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Old 08-14-2015, 07:30 AM
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Buying 35s need opinions

I am looking to buy some 35s to put on my yj, right now I have been checking out the Mastercraft Courser MXT mud terrains and the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain t/a KM2. Any opinions on these two? Or suggestions on other tires.

It is not my daily driver but i do like to take it to work now and then or around town. Basically looking for a good off road tire that wont be torture on the road.

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Old 08-14-2015, 07:37 AM   #2
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I thought about getting the Mastercrafts, but I got some Federal couragia MTs instead because it was good deal. Very similar tread pattern. They are definitely noisy, but not as bad as I had expected.

Any kind of mud tire is going to be a little rougher, but if you aren't driving a lot or very far, you probably won't know the difference after a couple days. It is a YJ after all.

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I have the KM2 in 33 on my XJ I ran them on my YJ for a bit and have 35" red letter generals. Both are great tires offroad however the general is much better in the rain and snow
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I currently run a 35X12.50X15 Cooper Discoverer STT. I cant say anything bad about them. They are quiet on the highway, give superb traction in the rocks, wide open tread pattern for mud and snow. They come new with 29/32" of tread and because they are on a light weight vehicle, should last for a long time. And they were $230/tire mounted and installed.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:04 PM   #5
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I currently run a 35X12.50X15 Cooper Discoverer STT. I cant say anything bad about them. They are quiet on the highway, give superb traction in the rocks, wide open tread pattern for mud and snow. They come new with 29/32" of tread and because they are on a light weight vehicle, should last for a long time. And they were $230/tire mounted and installed.
i 2nd the STT's i have them in a 33x12.50x15 and i love them, great on and off road so far for the year or so i have had them
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For long lasting wear I'd go BFG, for off road and foul weather I'd go Gooyear MTR Kevlar.
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toyo atii? has rave reviews
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i 2nd the STT's i have them in a 33x12.50x15 and i love them, great on and off road so far for the year or so i have had them
3rd on STT's, 35x12.5x15. No complaints at all on or off road going on 2 years. Got them for just over 200 a piece, best price by far for similar tires. I think they changed the tread design recently though... can't speak of those.
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Does anyone have a picture or anything of the old stt's? Ive searched for them and keep finding different treads so was just wondering which were the good ones.
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These are from August 2013. IMO they have a similar look to the toyo open country MTs.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:44 AM
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These are from August 2013. IMO they have a similar look to the toyo open country MTs.
Thank you, those do look pretty sick. You guys are selling me more and more on them
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:17 AM   #12
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Heres mine, tread looks the same purchased early to mid 2014
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I'm about to order a set of STT's as well. 35x12.5x15's
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:47 AM
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Im finding them for about 233 a tire, is that what most people have paid or found?
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Sounds about right, look for rebates also. I saw something about a $70 rebate on coopers website but I didn't read the details.
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Tire companies seem to do the mail in rebates nowadays when you get 4 at once. We just bought tires for my wife's 4Runner and there was a $70, rebate.
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I just got $160 in rebates from Goodyear and discount tire. The 33x12.5x15 duratracs were $200 each so I almost got a free one.
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Pulled the trigger on some bf goodrich mud terrain t/a km2s. Got some flat black steel wheels to go along with em. Ill post some before and after pictures once they get put on. Thanks everyone for their input.
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After, im happy with them. Makes it ride wayy better, not loud at all on the road, but they do rub on my springs when i turn the wheel completely. Havent got a chance to take em off road yet though.
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After, im happy with them. Makes it ride wayy better, not loud at all on the road, but they do rub on my springs when i turn the wheel completely. Havent got a chance to take em off road yet though.
Adjust the steering stops. On the knuckles also km2's aren't the greatest tire when wet. Once they start to wear.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:41 AM
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Adjust the steering stops. On the knuckles also km2's aren't the greatest tire when wet. Once they start to wear.
That will help with rubbing on the springs?
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They're probably rubbing on the control arms, is that what you mean?
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They're probably rubbing on the control arms, is that what you mean?
if your talking about the guy with the new km2's he has leaf springs there for there are no control arms. Your possibly thinking of the coil spring suspension you have on your wrangler
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You're right, Forgot this was the YJ section... Miss my old YJ
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You're right, Forgot this was the YJ section... Miss my old YJ
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Those 35's looks good on there I have a 1989 YJ and want to lift it with 35's, what inch and kind of lift will do the best trick?
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Those 35's looks good on there I have a 1989 YJ and want to lift it with 35's, what inch and kind of lift will do the best trick?
I'm running 4.5" and TJ flares with a little trimming of the tub.
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Those 35's looks good on there I have a 1989 YJ and want to lift it with 35's, what inch and kind of lift will do the best trick?
I have a 4.5 and have 33's and could easily fit 35's which I plan on moving up to when my BFG KM2's wear out

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