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jrmiller 11-04-2011 08:07 AM

tires and wheels
 
So now that my lift is installed it's time for new shoes.

I'm pretty much decided on the tire I want and I know I'm getting 33x12.50x15 I'm looking for pics of wheels wrapped in that size...

I am leaning towards the dick cepek dc2's but want to see some other options as well

Rubicondon53 11-04-2011 08:46 AM

My original Goodyear 245/75/16s ( 31x10.5) MTRs wore like iron , 55 thousand miles, (now on my trailer) The 255/85/16s ( 33x11.5 ) BFG KMs, are wearing like iron as well.. and when they go, I'll replace them with KM 2s.. DCs are probably every bit as good, but I like the idea of having a BFG dealership in nearly every small town in North America.. When I blow out a BFG or a Goodyear in the bush of Canada, or the middle of Kansas, I know I can get a replacement at the next town. I do run a rare size, but I can always call ahead and order a replacement, no matter where we might be..

jrmiller 11-04-2011 10:38 AM

The dc2's are wheels :) not tires and I'm going with Goodyear tires

Rubicondon53 11-04-2011 04:25 PM

Oh, cool. Obviously im not up on wheels

ipleadda2nd 11-04-2011 04:46 PM

I got 33x12.50R15 Goodyear Duratracs on 15x8" rims.
I have been happy with their performance on mud, snow and standing water.
Since this is my first set of knobby tires, I don't have anything to compare to.

One thing that drives me nuts is the contact patch is in the middle of the tire. The edges of the tread do not touch the road well. I have dropped the PSI to 25 on-road and it still doesn't fix the issue. I don't feel safe going any lower on-road.

I believe the tire is to wide for an 8" rim. I have a feeling a 9" would fix it. Unfortunately, they are not available.

jrussblues 11-04-2011 05:06 PM

Black steelies and km2 33 12.50's

jrussblues 11-04-2011 05:07 PM

Forgot a pic

jrmiller 11-04-2011 05:29 PM

I like some black steelies but I have a black Jeep lol trying to stay away from all black. Anyone got and Dick cepek dc2 wheels?

Rubicondon53 11-04-2011 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ipleadda2nd
I got 33x12.50R15 Goodyear Duratracs on 15x8" rims.
I have been happy with their performance on mud, snow and standing water.
Since this is my first set of knobby tires, I don't have anything to compare to.

One thing that drives me nuts is the contact patch is in the middle of the tire. The edges of the tread do not touch the road well. I have dropped the PSI to 25 on-road and it still doesn't fix the issue. I don't feel safe going any lower on-road.

I believe the tire is to wide for an 8" rim. I have a feeling a 9" would fix it. Unfortunately, they are not available.

Yes your rims are way too narrow,,, change them before you destroy your rubber

Rubicondon53 11-04-2011 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrmiller
I like some black steelies but I have a black Jeep lol trying to stay away from all black. Anyone got and Dick cepek dc2 wheels?

Go retro,, find some old white spoked "Jackmans". ;)

jrmiller 11-04-2011 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53

Yes your rims are way too narrow,,, change them before you destroy your rubber

15x8 with a 12.5 tire is what is best for off road can sure down more. Tread will never touch right like it would with a 15 x10 but it's worth it

Sbrooks72 11-04-2011 06:39 PM

Lift
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrmiller (Post 1718802)
So now that my lift is installed it's time for new shoes.

I'm pretty much decided on the tire I want and I know I'm getting 33x12.50x15 I'm looking for pics of wheels wrapped in that size...

I am leaning towards the dick cepek dc2's but want to see some other options as well

What Lift did you go with. Those are the wheel/tire size/combo I am trying to get to.
Brooks

jrmiller 11-04-2011 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sbrooks72

What Lift did you go with. Those are the wheel/tire size/combo I am trying to get to.
Brooks

Zone 3 inch lift with nitro shocks and gonna get the 1.25" bl to go with it. Very happy with the lift got about 3.5 inches out of it

Sbrooks72 11-05-2011 10:33 AM

Pics of front an others as well?

BLK00TJ 11-05-2011 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrmiller (Post 1719846)
i like some black steelies but i have a black jeep lol trying to stay away from all black.

blasphemy!!

Dougzin 11-05-2011 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrmiller (Post 1718802)
So now that my lift is installed it's time for new shoes.

I'm pretty much decided on the tire I want and I know I'm getting 33x12.50x15 I'm looking for pics of wheels wrapped in that size...

I am leaning towards the dick cepek dc2's but want to see some other options as well


I have Dick Cepek DC2's on my 31' BFG AT's and i absolutely love the look! :punk:


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