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Old 07-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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Need help picking a tire.

Hey everybody, just bought a Jeep about a week ago almost fully built and I'm having second thoughts about the tires. I'm running 35 psi on 33" BFG mud terrains.... yet I'm averaging about 12-15 mpg around town. First of all, is this normal? I have some armor and a small spacer lift, but this still seems low to me. However, it's my first time owning a Jeep.
Most of my use is going to be on road, so I don't know that I need a mud terrain tire. Especially since any of my off road time will probably be spent on mostly dry terrain. So, should I switch my MTs for an all terrain tire like the BFG all terrain? Or is there another tire I should look at? I know I'll get a lot of opinions, but I'm very new to this.
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Seems normal to me, especially if its automatic...

if you're mainly on road, no you dont need a mud terrain...i'd just get a nice AT tire and call it good. If you've just got a spacer lift you could also drop down to a 31x10.5 or 32x11.5 to get better in town acceleration vs the 33's (you wont get much noticeable mileage increase)

I'm currently running BFG AT's on my rig and i love them...they've been my favorite AT tire for a while. I used to run a falken rocky mountain and loved those as well but just really wanted the bfg's for a while so recently picked them up.

As stated, though...go with an AT tire...you'll be much happier with them vs the mud terrain if you're going to be in town primarily.

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What year is your Jeep?

Gearing? 2 or 4 door?

Big heavy tires and a lift will hurt your MPG. Go the opposite.
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Seems normal to me, especially if its automatic...

if you're mainly on road, no you dont need a mud terrain...i'd just get a nice AT tire and call it good. If you've just got a spacer lift you could also drop down to a 31x10.5 or 32x11.5 to get better in town acceleration vs the 33's (you wont get much noticeable mileage increase)

I'm currently running BFG AT's on my rig and i love them...they've been my favorite AT tire for a while. I used to run a falken rocky mountain and loved those as well but just really wanted the bfg's for a while so recently picked them up.

As stated, though...go with an AT tire...you'll be much happier with them vs the mud terrain if you're going to be in town primarily.
I've got the all terrains on my 4runner, and I've got no traction in the rear of the vehicle., especially during rain or snow, which I will be encountering a lot more in the Jeep (I'm moving) So I don't know if it's the tires or because my 4runner is much lighter in the back of the vehicle.
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What year is your Jeep?

Gearing? 2 or 4 door?

Big heavy tires and a lift will hurt your MPG. Go the opposite.
Not sure on the gearing, but it's a 2011 Rubicon 2 door. I don't personally have a huge problem with the lower gas mileage as I don't drive that far or often, but I was getting about 9mpg the other day in some light traffic. Just wondering if that was normal as I'm not used to Jeeps. How would gearing affect gas mileage?
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I've run all terrains on my jeep for the last 3 years...in the snow, in the mud, in the sand...onroad, offroad...and they've been great.

Currently running the BGF AT's on my 99 in size 35x12.5x15 and love them. I'll be hitting the trails hard after i get the new axles, gears, and steering on friday.

If you're worried about an AT...then stay with your mud terrains and just call it a day.

A great balance tire between mud terrain and all terrain would be the goodyear duratrac...its labled as an AT but said to perform like a mud. I havent used them but they're definitely popular and look good.

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