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dankleader420 05-15-2011 05:06 PM

What are your favorite type of tires?
 
I have a 4" lift and i am runnin 285/75r16 Wild Country XTX Sport All Season tires which do okay but I want to upgrade to something with a more aggressive tread. I have popped 3 of these tires (seperate occasions) and they just do not seem to help up well. What are some of your top tires that you guys like? i like to do some crawlin, muddin, and just a little bit of everything. any suggestions?

http://www.stylintrucks.com/miscella...G9ydCBUaXJl&n=

those are the tires i have now^^^

rda616 05-15-2011 05:12 PM

Bfg km2's are my next new tire.

Phil05LJ 05-15-2011 06:38 PM

I have BFG KM2s on my LJ, 31", they work great off-road and handle well on pavement but they are a bit loud, not obnoxious though. I also have 33" Goodyear MT/R Kevlars on my TJ. They also work well off-road and are actually very quiet on pavement but it seems like the sidewall flex on the road at 28 psi makes it a little "twitchy" from side to side. I'd say they ride is harsh with the Goodyears, not so much with the BFGs. The Goodyears work much better on wet flooded roads than the BFGs, the BFGs tend to hydra-plane worse on standing water at 45mph+. The last time I checked, both BFG and GY 33" tires are on national back order, again.

Owen_TJ 05-15-2011 06:40 PM

i love my falken rocky mountain ATS's

Duramaxxed 05-15-2011 06:42 PM

Love my Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S & Cooper Zeon LTZ (Wear like Iron) Tires.

Jerry Bransford 05-15-2011 06:54 PM

You can only pry my kevlar reinforced Goodyear MT/R tires off my wheels when I am dead and rigor mortis has set in. They're definitely not the quietest, longest wearing, toughest looking, or most expensive tire out there but they kick ass on the rocks and in the toughest trail conditions imaginable. :p

rubicon05 05-15-2011 07:02 PM

MTR's with kevlar are gonna be my next set when i go to 35s. But right now i absolutly love my cooper discoveror stt's. They havnt let me down yet, they wear great and do pretty good offroad.

Phil05LJ 05-15-2011 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
You can only pry my kevlar reinforced Goodyear MT/R tires off my wheels when I am dead and rigor mortis has set in. They're definitely not the quietest, longest wearing, toughest looking, or most expensive tire out there but they kick ass on the rocks and in the toughest trail conditions imaginable. :p

Do they seem to make your TJ wander side to side a little bit? I drive back roads that are full of patches, up and down...and the roads are all crowned in the middle, basically the roads suck! I'm surprised that you say they are not the quietest, my KM2s are much louder than the MTRs?? I was actually hoping they would be loud! Oh and I have to disagree with "not the toughest looking", what are you comparing it to, a Bogger? LOL! No one noticed my flat fenders or lift, they were dead set on the tires and how mean they looked.

Jerry Bransford 05-15-2011 07:21 PM

My TJ doesn't wander with my MT/Rs, perhaps your toe-in or Caster angle is not within in spec. I had heard the newer series of kevlar MT/Rs were supposed to be quieter than my two previous sets of the older non-kevlar MT/Rs but they're definitely a lot louder, I wear ear plugs for long trips. I got them when they had about a thousand miles on them so perhaps the previous owner jacked them up with a bad toe-in setting for a while. They don't look like they are worn unusually so I don't know why they are much louder than I expected.

jp2611 05-15-2011 08:00 PM

There as many "right" answers to this question as there are Jeepers--that being said it depends on what you do/type of driving overall-how much less tread life-or less"manners" or wear are you willing to put up with? The company that finally figures out how to make the best tire at everything (on road/off road/ mud /rocks/snow/rain/and highway life) will have more demand than they can supply.

Most people like the BFG's for the road and a little light wheeling-(that's me) but I have never heard anyone bad mouth the Duratracs for their cost to use ratio.-and I THINK the Duratracs are better off road. From what I hear.

Phil05LJ 05-15-2011 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
My TJ doesn't wander with my MT/Rs, perhaps your toe-in or Caster angle is not within in spec. I had heard the newer series of kevlar MT/Rs were supposed to be quieter than my two previous sets of the older non-kevlar MT/Rs but they're definitely a lot louder, I wear ear plugs for long trips. I got them when they had about a thousand miles on them so perhaps the previous owner jacked them up with a bad toe-in setting for a while. They don't look like they are worn unusually so I don't know why they are much louder than I expected.

Well I did the "drive way" toe alignment on my TJ, the wheel is straight and it tracks straight but I think you're right about the caster. I installed cam eccentric bolts on the lower front CAs but I haven't been able to find a way to properly adjust them, the wheel returns to center after making a turn but it is slower than before. I guess my best bet is to have an alignment shop set it with lasers as my attempts have failed.
As for the noisy tires, seriously these new MT/Rs are really quiet, I can only hear a little roar in a sharp curve. I bet your right about your set, I ran my 31" KM2s on my LJ after I lifted it 2.5" without an alignment for roughly 1k and the fronts were really starting to feather. I put them on my TJ, fronts off the LJ to the back of the TJ...ran them for 800 miles or so and now their back on the LJ. The wheel shakes at 50, my LJ has since been aligned by a shop so it was my fault for jacking up my tires, my toe was way off after the lift but I didn't know that at the time, WF is such an educator! I don't believe that rebalancing the tires will do any good in my case, It's not bad so I'll take the shake and consider it a lesson learned!

97wrangler-242 05-15-2011 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Duramaxxed
Love my Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S & Cooper Zeon LTZ (Wear like Iron) Tires.

I have the Yokohama tires too with like 1/4 tread left and they still do great. Only complaint is wet pavement performance. I have 3.07 :( and they'll spin all day and lock up on hard stops

97wrangler-242 05-15-2011 09:39 PM

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Originally Posted by rubicon05
MTR's with kevlar are gonna be my next set when i go to 35s. But right now i absolutly love my cooper discoveror stt's. They havnt let me down yet, they wear great and do pretty good offroad.

What did you pay for those?

mopardan97 05-15-2011 10:43 PM

I love my interco trxus mts. they do well offroad and they dont seem to loud on the road and in my opinion they ride pretty good. unfortunately all i have to compare them too are the old bfg mts. i have around 20000 on them already and they look just barely worn. for my next tires i was thinking about getting a set of good years for a highway tire but i had some silent armors on my truck when i bought it and they barely lasted me 20000 miles so im hesitant to buy goodyear again....any similar experience with duratracs or the mtr kevlars

MCAD135 05-15-2011 10:46 PM

Love my MTZs. Not loud and great offroad. Plus for $170 a tire it cant be beat. Not as heavy as the kevlar tires for obvious reasons

Kennef06 05-15-2011 11:15 PM

Love my Cooper Discoverer STT's. Great wear and although I don't do any extreme wheeling I have been very pleased with them on the trail.

rubicon05 05-15-2011 11:35 PM

My buddys tread wright's just came in. For recaps they dont look to bad, They did a very nice job. The tread looks like the old MTR pattern. There on BFG all terrain carcasses. For 31x10.50s there almost as big as my 33s.

DerekM 05-15-2011 11:51 PM

I've been happy with the performace of my KM2's off road and on road. I did hit some standing water this past weekend and it almost scared the s%$# outta me. But I survived so I am happy with the BFG.


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