Originally Posted by northernjeeper
Thanks, was trying to decide between the Duratracs and the Kelly tires. Sounds like the Kellys are a bit quieter as it is our DD .
They're also significantly less expensive. IIRC, Dan mentioned in a recent post that he could get 35" Kelly's locally for $177/tire. By contrast, I bought my 35" DT's at the best online price I could find, which was right around $220/tire.
Big difference when you multiply by 5. Especially when you're planning on buying rims, too.
Also, why buy 17" rims? Most of us who run bigger tires go with 15's (I've got 16's...for specific reasons). You can buy a set of 15" rims with tires for LESS $$ than you'll pay for the tires for 17" rims alone.
Two things about 15" rims. MOST of the alloy rims in that size will fit your Jeep without rubbing the calipers; MANY of the steel rims won't. Easiest way to find out what works and what doesn't is to PM the Discount Tire Direct (DTD) rep here on the forum. Or, if you're impatient like me, just call their 800 #. They can tell you exactly what will work and what won't. Make sure you tell em you're a member here.
Don't let the fact that you're in love with the Ultra Rogue 175's (or whatever) cost you a bunch of needless $$ when you could probably find an equally loveable rim in the 15" size, and put the savings toward other mods. Or food. Or electric bills.