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Mikekaz1 06-15-2011 08:43 AM

Tire choices
 
What tires should I get?! I'm looking for a good quality 33" tire for my 16" rims. But don't know what to go for. What do you have? Post pics if possible too!

Scoob 06-15-2011 06:30 PM

Are you wanting an All terrain, Mud tire, street tire?

Is the Jeep going to get wheeled or just be on the street?

stryke-force 06-15-2011 07:23 PM

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Here are BFG AT's. 305/70/16

G54 06-15-2011 08:25 PM

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I loved my Mickey Thompson MTZs. They did great in everything. They probably wear kind of fast on the street, and a little more expensive than some...but aired down to about 15psi they went through thick, sticky mud great and rocks and sand were no problem either. Also gripped great on rainy roads and snow thanks to generous siping. :thumb:

I'd post pics but photobucket isn't responding at the moment.

Eh..I got this one on my hard drive....

XJ Knight 06-15-2011 08:40 PM

if memory serves me correct your tire options since you want a 33 your looking at 285/75, 305/70, and I think 255/85 is a tire size as well.. Someone can correct if im wrong..

Mikekaz1 06-15-2011 08:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Scoob
Are you wanting an All terrain, Mud tire, street tire?

Is the Jeep going to get wheeled or just be on the street?

Sorry I forgot to add that. Im liking for a nice mud terrain. Or a really good all terrain

Mikekaz1 06-15-2011 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
if memory serves me correct your tire options since you want a 33 your looking at 285/75, 305/70, and I think 255/85 is a tire size as well.. Someone can correct if im wrong..

Ive been looking mainly at the 255-85r16. I've had my eye on some bfg km2's. But want to see what other people are riding on

Irongrave 06-15-2011 08:59 PM

I love KM2s for street and trail use. I had a set on my old XJ and have a set on the Ram and I love them. best road going wheeling tire I've ever owned.

Scoob 06-15-2011 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikekaz1 (Post 1308867)
Sorry I forgot to add that. Im liking for a nice mud terrain. Or a really good all terrain

In that case I would second the MTZ. Best all around tire I have ever ran. And since you are going with 16" you wont run into the issues with tread life. The 16" D range tire will run 50K with out much problem. I generally sell mine at about 45K with plenty of tread left. Just to get some good money out of them for their replacements.
Mine are 285/75 16's on a 4.5" backspaced rim
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Mikekaz1 06-16-2011 06:51 AM

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I love KM2s for street and trail use. I had a set on my old XJ and have a set on the Ram and I love them. best road going wheeling tire I've ever owned.

How loud are they on road? I have wrangler mt/r's and there loud as shit. My friends call me the train cuz they can hear me coming a mile away

Scoob 06-16-2011 08:34 AM

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How loud are they on road? I have wrangler mt/r's and there loud as shit. My friends call me the train cuz they can hear me coming a mile away

They wont be near as loud as the MT/r. The only drawback to the KM2 is the lack of siping on the tread. Which means they dont handle snow/rain covered roads near as well as a tire that does. Like the MTZ, Cooper STT or Toyo Open Country MT . I would look at any of those tires over the KM2 for driving in Mass.

kjeeper10 06-16-2011 10:35 AM

Duratracs make a C load :)

Mikekaz1 06-16-2011 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Scoob

They wont be near as loud as the MT/r. The only drawback to the KM2 is the lack of siping on the tread. Which means they dont handle snow/rain covered roads near as well as a tire that does. Like the MTZ, Cooper STT or Toyo Open Country MT . I would look at any of those tires over the KM2 for driving in Mass.

Ok! Thanks for the info. Yeah some good snow traction is definately needed if we ever have a winter like last again

XJ Knight 06-16-2011 04:08 PM

Im a HUGE fan of the STT's.. But I think they are on national back order so you might have trouble finding them

Gouch_07_X 06-16-2011 05:11 PM

You wont really find a straight up mud tire with siping, you'll have to go to an A/T if you want siping. I run 265/75/16 km2's and love them, there is no road noise at all for me. You might be able to get the nitto trail grappler, the only size i can think of right now for a 16 is the 285/65/16. there are a stellar tire which dont have much road noise at all. might be able to get them in an actuall 33 as well now that i think of it. as for the toyo dont bother cause the trail grappler is the same thing just a better(made by the same people). I find mickey thompsons wear really fast and seperate way more then other tires, same as dick cepeks. plus with how bad they wear i also find they are heard to keep balanced. Now the differance between my info and everyone elses, is that its all from oil patch trucks that see muddy/gravel covered/hard/ pot holes you cant go over faster then 10km/h, and really crappy highways for 12 hours a day and get the crap bagged out of them. good old alberta oil fields lol I work for a tire shop and most guys with mud tires run either the km2 or the trail grappler. for A/T they run mostly the BFG A/T ko. occasionally we have some duratracs come in, but we dont deal with goodyear tires period. We actually have some guys run the mud grappler but they sound like a helicopter on the highway lol so there is my two cents and i hope it helps you haha

Xsnois 06-16-2011 08:18 PM

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Awesome luck with these. $170 each.

Mikekaz1 06-16-2011 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gouch_07_X
You wont really find a straight up mud tire with siping, you'll have to go to an A/T if you want siping. I run 265/75/16 km2's and love them, there is no road noise at all for me. You might be able to get the nitto trail grappler, the only size i can think of right now for a 16 is the 285/65/16. there are a stellar tire which dont have much road noise at all. might be able to get them in an actuall 33 as well now that i think of it. as for the toyo dont bother cause the trail grappler is the same thing just a better(made by the same people). I find mickey thompsons wear really fast and seperate way more then other tires, same as dick cepeks. plus with how bad they wear i also find they are heard to keep balanced. Now the differance between my info and everyone elses, is that its all from oil patch trucks that see muddy/gravel covered/hard/ pot holes you cant go over faster then 10km/h, and really crappy highways for 12 hours a day and get the crap bagged out of them. good old alberta oil fields lol I work for a tire shop and most guys with mud tires run either the km2 or the trail grappler. for A/T they run mostly the BFG A/T ko. occasionally we have some duratracs come in, but we dont deal with goodyear tires period. We actually have some guys run the mud grappler but they sound like a helicopter on the highway lol so there is my two cents and i hope it helps you haha

Oh trust me. I know the helicopter noise. Mine do them like crazy! Haha. Good ole wrangler mt/r's. Too bad they don't make my version anymore. I really liked them. But that's why I'm looking for new kind. I've herd great things about the km2 and everyone seems to love them. And there only $200 a piece for 33" which is great

XJ Knight 06-16-2011 11:44 PM

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Awesome luck with these. $170 each.

These are one of the best sand tires out there. If I was in the dunes most of the time, these generals rock..

Out side of that.. Meh

Owen_TJ 06-17-2011 12:00 AM

Falken Rocky Mountains!!!!

Mikekaz1 06-17-2011 04:59 PM

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Falken Rocky Mountains!!!!

Hey matt, do you have a pic of them?


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