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Old 11-25-2017, 11:09 PM
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What is a good true 35 to get?

I am reading that BFG's run small so what are some other good 35 MT's that are commonly used MT's?

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Old 11-26-2017, 03:10 AM   #2
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What is a good true 35 to get?

35” Goodyear mtr are lightweight/Kevlar and full size! I have them in 37” and love them!don’t listen to all the difficult to balance bs etc....4 out of 5 were really easy/took minimal weight to balance.it was also not my problem,the tire shop had no complaints!


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I am not aware of any 35 inch tire that will be 35 inches tall under load. All will be in the 33.75 range. You would get close to 35 if you run them at max pressure but then the ride would really suck.
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Pitbulls and interco seem to run taller than most.
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It really depends on what you plan to do with it and is a personal opinion. I have the BFG KM2 and they seem to be OK but probably my next set will be the Goodyear MTR like the previous poster but have not had any experience with them. I like the idea of the Kevlar, my rig is used about 50/50 off-road and I run the AZ desert a lot in the winter months as well as the CO mountains in the summer. Mine is not a daily driver but has a lot of extensive work done to it.
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The average "metric" 35" tire (e.g., 315/75R16) has a 34.6" diameter.

The average 35" tire (e.g., 35x12.50-15) also has a 34.6" diameter.

Actual tire diameters vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and between a single manufacturer's tire models. However, we are talking about a variance of no more than 0.4" which translates to an impact on ground clearance of 0.2" or less. Does that 0.2" really matter?

It strikes me that performance, longevity and resistance to trail damage are all more important factors. My approach is to pick the best tire choices for my purposes and then look at actual tire diameter as a factor that could be a potential tie breaker.

@MericaMade , what size tire are you looking for? The variance in actual tire diameters differs in each tire size . While it is commonly believed that Interco tires tend to run "large" and BFG tires tend to run "small," that is not true in every size.
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Ok well all very good points and I thank you guys. After reading the above post I'm not going to worry about .50-.75ish difference in sizing. I was told that the MTR Kevlars are not holding up well? Is this true?
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Ok well all very good points and I thank you guys. After reading the above post I'm not going to worry about .50-.75ish difference in sizing. I was told that the MTR Kevlars are not holding up well? Is this true?
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@MericaMade ,

It is impossible to evaluate or recommend a tire in a vacuum. Not everyone needs a MT tire or Kevlar construction, or even a 35" tire for that matter.

What are the conditions in which your tires will be used, your geographic location, weather considerations, the difficulty of terrain, driver experience, how your jeep is equipped, etc.?
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Tire dimensions are measured under no pressure from a vehicle. That being said, the weight on the tire and the pressure in the tire will determine its actual circumference.
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I've been running 35" Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ for about 18k miles, not one complaint from me. Will be buying these again
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I am reading that BFG's run small so what are some other good 35 MT's that are commonly used MT's?
Overall tire diameter will vary depending on many factors. Tires are measured without the vehicle weight on them at max air pressure, so with them mounted on your Jeep the overall size will is typically less then the actual size stated.
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Mickey Thompson MTZ , they balanced out with minimum weight,I run two sets on my jeep ,one on aluminum wheels one on steel wheels, good street wear, Excellent off road durability, all-around great tire I will buy them again and again
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I have run both MTR's and MTZ's on my current TJ and prefer the MTZ. Great street and trail manners.
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I have run both MTR's and MTZ's on my current TJ and prefer the MTZ. Great street and trail manners.
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MTRs are my favorite trail tire. Quiet for a MT. They will be 34.25" - 34.5" on the Jeep.
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It took a little bit for me to get used to looking at the goofy tread pattern, but I love the MTR/K. Large outside tread does great in the snow and mud, inner tread provides better traction for wet on road situations.
Like them best so far after running a few different brands over the years. ProComp Xtreme MT, Toyo MT, Wild Country MT, and BFG AT.

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If you really want a true 35, then you want 37s. All the tires are pretty close to their sidewall size, but as soon as you mount them under your jeep or truck or what ever, you will lose some height from the tires squatting, which is normal. If you want to get as close as possible to the true height you would have to run the max psi, which would really suck

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