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Old 08-20-2019, 10:57 AM
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New Tires for JKUR

I know it is difficult asking for tire opinions, but I cannot decide which way to go with new tires for my 2014 JKUR with 3.5" lift. I currently have 35x12.50-17 Nitto Mud Grapplers. My tires still have a ton of life left in them, but the Jeep is now my daily driver and they are a little too much when driving every day (noise, weight, harshness in the ride). I still use the Jeep offroad mainly at Uwharrie National Forest and some local trails. I deal with a lot of slick clay and mud/rocks. The MG's have been tremendous off road, the last time I was at Uwharrie I really felt like I needed something that aggressive because it was wet and I spun and slid around a lot even locked F&R with MG's.

I am currently debating between 35 12.50 17 Nitto Ridge Grappler's, 35 12.50 17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W's, and 315 70 17 Patagonia MT's. I think all 3 of these would be better on the road, but I am afraid of how much off road worthiness I am going to give up. I try to avoid deep mud as much as possible, but sometimes in my area it cannot be avoided.

I am looking for the most off road worthy hybrid tire I can find. I have no interest in the Duratracs, I had them on my last JK and had multiple balance issues and a sidewall failure. Any real world input is appreciated!

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I can tell you the Falken at3w's are smooth and quiet and do well offroad. I have a set I run on my stock rims in 255/80-17 and have been impressed with them. I run two sets of tires and I would not hesitate to get a set in 35's if I were replacing my other set. I just took them offroad and they grip very well in the rocks.
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I know it is difficult asking for tire opinions, but I cannot decide which way to go with new tires for my 2014 JKUR with 3.5" lift. I currently have 35x12.50-17 Nitto Mud Grapplers. My tires still have a ton of life left in them, but the Jeep is now my daily driver and they are a little too much when driving every day (noise, weight, harshness in the ride). I still use the Jeep offroad mainly at Uwharrie National Forest and some local trails. I deal with a lot of slick clay and mud/rocks. The MG's have been tremendous off road, the last time I was at Uwharrie I really felt like I needed something that aggressive because it was wet and I spun and slid around a lot even locked F&R with MG's.

I am currently debating between 35 12.50 17 Nitto Ridge Grappler's, 35 12.50 17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W's, and 315 70 17 Patagonia MT's. I think all 3 of these would be better on the road, but I am afraid of how much off road worthiness I am going to give up. I try to avoid deep mud as much as possible, but sometimes in my area it cannot be avoided.

I am looking for the most off road worthy hybrid tire I can find. I have no interest in the Duratracs, I had them on my last JK and had multiple balance issues and a sidewall failure. Any real world input is appreciated!
You lose almost nothing with the Patagonia's... But you gain the least in road manners too. Although they are definitely better. The other 2 are very comparable. I like the RG's, but the AT3W's are great tires.

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What about cooper st Maxx?
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What about cooper st Maxx?
I run those too in 315/70-17 and an excellent tire.
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I decided to order Ridge Grapplers. I get them installed tomorrow. I have had Trail Grapplers and Mud Grapplers and have had great luck with them, so that is what led me to stick with Nitto. Thanks for the suggestions, and hopefully I will have good luck with them.

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