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Old 03-05-2018, 05:37 PM
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Tire Recommendations

Any recommendations for a 33" tire?

This is my main driver but I'd like to have some fun in it. 33's with a 17R. I'd like the beefiest 33 I can find in roughly the 200-220 price range per tire.

Right now, I've got the BFG A/T T/A KO2 285x70R17's as the ones I'm looking to get but I literally have no idea what I'm doing...looking for a guiding hand.

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Any recommendations for a 33" tire?

This is my main driver but I'd like to have some fun in it. 33's with a 17R. I'd like the beefiest 33 I can find in roughly the 200-220 price range per tire.

Right now, I've got the BFG A/T T/A KO2 285x70R17's as the ones I'm looking to get but I literally have no idea what I'm doing...looking for a guiding hand.
Check out the Nitto Ridge Grapplers (285/70/R17 or 285/70/R17) and Goodyear Duratracs (280/70/R17). Both are good options.

The RGs are a bit newer but are very popular and well liked. Nice aggressive look while maintaining good road manners (handling, comfort and noise). Downside to the RGs is they are a bit heavy, a bit pricey, and are not rated for snow.

The DTs are one of the most popular options (been around longer). They have an aggressive look and are also a comfortable (quiet, etc) option for on-road use. The upside to DTs is that they are relatively light and are great in the snow (specifically rated for snow). The downside to DTs is that if you are off-road a lot, some people complain about sidewall strength (punctures from sharp rocks, etc).

I personally ran DTs on my last JK and loved them - no issue with ride quality or anything like that. I'm torn on whether to go with the DTs or RGs this time around (mainly because the RGs are new enough and getting lots of praise... but I also see snow..... so....).

I think the most objective way to approach it is, if you will be in the snow, go with the DTs. If you will not be in the snow, go with RGs.

If you are super serious about off-road, there may be other options that are true dedicated mud tires (louder on the road, but stronger off-road).

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Check out the Yokohama Geolandar G003 in 295/70/17 size.
Best looking tire on the market, in my opinion. They’re a little more money though; around $260 a tire. They’re a newer tire, but the reviews are looking good for them.
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Check out the Yokohama Geolandar G003 in 295/70/17 size.
Best looking tire on the market, in my opinion. They’re a little more money though; around $260 a tire. They’re a newer tire, but the reviews are looking good for them.
These do look great. How do they compare to the DTs and RGs with regard to road manners/comfort/noise for a highway DD?
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I’m not sure how they are compared to the Duratracs and Ridge Grapplers. They’re a fairly new tire and there aren’t many reviews on them from actual customers. But what few reviews are out there are pretty good though.
After reading the magazine reviews, they sound like an awesome tire. Supposed to be quieter and have better braking than other MT’s. I will probably buy a set sometime around late Spring or early Summer.
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Not Km2's ill say that much, ugh...
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I’m not sure how they are compared to the Duratracs and Ridge Grapplers. They’re a fairly new tire and there aren’t many reviews on them from actual customers. But what few reviews are out there are pretty good though.
After reading the magazine reviews, they sound like an awesome tire. Supposed to be quieter and have better braking than other MT’s. I will probably buy a set sometime around late Spring or early Summer.
Thanks! Trying to gauge whether these are more in the group of true MTs or hybrids (like the DTs and RGs).
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Thanks! Trying to gauge whether these are more in the group of true MTs or hybrids (like the DTs and RGs).
They’re definitely true MT’s.
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Thanks! Trying to gauge whether these are more in the group of true MTs or hybrids (like the DTs and RGs).
They’re definitely true MT’s.
Thank you - so not the same class as Duratracs and Ridge Grapplers. Is the road experience much worse with them?
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Well-Behaved Yokohama Geolandar M/T

Here’s a review on them from 4 Wheeler. One thing I didn’t realize is that they have a 30 day guarantee. If you’re not happy with them, send them back. You don’t see that too often.
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Hella - May also want to consider what part of the country you live, and off-road in !
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Well-Behaved Yokohama Geolandar M/T

Here’s a review on them from 4 Wheeler. One thing I didn’t realize is that they have a 30 day guarantee. If you’re not happy with them, send them back. You don’t see that too often.
The 30 day trial is really nice. I wonder if anyone else does that?

My concern is that these may be true MTs and while they may have good “road manners” (handling, comfort, and sound) *for their class*, I’m concerned that they won’t be right for me/those of us looking at hybrid options like the DT and RG.

Man, it’s hard to pick out a tire...
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The 30 day trial is really nice. I wonder if anyone else does that?

My concern is that these may be true MTs and while they may have good “road manners” (handling, comfort, and sound) *for their class*, I’m concerned that they won’t be right for me/those of us looking at hybrid options like the DT and RG.

Man, it’s hard to pick out a tire...
Toyo gives 45 day 500 miles and they even pay mounting cost if you don’t like them for any reason.
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The 30 day trial is really nice. I wonder if anyone else does that?

My concern is that these may be true MTs and while they may have good “road manners” (handling, comfort, and sound) *for their class*, I’m concerned that they won’t be right for me/those of us looking at hybrid options like the DT and RG.

Man, it’s hard to pick out a tire...
Toyo gives 45 day 500 miles and they even pay mounting cost if you don’t like them for any reason.
Oh nice! So, embarrassing question - but is Toyo the parent company of Nitto? I hear people talk about the “Toyo version” of Ridge Grapplers but can’t figure out what those are.

Ultimately, I’d be on cloud9 if I could find an impressive (aggressive) looking 35 that is a load C and rides like a street tire
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Toyo R/T is a good aggressive cross between at and mt. Not many Toyo's in C. I ran Toyo AT2 in all different sizes (from 285/75-16, 265/70-17, 285/70-17, 285/75-17 and on up to 35's) in E rated and Toyo R/T in 35/12.5-17 in E and all were smooth when run at proper psi ie 28ish psi.
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