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Old 02-07-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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What Are Your Top 5 Tire Choices?

I will be looking for a set of 31x10.50's for my '02 Sport in the future. I do not put many miles on my Jeep because I have a company truck that I drive during the week, so I only drive the Jeep on the weekends and not really too far at that. We may buy a pop up camper in the spring and I would like to pull it with my Jeep, so maybe I will be driving it farther than I have in the past on the weekends, I do have the 6 cylinder. No off roading at this time, and I really do not see much of it in the future other than across a field or through a ditch. Anyway, I was wondering what the top 5 tire choices would be that fit my needs, and some of my needs my have to do with price at this time! Thanks, Scooby

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Old 02-07-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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I am a big fan of BFG, and since you won't be driving it so much, I say go ahead and get Mud Terrains.

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sunday a friend and i compared his BFG MTs and my cooper STTs. our TJs have the same setup and modifications.
the STTs were better on the road in rain.
and off the road in mud ans sand they were also better.
we donīt have rocks, i canīt say how they are on rocks.
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sunday a friend and i compared his BFG MTs and my cooper STTs. our TJs have the same setup and modifications.
the STTs were better on the road in rain.
and off the road in mud ans sand they were also better.
we donīt have rocks, i canīt say how they are on rocks.
I have a set of Cooper's on now, and I saw another member that had Cooper's like you do and I like the tire. Are they about the same price as the BFG's? Scooby
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:56 PM   #7
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After reading any paying attention to your first post I highly recommend BFG All Terrains.

Agressive enough to handle what little you would throw at them and they last for friggin' ever.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:25 PM   #8
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The BFG at/ko's hold up really well, they last on my XJ about 60K plus miles but I also rotate them regularly every other oil change. The MT's will wear too quickly on the hiway. The GoodYear MT's are also nice but spendy. I also liked Pirelli Scorpion AT's but at last look they have pretty much turned into a street tire and the local chains stopped carrying them, the pirelli dealers want an arm and a leg for them. I've also had good luck with Dunlop rover AT's, they lasted about 50K when I was commuting ~150mi a day.
I'm just on my third set of AT/KO's on the XJ as of last week. The TJ's both have them in 30x9.50 and the wifes ZJ will be getting them as soon as the street tires that came with it are worn out.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:09 PM   #9
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No need for an MT if you dont do much offroading unless you like the looks. BFG all terrains will probably be your best bet, they'll give your jeep a good look and are a GREAT all around tire. I personally run them and i love em!
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mtz's hands down. They wear well and perform great in mud,rocks,rain, and are decent in soft sand. I had them in 31x10.50 and loved them so much I got them in 35x12.50

31x10.50


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nicknyce23, that's a good lookin' rig you've got there.....btw, how do those MTZs wear?
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If your going to pull a camper and do a little more highway driving in the summer i would go with an A/T tire. Longer wear, and quieter on the highway. Plus very good for your trip across a field.
1st choice would be GoodYear Wrangler Silent Armor. I have these and they have very good traction. Plus they have a 50,000 mile warranty.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....er+SilentArmor

2nd is Firestone Destination A/Ts. These are rated number 1 on Tire Rack for customer satisfaction.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....nSpeedRating=R

3rd would be the BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO. These are a favorite by many people. I had these on a previous 4X4 that i had and these were very good tires. Long lasting too.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....rrain+T%2FA+KO
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:31 PM   #13
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1. Cheapest
2. second cheapest
3. third cheapest
4. fourth cheapest
5. fifth cheapest
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:40 PM   #14
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for your uses, all terrains or quiet MTs would be best. Really, you only need all terrains. Hell you could get away with street tires.. but im not going to suggest any

1. Dick Cepek FCIIs. Hybrid tire..All terrain middle tread, with MT style tread depth and wide spaced outer lugs. Would work good for you, if your ever in a field or dirt road in the rain, but still comfortable on the street.

2. BFG All terrains. BFGs are considered one of the more aggresive all terrains.

3. Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo. Amazing road manners, and just aggresive enough for mild offroad use, such as you mentioned.

4. Mickey Thompson MTZ. Its an MT, but supposedly very quiet and wears well, with really good offroad performance.

5. Pro comp ATs or extreme ATs.

There are a few other good tires, such as Nitto terra grapplers/mud grapplers, Cooper ST/STT etc. but for your uses, it doesnt make much sense to spend good money on an MT that will wear slower than an AT and be heavier/louder/harder to balance. I would stick to a good hybrid or aggressive AT. something that wont be too bad if the field or dirt road gets a little damp, but nothing too aggressive.

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nicknyce23, that's a good lookin' rig you've got there.....btw, how do those MTZs wear?

they wear really good just keep em rotated I got almost 50,000 miles on my last set. Its funny to because the 31x10.50's were louder than the 35x12.50's or maybe its just me.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:42 PM   #16
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For what your wanting to do Scooby, I would go with just about any of the mall terrains.

Nitto Tera Graplers
http://www.nittotire.com/#index%2Etire%2Eterragrappler

BFG Mall Terrain K/O's

Heard great things about the Revo's


For no more then your going to wheel it I would not get a mud tire. Even though I have the MTZ's and LOVE them. By far the best tire I have ever owned, and I have had most the big name Brand's. It just doesn't seem like it would be the best choice for what your wanting to use it for.
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I'm running MAXXIS Big Horns 33x12
before these tires I had Pro Comps mudds, my current tires are a few hundred less and I've been very happy with the wear.
Use to run BFG mudds but they have gotten too expensive over the years.
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Ya, like i said, i agree with the all terrain suggestions. i would look hard into the dick cepek fcIIs, the BFG all terrains, or the Dueler Revos (the duelers being the more "street tire" of the three).

Terra grapplers are awesome tires, I have heard as many good things, and seen as many good things, with those as the FCIIs, but they are pretty loud for an all terrain if that matters to you. The FCIIs are not silent, since they have the wide spaced outer lugs to help with sloppy conditions, but they are no where near as loud as my MT/Rs or an MT. I would say the FCIIs would be a good fit if you wanted some offroadability just incase, while keeping a streetable ride, and I would put the Dueler Revos in second. BFG ATs if you dont like the above tires.
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I'll let you know about the maxxis big horn in a couple of days
But so far so good and the price is great
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i like my MTZ's good on the highway and all around my buddie has some nittos mud terr and they were not worth the money now he has MT baja claws much better
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I will be looking for a set of 31x10.50's for my '02 Sport in the future. I do not put many miles on my Jeep because I have a company truck that I drive during the week, so I only drive the Jeep on the weekends and not really too far at that. We may buy a pop up camper in the spring and I would like to pull it with my Jeep, so maybe I will be driving it farther than I have in the past on the weekends, I do have the 6 cylinder. No off roading at this time, and I really do not see much of it in the future other than across a field or through a ditch. Anyway, I was wondering what the top 5 tire choices would be that fit my needs, and some of my needs my have to do with price at this time! Thanks, Scooby
Sounds like you need to buy a new set of tires that are attached to a F150 or something!
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These little guys right here if you get snow at all are perfect. Chew through snow and ice likes its not there and in the summer time, you get little to no noise out of them. Fits your situation just right. (I think you guys get snow over there right?)

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