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Philippe9953 01-18-2012 02:01 AM

Tires question
 
So can anyone help me decide on my new tires? I was bfgoodrich krawlers but I'm not sure if that's the best choice can anyone help me?

gixxerphil 01-18-2012 02:38 AM

What size do you want to run? What type of terrain did you run on?

banks316 01-18-2012 02:42 AM

BFG krawlers are rock tires with poor on road life span. What type of wheeling you doing? Will this be a DD or toy. I got a custom set of humvee wheels with internal bead lock and 37 12.50 military GY wrangler MT for under $1900 shipped. I use my jeep as a DD and mostly stick to rock and trails. I don't do much mudding, tire suck at cleaning themselves out.

Philippe9953 01-18-2012 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by gixxerphil
What size do you want to run? What type of terrain did you run on?

Well I was thinking around 30 to 40 inch and mainly mud and nearly vertical dirt road in the mountains

Philippe9953 01-18-2012 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by banks316
BFG krawlers are rock tires with poor on road life span. What type of wheeling you doing? Will this be a DD or toy. I got a custom set of humvee wheels with internal bead lock and 37 12.50 military GY wrangler MT for under $1900 shipped. I use my jeep as a DD and mostly stick to rock and trails. I don't do much mudding, tire suck at cleaning themselves out.

Mud and dirt roads, what about toyo open county mt?

2DEUCE2 01-18-2012 04:40 AM

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Well I was thinking around 30 to 40 inch and mainly mud and nearly vertical dirt road in the mountains
:eek: That's one heck of a range!

The list of things you would have to do to your TJ to fit and operate 40" tires is very long and extremely expensive. If my memory serves me correctly, I think the largest tire size you can go to on a TJ without a lift is 31". With a 3" - 4" lift, I think you can go to 33" or 35"... I have no first hand experience with this. I am just going off of what I think I remember my dad telling me when he was upgrading his TJ.

I can offer no help with the tires, I have only run BFG Mud Terrains and ProComp Xtreme Mud Terrains... both of which I am very happy with.

banks316 01-18-2012 05:15 AM

I would go with swamper iroks, they were my first set of tires for my YJ. I was happy with them. Toyos are pavement pounders the will suck off road compared to other brands like BFG, GY, Swampers

yomondo 01-18-2012 08:41 AM

You'll probably get more response if you post this question in the Tires & Wheels Forum. But do a search there first if you haven't already. Tires have been discussed exhaustively. There's no "best choice". There's a trade-off for everything. Research and find out the pros and cons of each tire, then decide what features are more important to you based on how you plan to use the tires.

Philippe9953 01-18-2012 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2DEUCE2

:eek: That's one heck of a range!

The list of things you would have to do to your TJ to fit and operate 40" tires is very long and extremely expensive. If my memory serves me correctly, I think the largest tire size you can go to on a TJ without a lift is 31". With a 3" - 4" lift, I think you can go to 33" or 35"... I have no first hand experience with this. I am just going off of what I think I remember my dad telling me when he was upgrading his TJ.

I can offer no help with the tires, I have only run BFG Mud Terrains and ProComp Xtreme Mud Terrains... both of which I am very happy with.

Well thank you! I have a 2inch fabtec lift so that should help me out


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