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Jeffreybomb 07-31-2012 07:10 PM

Narrowing down my tire choices...
 
I'm narrowing down my tire choices and could use some input from the TJ community. Here's the list so far:

BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO: $191
discounttire.com, consumersearch.com

Nitto Trail Grappler M/T: $272
discounttire.com, consumersearch.com

Dunlop Radial Mud Rover: $204
discounttire.com, offroaders.com

General Tire Grabber AT2 Studdable: $194
discounttire.com, offroaders.com

Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac: $199
discounttire.com, offroaders.com

Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar: $210
discounttire.com, consumersearch.com, offroaders.com

I'm looking for a set of 33x12.50 tires. My mechanic suggested Nitto as an option but said it's perfectly reasonable to find a less-expensive tire (which I'm trying to do).

I think I'm leaning towards the Wrangler MTRs.

Rhodeislander 07-31-2012 07:20 PM

Just got my Duratracs mounted today, not noisy, very agressive looking. Very happy with the ride. Goodyear has an 80.00 rebate going on right now too.
Bud

tyler jeep jeep 07-31-2012 07:37 PM

BFGoodrich All Terrain they are the beast one out there and they look good on the jeep :)

coley 07-31-2012 07:44 PM

Changed from KM2 to Duratrac because I do a lot of highway driving and the KM2's were shaking me to the point I didn't want to drive my Jeep. I can't believe the difference. I also have the 33 X 12.5. Like RI said Great ride, aggressive, quiet.

Tread Lightly has $100 rebate on 4 Goodyears. Worth the $25 membership.

kshaws21 07-31-2012 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tyler jeep jeep
BFGoodrich All Terrain they are the beast one out there and they look good on the jeep :)

Yep, they are killer AT tires, but some of is don't like the street look they have and like a little more agressive mud tire look. MT Bajas or Cooper SSTs look good. I love the Aurora RT02 looks but they quit making them.

Dusty Rhodes 07-31-2012 08:11 PM

I have MTR's on my TJ and AT's on my CJ-5. The MTR's are a little loud but work much better off road than the AT's. The AT's are much quieter and better in the snow. Its a trade off for the kind of driving you do. 80% or greater paved roads, go for the AT's.
If you want performance off road go for the MTR"s. I really like them because they work so well. They do clog up in clay like mud but it takes a while and they do unload the mud fairly quick.

The AT's dont work very well in mud at all but are a better all around tire. Hope this helps.

CESwartz 07-31-2012 08:44 PM

I just got the Duratracs and love them, but kind of regret not going with the Kevlar MTRs. BFG KM2s were also in my final choices.

NickDanger 07-31-2012 09:04 PM

For me it's always between the Duratracs and KM2s.

I went Duratracs because I don't wheel it that hard, but I love going out in the woods and hills when it's snowy, and they're amazing in snow.

SurfKaster 07-31-2012 09:48 PM

Pends on what your Jeep is doing. If she's a weekend warrior, or you don't care about noise go with a MT. If she's your DD commuter I'd go with an AT. I like the KM2s for MT, & the TKO, or Duratrac for ATs, but that's just me.

LawMoose 07-31-2012 09:50 PM

Love my Maxxis BigHorns

LiftedTj 08-01-2012 04:53 AM

Eldorado MTZ Sport (All Sizes) Tires for Sale Online - Vulcan Tire Sales

Check out these Cooper tires. Only $172/33x12.5r15 tire, Super aggressive, low road noise, self-cleaning lugs. $20 cheaper then anything you listed. I've had the BFG AT and wasn't really that impressed, they are loud and suck in the mud. My girlfriends brother is running the Nitto trail grapplers 37s on his F350, its a nice tire just way to expensive and wears down pretty quick. He only has about 24000 miles on them an they need replacing by the end of this year.

adamg8504 08-01-2012 06:36 AM

I'm looking for some new rubber also. I'm sticking with stock and was leaning towards the duratrac's, trying to convince myself to spend that much. It's mainly a weekend warrior but want the option to take it through the woods, snow and mud.

Will the 31X10.50R15 or 235/75R15 Duratrac's fit on my stock 97 Sahara's rims or are they too wide/big?

spenserb 08-01-2012 01:56 PM

discounttiredirect.com no tax no shipping I got my 31'' BFG ATs from there great place

cleg667 08-01-2012 02:18 PM

Love, love, LOVE my Duratracs!!! 33x12.5 on steelies. 99 TJ auto with 4 inches of lift. I drive 400-500 miles per week, and they handle like a dream.

Chowder58 08-01-2012 03:00 PM

Just got the BFG's yesterday, in 33x12.5x15. So far they are great!

Jeffreybomb 08-02-2012 10:20 PM

Thanks for the input, everyone. It's very helpful.

Looks like a lot of folks are all about Duratracs. I like them, but I'm still a fan of the MTR/Kevlar tires, too. I think the Nitto tires are just too expensive.

Quote:

Originally Posted by adamg8504 (Post 2642171)
Will the 31X10.50R15 or 235/75R15 Duratrac's fit on my stock 97 Sahara's rims or are they too wide/big?

I found that someone asked the same question. It looks like the general consensus is that you're better off buying new rims for those tires.

Quote:

Originally Posted by cleg667 (Post 2643788)
33x12.5 on steelies.

What wheels did you get?

Patrick H 08-02-2012 10:24 PM

31X10.50's fit on stock wheels just fine.

Arlington TJ 08-02-2012 11:12 PM

Has anyone ran those cooper tires posted a few posts back?

Defiant Systems 08-02-2012 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arlington TJ
Has anyone ran those cooper tires posted a few posts back?

I have cooper 35's. Love em. Very tough tire so far. And tread is holding up better than my toyo's

cleg667 08-03-2012 12:44 PM

Pro comp rock crawlers. Got em off of 4wd.com. They were less than $60 apiece.

Fundahl 08-03-2012 01:02 PM

What's the widest mud tire I can get in 37" on a 15" rim? 35" would be okay too.

Flashole 08-03-2012 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhodeislander (Post 2640868)
Just got my Duratracs mounted today, not noisy, very agressive looking. Very happy with the ride. Goodyear has an 80.00 rebate going on right now too.
Bud

I missed the rebate when I bought mine, but I'm happy with them. I was surprised by how quite they were and they do look good.

If you purchase them from a discount tire store, be sure to mention that you are a member here. They give a $50 discount on 4 tire purchases to forum members. When I mentioned it, the guy hadn't heard of WF, but happily gave me the discount anyway. He said that they do their best to keep the forums happy because word of mouth is huge among forum members:punk:

LiftedTj 08-03-2012 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arlington TJ (Post 2649137)
Has anyone ran those cooper tires posted a few posts back?

Im running them and will buy another set when these wear out. Love them so far. i have about 8k miles on them so far.

Sottyman 08-03-2012 06:21 PM

If you're considering the Goodyear options, look into the Silent Armors- I love mine and love the 50,000mi warranty just as much. They have kevlar in them, are winter rated, and have served me well from Moab, to snowstorms in Denver, to thousands of quiet highway miles. They also have a better rebate than the Duratracs at the moment. Just my $.02.

-Mike

Jeffreybomb 08-07-2012 03:45 PM

Thanks for the input, all. Looks like I'm going to go with the Duratracs. There's a few sites that have mail-in rebates or gift cards.

If you've got a favorite site, let me know. I'm going to head to the garage and let them know what I want, then I'm going to come home and do some Googling to find the best deal on a set of five.

Thanks again! This place is a great resource. :D

htkrph 08-07-2012 03:52 PM

Falken Wildpeak AT - 166.00 discounttiredirect.com

dynodon 08-07-2012 04:26 PM

Hello
I just put a set or 32/11.50/15 Cooper STT's on my 05 and I like those they have 20/32 tread and look aggresive it really comes down to what you want and preffer!

Jeffreybomb 08-08-2012 10:13 PM

The tires, wheels, and lift are on their way to the garage. I'm pretty damn excited.

Now I'm faced with the difficult choice of which to replace first: the flares or the bumpers. Gah!

Always a work in progress. Love it!

ou812 08-08-2012 10:22 PM

Check out the dick cepeck mud country's

I have them and I'm highly impressed plus there cheap
I have 10,000 miles with no wear and I follow my friends km2's anywhere

Too quiet on the highway,I wanted a loud gas burning tire ;(

Braking improved and so did rain handling
They grip great in mud and clean out well

Jeffreybomb 08-09-2012 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ou812 (Post 2666966)
Check out the dick cepeck mud country's

Holy hell, those are expensive. I got my DuraTracs for ~$190 each.

Since I'm a beginner with the offroading thing, I rationalized that it would be a lot easier on the wallet to make a mistake with a less expensive tire and rim.


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