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Old 01-28-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question new tires?

i finally got the money for new tires! but im not sure what brand and size to get?

right now those are 32in snow tires ( i got it in colorado few months back ) and im in texas so im pretty sure i dont need them ha ha plus the front one have some dry rot. back ones are like new (if anyone wants to buy them)

this jeep is my daily driver, back and forth to school work and what not. but when its nice out and i have time ill take it off road.

so i would appreciate some input on what size and brand of tires to get

please and thank you




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Old 01-28-2010, 03:12 PM   #2
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If you aren't worried about snow and things of that nature, which you probably aren't being from texas, the BFGoodrich All-Terrains are probably the most popular on here. I have 31x10.50 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTracs, which are a very aggressive form of wrangler...but the only reason I didn't get the BFG's is because of snow and such up here in PA. I paid 165 per goodyear, the pricing for the BFG's was 162, so about the same price. BFG's will probably do you better handling on dry pavement, but I don't have any experience with them on anything but dry pavement. Or on a YJ for that matter. Drove a TJ with them on it a few times, thats it. Size wise...well, do what looks best. If you think the 32's look good on it, then stick with 32's-if you want smaller, go with 31X10.50. And if you want bigger...make sure you can fit them.

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I have 32s that are BFGoodrich All-Terrains and i like them a lot... i had Mud-terrains but with the Jeep being my dd i wanted something better on the roads and i have been very happy with the All-terrains... i have an 87 yj you can look at my profile and see how they look and everything in my pics but i think they are a very nice tire and would recommend them
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I have 32s that are BFGoodrich All-Terrains and i like them a lot... i had Mud-terrains but with the Jeep being my dd i wanted something better on the roads and i have been very happy with the All-terrains... i have an 87 yj you can look at my profile and see how they look and everything in my pics but i think they are a very nice tire and would recommend them
Case in point. The way friend with the TJ has it as a daily driver, and is on his second jeep...First was a scrambler that he took off road alot and broke too many things, so with the TJ he keeps it on road mostly..the BFG's wear the best out of any tire he's had on either jeep, Do well off road in most terrain, and says they made it handle extremely well for a jeep. "It's like it's on rails" were his words, I believe. Awesome jeep, by the way. Nice find.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:42 PM   #5
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thanks for yalls input guys. sounds like those are the best tires for me.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #6
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this might be a stupid question but, about how long do new tires last ?

my step dad keeps trying to get me to just buy some used tires...

but i feel like thats just a waste of money. because i dont really know anything about the tires. and i might not even find a good brand.

he keeps telling me to just go to one of the mexican used tire shops and buy those.

ive bought used tires before on one of my camaros and one of the damn things blew out in about a week....
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #7
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For the money go with new BFGs...It is worth it
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:20 PM   #8
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kinda funny im in the same boat wit htires was thing of the cooper discover sst for on road mostly and off road a good bit what is the forum opinioni have 30s right now lookin at 33's though for the new tires
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:29 PM   #9
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If you get the tires weighted every three months when you rotate them (and rotating them is pretty much an automatic assumption for making them last long), and if you keep them properly inflated...They will last you a long time. Treat them right, and they will last to 50,000 or more miles. Friend finally needs new ones, after 5 years of running them as his daily driver. Although admittedly he uses snow tires in the winter, so that conserved them for awhile.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:52 PM   #10
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should i get 31" or 32" bfg's? would it get better gas mileage with 31's? and would it help with the handling on the highway with 31's? it gets hard to control sometimes on the highway
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i think my 32s run fine on the highway and i like them a lot but im not sure what effect an inch would have on all that... if you have a 4 cyl 31s will be a little easier on the engine at highway speeds but i dont know if an inch will have that much of an effect and since you have 32s now you know how your jeep will pull them for the most part and yes you should get around or over 50000 miles on new tires

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