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WSU Tony 08-19-2007 05:04 PM

How big of tires for a Daily Driver?
 
Using the jeep 95% of the time as a Daily Driver, what tires can be big, yet road worthy? I like the looks of the bigger tires, can this be done, yet somewhat practical.

30" ok? Please let me know what you think with any advise. Thanks guys.

debruins 08-19-2007 05:08 PM

well 30" are fine thats basicly stock size, if you want off road capability and street perfomance i would go with 32's and 2" bb, but then im the one whos gonna have a DD with 35's and 6" of lift
so for you 31's and no lift is probabaly good, if you get some mud tires and ge them really wide they will look killer even if they're not HUGE!

Levinoss 08-19-2007 05:08 PM

I like 31.10.50's

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/6639/jeep9ve9.jpg


~Lev

nregas1 08-19-2007 05:15 PM

Mine is a DD - I have 31x10.5's and they are fine. Still respectable mpg as compared to stock but gives an appears of bigger than stock. However, 2 days didn't pass before I wished I had gotten 32x11.50's.

WSU Tony 08-19-2007 06:30 PM

How much does it cost to have these big tires? Are they a lot more than smaller tires?

(I'm a college kid, I have to ask these things!)

bluvikng 08-19-2007 06:34 PM

For a daily driver, I would not go more than 33" tires.

mrbigjeep 08-19-2007 06:38 PM

i like my 32's. but i will go to 33's when they are worn. if i had the axles/gears for 35's i would run those in a heartbeat...

Teal J 08-19-2007 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WSU Tony (Post 122832)
How much does it cost to have these big tires? Are they a lot more than smaller tires?

(I'm a college kid, I have to ask these things!)


I found 4 31 x 10.5's goodyear wrangler mud terrains on rubicon wheels for $500

mrbigjeep 08-19-2007 06:41 PM

thats a heck of a deal if they still have good tread

WSU Tony 08-19-2007 06:46 PM

So used tires are fairly cheap? Depending on tred (obviously) how long will a decent set of tires last?

debruins 08-19-2007 06:54 PM

new but w/out wheels
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/I...D:100000353989

will prob last around 25-40 K depending on how many burnouts you do, btw thosea re the low end of tires, basicly great for the street and a dd, but not for off road , which seems lkinda like the compromise you want

Redrubicon2004 08-19-2007 06:57 PM

I'm running 35's and beadlocks daily. I would stay at 33's max. I dont plan on driving mine daily much longer, time for a tow rig/DD

Gwjvw 08-19-2007 07:08 PM

500 is a good deal depending on tread,i have a set of 16 in rubicon wheels with 31in mtr's with 1700 miles on them 4 sale but i want 1000 firm Mine are all brand new and have never ever seen dirt.

Jerry Bransford 08-19-2007 07:20 PM

I've got at least 100K miles on 35" tires on my daily driver TJ, I'll go to 37" tires once I can install a beefier front axle. :)

Teal J 08-19-2007 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WSU Tony (Post 122848)
So used tires are fairly cheap? Depending on tred (obviously) how long will a decent set of tires last?

The guy said he only put less than 10k on the tires i bought from him (goodyear wrangler mud terrains). Ive put about 7k on them since and it looks like they will last another 20k.

4 brand new goodyear mud terrains on rubicon wheels will run about $1500, and I got them for $500 slightly used.

Triple88a 08-19-2007 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 122862)
I've got at least 100K miles on 35" tires on my daily driver TJ, I'll go to 37" tires once I can install a beefier front axle. :)

And you are talking about the 35x12.50x15 Goodyear MT/R?

How much pavement?

Jerry Bransford 08-19-2007 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 122871)
And you are talking about the 35x12.50x15 Goodyear MT/R?

How much pavement?

Pavement every day, rocks when I can. Um, that 100K miles is not on just one set of 35x12.50 GY MT/Rs. ;)

nregas1 08-19-2007 08:07 PM

You can get a set of new BFG AT KO 31x10.5 from discount tire for about $117 each. (the list about $135 but I was suprised when they started wheeling/dealing on them - they basically waived all the disposal and misc fees that got it down to the $117). The BFG AT's are rated at 50K miles. From the looks of mine after 10K, I believe it. I haven't even lost 1/32 off them.

But still wish I'd gotten 32's!

hutchman 08-19-2007 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 122872)
Pavement every day, rocks when I can. Um, that 100K miles is not on just one set of 35x12.50 GY MT/Rs. ;)

Nice.........I was going to hoist the BS flag.............

Chad P 08-19-2007 08:30 PM

33's for a daily drivers work for me.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k4...wheelin021.jpg

debruins 08-19-2007 08:35 PM

yeah ive been looking for 34's but it just doesnt seem worth it, its like $20 more expensive per a tire to get 34's instead of 35's

Triple88a 08-19-2007 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 122872)
Pavement every day, rocks when I can. Um, that 100K miles is not on just one set of 35x12.50 GY MT/Rs. ;)

:) how many sets? :)

JeepRocks86 08-19-2007 09:00 PM

mine came with 30s stock. NOw i'm running 35" AT's. my MPG went up when I went from my 33s to my 35s. the speedo was recalculated too.

drummerwookie 08-19-2007 09:09 PM

i would say you wouldnt want anything larger then a 33 for a daily driver, but 31s are probably the best all around tire size to get

Triple88a 08-19-2007 09:11 PM

JeepRock.. i think its because you are re-geared for 36s.. From memory 4.56 was good for 35s

bpowa 08-19-2007 09:19 PM

college kid.. if you have no lift get 31 in mud terrain, with black steelies that stick out a bit..

I got 32 with stock wheels with a 2'' BB.. it is practical but gas will drop.. suck with stock gearing going 70 mph..

with no lift the max you can go is 31'' without rubbing..

33'' you need more clearance and regear to be a daily driver.. 2'' bb might rub depending on tires..

and yes the larger tires the less mpg you get I get about 12-13 mpg..

I was in college and I know money is tight if you pay for your own tuition.. I did and I would not even get a wrangler due to bad mpg... I still can barely afford driving this thing now..

amy 08-19-2007 10:02 PM

I've got 33s and a 4" lift on my DD. Handles good on pavement and off road. I have a blast with it but mpg does suffer some.
The way I look at it is, if I wanted to be really practical, I'd still have my Kia Spectra.

Brian V 08-19-2007 10:23 PM

33's on my DD...

tobycat1 08-19-2007 11:49 PM

I'm 17, and going into college next year. I run 33" Toyo muds on my DD( and I'm on road 95-97% of the time as well).

thedon 08-20-2007 01:14 AM

I HAVE 33x12.50 -16 pro comp X-TRAINS.
THEY WORK OK FOR EVEY DAY DRIVING.


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