|03-05-2014 11:10 AM|
|03-05-2014 10:05 AM|
|03-05-2014 12:39 AM|
That may be your observation and yes big truck (semi tractors) do throw a lot of debris off of their tires. That's why all of them are required to run mud flaps.
As for Jeeps, to each their own but you cannot tell me that tires that stick out past the fenders throw less debris into the air than ones tucked under the wheel wells where they belong...... that's why they put fenders on vehicles in the first place.
That wasn't my main motivation for putting on the pizza cutters anyway. I (and this is just my opinion) do not like the look of tires sticking out past the fenders....to me it looks sloppy like they don't belong there. Nope, old school pizza cutters like the original WWII Willys is the way to go in my book.....it worked fine then and I see no reason to change it.
I put a set of Mopar mud guards on my Jeep and love em! I have a post on this very subject as well. At the time of that post I had yet to majorly damage one wheeling. Since then I have indeed finally creased one on a pretty large log that I managed to climb over. I was able to bend it back into shape with a little heat and it looks pretty good now. It never came lose in fact it popped three of the fender retainers off but held tight to the fender. I am sold on them and the side of my jeep thanks me for them!
|03-04-2014 01:46 AM|
|03-03-2014 03:12 PM|
Looking at a set of Yokohama Geolanders m/T. 265/70/18; their specs show 10.8" wide and 32.8" tall.
Anyone have any experience with these tires?
|03-03-2014 02:42 PM|
|03-03-2014 01:22 PM|
|03-03-2014 11:47 AM|
Discount tire bought my OE Wranglers and pricematched Tread Depot's online price.
|03-03-2014 11:41 AM|
Never been hit by anything from "obese" tires. Guess I've just been really lucky for the past 50 years of commercial driving. But then again I don't tail gate or weave in and out of traffic on a crotch rocket.
So do those with the neatly tucked under conservatively skinny tires also run mud flaps, especially on those with lift kits. Just imagine all that tread showing out the back and what a danger to society that would be.
|03-03-2014 10:38 AM|
I almost went with 245s but wanted narrower taller 235 for snow/ ice traction. Since you have dedicated winter tires it's not an issue. And like you say, road handling will be better with the 245's lower profile and slightly lower ride height.
Good to see someone concerned with road handling in choosing tires! Jeeps do so well offroad with almost any decent tires; where most of us need consideration is on-road handling.
|02-22-2014 11:24 PM|
|02-22-2014 09:40 PM|
I will most probably need a new set of tires by end of next summer. I presently have 245/75R16, they are Firestone Destination MT.
I like their handling on road, and up to now these near 31' have served me well off road. In other words I can say that I'm pleased with them.
I'm wandering if I should still get the same size for the next ones or go with 235/85R16.
What is your take on this ? My JK has no lift, it is my daily driver, I tow a camping trailer on weekends and do off road to go to my fishing spots ( I would say grade 3 to 5), snow handling is not an issue since I have a dedicated set of winter tires.
So should I stay with 245/75R16 or go with 235/85R16. From what I saw it looks like the 235/85R16 are a little bit cheaper, off road they should have a little advantage being a bit taller, but what about on road behavior ?
|01-18-2014 03:18 PM|
Cooper Discoverer ST 255/85/16
Sorry, not a JK
|01-01-2014 11:06 AM|
|12-31-2013 12:58 PM|
I went from 35" 12.5 " 17" back to stock Rubicon BFG I like the performance when towing my boat when these ware I'm going 255/80/17
|12-30-2013 01:40 AM|
|11-14-2013 03:11 PM|
I went with 245/75R16
|11-14-2013 03:02 PM|
|11-14-2013 01:34 PM|
|jadmt||bfg makes a 255/80-17 that is tall (33.3") and skinny and looks good. 285/75-17's (34")look pretty tall and skinny too but not skinny like the 255/80-17's|
|11-14-2013 11:14 AM|
|RubiNooby||Alright, I've poured over the inter-webs looking for the tallest "pizza-cutter" on the market and I haven't found anything over the 33" diam - 255 75 17's. Does anyone know of a AT or AT/MT mix that's around 34" but stays around 10.5" width? Something like a 255 85 17? I like'em skinny and tall (going to add a metalcloak 2.5 lift in Dec/Jan).|
|09-30-2013 09:14 AM|
Took off the lame summertime SRAs and put the winter pizza cutters on a bit early This year, I'm re-geared to 4.10 (from 3.21) with an Eaton E-locker out back.
Can't wait for the snow and jealous neighbours spinning their tires all night on the street while I deal with shovelling the driveway "maaybe after supper... no rush"
|05-12-2013 12:47 AM|
Got my new wheels/tires from DTD up the road from Tampa in Lakeland: MB 72s with 235/85/16 Duratracs. Everything looks great. Not super happy with how spare looks on stock carrier; wish it sat the tire closer to vehicle; increased backspacing is big issue here. Added daystar tailgate bumpstops to address this issue, but may need to buy this product allowing adjustment of spare distance, unless anyone has alternative suggestions.
Initial impressions of wheels/tires: not as rough as feared, even though E rated and running at 35 PSI; mileage so far little less than stock SRAs, but they're not broken in yet. I expect will get 20+ again. Tire/Wheel combo looks quite good, handles well on road, nothing funny, unpleasant, or unexpected in handling, grips road well, and size seems well proportioned to wheel wells and should remain so with 1.75" space lift.
Next on the agenda: Puck Lift and new shocks.
|05-06-2013 01:54 PM|
|05-06-2013 12:31 PM|
|05-06-2013 10:40 AM|
Finally got my lift and new shoes
|05-04-2013 06:33 PM|
Anyone running 235/85/16s on 16x8s? Is this a really bad idea for a DD that only occasionally goes off road and probably will hardly ever air down?
If it is I'll switch to 265/75/16, but I really thoguht the 235 was beautiful but I think the MB 72 is even more beautiful!
|04-25-2013 07:34 PM|
|04-25-2013 07:30 PM|
|Circa1973||I just ordered BFG AT'sx5, 33x1050r15 from discount tire and, 5 Tracker 15x8 polished for 1559.00 out the door. They even gave me credit for the new Goodyears that came with my sport. Can't wait to get them installed next week!|
|04-25-2013 01:42 AM|
|Thwopking||I totally agree.... I'm not a fan of super wide tires on jeeps and some trucks. I really wish more companies made more 33/10.50 in 16-18in rims.|
|04-25-2013 01:26 AM|
|Mansizedtarget||I'm aware of that. I don't really want to do a lift yet, and it's a daily driver and mostly highway. Bigger concern is sand/mud/wet road performance in Florida. I think narrower looks better. If it gets better MPG and is decent off road, I think I'm going with it. Cheaper than the 12.5" wides too.|
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