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Old 03-01-2018, 08:51 PM
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favorite 33-34" tire ?

I have a 2015 JKUR HR with the factory BFG MT 255/75x17 and am installing the Rancho sport 2" lift. I have 3.73 gears So I am pretty sure that 33" or 34" tires will be good for a weekend off road trips and doubling as a hunting vehicle that will see a lot of highway miles.

What are you guys recommending for a part time 4x4 with decent on road performance. I don't think I want to go too wide, maybe 285.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:27 PM   #2
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having just gone thru the same thing for the same reason i'll only say this....
if I had the option of 3.73 gears ,id hang 255/80/17s(33")

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it is really hard to beat the Cooper ST/Maxx in 295/70-17 or 285/75-17 Toyo AT2 and R/T in 285/75-17 are great too. I have run them all and really like the 285/75-17 coopers great traction offroad and smooth on road and cheaper than the Toyos.
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:55 PM   #4
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I run 295/70/r17 Cooper ST-Maxx. Very happy with this tire.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:17 PM   #5
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Nitto Ridge Grapplers in 255/80R17 (33x10)
BFG KO2s in 34x10.5 (really 33.5" or less)
Cooper ST Maxx in 255/78R17
Nitto Ridge Grapplers or BFG KO2s in 285/75R17 (34x11) - will require spacers or aftermarket wheels.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:30 AM   #6
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I'll recommend the KO2s unless you get a lot of snow/ice type east coast or mtn weather. Then DuraTracs.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #7
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I had generals in 32's on my old tacoma and they were great in everything on that truck atleast. Times have changed though and the ridge graps, and toyo you cant go wrong with
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Also had the goodyears too, I forgot to mention and they lasted 60k for me, very reliable
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:15 PM   #9
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Here is my short list - almost all based on theory and reading, though. Hopefully it gives you some ideas (and even better, spurs discussion/feedback).

My main use is on-road as a daily driver with perhaps *very* occasional off-road use. So as you look at my list, keep in mind that my priorities are aggressive *appearance*, road noise, road comfort, and handling.

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-Nitto Ridge Grapplers - 285/70/17 or 285/75/17 (excited about the ladder - a hair bigger and in C load!).

-Goodyear Duratrac - 285/70/17 - I ran these on my JKU and they were great, not loud and awesome in the snow - but a just a tad on the bumpy side, ran around 30-32 PSI.

-BFG KO2 - 285/70/17 or 285/75/17 - These get good reviews as a civilized tire, available in load C/D/E depending on the size you go with.
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BFG KO2s, 285/70/17, this tire is a good all around tire.
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:15 PM   #11
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I have ran Swampers in the past and really liked them that being said I didnt have them very long. That said offroad they were excellent. On Road they were a little slick when there was rain on the roadway and they were louder than others. Im looking at them again or the KM2 personally.
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Once i get my Dirty Life wheels hear ill be putting on the new 35/12.5/17 that actually measure 34x12x17 Comforcer CF3000 Tires in the states you get for a song!! I have 285/70/17 Duratracts on and so did my budy who is running these Comforcer tires now and all I can say is his Jeep runs smooth and says there great in the snow we get up north also. i was looking at SST Pro Coopers but he said these run just as good only half the price this year until they sell the first shipments they sent to NorthAmerica Last year. They have been very popular in the military and Pairs Dakar races and Redbull cars. They are just now manufacturing them to be sent world wide for consumers. The designer was the chief designer for Kumho off road race tires. They measure small like i said thats why i like them also because i also have 3.73 gearing 6 speed. Happy with the 33,s so ill see what one more inch does.
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My 2012 is going on her 2nd pair of Goodyear DTs..the first pair lasted 100k. I probably should have changed around 85k, but..they held up fine. Great tire for my needs.
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I absolutely love my Duratracs, on my 4th set. Great for snow and offroad, yet quiet on the road.
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I'd put the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W up against the Duratrac, Ridge Grappler, ST Maxx, or any other tire on the market. Especially for the money.

The Duratrac is terrible in rain, hard to balance (like most Goodforayear tires), and gets real noisy over time as you rotate them.

The Ridge Grappler is over priced.

The ST Maxx is heavier than an anvil.

The BFG tires are the most over rated tires on the planet. Plain awful in snow and mud.
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I'd put the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W up against the Duratrac, Ridge Grappler, ST Maxx, or any other tire on the market. Especially for the money.

The Duratrac is terrible in rain, hard to balance (like most Goodforayear tires), and gets real noisy over time as you rotate them.

The Ridge Grappler is over priced.

The ST Maxx is heavier than an anvil.

The BFG tires are the most over rated tires on the planet. Plain awful in snow and mud.
The ST Maxx in 285/75-17 weighs the the same as the Wildpeak A/T3W. in 285/70-17 there is 1lb difference and in 315/70-17 the Falken weighs 5lbs more than the ST Maxx
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:35 AM   #17
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ST Maxx in 255/85-16 and be done with it!
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I'll recommend the KO2s unless you get a lot of snow/ice type east coast or mtn weather. Then DuraTracs.
I love my KO2's in the winter in Western NY.

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