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Old 05-03-2016, 08:17 PM
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Another tire advice thread: advice?

Sorry to do this but I have searched and read many threads on tires so for my final step I'd like to see what you guys think. I'm mainly looking at 4 tires: the Grabber, the Nitto Exo, the KO2, and the Mickey Thompson ATZ P3.

I drive about 60% on pavement (not a lot of commuting), 25% on fire roads and dirt/desert, and 15% other.

My plans are to spend a lot of time in and around Sedona and northern AZ, some Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. I plan to head to Moab next year.

I'm running stock Rubicon wheels and tires now. 2.5" RK and Ranchos coming later this week. I plan on running 35s but am open to 37s. 4.10 gearing.

I like the idea of driving fast through the desert and/or fireroads but I won't be looking at shocks for that kind of running until I'm sure that's something I'll have the opportunity to do. I thought about building a Jeepspeed "lite", and I like the look of a fast desert runner, military type vehicle. I'll be looking to do black wheels when I do bump up the tires.

What do you think?

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Also if there's another tire you think might be better throw it out there.

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All good choices.

I personally run General Grabber AT2's and have for about 3 years now and they have been fantastic. Low price, long lasting and severe winter rated. These tires do shine in sand and are great all around tires for the Wrangler.

One note to mention: Keep an eye on weight as some tire brands can weigh 10lbs or more then the other. My Grabber AT2's in 305/70/16 are only 56lbs where as some of the Toyos, nittos etc in the exact same size were 8 to 10lbs heavier which is a lot of unsprung weight at the corners.
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I was going to get the Grabber AT2 as a low-cost 315 or 35 alternative. The Toyo Open Country A/T II is worth checking out.
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