I know tires are like TV brands and BBQ's and every man needs to pick out his favorite...but I want some suggestions.
I just got back from deployment and tomorrow I'm having my '00 TJ re-geared to 4.88....so I wants suggestions on tire brands. I want an all terrain but more aggressive for off-roading and I'll be doing a lot of driving on freeway cause I'm in San Diego. I want 33x12.5x15s. I'm not super concerned with price cause I want good and if I'm gonna do it i'm gonna do it right the first time.
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Its the allmighty question... I had the same question for a while, and I went with the Duratracs. I love everything about them so far. Plus you can save 75 bucks if you sign up for a membership to tredlightly.com. That kinda swayed my decision, given that BFG and Goodyear are both awesome tires.... either way, it will be better than what you have now.
Another one to think about is the Falken Rocky Mountains from Discount Tire Direct. There are quite a few people here who run them, including myself and really like them. I've got 33x12.5s and they look and ride awesome. I did a ton of research before I bought and about the only negative thing I could find is that they are only a two ply sidewall but unless you are going to be rock crawling then you should not have a problem. They are very quite on the freeway and do quite well offroad. They are also MUCH more aggressive looking in person than they are in pictures. I don't know why but they are. And lastly, they are the cheapest out there. I got five shipped to my door with valve stems for $775. If you call in to place your order and tell them that you are a WF member and you order five tires then they will give you another $50 off and probably throw in free valve stems. Check them out!
I have never had Duratracs, but most people love them. I have had BFG A/T and I was not overly impressed. Dick Cepeks were on my Jeep when I bought it and I must say they are excellent tires. They are the softest tires I have ever had, but they are so nice that I can not say enough good stuff about them. They do the street and dirt and Moab really nice. They grip anything.
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up
Welcome home. BFG All Terrains are great. I've had several sets. Now I'm running Good Year Duratracs and I like the looks better and they are quiet and good in mud. Mine are 33x12.50s.
Couldn't agree more with the above statement. BFG AT's are triple-ply sidewall, which is great at that price point. I have the 33x12.5 GY Duratracs and Love Them!!! Great look, performance and price. Got mine from www.treadepot.com delivered to my house in 2 days. They do have a 2- ply sidewall so if you wheel around sharp rocks the BFG's are better.
Pyro, you live in San Diego and are thus surrounded by the desert which is where most of us wheel, most of the time. Our local deserts are full of sharp rocks which can and do regularly slice the sidewalls of BFG's AT and MT tires. That is why I switched away from BFG's AT then MT tires. Only BFG's very expensive Krawler is really up to the local sharp rocks. I'd seriously consider the new second generation kevlar reinforced Goodyear MT/R which wears pretty well on top of being fairly quiet on the road.
I'd go talk to Dave (aka "Discount Dave") at Discount Tire in Oceanside on the Coast Highway who is associated with my 4x4 club (Geared 4Fun) who can give you a good deal on whatever tire you ultimately settle on.
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