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Old 03-24-2016, 12:26 PM
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Sand, Snow, and Mud.

Hello all,

I have a 2012 JKU.

I'm looking for a tire that will work well for sand, snow, and mud. Stock rims, leveling pucks on front end. I'm told I can go with LT285/70R-17 with no issues.

Can you guys recommend a good tire to look at?

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Old 03-24-2016, 04:04 PM   #2
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Eh........the KO2 works in mud...........just not well. All the other categories it is a beauty.
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Well, the stones said it best...you cant always get what you want, but you can get what you need. Which two do you drive in more? If its snow and mud, I would try the new Cooper Discoverer MTP or STT. I had the old Cooper Discoverer ST and I wish they still made it, it was a great tire in all conditions except ice. I have Nitto Terra Grapplers now and they do decent in sand and snow. Mud not so much. And they are heavy as hell.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:55 PM   #5
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DenverDucati, what rims are those?
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They are the AEV Salta in Onyx. Love them.

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Old 04-07-2016, 10:42 AM
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Well, the stones said it best...you cant always get what you want, but you can get what you need. Which two do you drive in more? If its snow and mud, I would try the new Cooper Discoverer MTP or STT. I had the old Cooper Discoverer ST and I wish they still made it, it was a great tire in all conditions except ice. I have Nitto Terra Grapplers now and they do decent in sand and snow. Mud not so much. And they are heavy as hell.
Well we are currently on the Oregon Coast (Dunes), but might be moving to the Bend/Redmond area.(no sand) I will take a look at the Coopers!

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Look at the Goodyear Duratrac or MickeyThompson ATZ P3. Both are hybrid AT/MT and proven outstanding performers in sand, snow and mud when compared to just an AT. With a hybrid AT/MT you can have the best of both worlds in off road/weather performance with 80-90% the smooth ride and handling of an AT. The main draw back is they are louder on road than an AT, but still not quite as loud as a MT.
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What works well in mud wont work well in snow and vise versa, its as simple as that. In mud you want a tire that clears well and throws the mud out (large voids and no sipes) in snow you want a tire that holds some snow and has a lot of gripping edges (lots of sipes). Tires are all about compromises. Sounds like and AT with a more open design will work best for you. Duratracs or cooper ST-Maxx would be the first two I would look at. Also, if your planing on running stock wheels and 285 wide tires you will need wheel spacers or you will likely rub at full lock. (stock wheels do not have enough back spacing to run the wider width) You can however get around this by running a 255/80r17 tire which is about the same height as the 285 wide but more narrow.

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