|02-29-2012 03:42 PM|
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 03:36 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 03:25 PM|
33" Yokohama Geolanders - 3" Lift (teraflex + Icon)
Very quiet, very stiff ride but absolutely awesome off-road!
|02-29-2012 01:08 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 08:58 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 08:43 AM|
hands down... this one:
|02-29-2012 12:02 AM|
|Red Sahara||I love my Nitto Terra Grapplers -|
|02-28-2012 11:45 PM|
|i82much||Love my AT KO's, great in the snow, strong sidewall and have the snowflake symbol.|
|02-28-2012 08:49 PM|
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 08:16 PM|
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 10:22 AM|
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 10:16 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 10:00 AM|
|02-28-2012 09:51 AM|
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.
|02-28-2012 09:09 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 09:06 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 08:09 AM|
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|02-27-2012 11:18 PM|
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 11:15 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 11:05 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 10:57 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 10:35 PM|
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 10:33 PM|
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|02-27-2012 10:15 PM|
Hankook Dynapro MTs- RT03 LT295/75x16-aggressive and not loud-
|02-27-2012 10:09 PM|
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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