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Old 01-04-2018, 10:46 AM
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Looking to get a set of 33's

Currently looking at getting a set of 15 inch steel rims and 33x12.5 tires. Looking for recommendations on tires as well as how to get the best prices on these damn things. Who has the best deals etc, would be willing to buy rims/tires together or separate.

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Lots of love for both the Goodyear Duratracs and BFG KO2s on here. Not sure about best prices, but I would definitely look at both tirerack.com and Discounttire.com. Recommend an alloy wheel over steel for various reasons. Nice alloy wheels can be had for less than $100/wheel. Look at the American Racing AR23 as a good place to start.
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Couple things to keep in mind...

Backspacing. It's much better to get rims with an offset now, instead of needing to add wheel spacers later.

Rim width. Just my opinion (and that of some others I'm sure), I'd suggest a 15x8 instead of a 15x10 for more sidewall flex and less likelihood to blow off a bead.

Can't dis Duratracs, I love them. Been running them for about six years. However, I'm looking to jump to 35's and can't find a Duratrac 35 for a 15 inch rim. That means I'm either changing to a different tire, or selling my 15's and getting some 16 inch rims.
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Alloy wheels are lighter and easier to balance. Price differential compared to steel is negligible.

Discount tire direct is my go to retailer for tires. Free shipping and no tax plus they price match.

Look for a 15x8 wheel with around 3.75 inch backspacing.
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Usually I get my my tires from a local DiscountTire as they will price match.
https://www.discounttire.com/

...but I recently ordered a set of tires/rim from 4Wheelparts that often has decent deals on combo packages.

https://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/T...okee+1984-2006
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Whenever I buy tires I find the part number of the tire I want and google it.... once I find the llwest shipped price I either order there IF it's a company I trust or I get it price matched... summit racing is my usual go to.

My last set were 33 10.50 bfg km2's.... 4 to my door $748.... through 4 wheel parts on ebay.
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I'm not a good source as I haven't installed these yet, but I just picked up these Aluminum 15x8's with 3.75" backspacing (for $75/ea) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Good prices for some basic alloys with good reviews, figured I'd give them a shot.

And I'm going to be running Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3's in 33x12.5x15. Those run about $200/ea with free shipping at discounttire.com for reference.

Some sites (like tirerack.com) include mounting and balancing and would save you about $115 depending on the shop. I called TireKingdom and Discount Tire to get quotes on mounting and balancing my 5 new wheels/tires and was quoted between $100-$150. The oversized tires and mud treads make it a bit more difficult to balance they said.

That's all I got for ya. Cheers and goodluck with your search!
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I mounted my own and used beads to balance.... cost about $2 per tire
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I'm a huge fan of the TOYO Open Country A/T tires. They have a really smooth quiet ride, exellent traction (on and off road), and really nice look. You can find them online pretty cheap as well. I picked up mine from Discount Tires and had them shipped (free of charge). I picked up Pro Comp wagon wheels (steel) which are really clean looking and nicely priced. Good luck on your build.
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I'm a huge fan of the TOYO Open Country A/T tires. They have a really smooth quiet ride, exellent traction (on and off road), and really nice look. You can find them online pretty cheap as well. I picked up mine from Discount Tires and had them shipped (free of charge). I picked up Pro Comp wagon wheels (steel) which are really clean looking and nicely priced. Good luck on your build.
Mmmmm Toyos. I was searching for some info on them and came across this video the other day. Had to share... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOPBEDkx-U
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Mmmmm Toyos. I was searching for some info on them and came across this video the other day. Had to share... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdOPBEDkx-U

haha those toyos seem to have great on and off road ability!!!!!!!! hahaha Wow thats a cool Clip and great Toyo endorsement if i ever saw one!!
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I'm a huge fan of the TOYO Open Country A/T tires. They have a really smooth quiet ride, exellent traction (on and off road), and really nice look. You can find them online pretty cheap as well. I picked up mine from Discount Tires and had them shipped (free of charge). I picked up Pro Comp wagon wheels (steel) which are really clean looking and nicely priced. Good luck on your build.
My dad has a set of them on his truck and I would agree they are great tires that look good and have good tread life. I haven’t been able to find them in a 33x12.5r15 size though, otherwise that’s what I would get due to my experience with them.
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Usually I get my my tires from a local DiscountTire as they will price match.
https://www.discounttire.com/

...but I recently ordered a set of tires/rim from 4Wheelparts that often has decent deals on combo packages.

https://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/T...okee+1984-2006
Do they price match as well as add on any other discounts/deals such as rebates as well that they have going on at that time?
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Do they price match as well as add on any other discounts/deals such as rebates as well that they have going on at that time?
They have a price match: https://www.4wheelparts.com/info/we-...ice-match.aspx

Often the rebates come from the tire manufacturer after you send them the receipt.
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I sure do like my duratracs, awesome in the snow and ice. Very quiet on the hwy, and have gripped really well in the rocks. Similar to gsindela though I am switching to a 35" and duratracs dont come in that size (unless you run a 315). My current duratracs will get me 40k miles. Though mine is a weekend warrior so they were worn in the rocks. Sidewalls have held up well too. I have always gotten my tires thru discount tire, they price match and have what I want usually in stock.
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I also agree to ditch the steel wheel idea and stay with alloy rims. If you’re staying with 15” rims then I like the Duratracs. The Toyo Open Country AT ‘s that I have on my Ford F-150 would, in my opinion, be awfully heavy. My Toyo’s are great tires and run quiet but they are also a Load Range E instead of C, so on my TJ it would be a rough riding sucker. You’ve been given some good advice so far.


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Thanks to everyone these have been some great opinions reinforcing what I thought would be good options prior... Will head to discount tire and see what kind of deal I can get from them over the weekend.
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I'll second the push to get an inexpensive alloy rim verse a steel wheel....especially if you play in the rocks. Also, go with the 15X8 rim for up to a 12.5" wide tire to keep the bead seated better when airing down. I have run Duratracs on many of my vehicles and loved them. For my TJ on 35's I run the Cooper STT Pro in 35 X 12.5 and absolutely love them. I have cut one side wall but that was in some nasty rock gardens in eastern PA. They have decent road manners....not as good as the Duratracs but they are not bad.
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My dad has a set of them on his truck and I would agree they are great tires that look good and have good tread life. I haven’t been able to find them in a 33x12.5r15 size though, otherwise that’s what I would get due to my experience with them.
I think you'll be hard pressed to find any quality 33" tires with 12.50 If you dropped that down to 11.50, you're options open up dramatically. Good luck on your build either way.
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I think you'll be hard pressed to find any quality 33" tires with 12.50 If you dropped that down to 11.50, you're options open up dramatically. Good luck on your build either way.
Huh?

33 12.50 15 is one of the most common offroad tire sizes..... LOTS of choices

33 11.50? Good luck finding that one
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Huh?

33 12.50 15 is one of the most common offroad tire sizes..... LOTS of choices

33 11.50? Good luck finding that one
Yep kinda what I was thinking.... Only thing I can find that is 11.5 wide are on 16 inch rims in metric sizes.

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