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I'm running 33/12.50/R15LT BF Goodrich All terrain tires right now. I'm about to need some new tires so I was checking prices. There is a big price difference in the 33X12.50 and the 33X9.50. Just from the pictures I saw on the internet it's hard to tell a difference in size. Does anybody run the 9.50's or seen them on a jeep with 3" lift? Do they handle and look as good as the 12.50?
 

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I think the 9.50's look a little thin when they're that tall. Just a personal opinion though. If you like the way they look, then go with whatever makes you happy. I do think the thinner tire works better in the snow and rain though. I used to run 30x9.5's.
 

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I disagree with binaryking on this one. I think for one thing, they give the appearance of the jeep being lifted even higher than it is.

For another thing, consider you will have less surface area of the tire on the ground. This means more weight per square inch on the ground. It's very popular 'round these parts to run that size or similar.

Plus, it looks good, imo.
 

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I'm gonna need pictures of said tires with said lift before I make up my own decision. I like the 31x10.50, 33x12.50, and 35x13.50 but I really like my 42x14s :)
 

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I disagree with binaryking on this one. I think for one thing, they give the appearance of the jeep being lifted even higher than it is.

For another thing, consider you will have less surface area of the tire on the ground. This means more weight per square inch on the ground. It's very popular 'round these parts to run that size or similar.

Plus, it looks good, imo.
plus they are a lot lighter but just as tall
 

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I'm gonna need pictures of said tires with said lift before I make up my own decision. I like the 31x10.50, 33x12.50, and 35x13.50 but I really like my 42x14s :)
over compensating again are we? ;)
 

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If you got free tires I suppose you would get the skinny small ones too ;)
Oh I have thought about some 42's as well. But that would mean a new trailer, new garage to fit it... hm so far not seeing a down side....:D
 

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Oh I have thought about some 42's as well. But that would mean a new trailer, new garage to fit it... hm so far not seeing a down side....:D
ya know... after thinking about it for awhile. 42s aren't over compensating for anything when you run the 14 bolt in the rear. That's like running 35s on a Dana 44. So I guess my wife is over compensating too :flipoff:
 

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I just put on 33x10.50 bfg mudterrians that I got off tirepackage.com for all 4 ran me $683. with the shipping included. Look real good on my jeep except I have the 7 in. flares still on it from my old 33X12.50 tires so I have to swith back to stock flares. Luckily when I ordered the 7 in. flares the company screwed up and sent me a extra set of stock flares also, but didn't charge me. I tried to get a return shipping label to return them but after 3 months and no reply said screw it and kept them.
 

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amerijeep,
binaryking is correct on the snow part unless you are in really really deep snow. Skinnier tires are better since they tend to sink to the bottom for better traction. Wider tires do look nicer though.
 

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For another thing, consider you will have less surface area of the tire on the ground. This means more weight per square inch on the ground. It's very popular 'round these parts to run that size or similar.
Well at least we agree on this point. :)
 
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