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Old 02-23-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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I'm in the market for a new set of street tires. Can anyone shed light on brand names that perform better than others? 1998 TJ w/ stock suspension. Thanks!!

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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I use to run Goodyear Wranglers, but could never get over 40,000 miles on a set even on my GMC Yukon, Ford Explorer or Dodge truck. I now run Michelin hwy tires on the jeep, I have around 60,000 now expect to get 80,000 and I gained 1 mile per gallon too.

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Old 02-23-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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I had a set of Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor on my Ranger for 3 years. Guy that bought it last week thought they were brand new when he saw them.

I loved those tires. Rode well, held up well, looked good...
They also make a more aggressive version..

The Silent Armor line apparently has Kevlar reinforced sidewalls... not sure if it's just hype or not but I liked the ones I had and I got one hell of a deal on them because I used to deliver auto parts to Goodyear. lol


As for the Jeep, I am putting General Grabbers on it.

It was either those or Mastercraft Coursers.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice and photos! Now how about a follow up question. While I'm at it, my flares are beat. While I was looking for the OEM replacements, I found that Buschwacker makes an aftermarket set that give a nice look. They are the 6" pocket style fender flare. My concern is that these flares will 'swallow' my tires. It sounds nitpicky, I know, but the last thing I want is for these flares to extend far past the tire taking away from the look I am going for. If I am going for a set of 31x10.5x15 tires on a stock TJ, are these flares too big? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:18 AM   #6
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For 50,000+ mile All Terrain, I have been really happy with the DynaPro ATM's. Great tire for the money...but they are made in Korea. I currently have a E rated set on my 1 Ton and have then in the snow, sand, desert, FS roads, etc and they have been great.

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Thanks for the advice and photos! Now how about a follow up question. While I'm at it, my flares are beat. While I was looking for the OEM replacements, I found that Buschwacker makes an aftermarket set that give a nice look. They are the 6" pocket style fender flare. My concern is that these flares will 'swallow' my tires. It sounds nitpicky, I know, but the last thing I want is for these flares to extend far past the tire taking away from the look I am going for. If I am going for a set of 31x10.5x15 tires on a stock TJ, are these flares too big? Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.
Height of the tire doesn't really matter as far as flares go, width does. Are you going to run stock rims or aftermarket? 10.5 on 8" wide after market rims with a 4" backspacing.... get wider fenders. If you are using stock rims just stick with stock fenders.
Mine, as it sits, has 285/75/15 (pretty much 31's) on stock rims. They are tall, but not wide. I don't like it, feels too top heavy.
So I am going with 8" wide, 4" backspaced rims, this will move the wheels out and make the stance wider.
I am going to use Cragar Soft 8 rims, they are black and cost about $50 each.

For fenders, I have these (just came in today)...
Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 11608.11 7" Fender Flare Kit for TJ Jeep Wrangler 1997-2006 - 6 Piece: Automotive
(Not my Jeep)


They are wider than stock, but keep the look/shape of stock. I don't care for pocket style flares unless you have her lifted and armored up.

This site will help you see different lift/tire size options. You can also see different fenders.

My Jeep Wrangler | Jeep Wrangler Lifts

It helped me decide that I wanted a 3" lift with 33x12.5 tires on 15x8 rims with 7" stock style fenders. There's a couple in there set up just like that. lol
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Goodyear wrangler armortrack, or a hybrid tire which is bfg rugged terrain... pretty sweet if you're lookin for an "street" tire but still have off road capabilities

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