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Old 11-12-2017, 12:57 AM
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Talk me out of buying these Tires...!...?

Good:

I've read some reviews that these are great tires;
Look awesome (unique);
I haven't seen one person run them where I live;

Bad:

Very Expensive;
Heavy tire;

I have stock suspension, getting new 17" wheels with 4.7 offset, was thinking about 285/70/17, 32.7" diameter (.6 more than stock if my tire calculator is correct), 11.2" wide compared to stock 10". Red Letter Grabber's, what do you think? Is it doable?

Also in the running are KO2's, Duratracs, General AT2, etc. I guess I'm very interested as I've never seen anyone run these. Maybe it's because they are expensive or due to being 70 lbs (or is that a misprint)???

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I have never run them myself. I use to run General Tires on my work trucks years ago and had bad service so I quit running them. I? did see them in a truck at a 4x4 run and the guy was the only one who was having issues with traction. I?m not a big fan of the tread pattern either, that is a preference of mine. At 70 lbs each you must be looking at a 10 ply tire. For as light as a Jeep is that is a lot of tire and most likely will ride a little stiff. You will have to run pretty low pressure to get good traction Offroad. I would look for a lighter tire, the rolling mass of a heavy tire is a little harder on lighter equipment as well. If you were running one ton axles and a heavy rig it would be a bit different or on a heavy work truck. If you are not beating it up in the rocks it would be more of a concern but light Offroad and street use you would be better with a 6 or 8 ply tire. More plies also make them run hotter especially when you air them down to get a good even tire patch on the toad. Just my two cents worth!
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Fred did pretty well with them in Hawaii! Look sharp.

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Old 11-12-2017, 12:08 PM
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I have never run them myself. I use to run General Tires on my work trucks years ago and had bad service so I quit running them. I? did see them in a truck at a 4x4 run and the guy was the only one who was having issues with traction. I?m not a big fan of the tread pattern either, that is a preference of mine. At 70 lbs each you must be looking at a 10 ply tire. For as light as a Jeep is that is a lot of tire and most likely will ride a little stiff. You will have to run pretty low pressure to get good traction Offroad. I would look for a lighter tire, the rolling mass of a heavy tire is a little harder on lighter equipment as well. If you were running one ton axles and a heavy rig it would be a bit different or on a heavy work truck. If you are not beating it up in the rocks it would be more of a concern but light Offroad and street use you would be better with a 6 or 8 ply tire. More plies also make them run hotter especially when you air them down to get a good even tire patch on the toad. Just my two cents worth!
Good luck with your choices.
I think you convinced me...

Probably will go with a lighter tire. My stock Goodyear SR/A's are listed at 38 lbs.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:03 AM   #5
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I think they look great.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:56 AM   #6
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My friend has some on his super duty, and likes them a lot, how ever on ice he says they slip a lot, in snow they did pretty well.
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:25 PM   #7
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I ran general grabber at2 for a couple years, just as good as bfg at (original not ko2) if you ask me. And yes I did room the bfg before the general.
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I have the grabber AT2 on right now. Never had any issues with them. Think I might switch them up to KO2s or Duratracs the next time I change tires tho.
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Are those Grabbers or Grabber X3's?
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