Tire time,help please - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-18-2011, 09:41 AM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schirever
Posts: 956
Tire time,help please

Im looking for a set of 31" tires for 15" rims
I do 10% offroading,mostly in mud.I need a tire that last long on highway providing I have a good alignment and rotate em.my budget is no more than $200 per tire.road noise is music to my ears so that doesn't bother me
Here's my choices,who has em?pros and cons? Average milage? Weight....how severe will my mpg drop
My Jeep is a 98 sport i6 5speed rolling on bald 29's,bone stock except for a 2" budget boost to fit the 31's

Tires I like:
Dick Cepek mud country
Maxxis buck shots
Goodyear mtr
Goodyear duratrac
Procomp mud terrains
Tsl swamper ltb(really like these)
Tsl trxus mt

Now every nitto and tsl I see on trucks are balding fast.
Two of my friends have nitto mud grapplers,bald in less than 10k miles highway use
I'm ball'n on a budget and I'd like to buy tires that will last atleast two years/30k miles,no driving fast or burning out.I drive slow and safe onroad,offroad I like the doors and top off using mud as toothpaste,spending a whole day pulling mud out the a/c vents is a hobby of mine

Anyway,mostly road,mild mudding,never rocks where would your money be......besides a ford 8.8

__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
InfernoGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newburgh IN
Posts: 11,419
Duratracs... You'll come in well under budget and they are great on and off road... Look fantastic too.

__________________
[COLOR=DarkRed]
[/COLORMudder column covers[/URL][/SIZE]|

'01 Wrangler Sport, Sienna Pearl Mine
'07 Rubicon 2D, Flame Red His
'11 Wrangler Sport 4D, Black Ours...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Not every girl, is a Jeep girl. We're a special breed.
InfernoGirl is offline   Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 03:39 PM
Thread Starter
  #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schirever
Posts: 956
anyone have experiance with firestone destination m/t
Jeep Tires by Firestone Destination M/T at Morris 4x4
__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-05-2011, 10:30 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 205
I have Dunlop Mud Rovers, and I love them so far. I've got about 8k on them is all though, so I can't speak for longevity of them too much, but they're holding up well so far. Lots of people like the Duratracs. I had BFG AT's and they seriously last forever, I've heard the BFG KM2 Mud Terrains wear almost as well. They cost a little closer to that $200/per though.
__________________
Boy do I miss Wisconsin...

Famous Last Words: "Hey, check this out!"
redneckpilot is offline   Quote
Old 02-18-2011, 07:24 PM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schirever
Posts: 956
I have a 99 cbr600 f4 engine to trade for sone M/T baja claws 1000 miles on them 31"

how horrible will the gas milage drop and whats the expected highway life?
I get 19mpg on 28.5 street tires now.Being sluggish doesnt bother me but if getting 11mpg will
__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote
Old 02-19-2011, 06:53 AM
Thread Starter
  #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schirever
Posts: 956
I'll change my pic too a hot chick and my gender to female so I can get answers
__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote
Old 02-19-2011, 02:20 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
davidc128's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 73
dunlop fierce... i got em in a 315/75/16 ran me 960 monted and balanced... i do a lot of interstate driving andthey r holding up very well... plus they r a damn good lookin tire... and they do VERY well in mud
__________________
build it, run it, break it, fix it, repeat!
davidc128 is offline   Quote
Old 02-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
BuckNutz1070's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northridge, Ohio
Posts: 169
Hey...Check out the Falken Rocky Mountains ATS!! I just put new ones on my Jeep, and I got them for $130.00 each. Check out my post titled...I finally got 'em!! They have a nice aggressive tread, and a wide stance. The reviews are very good on them. They are a "Bang for your Buck" tire!!
__________________
BuckNutz1070 is offline   Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 10:52 PM
Thread Starter
  #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schirever
Posts: 956
tire size help?
so why cant places list tires as 31x10.5x15 instead of stuff like 255x75x 15,,,,what does 75 mean?
plus can I stuff 10.5 wides on 8" wide rims?
I have a $1000 budget and the 10.5 rims with goodyear duratracs shoot me over budget everywhere I shop

who has the best deals and doesnt have a complicated system?
discount directs site is a pain to choose tire size
__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 03:00 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
KidRock171's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,166
Discount tire has best prices. Period. And I have 10.5 on stock Moab rims.
KidRock171 is offline   Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
InfernoGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newburgh IN
Posts: 11,419
Quote:
Originally Posted by ou812 View Post
tire size help?
so why cant places list tires as 31x10.5x15 instead of stuff like 255x75x 15,,,,what does 75 mean?
plus can I stuff 10.5 wides on 8" wide rims?
I have a $1000 budget and the 10.5 rims with goodyear duratracs shoot me over budget everywhere I shop

who has the best deals and doesnt have a complicated system?
discount directs site is a pain to choose tire size
Tires are sized English and metric for some reason unknown to most of mankind. Conversion isn't that hard. The first # is the width in millimeters, the second is the ratio to the width, telling you the height, and the third is the wheel size. Most tire sites have a conversion chart to save you doing the math. My favorite is 1010TIRES.COM® — Tires and Wheels Absolute Authority.

You don't want to put a 10.5" wide tire on a 10" wheel, unless you like the ricer look. An 8" wheel is the appropriate size for a 10.5" tire.
__________________
[COLOR=DarkRed]
[/COLORMudder column covers[/URL][/SIZE]|

'01 Wrangler Sport, Sienna Pearl Mine
'07 Rubicon 2D, Flame Red His
'11 Wrangler Sport 4D, Black Ours...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Not every girl, is a Jeep girl. We're a special breed.
InfernoGirl is offline   Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 10:20 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
JaxJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckNutz1070 View Post
Hey...Check out the Falken Rocky Mountains ATS!! I just put new ones on my Jeep, and I got them for $130.00 each. Check out my post titled...I finally got 'em!! They have a nice aggressive tread, and a wide stance. The reviews are very good on them. They are a "Bang for your Buck" tire!!

Just put these on my 2010 JK sport a couple weeks ago. Major improvement in ride and in mud they are really good. For the price, these are great. I paid $815 out the door with a $50 rebate to boot at Discount Tire. Oh and since I only had 10,000 miles on the original tires they gave me $20/ea tire to go towards the spare. So that price is installed with the Road Hazard for 5 tires with lifetime rotation and balance.
__________________
Dead End signs have a different meaning if you own a Jeep!
JaxJeep is offline   Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 03:45 PM
Thread Starter
  #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Schirever
Posts: 956
spent exactly $1000 heres what I got
locally: Dick Cepek Mud Country 31x10.5x15"
Summit: Cragar soft 8's 15x8 4" backspacing

other local shops wanted $1300 for the combo
just Duratracs local was cheapest at $920 mounted and balanced
MTR kevlars were $1050
I got the dicks mounted,balanced and installed plus shipped for $770
I think the price is great

__________________
Pincho De Lapiz
ou812 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spare tire in cargo area... Scout TJ General Discussion Forum 49 12-20-2016 07:47 PM
Tire Size anthony20031 JK General Discussion Forum 36 03-09-2012 04:52 PM
Black Friday to Cyber Monday - Discount Tire Discount Tire Vendor Spotlight! Great Deals for Members. 0 11-23-2010 10:59 AM
Shackle Reversal Kit Bones YJ Tech Forum 6 12-05-2009 03:16 PM





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.