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Old 01-27-2012, 05:49 PM
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Which Tires?

I am currently in the hunt for new tires for my 2001 Wrangler Sport. It is all stock at the moment but i will be buying Dick Cepek DC-2 15x8s with the new tires i do buy. The 3 tires i've been looking at are

Falken Rocky Mountain or Wild Peak A/T: Fair Priced, Have read some good reviews on forums and JP Magazine says its a pretty good A/T tire minus the braking offroad.

Dick Cepek FC-2 A/T: Not sure on the pricing but have read a lot good reviews on this tire.

BFG A/T KOs: Seems to be a popular tire. What i have seen, seemed to be liked of the Duratracs as well.

I live in the southern part of San Diego, CA. I'll be driving more highway then offroad so looking for one that performs for light offroading since i am new to the jeep world and has good tread life. And also i am guessing i wont have to worry bout mud much out here since it barely rains. Mainly sand, dirt and some moist dirt.

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I'm happy just bringing up the rear, in this case.

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One sweet rear
Extra wide. Lol...you see em in the hood like that.

Figuratively speaking.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:43 AM   #7
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Goodyear Duratracs and DC2 wheels!! the Duratracs are great on road- smooth and quiet, but aggressive looking and very good off-road too.
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Another vote for the D-tracs! You can't beat them.
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haha man, i got 5 votes for duratracs and i didnt even list em
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haha man, i got 5 votes for duratracs and i didnt even list em
I guess we have selective reading

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What i have seen, seemed to be liked of the Duratracs as well.
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I guess we have selective reading
Haha! I just realized i typed that sentence wrong... Was suppose to be liked *over* the duratracs. I do love how the duratracs look tho. Specially on the DC-2s. Thanks for the pic TJNewbie.
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Well got a quote from 4WheelParts Superstore for 31x10.5 Duratracs and 15x8 DC-2s at $1275 which includes installation and wheel and balance. Does that seem like a fair price?
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Well got a quote from 4WheelParts Superstore for 31x10.5 Duratracs and 15x8 DC-2s at $1275 which includes installation and wheel and balance. Does that seem like a fair price?
Not sure. Try discount tire though, they're a forum vendor so they'll give you a small discount plus they were the cheapest price I saw when I bought mine.
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Not sure. Try discount tire though, they're a forum vendor so they'll give you a small discount plus they were the cheapest price I saw when I bought mine.
Alright thanks, i'll give them a try and see what i can get.
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Well got a quote from 4WheelParts Superstore for 31x10.5 Duratracs and 15x8 DC-2s at $1275 which includes installation and wheel and balance. Does that seem like a fair price?
I got mine from Tirerack.com. mine are 33x12.50x15 Duratracs on the DC2 15x8" wheels mounted, balanced and shipped for $1326. I got mine last Sept 2011.
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I got mine from Tirerack.com. mine are 33x12.50x15 Duratracs on the DC2 15x8" wheels mounted, balanced and shipped for $1326. I got mine last Sept 2011.
So they came mounted and balanced from Tirerack and you just put them on? Or they had a place for you to get them done?
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Yes, I put them on. when I installed my Skyjacker 2.25" BBL I had to pull my old wheels and tires off. then once the lift was installed, I put my new wheels and tires on. if you're not able to do that, Tirerack will tell you where to go to have them installed for you. They told me where the closest Goodyear tire shop was to me that was affiliated with Tirerack. so that if I have any problems with the tires, I can take them to that shop for warranty issues. I actually had that shop do the alignment adjustment.
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Oh nice, and they dont charge to put the tires on for you? I currently dont have the tools at home to attempt that haha.
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Oh nice, and they dont charge to put the tires on for you? I currently dont have the tools at home to attempt that haha.
All you need is your factory bottle jack and lug nut wrench/torque wrench!
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Oh nice, and they dont charge to put the tires on for you? I currently dont have the tools at home to attempt that haha.
You should have what you need under the Rt. seat of your jeep, there's a bottle jack and a lug nut tool under there. you could probably rent a torque wrench from Auto-Zone for a cheap price. I'm not sure about them doing the install for free, since I opted to install them myself.
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I have DC-1 wheels with 31x10.50R15 BFG Mud Terrains w/2" lift.
Wheels where $116 each in '08 very pleased with them.

Just be sure to regularly re-tighten the lug nuts!!!!!
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nice Jeep you got there. Wheels seem to be a bit more now. But i got em for 125 ea, so not too bad. Hopefully i'll have the new tires and wheels on this weekend coming up. I'll be sure to put up pics when i do.
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Cool, we'll be waiting on the pics
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Of the three tires you listed I would go with either the falkens or the BFGs... I work at discount tire co and I know that they will give you the best price! Especially on the falkens we get those for dirt cheap! We can get any tire you want... Just head on in to one of our stores and they will help you out
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But if I had throw in a tire that I recommend it would be the General Grabbers! I have the red letters and they are GREAT! On road, off road, quiet and they look great too! Also, I'm not a fan of Goodyear... I see too many defective Goodyear tires coming through my shop
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But if I had throw in a tire that I recommend it would be the General Grabbers! I have the red letters and they are GREAT! On road, off road, quiet and they look great too! Also, I'm not a fan of Goodyear... I see too many defective Goodyear tires coming through my shop
Which tires and what kind of defects?
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But if I had throw in a tire that I recommend it would be the General Grabbers! I have the red letters and they are GREAT! On road, off road, quiet and they look great too! Also, I'm not a fan of Goodyear... I see too many defective Goodyear tires coming through my shop
I've heard of them wearing out after 25,000mi plus they're super heavy. Might be good for a trail rig but not a DD
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Mostly impact breaks sometimes they even throw the tread, I just don't like Goodyear... And yeah I think my generals are going to wear out fast but what m/ts don't wear out fast? I haven't noticed a difference because of the weight... I love em! Kinda gettin sick of the red letters tho
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Mostly impact breaks sometimes they even throw the tread, I just don't like Goodyear... And yeah I think my generals are going to wear out fast but what m/ts don't wear out fast? I haven't noticed a difference because of the weight... I love em! Kinda gettin sick of the red letters tho
Impact breaks? like something hitting the tire? after 2.5 years of research, reading reviews and asking owners about thier tires, I haven't heard anything about that. but hey everyone one has an opinion.

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