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02-29-2012 02:42 PM
zaniac
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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP View Post
I ended up going with Duratracs, just due to the fact, I read about the road noise not being too loud on them. But Darn Zaniac! I actually like those GeoLanders! Maybe in a few years...

I would have gone for Duratracs myself...but the problem is you don't find them here in Dubai.

Desert sand means Either Cooper HT or Yoko Geolanders.

STTs are actually more widely used, but they suck the power out of the engine and the heavy tread means having to deflate a lot (like 4-6 PSI) to drive in the loose sand. That means risking a pop out...

Its very complicated here
02-29-2012 02:36 PM
New2012JEEP I ended up going with Duratracs, just due to the fact, I read about the road noise not being too loud on them. But Darn Zaniac! I actually like those GeoLanders! Maybe in a few years...
02-29-2012 02:25 PM
zaniac 33" Yokohama Geolanders - 3" Lift (teraflex + Icon)

Very quiet, very stiff ride but absolutely awesome off-road!
02-29-2012 12:08 PM
ModernProspector Although I haven't changed the tires on my Jeep, I have been extremely happy with BFG AT/Ko's in other vehicles. Excellent tire life, quiet, and reasonably grippy for a mostly highway tire.
02-29-2012 07:58 AM
Snailpower Another vote for the DT - well mannered and quiet on the road, GREAT in the rain. I have not had it in any deep mud yet, but everything else it feels grippy and responsive. Not enough miles on them for an oberservation on wear.
02-29-2012 07:43 AM
tabber02 hands down... this one:

-bob
02-28-2012 11:02 PM
Red Sahara I love my Nitto Terra Grapplers -
02-28-2012 10:45 PM
i82much Love my AT KO's, great in the snow, strong sidewall and have the snowflake symbol.
02-28-2012 07:49 PM
silvrevo I really like them Falkens!!!

Are they much quiter on road than the duratracs?

Duratracs are 4lbs less. I heard its in the sidewall of the Falken being thicker?

True or not.
02-28-2012 07:16 PM
TJNewbie
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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP View Post
So I could guess from what I am reading, that 33" DT's are going to be a lot lighter than my current 17" Maxxis Bighorns?
I couldn't find anything that actually showed the weight of the Bighorns- LT285/70R17, but that tire is actually a 33x11.70x17 and is just about bullet proof. I'm sure it would weigh alittle more. But I like them too, they get really good reviews also. I went the Duratracs because they had more siping.

The Duratrac in the 285/70R17 actually measures 32.8x11.50x17 with a weight of 53lbs

The DT in the 33x12.50x15 are really 32x11.50x15s and they weigh 49 lbs.
02-28-2012 09:22 AM
Hilldweller Duratrac, Kellys TSR, Fierce Attitude = all the same tire. Good for what you're describing.

ATs like General Grabber AT2 or BFG suck in mud; I found them both horrible on any sort of slick road too.

I like Cooper Discoverer STT; might be too aggressive for your need but they're very decent as an AT and great in mud. Usually a good deal too.



If not the STT, try the ST Maxx from Cooper. It has the stout sidewall of the STT and a more road-friendly tread.



I ran the STTs on my JK and have them on the Power Wagon now; my favorite tire overall.
Cooper makes the Jeep boutique tires like Micky Thompson, ProComp, and D!ck Cepek; might as well buy the original and skip the markup.

02-28-2012 09:16 AM
CactusRed Take a look at the GoodYear Silent Armour. I've had two sets, they performed better than a BFG A/T in every thing but mud, and they weren't far behind in that. Great tread wear - over 50K on both sets. It's also as tough as it gets - same Kevlar plys as used in the new MT/R - in fact it came out before the new MT/R.
02-28-2012 09:00 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by Daniel_M
I agree the Duratrac or the Kelly TSR (same tire basically). If you want less aggressive look at Falken Wildpeaks, I hear great things. There is also Nitto Terra Grapplers, but are probably heavier than other AT's. The BFG KO's I hear suck in snow and I personally don't like the look of them.

-Dan
Loving my Falken Rocky Mountain ATS (same as Wild Peak). They aren't the most aggressive looking tire, but the reviews and view I have seen seem to indicate they can definitely hold their own offroad.
02-28-2012 08:51 AM
Daniel_M I agree the Duratrac or the Kelly TSR (same tire basically). If you want less aggressive look at Falken Wildpeaks, I hear great things. There is also Nitto Terra Grapplers, but are probably heavier than other AT's. The BFG KO's I hear suck in snow and I personally don't like the look of them.

-Dan
02-28-2012 08:09 AM
New2012JEEP So I could guess from what I am reading, that 33" DT's are going to be a lot lighter than my current 17" Maxxis Bighorns?
02-28-2012 08:06 AM
pkmcd99 Thornbirds all the way for that look of aggression, but great highway queens. Ive run many sets in the past.
02-28-2012 07:09 AM
1Topp
02-28-2012 06:47 AM
TJNewbie
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Haha...

The DT was not a favorite over on the Tj side

Mostly do to sidewall protection and poor puncture resistance. They called them Duraflats.
I think, you're mistaken. There's a ton posts from people that have Duratracs, that are very happy with them. And while the side walls are 2 belted. That doesn't mean they are weak, they're just not bullet proof. I wouldn't purposely drag the the side wall on sharp jagged rock. but in all of the other areas they do very well.
02-28-2012 01:20 AM
Steel02001
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Originally Posted by stevethepirate View Post
Bfg all terrain tires are a good one. I had those on my old truck and loved them. Good tread pattern but not to bulky.
Agreed, my BFG All-Terrains are the cats pajamas.
02-27-2012 10:19 PM
New2012JEEP
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Originally Posted by FireFighterIV View Post
ive got General grabbers on mine and love em. very low road noise, they wear really well. they look great. they do well offroad and have a nice beefy look to them without all of the hassles of some other tires. (ive run boggers and mud grapplers on various vehicles, and aside from looking badass, theyre waaaay too much hassle) and of course, you can get red letter sidewalls....so thats a plus. i got em because theyre different, and not everyone is running em. id definately recommend them to anyone
Ya, I have mudders now, they are really loud. Doesn't really bother me, but they are actually louder than my exhaust, and not sure I trust them too much in the rain, it rains a lot here in Jax
02-27-2012 10:18 PM
New2012JEEP Well, I guess that is what it is then, DT. Jimbo, I like Hankook, ran those on really fast cars back in the day.

Sorry if I am asking too many questions. What is DTD doing as far as 5 DT's and 5 black rim combo stuff? Just curious, don't want to put too many miles on my current ones, since I have a pretty good offer for them right now.
02-27-2012 10:15 PM
chalikman Good year wrangler mud terrains they are awesome looming great on road have an aggressive off road pattern and DONT HUMMMMM its a quiet tire with a great foot print have had them now for almost a year there on my daily driver and have no wear to them at all and ive put over 50 thousand on them already man i drive to damb much
02-27-2012 10:05 PM
FireFighterIV ive got General grabbers on mine and love em. very low road noise, they wear really well. they look great. they do well offroad and have a nice beefy look to them without all of the hassles of some other tires. (ive run boggers and mud grapplers on various vehicles, and aside from looking badass, theyre waaaay too much hassle) and of course, you can get red letter sidewalls....so thats a plus. i got em because theyre different, and not everyone is running em. id definately recommend them to anyone
02-27-2012 09:57 PM
Kelsey73 Saw a guy at work who had the DT on his Tacoma. Gave a raving review. I'm slowly converting.
02-27-2012 09:35 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by TJNewbie

The Duratrac really is the tire you described, it does everything on road superbly, it's quiet and smooth, with all the siping it does great in the rain-snow and ice. It does great off road in deep sifty sand, mud, wooded trails, and water cossings. It's lighter than most tires in it's class- which will give better mpgs and less braking distance than a heavier set of tires. And it's aggressive looking.
Haha...

The DT was not a favorite over on the Tj side

Mostly do to sidewall protection and poor puncture resistance. They called them Duraflats.
02-27-2012 09:33 PM
Ballandchain
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX View Post
Hankook Dynapro MTs- RT03 LT295/75x16-aggressive and not loud-



JIMBO
Just don't put them on a yellow Jeep.......
02-27-2012 09:32 PM
TJNewbie
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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP View Post
Looking for something that is more road tire, than offroad, but still has the look and capability for light/medium offroad.

I am guessing my current tire, and duratracs are not really what I am looking for for that combo.

Anyone tried anything they like away from the norm?
The Duratrac really is the tire you described, it does everything on road superbly, it's quiet and smooth, with all the siping it does great in the rain-snow and ice. It does great off road in deep sifty sand, mud, wooded trails, and water cossings. It's lighter than most tires in it's class- which will give better mpgs and less braking distance than a heavier set of tires. And it's aggressive looking.
02-27-2012 09:18 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by JIMBOX
Hankook Dynapro MTs- RT03 LT295/75x16-aggressive and not loud-

JIMBO
^^
02-27-2012 09:15 PM
JIMBOX Hankook Dynapro MTs- RT03 LT295/75x16-aggressive and not loud-



JIMBO
02-27-2012 09:09 PM
rics1997 If mainly road, I would have to say Duratracs. It is an aggressive AT that looks almost like an MT with the side wall tread look. Most like the BFG's which are great tires just don't look aggressive for AT's. They just look like truck tires.. Your only other choice is going to MT's which pretty much all look aggressive, but aren't really a great DD choice. Yes they will be ok and I love my MT's but they are heavy, get worse gas mileage, and are a little noisy compared to an AT. The Duratracs have a great snow rating also. It's my next tire.

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