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New2012JEEP 02-27-2012 08:14 PM

What is a good beefy looking 33" 75% Road/25% Offroad Tire?
 
Looking for something that is more road tire, than offroad, but still has the look and capability for light/medium offroad.

I am guessing my current tire, and duratracs are not really what I am looking for for that combo.

Anyone tried anything they like away from the norm?

stevethepirate 02-27-2012 08:21 PM

Bfg all terrain tires are a good one. I had those on my old truck and loved them. Good tread pattern but not to bulky.

armyretiree 02-27-2012 08:53 PM

Love my Mickey MTZ's...33X12.50 17!

kjeeper10 02-27-2012 08:56 PM

I truly believe the Duratrac is the best your gonna get. I think it's more of an A/T tire.
Plus the Sipes add better road traction.

Also looked at the cooper STT and Hankook M/T

BF Km2 is similar to the Rubi KM1

rics1997 02-27-2012 09:09 PM

If mainly road, I would have to say Duratracs. It is an aggressive AT that looks almost like an MT with the side wall tread look. Most like the BFG's which are great tires just don't look aggressive for AT's. They just look like truck tires.. Your only other choice is going to MT's which pretty much all look aggressive, but aren't really a great DD choice. Yes they will be ok and I love my MT's but they are heavy, get worse gas mileage, and are a little noisy compared to an AT. The Duratracs have a great snow rating also. It's my next tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires..._owl_ci3_l.jpg

JIMBOX 02-27-2012 09:15 PM

:whistling:Hankook Dynapro MTs- RT03 LT295/75x16-aggressive and not loud-
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...i/SUNP0171.jpg


:dance::rofl: JIMBO

kjeeper10 02-27-2012 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX
:whistling:Hankook Dynapro MTs- RT03 LT295/75x16-aggressive and not loud-

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

:whistling: ^^

TJNewbie 02-27-2012 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP (Post 2081514)
Looking for something that is more road tire, than offroad, but still has the look and capability for light/medium offroad.

I am guessing my current tire, and duratracs are not really what I am looking for for that combo.

Anyone tried anything they like away from the norm?

The Duratrac really is the tire you described, it does everything on road superbly, it's quiet and smooth, with all the siping it does great in the rain-snow and ice. It does great off road in deep sifty sand, mud, wooded trails, and water cossings. It's lighter than most tires in it's class- which will give better mpgs and less braking distance than a heavier set of tires. And it's aggressive looking.

Ballandchain 02-27-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 2081881)
:whistling:Hankook Dynapro MTs- RT03 LT295/75x16-aggressive and not loud-
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...i/SUNP0171.jpg


:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Just don't put them on a yellow Jeep.......

kjeeper10 02-27-2012 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by TJNewbie

The Duratrac really is the tire you described, it does everything on road superbly, it's quiet and smooth, with all the siping it does great in the rain-snow and ice. It does great off road in deep sifty sand, mud, wooded trails, and water cossings. It's lighter than most tires in it's class- which will give better mpgs and less braking distance than a heavier set of tires. And it's aggressive looking.

Haha...

The DT was not a favorite over on the Tj side :)

Mostly do to sidewall protection and poor puncture resistance. They called them Duraflats.

Kelsey73 02-27-2012 09:57 PM

Saw a guy at work who had the DT on his Tacoma. Gave a raving review. I'm slowly converting.

FireFighterIV 02-27-2012 10:05 PM

ive got General grabbers on mine and love em. very low road noise, they wear really well. they look great. they do well offroad and have a nice beefy look to them without all of the hassles of some other tires. (ive run boggers and mud grapplers on various vehicles, and aside from looking badass, theyre waaaay too much hassle) and of course, you can get red letter sidewalls....so thats a plus. i got em because theyre different, and not everyone is running em. id definately recommend them to anyone

chalikman 02-27-2012 10:15 PM

Good year wrangler mud terrains they are awesome looming great on road have an aggressive off road pattern and DONT HUMMMMM its a quiet tire with a great foot print have had them now for almost a year there on my daily driver and have no wear to them at all and ive put over 50 thousand on them already man i drive to damb much

New2012JEEP 02-27-2012 10:18 PM

Well, I guess that is what it is then, DT. Jimbo, I like Hankook, ran those on really fast cars back in the day.

Sorry if I am asking too many questions. What is DTD doing as far as 5 DT's and 5 black rim combo stuff? Just curious, don't want to put too many miles on my current ones, since I have a pretty good offer for them right now.

New2012JEEP 02-27-2012 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by FireFighterIV (Post 2082109)
ive got General grabbers on mine and love em. very low road noise, they wear really well. they look great. they do well offroad and have a nice beefy look to them without all of the hassles of some other tires. (ive run boggers and mud grapplers on various vehicles, and aside from looking badass, theyre waaaay too much hassle) and of course, you can get red letter sidewalls....so thats a plus. i got em because theyre different, and not everyone is running em. id definately recommend them to anyone

Ya, I have mudders now, they are really loud. Doesn't really bother me, but they are actually louder than my exhaust, and not sure I trust them too much in the rain, it rains a lot here in Jax

Steel02001 02-28-2012 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by stevethepirate (Post 2081560)
Bfg all terrain tires are a good one. I had those on my old truck and loved them. Good tread pattern but not to bulky.

Agreed, my BFG All-Terrains are the cats pajamas.

TJNewbie 02-28-2012 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2081977)
Haha...

The DT was not a favorite over on the Tj side :)

Mostly do to sidewall protection and poor puncture resistance. They called them Duraflats.

I think, you're mistaken. There's a ton posts from people that have Duratracs, that are very happy with them. And while the side walls are 2 belted. That doesn't mean they are weak, they're just not bullet proof. I wouldn't purposely drag the the side wall on sharp jagged rock. but in all of the other areas they do very well.

1Topp 02-28-2012 07:09 AM

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6110/6...8472760d4a.jpg

pkmcd99 02-28-2012 08:06 AM

Thornbirds all the way for that look of aggression, but great highway queens. Ive run many sets in the past.

New2012JEEP 02-28-2012 08:09 AM

So I could guess from what I am reading, that 33" DT's are going to be a lot lighter than my current 17" Maxxis Bighorns?

Daniel_M 02-28-2012 08:51 AM

I agree the Duratrac or the Kelly TSR (same tire basically). If you want less aggressive look at Falken Wildpeaks, I hear great things. There is also Nitto Terra Grapplers, but are probably heavier than other AT's. The BFG KO's I hear suck in snow and I personally don't like the look of them.

-Dan

4fit 02-28-2012 09:00 AM

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I agree the Duratrac or the Kelly TSR (same tire basically). If you want less aggressive look at Falken Wildpeaks, I hear great things. There is also Nitto Terra Grapplers, but are probably heavier than other AT's. The BFG KO's I hear suck in snow and I personally don't like the look of them.

-Dan

Loving my Falken Rocky Mountain ATS (same as Wild Peak). They aren't the most aggressive looking tire, but the reviews and view I have seen seem to indicate they can definitely hold their own offroad.

CactusRed 02-28-2012 09:16 AM

Take a look at the GoodYear Silent Armour. I've had two sets, they performed better than a BFG A/T in every thing but mud, and they weren't far behind in that. Great tread wear - over 50K on both sets. It's also as tough as it gets - same Kevlar plys as used in the new MT/R - in fact it came out before the new MT/R.

Hilldweller 02-28-2012 09:22 AM

Duratrac, Kellys TSR, Fierce Attitude = all the same tire. Good for what you're describing.

ATs like General Grabber AT2 or BFG suck in mud; I found them both horrible on any sort of slick road too.

I like Cooper Discoverer STT; might be too aggressive for your need but they're very decent as an AT and great in mud. Usually a good deal too.

http://image.automotive.com/f/tech/8...+side_view.jpg

If not the STT, try the ST Maxx from Cooper. It has the stout sidewall of the STT and a more road-friendly tread.

http://www.tiremedia.com/images/tire...er-st-maxx.jpg

I ran the STTs on my JK and have them on the Power Wagon now; my favorite tire overall.
Cooper makes the Jeep boutique tires like Micky Thompson, ProComp, and D!ck Cepek; might as well buy the original and skip the markup.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...lman/061-3.jpg

TJNewbie 02-28-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by New2012JEEP (Post 2083075)
So I could guess from what I am reading, that 33" DT's are going to be a lot lighter than my current 17" Maxxis Bighorns?

I couldn't find anything that actually showed the weight of the Bighorns- LT285/70R17, but that tire is actually a 33x11.70x17 and is just about bullet proof. I'm sure it would weigh alittle more. But I like them too, they get really good reviews also. I went the Duratracs because they had more siping.

The Duratrac in the 285/70R17 actually measures 32.8x11.50x17 with a weight of 53lbs

The DT in the 33x12.50x15 are really 32x11.50x15s and they weigh 49 lbs.

silvrevo 02-28-2012 07:49 PM

I really like them Falkens!!!

Are they much quiter on road than the duratracs?

Duratracs are 4lbs less. I heard its in the sidewall of the Falken being thicker?

True or not.

i82much 02-28-2012 10:45 PM

Love my AT KO's, great in the snow, strong sidewall and have the snowflake symbol.

Red Sahara 02-28-2012 11:02 PM

I love my Nitto Terra Grapplers -

tabber02 02-29-2012 07:43 AM

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hands down... this one:

-bob

Snailpower 02-29-2012 07:58 AM

Another vote for the DT - well mannered and quiet on the road, GREAT in the rain. I have not had it in any deep mud yet, but everything else it feels grippy and responsive. Not enough miles on them for an oberservation on wear.


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