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Old 08-02-2011, 12:42 PM
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Question Best Multi-purpose tire?

Hi there fellow Jeepers

I am look into new tires (more then likely 35') but I am trying to figure out a good multi-purpose tire. I want a tire that looks good (off road look) that performs both on road and off road, but that also has good performance in snow.

So any suggestions?

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Goodyear duratrac is getting good reviews,but you will get many more opinions.

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I recently bought the nitto terra grappler(285x70x16) and love them. A friend just bought a similar size in the nitto trail grappler which is more aggressive and the noise on the highway isn't much more than mine
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I love my duratracs ill never switch to a different tire.
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I have the Goodyear Duratracs and they have performed very well for me. So far they have done great on the highway and are very smooth riding, dirt/gravel roads, in the rain there were no issues even with 2-3" of standing water in places on the road, they powered through ~2' of thick mud, climbed up a steep creek bank, andI can't wait to try them out in the snow this year. People have been saying they do great in snow though. All around a great tire IMO.
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I am look into new tires (more then likely 35')
Wow you're going to have a lot of ground clearance with 35-foot tires. Just make sure your axles are strong enough!
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BF Goodrich All Terrains. Great off road in mud, snow, dirt, whatever. Also really quiet on road.
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The duratracs sound like they get good reviews. If you spend much time in the rocks though I would probably look into something else. If I am not mistaken, duratracs only have a 2 ply sidewall

I personally have the goodyear wrangler kevlars on my DD and love them. They look good, are pretty quite on the road, and do their job offroad. I have nothing bad to say about them.
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Love my falken wildpeaks! Not a very common tire but they sure do perform as well as any tires I've seen! Mud, sand, silt, rock, dirt, you name it, this tire will go through it. Haven't tried them in snow yet but I bet they'll be great . Oh and they're as quiet as stock tires on the street which is a plus.
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I'm a fan of my 33x12.5x15 Yokohama Geolander A/T-S tires. Good all around rubber but I don't think that they come in 35's.
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If you actually wheel your Jeep stay away from any tire that has a thin 2 ply sidewall. Like the Duratrac and many others.
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Love my falken wildpeaks! Not a very common tire but they sure do perform as well as any tires I've seen! Mud, sand, silt, rock, dirt, you name it, this tire will go through it. Haven't tried them in snow yet but I bet they'll be great . Oh and they're as quiet as stock tires on the street which is a plus.
I have the same tire, but the custom-branded version from Discount Tire (Rocky Mountains). And, I can say that they are great in snow, also. Don't know about DEEP snow, but I pushed them pretty hard on the snow and they held up very well.
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I recently bought the nitto terra grappler(285x70x16) and love them. A friend just bought a similar size in the nitto trail grappler which is more aggressive and the noise on the highway isn't much more than mine

they SUCK in the snow after a few miles. one of the worst wearing tires I've owned. they went from good tread to nothing on the span of about 6K miles. one rotation all 4 tires were basically gone. I only had about 35-40k miles on them. They had very poor grip in the snow and wet roads were a nightmare. I will never own Nitto tires after that.

As for a dual purpose tire I'm really digging the BFG KM2s. little rough on the highway but they are a great trail tire and despite what others will say they handle snow very very well if you let a few PSI out of them. I've owned 2 sets. On on my old wheeler XJ and now a set on my DD Ram. I plan on buying another set for the Ram when I kill these.
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33x12.5R15 Goodyear Duratracs. LOVE THEM.

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Never heard any thing bad about duratrcs only really good stuff I'd say them. IV only ran mts. So I guess I don't have a good veiws on this.
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the guys that apparently hardcore rockcrawl don't like the duratracs because of the 2ply sidewall. I havn't heard of any failing yet, however.If they do I have an all inclusive warranty that even covers off-road incidents.

I like my duratracs, A LOT. It's an all terrain with many benefits of a mud terrain, can't beat that with a stick on my daily wrangler
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Its true that the duratracs do have thin side wall, but if your a weekend warrior I wouldn't worry too much. and consider your even asking this question I don't think your a hardcore wheeler, no offense intended
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If you actually wheel your Jeep stay away from any tire that has a thin 2 ply sidewall. Like the Duratrac and many others.
this guy knows whats up, i have Kelly Safari Tsr's which are basically the same tire as a duratrac, side wall and outer lugs are almost identical just the center tread on mine are a little wider, mine are a 2 ply sidewall as well, i sliced one on the trail and i was only aired down to 18-20 psi, doesnt even count as siring down to some people and sliced the sidewall, luckily it wasnt deep enough to lose any air, I LOVE these tires, they do awesome on and off road, almost 15000 miles on mine and they look brand new, but my text tire will definitely have a 3 ply sidewall
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Its true that the duratracs do have thin side wall, but if your a weekend warrior I wouldn't worry too much. and consider your even asking this question I don't think your a hardcore wheeler, no offense intended

No offense taking, I am not a hardcore wheeler by any means yet...I am working on it eventually though! few years from now I will buy a new jeep for my DD and this one will then be a hardcore wheeler...then I will look into some tires with some armor I guess.
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the guys that apparently hardcore rockcrawl don't like the duratracs because of the 2ply sidewall. I havn't heard of any failing yet, however.If they do I have an all inclusive warranty that even covers off-road incidents.

I like my duratracs, A LOT. It's an all terrain with many benefits of a mud terrain, can't beat that with a stick on my daily wrangler
You don't have to be hardcore to know that a thin 2 ply sidewall is going to get tore up while going offroad. People have been reporting things like thorns and sticks going right through them. 1 person cut 2 sidewalls open in one day of wheeling from sticks.
The bad reports are out there, you just are blinded to them because you own them. What good as an all inclusive warranty on the trail?

They are really not an all terrain with mud terrain benefits. They are a 2 ply street tire with an all terrain looking tread on them.

For a street tire they cant be beat though, I bought a set for my kids Cherokee. They do great in the snow and ride nice. But his idea of off roading is a minimum maintenance road. For that, they are awesome. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase of them, but I wouldn't put them on my Jeep.
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You don't have to be hardcore to know that a thin 2 ply sidewall is going to get tore up while going offroad. People have been reporting things like thorns and sticks going right through them. 1 person cut 2 sidewalls open in one day of wheeling from sticks.
The bad reports are out there, you just are blinded to them because you own them. What good as an all inclusive warranty on the trail?

They are really not an all terrain with mud terrain benefits. They are a 2 ply street tire with an all terrain looking tread on them.

For a street tire they cant be beat though, I bought a set for my kids Cherokee. They do great in the snow and ride nice. But his idea of off roading is a minimum maintenance road. For that, they are awesome. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase of them, but I wouldn't put them on my Jeep.
So what do you run on your jeep?
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So what do you run on your jeep?
Mickey Thompson MTZ's. About to go on my third set of them. Very good street habits and awesome off road.
Cooper STT would also be a tire worth looking at for a all around use mud tire.
If you want an all terrain, the BFG AT/KO
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Mickey Thompson MTZ's. About to go on my third set of them. Very good street habits and awesome off road.
Cooper STT would also be a tire worth looking at for a all around use mud tire.
If you want an all terrain, the BFG AT/KO
im really thinking about the mtzs when mine wear out cuz ive heard exactly what you said, great on the road and amazing off road, what kinda mileage you getting outta them?
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im really thinking about the mtzs when mine wear out cuz ive heard exactly what you said, great on the road and amazing off road, what kinda mileage you getting outta them?
Which one of the two MTZ models?

They sell the Traditional & Specialty models

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im really thinking about the mtzs when mine wear out cuz ive heard exactly what you said, great on the road and amazing off road, what kinda mileage you getting outta them?
I run the "D" range tire in 16" which is a little thicker and tends to last longer. Most of the time I run them about 40K and sell them with plenty of tread left on them. The set currently on the Jeep has 45K on them and still have about 11/32 left.
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If you actually wheel your Jeep stay away from any tire that has a thin 2 ply sidewall. Like the Duratrac and many others.
Not true. Goodyear does not make the Duratrac in any thing lighter than 6 PLY. The load C's are the lightest and they only go up from that.


1. 6 PLY, Load C
2. 8 PLY, Load D
3. 10 PLY, Load E
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Not true. Goodyear does not make the Duratrac in any thing lighter than 6 PLY. The load C's are the lightest and they only go up from that.


1. 6 PLY, Load C
2. 8 PLY, Load D
3. 10 PLY, Load E
Yes TRUE, the 6 ply you are refering to has nothing to do with the sidewall.

They are in fact 2 ply.
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It has everything to do with it. The PLY rating indicates the side wall strength and the layer of protection available to its Load range. I.E It refers to the amount of layers of fabric in the tires ( metal, as in steel belted radials )( kevlar, or fiber cords )...car / truck tires may have i.e. 2 ply side walls & 4 ply tread, with the side wall plys being fiber cord, & the tread being plys of fiber cord.
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It has everything to do with it. The PLY rating indicates the side wall strength and the layer of protection available to its Load range. I.E It refers to the amount of layers of fabric in the tires ( metal, as in steel belted radials )( kevlar, or fiber cords )...car / truck tires may have i.e. 2 ply side walls & 4 ply tread, with the side wall plys being fiber cord, & the tread being plys of fiber cord.
Thanks for proving my point,. Because that is exactly what they are, 2 ply sidewall 4 ply tread.
I was just making sure that you didnt think because it was 6 ply meant it had 6 layer sidewall. Because it only has 2. But you answered that for me.

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