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Old 04-11-2016, 11:14 PM
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Post All Terrain Tire for Mountains and Desert

Hi all,

First time Jeep Owner here. I have a 2012 JKU. The Jeep came with Toyo 35x12.50R20LT, Open Country M/T tires which have about 50% left on the tread. The wheels are Fuel Offroad. I will be taking it in the desert (Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego) and the mountains (Big Bear).

My question is two fold...

1) When I get new tires, I would like to switch out for All Terrain that are good for the areas I mentioned above. Sand, Snow, Mountain terrain. Is it a good idea to go with All Terrain and will it give me a better ride?

2) What All Terrain tires (brand/model) would you recommend?

I plan to replace with the same size 35 inch tires.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Old 04-12-2016, 02:00 AM   #2
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Lots of capable At tires out there. I personally run General Grabber AT2. They are a severe winter rated tire (snow flake on sidewall) and studdable, Great in sand and on rock are long lasting and very affordable.

I looked at many AT's including Duratracs which are much more expensive and can be difficult to balance before making my decision for the right tire for my needs.

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Old 04-12-2016, 02:44 AM   #3
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I've run the TOYO ATII's on two of my diesel trucks but recently put the KO2's from BFG on my TJ and love them. Great options
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Desert, sand, rocks, etc....this is one of the few times I'd recommend the BFG KO2. I think it would serve you well. The Falken A/T3W would be another good choice. You want those thick sidewalls.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:48 AM
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Thanks for replies and suggestions. Definitely gives me a place to start. Much appreciated!
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Toyo AT2s are what I am running on the wife's jeep out in Montana. I really feel confortable with her driving in the snow out here. They have been really good with the forest Road wheeling that we have been doing. Good all around tire, and if you are looking to snow wheel invest in chains...

I run mastercraft courser cts on mine and I like them a lot! Better than the Kelly Safaris that I had on before. They aren't noisy, good traction in the snow and forest roads.
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:14 PM   #7
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Take a look at the new Falken Wildpeak AT3W. It comes in MT and AT.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:17 PM
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Thanks chemlight_ninja and nmdesertrat!

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