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Old 01-03-2016, 10:28 AM
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K guys I need some help here. I am currently running 35inch cooper mt tires and having to rebalance them every oil change or sooner!!! I'm over it. I'm going to put on flat fenders and move up to 37s but I drive a lot of highway because I live in the middle of nowhere. What tires are holding up the best for everyone on here? Thanks

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Kjeeper10, I believe runs GY MTR's, 37's.

Mommymallcrawler, I believe runs Nito Trail Grapplers, 37's.

Hopefully one, or both of them will jump in here, and give you their opinions!

There are several others on this Forum, that also run 37"s.

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37" Toyo Open Coutry MT is what I run. I'd say the 3 listed are the most popular choices. I've only got ab 1500 miles on mine but really pleased with them on the highway 75-80mph so far. Quietest MT I've had.
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MTR gets my vote, load range C, nittos are stiff and load range E, you can usually get a nitto cheaper then a Goodyear but Goodyear outperforms in the comfort and mileage
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I ran the Mastercraft MXT in a 37 and really liked them. Aggressive look, great off road, and very quiet/smooth on the highway. Added bonus is they are a lightweight choice coming in at 73 pounds.

I currently run the Yokohama Geolandar MT in s 38x13.50 and they are much louder and less smooth.
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if you are running a lot of highway miles do yourself a favor and check out the bfg KO2's.
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Yea I think my Toyo's are in the 90's. I'd guess the tire and wheel together is ab 120lbs. At least that's how heavy they felt loading them in the back of a pickup truck...
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Nitto Trail Grapplers rule in rock crawling. They are not anywhere near a "street passenger tire". And I know they are in the 120-130 lbs per corner - they are heavy.

You mention a lot of Highway miles - why 37s then? Are you prepared to address all the other potential issues like gearing?
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MTR gets my vote, load range C, nittos are stiff and load range E, you can usually get a nitto cheaper then a Goodyear but Goodyear outperforms in the comfort and mileage
Got to disagree with this. I have run both these tires back to back in a 37 starting with the mtrs. The mtrs were by far the worst mt I have run on the street. Once they got some wear they were impossible to keep balanced causing vibes and wobbles. The tg is the smoothest mt I have ever run on the street by far regardless of weight and load rating. Offroad either tire will do the job just fine with a slight edge going to the mtr in thick mud. On the rocks the tg gripped a bit better. Sometimes you actually have to run a tire to see how they perform not just look at manufactures specs like load rating and weight
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Got to disagree with this.?I have run both these tires back to back in a 37 starting with the mtrs. The mtrs were by far the worst mt I have run on the street. Once they got some wear they were impossible to keep balanced causing vibes and wobbles. The tg is the smoothest mt I have ever run on the street by far regardless of weight and load rating. Offroad either tire will do the job just fine with a slight edge going to the mtr in thick mud. On the rocks the tg gripped a bit better. Sometimes you actually have to run a tire to see how they perform not just look at manufactures specs like load rating and weight

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FYI I have 42k miles on my jeep and have gone through 2 sets of nittos I put 38's on my Chevy and 38's on my gmc, also put some terra grapplers on the GC so I say again with experience the MTR wins with mileage and comfort.
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33's nitto trail grappler 35's nitto trail grapplers 35's MTR FYI I have 42k miles on my jeep and have gone through 2 sets of nittos I put 38's on my Chevy and 38's on my gmc, also put some terra grapplers on the GC so I say again with experience the MTR wins with mileage and comfort.
I wanna see pictures of your Chevy and GMC on 38's!!!
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33's nitto trail grappler 35's nitto trail grapplers 35's MTR FYI I have 42k miles on my jeep and have gone through 2 sets of nittos I put 38's on my Chevy and 38's on my gmc, also put some terra grapplers on the GC so I say again with experience the MTR wins with mileage and comfort.
You're one of the few I have known or heard of that prefer mtrs for "on road comfort". I'll agree for the first 10k miles the mtrs were fine and smooth. After that they got worse. Like I said with wear they were a nightmare to keep balanced. How many miles are on your tires?

Also the 37 tg is a load range d not sure where you got e from. The op was asking about 37" tires
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My 37/13.5r18 Toyo MT is load D also
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Based on your description of use, I would put on Cooper S/T Maxx... but if you have to have M/T's for looks, consider the Cooper STT Pro in a 37. Both are more civilized than the others listed with little to no loss of off road capability.
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Gmc one of my favorites but sold it to a buddy sorry I don't have a better pic on the phone
The '03 Silverado I had is my favorite too. No lift, just an extended cab Z71 with 33/12.5 Maxxis Buckshots on stock wheels
This is my '13 I traded for my Jeep, 35" Federal Couragias, cheap price for a cheap tire that took lots of weights to half ass balance.

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You're one of the few I have known or heard of that prefer mtrs for "on road comfort". I'll agree for the first 10k miles the mtrs were fine and smooth. After that they got worse. Like I said with wear they were a nightmare to keep balanced. How many miles are on your tires? Also the 37 tg is a load range d not sure where you got e from. The op was asking about 37" tires

Mine were all e rated I didn't look anything up, pushing almost 7k mi on them, haven't seen the balancing issues yet but I've heard that quite a few times. First set of nitto I had 20's so I figured go to a 35, and drop down to an 18" rim the ride was better but still stiff I think my rim sizes kept me on the E range , I stood on them before I mounted them and my 200# didn't budge them.
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You're one of the few I have known or heard of that prefer mtrs for "on road comfort". I'll agree for the first 10k miles the mtrs were fine and smooth. After that they got worse. Like I said with wear they were a nightmare to keep balanced. How many miles are on your tires? Also the 37 tg is a load range d not sure where you got e from. The op was asking about 37" tires

By the look of the op rig, he's not on 17's I could be wrong but nitto outside of 40's your tire and 15" rims is all E range that's how they keep them quiet and smooth.
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Mine were all e rated I didn't look anything up, pushing almost 7k mi on them, haven't seen the balancing issues yet but I've heard that quite a few times. First set of nitto I had 20's so I figured go to a 35, and drop down to an 18" rim the ride was better but still stiff I think my rim sizes kept me on the E range , I stood on them before I mounted them and my 200# didn't budge them.
Not sure about the e rated 35 but the d rated 37 isn't too stiff at all rides great especially on a 17" wheel. I'm just trying to give the op as accurate info as possible regarding 37" tires he would consider purchasing. Not trying to jinx you but those tires may need to be rebalanced several times once a bit more worn. They will get a lot louder as well but that never really bothered me
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Thanks a bunch tons of info here in going to have to read through it a few times. One other point I did not mention is that I am never in mud. Living in wyoming I'm in a high plains desert so mud is far and few between but we are in the rock weekly if that makes anyone's opinion different.
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Thanks a bunch tons of info here in going to have to read through it a few times. One other point I did not mention is that I am never in mud. Living in wyoming I'm in a high plains desert so mud is far and few between but we are in the rock weekly if that makes anyone's opinion different.
Rocks=Nitto Trail Grapplers. They are decent on pavement, but not a passenger tire for sure. I would reconsider 37 inch anything on a D30-do a lot of research. They are not a "so long as it clears on my lift good to go" change.
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^^^This is what mommymawlcrawler is referring to, Dana 44 on left and Dana 30 on right.
You can gusset your C's, truss your housing, Chrome Moly your axle shafts, Install HD Ball Joints and steering linkage, but you will still have the Dana 30 weak Ring & Pinion..FYI

37's and a Dana 30 are not the best match..
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What is the best way to upgrade to 44s? Are there companies that make them bolt on ready?
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you can buy a new crate D44 ready to just bolt on. How bad do you beat on your rig? If not really pounding it, run it for a while and wait until it bends or breaks. I wheeled in Moab with a guy in a 2012 sport who was running mtr in 37's and he said most of his wheeling buddies did the same. He said he bought his rig new and never had an issue.
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^^^This is what mommymawlcrawler is referring to, Dana 44 on left and Dana 30 on right.
You can gusset your C's, truss your housing, Chrome Moly your axle shafts, Install HD Ball Joints and steering linkage, but you will still have the Dana 30 weak Ring & Pinion..FYI

37's and a Dana 30 are not the best match..
I understand if u gusset and truss that would stay with the axle, relatively cheap anyway. As far as the upgraded axle shafts, ball joints and linkage, would it be possible to complete all of these upgrades to a D30 then just buy the PR44 housing with new gears and transfer said upgrades?

If possible, Would this be much more expensive than just buying a complete PR44 for 5.2k? If this is possible at least the cost could be split up over time.

Also, thanks for including that picture. Really put it in perspective.

Ps. I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I am trying to learn as much as I can and there are just so many possibilities with these jeeps
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I understand if u gusset and truss that would stay with the axle, relatively cheap anyway. As far as the upgraded axle shafts, ball joints and linkage, would it be possible to complete all of these upgrades to a D30 then just buy the PR44 housing with new gears and transfer said upgrades? If possible, Would this be much more expensive than just buying a complete PR44 for 5.2k? If this is possible at least the cost could be split up over time. Also, thanks for including that picture. Really put it in perspective. Ps. I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I am trying to learn as much as I can and there are just so many possibilities with these jeeps
Ball joints and linkage should be the same but axle shafts won't be. If your looking at complete axle upgrades look into overkill, no sense spending money on 44's with 60's around the same lol and so it begins..... Like was stated above run the 37's on the d30 it's just fine as long as you aren't seriously crawling. 35's require a bit less and still look good......
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I understand if u gusset and truss that would stay with the axle, relatively cheap anyway. As far as the upgraded axle shafts, ball joints and linkage, would it be possible to complete all of these upgrades to a D30 then just buy the PR44 housing with new gears and transfer said upgrades? If possible, Would this be much more expensive than just buying a complete PR44 for 5.2k? If this is possible at least the cost could be split up over time. Also, thanks for including that picture. Really put it in perspective. Ps. I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I am trying to learn as much as I can and there are just so many possibilities with these jeeps
It's not a dumb question at all, in my opinion. Figure up how much it will cost to fully upgrade a d30 and figure up how much it will cost to buy 1 of the complete axle assembly's that's been mentioned. Parts and labor for the d30 will definitely be real close to the cost of 1 of those d44's but it'll still be a d30, with little bitty ring n pinion, smaller knuckles etc etc. It all depends on how you are on your Jeep. Some guys break $10,000 d60's, some guys run 35's, put 200k miles on their Jeep with stock d30 and 3.21 gears and never have any issues.
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And like what jwalters said.. U getting ready to go all out on them 44's but for a few more pay checks u can really go all out on 60's, even tho the d30 may very well be more than capable for how (you) use your Jeep.
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Ball joints and linkage should be the same but axle shafts won't be. If your looking at complete axle upgrades look into overkill, no sense spending money on 44's with 60's around the same lol and so it begins..... Like was stated above run the 37's on the d30 it's just fine as long as you aren't seriously crawling. 35's require a bit less and still look good......
Thanks. Didn't mean to take over OP's thread just seemed like we had the same questions. I do have 35's and agree they look good. Having a D30 like the OP, I was concerned I didn't have the rig to tackle the vast majority of trails. I have been watching all these youtube videos and all I see are rubicons and built up sports, no Sahara's. Would really like to take the family to CO and Black Bear one day and last thing I want to happen is to be broken down, stuck on the side of a mountain for the night with no food, have the kids screaming because they heard a bear, only to have the rig towed to an unknown dealership who will deny my out of town claim while having to pay 2k for last minute airfare to get home. Other than that I'm good. Lol

When I first got the Jeep I did not know all that went into it. I like to plan ahead and want the confidence in knowing I have whatever is necessary to complete the task. I have taken the rig on my friends 200 acres and in a little bit of mud and we had a blast. I feel that what I have is fine for the majority of TX but not so sure about out west. I am constantly saving slowly building a well rounded rig. I was all about the look but now realize I also would like the functionality in the event I get a wild hair.

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