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02-17-2012, 08:49 AM #1
!!!! TIRE DISCUSSION !!!!!
So I think there should be a good thread on TIRES... So what does everyone use and why??? What are some of your past tires that you didn't care for??? What kinda tires do you plan on trying in the future and why??? The reason I ask is because I'm in the market and this is a very important topic for off-roading. I currently have a few ideas in mind for my Jeep, I'm thinking about going with Dick Cepeck Mud Country's or General Grabbers the ones with the red letters. I also can't decide on 33's or 35's lol. That's where I stand, any help would be nice. Oh yea I'm probably gonna do some wheeling once a month, but it's pretty hardcore where everyone goes; hills, rocks, sand, and mud. Peacock Flatts is the place, you can youtube it and see some pretty cool stuff.
02-17-2012, 12:38 PM #2
I ran Toyo Open Country Mt's on the Raptor and loved them. I have a set of Goodyear Duratracs on order for my jeep that should arrive today. I will post my thoughts after a few days. I thought long and hard about 35's but decided to go with 33x12.5x15's for the jeep
02-17-2012, 01:36 PM #3
I only used a couple of different kinds... Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ were the best i had so far08 Challenger SRT-8 Canadian First Edition
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02-17-2012, 06:47 PM #4
I had 33x10.50 BFG MT's (old tread patter, not KM2) on my last Jeep and I loved them. I was happy with them on the road (for a MT tire) and they were great offroad in mud/loose dirt/rocks/slickrock.
I'm running 285/75R18 (35x11.50) Toyo MT's on my Gwagen right now and they are awesome. I have driven my truck 100miles round trip on the interstate 5 days a week since I got them back in early January.
I got the Toyo MT's because:
a) I wanted to keep my stock wheels and they were one of the few 35's I could get that were narrower than 12.5"
b) I wanted an E load rating since the truck is already heavy and I tend to load it down on trips and I wanted to be able to tow trailers, etc.
c) All the reviews said they were quite for a MT....and this may be true I guess, but only they're only marginally quieter than any other MT tire'd vehicle I've been in.
They still have a nice howl at speed and my truck has a ton of sound deadening material in it. They have some low speed vibration that smooths out pretty quick.
I could have thrown all of my criteria out the window and picked based on looks and I probably would have been happy.
I haven't had a chance to do any real offroad testing, but I've taken the truck on the service road around my property and the truck pulled good on some of the steep sections with all the lockers OFF, even after a rain.
The Nitto Trail Grappler was another tire on my short list. It ended up coming down to availability. I didn't want to wait 2 weeks for the Nittos when I could have the Toyos the next day.
Good luck on your selection.wait......what?
02-17-2012, 06:50 PM #5
I run the bfg mud terrain t/a when wheel, or have to drive in some serious shit for work, but other then that i try to use an all terrain.
I am not sure what I have on the wranglers right now, but I run some grabbers on the cherokee.JEEP: The dirtiest of the four-letter words
02-18-2012, 01:49 AM #6
Well I'm playing it safe and I bought the 33" dick Cepek MT's, I almost went 35"s but I'm not trying to re gear. I know the 33"s will be no problem since I got plenty of power off my intake and exhaust and programer. I will upgrade to 35's next time. You said your running grabbers on ur cherokee, how do you like them they are really hard to get right now. I've ran Toyo's and Nitto's in the past on my F150 FX4, due to weight and just wanting a bad ass tire. i luved the both of them, I also enjoyed my stocks on my 07 Rubi they were hella good for stock tires.
02-18-2012, 08:00 PM #7
I'm surprised there isn't a thread in the wheel and tire forum about this.
02-19-2012, 06:20 AM #8
02-19-2012, 07:42 AM #9
I run the Grabber AT2's and love em in the mud and the sand.“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.” J. Clarkson
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02-21-2012, 05:42 AM #10Junior Member
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I really liked my bfg all terrains but not in any sand. Would like to try something more aggressive but afraid of a lot of road noise