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jl_wrangler 11-29-2008 12:58 AM

Big problem with tires!
I have 33" All-Terrain BFGoodrich tires. They are new, and in really good conditions. However, as soon as they get wet, or the pavement is wet, all tires lose grip and the car will skid as soon as I press the brakes. Tires says 35 psi Max Load, but when I took it to this ghetto tire shop, the guy decided he was gonna put 35 psi into all the tires. Could this be the problem? And if it is, what's the ideal pressure for those tires? Or is the problem the tires? I really need help on this one because it is really dangerous to drive that wrangler in wet conditions. I don't drive it anytime it's rainy or even looks like its going to rain because I'm scared crapless. I have a really bad experience already. Thanks.

racer-xerols 11-29-2008 10:05 AM

Jeeps are light, physics is physics. Mine sucks like an empty pickup truck in the rain, too.

FWIW, my tire guy recommended (and I run) 30psi in my 31" tires. Wear pattern is pretty even, grip is OK for a light truck. I'll pop it up to 32psi if the weather is clear and I know I have a lot of highway driving coming up (it's been my vehicle since August to get to physical therapy), just to try and help the horrific fuel mileage that comes from being shaped like a barn, lol.

punkafi888 11-29-2008 11:08 AM

light truck my wrangler weighs in at almost 5k its the bfg's. i have them as well they are possibly the worst tire ever.

scrambler1 11-29-2008 09:23 PM

YJ's weigh in somewhere around 3700 lbs. stock
I run 22 lbs of air in mine on the road,12-15 lbs off road. (pro-comp x-terrains). I agree, the BFG AT's are probably one of the worst tire's for a wrangler. Great truck tire though way overpriced for what they are.

4Jeepn 11-29-2008 09:49 PM

Try running 25-30 psi and see if that helps. Never had an issue with the ATs', the MT's yes.

87YJWrangler 11-29-2008 10:17 PM

Im my old truck I had Dueler AT 31/10.5/15 and ran them at 30psi and I got great grip in every condition and it weighted about the same as my YJ. If you got the money to get BFGs you got the money for duelers

AzTJ 11-30-2008 12:16 AM

If they are sitting at 35psi, that might be your issue. That much pressure in the tires will make the ride more in the center with less contact patch on the road, which would be giving you the problems. I have 32" BFG A/T's on my TJ and run them about 28-29psi... never have any traction issues is rain or snow.

orange05tj 11-30-2008 09:36 AM

I have 33" bfg at's, its icing out right now and I just did 55mph and had no problems. They handled better in the snow then the stockers. Ive never had a problem in the rain either. I keep em around 28psi. Sure its not the driver?

nycom96 11-30-2008 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by orange05tj (Post 287335)
I have 33" bfg at's, its icing out right now and I just did 55mph and had no problems. They handled better in the snow then the stockers. Ive never had a problem in the rain either. I keep em around 28psi. Sure its not the driver?

you? 55? ice? :eek:

orange05tj 11-30-2008 09:45 AM

yeah, Albany Post Road was like a skating rink. Its changing back to snow now.

nycom96 11-30-2008 09:52 AM

thats crazy. How are the rest of the roads?

87YJWrangler 12-01-2008 12:17 AM

Its icing out now too and I dont have expensive tires either and I do about 60 with only a little traction loss when I floor it

tn-yj 12-02-2008 07:46 AM

Yeah sounds like your psi is tooo high. try lowering it to 28ish

maperry 12-06-2008 12:05 AM

I run 31" Bridgestone Duelers at 50 psi in Indiana and I have not had any problems on the ice. You have to remember to take turns slower than normal when the roads are slippery, whether in a Jeep or a car. Lowering the psi on your tires works great for dirt, mud, and snow but will not help you on icy roads.

nicolas-eric 12-06-2008 12:21 AM

IMO my old BFG ATs were not as good i rain as my new Cooper STTs. very bad for an AT tire, the yokohama ATs I had before were way better.

35 psi is too much for a 33" tire. I would try it with about 30 psi.

flattietj 12-06-2008 12:22 AM

i am surprised by the negative talk about the bfg ats on jeeps for on road driving.....i ran mine a 30lbs and never had much of a problem on or offroad....i had the same 33s u speak of and couldnt have been happier with a tire on a stock jeep....before you get new tires drop the air pressure and see what happens.....please dont flame me like we have been flaming all the RC supporters....i just never had nything bad to say about the tires

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