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03Leo 10-03-2006 08:31 PM

Tire recommendations
 
Hi all
I'm looking into getting a new set of tires. I just installed a 2" skyjacker spacer lift w/shocks so I wanted slightly larger tires. Any recommendations on aggressive looking tires? Most of my driving is city/highway/snow only off-road on sand once or twice a year. Looking at maybe 31x10.5's. Right now I have a BF Goodrich A/T set which is good on asphalt but terrible on snow/wet roads. I'd appreciate comments on what to and not to get. By the way, you gals and guys are great! I really enjoy being part of the forum.
:D

khenderson 10-03-2006 08:33 PM

i've actually been really pleased with my BFG A/T's, and in the near near future when its time to get new ones, i'll be going with 31x10.50's to match up nicely to my BB. i can't really complain about good road manners and over 50K on this set.

Jerry Bransford 10-03-2006 08:48 PM

Tires for wet or snow-covered roads should be narrow, which is possibly why your wider BFG ATs aren't doing so well.

tiger22 10-03-2006 08:51 PM

just some to look at: mickey thompson mtz's, maxxis mudders, dayton timberlines, wild coutry rvt's... most "strictly off-road" tires are not going to perform great in snow, ice, and wet conditions because of the width and tread design but some are rated better than others. for which ones arerated the highest, i have no clue. if those are the conditions that you are in i would find guys in here from up north and poll them on the question. hope ya find what your lookin for.

i would be interested to see how the mtz's perform. i like the looks of them. anyone on here run them or run em in the past?

Texapple 10-03-2006 08:55 PM

Thanks Jerry, I run BFG A/T's: 33 x 9.5, I was thinking they drove great in rain & snow....but have let me down while wheeling in the rain/muck, so alas, I'm looking for a different trail tire ;)

03Leo 10-03-2006 09:36 PM

Thank you all!
I'll check out the MT's. While walking the dog today I saw an Unlimited around my neighborhood with brand new Interco tires that looked good. Have you heard of anyone owning these? :-)

mrbigjeep 10-03-2006 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger22
just some to look at: mickey thompson mtz's, maxxis mudders, dayton timberlines, wild coutry rvt's... most "strictly off-road" tires are not going to perform great in snow, ice, and wet conditions because of the width and tread design but some are rated better than others. for which ones arerated the highest, i have no clue. if those are the conditions that you are in i would find guys in here from up north and poll them on the question. hope ya find what your lookin for.

i would be interested to see how the mtz's perform. i like the looks of them. anyone on here run them or run em in the past?

yep...minus the wild country rvt's...not good on the road

i have the bfg muds and they look really aggressive and i love them

tiger22 10-03-2006 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bigjeep
yep...minus the wild country rvt's...not good on the road

i have the bfg muds and they look really aggressive and i love them

not so sure about that, i had a set on my explorer and absolutely loved them. they where a little loud on the road (which i tend to like) but they held up very well for me. when i traded it in i think they had around 35 or 40k on them and were still good to go. plus he is looking for something that works well in the snow and ice. when i had them i was living in lake tahoe, nv and we were getting atleast 4 ft. of snow a week. they performed nicely in the nasty stuff!

have you run them before bigjeep?

Hamster 10-03-2006 10:29 PM

I'm surprised you're having trouble with the BFG a/t's since they have been great for my driving except in mud. I definately will be buying BFG again, long lasting quiet tire.

03Leo 10-03-2006 10:59 PM

It's not like real trouble, but do notice they don't respond too well on wet roads. Snow is ok. I'm thinking about getting bigger tires and a bit more of an agressive look and wanted to see if I could go with something different than the BFG's. Not too concerned about noise - my stereo sounds great :-).
Cheers

Jerry Bransford 10-04-2006 12:31 AM

The bigger or flatter the tire you choose, the worse it will do in your wet road or snow-covered road conditions. :)

Strykar 10-04-2006 02:45 AM

the goodyear wranglet silent armor and the bridgestone revo dueler are both rated pretty good in rain and decent in snow.

jeeperman 10-04-2006 07:03 AM

Whatever you decide on, siping your tires will help a lot in the snow for the winter. You may want to look at the Goodyear MTR's as well, I have had really good luck with them (especially on my stock Rubicon) in the winter.

mrbigjeep 10-04-2006 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by tiger22
not so sure about that, i had a set on my explorer and absolutely loved them. they where a little loud on the road (which i tend to like) but they held up very well for me. when i traded it in i think they had around 35 or 40k on them and were still good to go. plus he is looking for something that works well in the snow and ice. when i had them i was living in lake tahoe, nv and we were getting atleast 4 ft. of snow a week. they performed nicely in the nasty stuff!

have you run them before bigjeep?

yeah i had a buddy that ran them on his z71 truck and they didn't last long at all...wore very quick

04moneypit 10-04-2006 09:43 AM

I have to agree with jeeperman. If you run in a lot of wet conditions, siping will greatly improve your traction. Most tire dealers will offer this service for a nominal fee when you purchase a set of tires. I am personally partial to BFG, I have run both the A/T's and the M/T's and had great experiences with both. Another brand to consider is pro comp, long lasting, and very aggressive. 4 wheel parts usually runs a buy three get one free on this brand also.

amerijeep 10-04-2006 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigjeep
yeah i had a buddy that ran them on his z71 truck and they didn't last long at all...wore very quick


I must be psychic. I knew yesterday that you were going to say that you had a buddy that ran them. I even started to post that before you did. Now I wish I would have.

Who is this buddy that has done everything?

mrbigjeep 10-04-2006 12:59 PM

yup i got lots of buddies...you'd be surprised at all the stuff they have...they dish out a ton of money to there rigs...and my buddies KNOW buddies

jeeperman 10-04-2006 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amerijeep
Who is this buddy that has done everything?

Ever wonder if we are all talking about the same guy when we say this????;) :D

jeeperman 10-04-2006 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigjeep
yeah i had a buddy that ran them on his z71 truck and they didn't last long at all...wore very quick

Tires on pick-ups will wear much more quickly, due to the extra weight, than they will on Jeeps. I have gotten 45K miles out of the BFG A/T's and 35K before I sold my last Jeep on the BFG Muds.

mrbigjeep 10-04-2006 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amerijeep
I must be psychic. I knew yesterday that you were going to say that you had a buddy that ran them. I even started to post that before you did. Now I wish I would have.

Who is this buddy that has done everything?

when i say this i can list there names if you like

Scoob 10-04-2006 01:50 PM

I have the MTZ in 33 x 11.5 (285/75R/16) and was never happier to get rid of my MT/r's. The MTZ outperform them in everything off road (we have no rock gardens here) even more so on rain and snow covered roads. Plus they are quieter then the MT/r's.

tiger22 10-04-2006 02:19 PM

Quoted from another post by BigJeep:

"ok i got my wheels today and called up my tire man to see what mud terrain he had and he said he had one called "wild country mud terrain"... anybody have any experience with these? i think they might also be called "mud kings"
thanks"

Big jeep this is the same tire as you say your buddy has. once they go past a certain size the name changes. he must not have told you alot about them.

Just a thought: Forums are not meant to be a contest to see who can post the most, they are meant to give very informative answers to people who are looking for them.

1BLKJP 10-04-2006 03:03 PM

I'll quote from personal experience. MT/R's, excellent all around tire (Especially rocks). Swamper TSL's Great off road, but even the radials wear down on the road extremely fast.

I currently run Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. I don't know how they do in the snow, but I would imagine they would be good due to fact they are directional with good deep lugs. They have done great for me in the mud when I have occasion to need to go thru mud and the are killer in the rocks.

mrbigjeep 10-04-2006 03:39 PM

nope
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger22
Quoted from another post by BigJeep:

"ok i got my wheels today and called up my tire man to see what mud terrain he had and he said he had one called "wild country mud terrain"... anybody have any experience with these? i think they might also be called "mud kings"
thanks"

Big jeep this is the same tire as you say your buddy has. once they go past a certain size the name changes. he must not have told you alot about them.

Just a thought: Forums are not meant to be a contest to see who can post the most, they are meant to give very informative answers to people who are looking for them.

nope that quote was about a different mud terrain by them...not the one my buddy has...they have more than one mud terrain...and it turns out that the ones i was talkin about in that post wasn't the mud kings...a different mud terrain made by them...not the ones he has

wellsdave 10-25-2013 05:54 PM

Any comments on the Wrangler Kevlar AT tires?

Jerry Bransford 10-25-2013 07:11 PM

I hadn't heard about a Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain with Kevlar sidewalls but if that's a new tire they have out now, that sounds real good to me if you want an All Terrain. Goodyear's Wrangler MT/R has Kevlar sidewalls & it's a nearly bulletproof tire that does extremely well out here in the SOCAL deserts. Actually, I'd rather have that tire or a Mud Terrain over an All Terrain for our local trails. :)


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