.. Forget about them if you want to get into the mud.. They are only a mild AT. The BFG is considered a agressive AT and performs poorly in the mud.. The rocks the BFG will do you good but for a AT is loud on the road.. The GY Duratrac might be a good way to go for you. Popular here due to being good on the road and for a AT very well offroad, It's down fall is it only has a 2ply side wall but with as little offroading as your doing that probably doesn't matter... In the end though, You can't go wrong with the Cooper ST.. Great offroad and great on road. Cleans out mud very very well, grips rocks as good as an AT can.. Quiet as any agressive AT on the market will be.. Seriously look at the Cooper Discoverer ST, You won't be disapointed
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The Wild Peak AT's are no more then a street slick.. They do great on the road and are said to be decent on the rocks.. Forget about them if you want to get into the mud.. They are only a mild AT. The BFG is considered a agressive AT and performs poorly in the mud.. The rocks the BFG will do you good but for a AT is loud on the road.. The GY Duratrac might be a good way to go for you. Popular here due to being good on the road and for a AT very well offroad, It's down fall is it only has a 2ply side wall but with as little offroading as your doing that probably doesn't matter... In the end though, You can't go wrong with the Cooper ST.. Great offroad and great on road. Cleans out mud very very well, grips rocks as good as an AT can.. Quiet as any agressive AT on the market will be.. Seriously look at the Cooper Discoverer ST, You won't be disapointed
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