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renteria71 09-22-2011 06:38 PM

Good cheap off road tires
 
I have 315/75 16 goodyear wrangler mtr, but they just dont last long on the road... at all, like most mud tires, they are to expensive to keep buying, about 290 a piece, this is to expensive for me, expecally when im paying for college.

What would be a good replacement tire for a tight budget

burton160w 09-22-2011 06:46 PM

If you're looking to stick with mudders, I'm in love with Dick Cepek's Mud Country. If not, BFG All-Terrains are a popular choice. Others are the Toyo Open Country AT, General Grabbers, and the Goodyear Wrangler Authority (Walmart exclusive) are some other popular ones.

Cons_Table 09-22-2011 06:50 PM

Damn those 16" wheels :nonono:

renteria71 09-22-2011 06:55 PM

haha whats wrong with the 16's? they r the stock rubicon rims just powder coated black

4wheelin 09-22-2011 06:55 PM

Well, asking for tire suggestions is like asking what's your favorite beer- everybody is going to tell you what their favorite is without learning what kind of beer YOU like. So, if this is your DD verses your crawler, it's gonna make a difference.

Going cheaper on beer just gets you beer that doesn't taste as good, but still does the job (making women look prettier :rofl: ). But, I digress.

Some folks like Procomp Xtreme All Terrain Radial. ~$240
315 75 16 Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrain Radial 315/75R16 D BSW

And, Mr. Burton suggested Dick Cepek's, which run about $250.
DICK CEPEK MUD COUNTRY RADIAL 121Q
MUD COUNTRY RADIAL - OnlineTires.com

Some folks like Goodyear, which you seem to know about.

Some folks like BFG ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO. ~$240
315 75 16 BFGoodrich Tires ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO 315/75R16 121Q RWL D

Best of luck finding the right one for you. :thumb:

jebby 09-22-2011 06:57 PM

not the best tire but for the price its hard to beat.... im running american radials prospector AT they are dirt cheap and seem to be holding up ok.

Cons_Table 09-22-2011 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by renteria71 (Post 1594559)
haha whats wrong with the 16's? they r the stock rubicon rims just powder coated black

In most cases they tend to be more expensive...thats all lol Ive got 35" GY kevlars on my jeep on 35s and they ran me about 250 a piece mounted and balanced from a local shop.

Just as an example the GY kevlars in 35s from discounttire.com cost 206 per tire for 15s...and 290 per tire for 16s (not including the cost of mount and balance)

XJ Knight 09-22-2011 07:09 PM

Get the kedge grip with them.. Does help greatly with wet surfaces. https://treadwright.com/p-77-315-75r...dog-m-t-d.aspx

renteria71 09-22-2011 08:28 PM

The GY I have now im in love with but they dont last long, but i do see where your coming from with the 16's and the 15's

XJ Knight 09-22-2011 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by renteria71 (Post 1594926)
The GY I have now im in love with but they dont last long, but i do see where your coming from with the 16's and the 15's

he's just saying that the tires for 16in wheels are more expensive then the ones for a 15in rim by in most cases a decent amount. Tires for a 16in rim are also heavier in comparable sizes

renteria71 09-22-2011 09:02 PM

I have been wanting new wheels anyways, because the rubicon rims need to be re-powder coated and I would rather just buy new ones, so now im guessing I should go with the 15's

Seems to be the better choice

snwchris 09-22-2011 09:05 PM

Do a search and look-up my review I did on the Federal Couragia MT's

They are an awesom tire for the price. When I bought them a couple years ago they were $125ea. check on Tiresavings.com

renteria71 09-22-2011 09:27 PM

I looked at them, those r pretty nice tires for the price

s14sh3r 09-22-2011 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by snwchris (Post 1595055)
Do a search and look-up my review I did on the Federal Couragia MT's

They are an awesom tire for the price. When I bought them a couple years ago they were $125ea. check on Tiresavings.com

The PO had just put new ones on when I bought the jeep. So far so good, and a great looking tire, IMO.

snwchris 09-22-2011 09:34 PM

Yea those Federals hooked up nice when I was running them.... rocks and mud, no problem and could air them down to about 8-10psi and great grip

renteria71 09-22-2011 09:38 PM

I might consider those when I finally do need tires, Ill prolly buy new ones right before winter comes round, these ones still have quite a lot of tread left on them

Chris Anderson 09-22-2011 09:38 PM

https://www.treadwright.com/

They are retreads but they are also dirt cheap. Can't beat the price.

renteria71 09-22-2011 09:51 PM

Those are nice looking tires for that price

XJ Knight 09-22-2011 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight (Post 1594616)
Get the kedge grip with them.. Does help greatly with wet surfaces. https://treadwright.com/p-77-315-75r...dog-m-t-d.aspx

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Anderson (Post 1595173)
https://www.treadwright.com/

They are retreads but they are also dirt cheap. Can't beat the price.

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fourty4magjr 09-22-2011 10:20 PM

General grabber at2 is a nice tire but it's not an mt tire but they work really good for the casual off roader. My dad has them on his truck and we've had them in some nasty stuff and haven't let him down yet and his came with a 50,000 mile warranty! So they last if you rotate them when your supposed too. :D that's just my opinion

Cons_Table 09-22-2011 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Anderson
https://www.treadwright.com/

They are retreads but they are also dirt cheap. Can't beat the price.

I know a few guys that run them and they seem to be pleased with the performance

TR3YNGLER 09-23-2011 12:25 AM

Kumho Road Venture MT KL71

00tj2 09-23-2011 01:36 PM

If you have the room pick up a second set of rims on CL and throw some super swamper ltb's on them and only run them when u go off road. That's what I do and I have BF's as my daily driver tires. Up front it costs a little more but in the long run your tires will last longer on the street because you won't need that aggressive of a tire.

Cons_Table 09-23-2011 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by 00tj2 (Post 1597117)
If you have the room pick up a second set of rims on CL and throw some super swamper ltb's on them and only run them when u go off road. That's what I do and I have BF's as my daily driver tires. Up front it costs a little more but in the long run your tires will last longer on the street because you won't need that aggressive of a tire.

This sounds like a PITA...I would hate to have to swap wheels every time I wanted to wheel. Also, what happens when you have to make a bit of a commute to your trail...now you are burnin up your "offroad" tires.

DevilDogDoc 09-24-2011 10:52 AM

I have about 30000 on my Treadwrights with no complaints at all. Handle road, trails, mud, rain with no issues. About half worn so far.

00tj2 09-24-2011 01:50 PM

Cons, it really isn't that bad. The ltb's are very aggressive and bias ply but you can drive on them. They just eat up a lot more gas and aren't as good as a regular street tire. It's just a good low cost way to have good tires. They are only around 100 bucks for the 31's and not much more for 34's. It was only a suggestion...

Cons_Table 09-24-2011 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 00tj2
Cons, it really isn't that bad. The ltb's are very aggressive and bias ply but you can drive on them. They just eat up a lot more gas and aren't as good as a regular street tire. It's just a good low cost way to have good tires. They are only around 100 bucks for the 31's and not much more for 34's. It was only a suggestion...

I just wouldn't be a fan. I rather get a decent tire that will hold it's own on the trail, but still last on the road. Unless you spend your time boggin thru deep mud, I don't see the need for two different sets of tires. It's personal preference though

PortMcNeillJeep 09-24-2011 08:00 PM

Anyone try "GTRadial" branded tires?

MateJoe 09-24-2011 09:46 PM

Don't get buckshots. The ones I had were awful. They aged poorly, were super loud and were downright terrifying in wet weather. They threw some mud, no doubt. But honestly? Is that small price difference between a good set of mud terrains and the buckshots really worth plowing into an electric pole because you hit a puddle doing over 30 mph?

My recommendation are the BFG All Terrains. They aren't as good in mud. But they are awesome on every other surface, are quiet, wear well and more affordable. Currently running a set of Goodyear Wrangler mud terrains that I love though.

jrussblues 09-24-2011 11:30 PM

Bfg km2...good on road, great off road, moderately priced but will wear well also. (I can't wait to see the replies, this group is passionate about their rubber)


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