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Unread 11-21-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
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coming down to the wire....

Lift starts Thursday, and by Saturday afternoon I have to pick a tire. I think I am going to 31's to minimize the power loss with stock gears, and to minimize cost. I just need some insight into what to buy. Money isn't the problem with 31's, but type of driving is. It's my DD, about 70% : 30% road : offroad. 17-24 inches rain annually where I live, but I need an aggressive tread. SO basically, I need an aggressive mud tread, since there are mudholes around, I need siping, and I need a strong compound. I would really rather not go with BFG AT's. They would work best for my 70% driving, but would be RAPED on the 30% side. I was thinking Maxxis Bighorns, Kumho MT's (new pattern), or Wrangler MTR's. If I go to discount tire, I think I could get 5 Maxxis or Kumho, but only 4 MTR's for the money, I assume.

My questions: what would you go with? Would you go with anything else? Does Discount Tire have to special order their tires? Should I get 5 for sure, since I have a 400 mile drive home Saturday night? Should I just drive home with a 4.5" lift, SYE, front shaft, and 225's? I can't decide. Help me out.

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Unread 11-21-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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Drive with the 225s then go get your tires. PepBoys has rebranded Copper STT and they call them Dakota M/T's they look great and are aggressive and for only $90 a tire you can't beat the price.
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Unread 11-21-2006, 03:29 PM   #3
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I have the MT MTZ's on my cherokee and they are awesome on the road and mud, I do use this vehicle for my D/D 80% of the time but play hard on the weekends.
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Unread 11-21-2006, 03:30 PM   #4
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i do like the bighorns........
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Unread 11-21-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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Drive with the 225s then go get your tires. PepBoys has rebranded Copper STT and they call them Dakota M/T's they look great and are aggressive and for only $90 a tire you can't beat the price.

the point was, should I drive all the way home with 225's, because I'll have 5 of them incase I get a flattie, or should I go with the bigger tires there. There's a pep boys where I am going, but I dont want to waste my money with re-branded garbage. "Do it once, do it right."*
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Unread 11-21-2006, 04:02 PM   #6
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There's mud in Davis?

Edit: Not too many people dig the MT/R in the mud.
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Unread 11-21-2006, 04:04 PM   #7
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Spend the few extra bucks on BFG MT's. You'll be happy and they have a long road life....
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If price is not an issue than i would reccomend the Pro Comp Mud Terrains or the X-Terrains they are both some very good tires with superior siping and off road traction.
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Unread 11-21-2006, 04:36 PM   #9
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What about the Trxus
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the point was, should I drive all the way home with 225's, because I'll have 5 of them incase I get a flattie, or should I go with the bigger tires there. There's a pep boys where I am going, but I dont want to waste my money with re-branded garbage. "Do it once, do it right."*

I'm with you and after alot of research I found the tires are quality. Believe me I ran with BFG A/T that had almost 47000 miles.
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Unread 11-21-2006, 05:08 PM   #11
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What about the Trxus
x2. You said you wanted good wear, aggressive tread and siping. You pretty much get all that with the TrXus's. I had a set on a fullsize dodge and got probably 35-40k miles out of'em. And they aren't expensive, especially for 31's. I believe they're around $120-$130 a piece at 4wheelparts.
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Are TRXuses freely available? I mean, not at a 4wheelparts, because they offered to install the 31" Pro Comp MT's during the 4 for 3 deal in October for $900 dollars. I just walked out on them, and won't be going back. I was going to go with Big O Tires, or Discount Tire, because they will mount any size, but I need something that will be readily available (dont have time to wait for the warehouse to send them). Money isn't really the issue, but I don't want something expensive, unless I can get five tires, because at either 31's or 32's, the 28" spare wont work. I have about $700 to spend on tires initially, but can pay more if needbe.
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If you need a good mud tire....stay away from the MTR's.
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Unread 11-21-2006, 08:14 PM   #14
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well yea, but for practicality, the MTR is strong, pliable, widely available, and aggressive for trails.
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Unread 11-22-2006, 03:28 AM   #15
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Here is what those Dakota M/T's look like. Pretty aggressive tread pattern. They also have some nice siping which is good for the winter.
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