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post #1 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Poll; Tires, what do you run with and why?

I'm interested in your opinions. I have looked at the Tire forum and I really didn't find what I was looking for. There are a lot of tires out there to choose from. A/T, M/T, tread patterns, etc. Not really interested in the manufacturer or dealer descriptions. I am looking for real world users. What do you like best about your tires? How long can you run on a set before it's time to replace them? Are they too loud on pavement? How are they in the rain/ snow? Are they too grippy? How are they in the dirt? Does your tread pattern cause your Jeep to pull/ push to one side or the other?
Please post your tire size and a pic of the tread along with your comments.


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post #2 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 04:42 PM
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BFG AT KO. They last forever on my Jeep (not so long on my 2500HD truck) they are not loud, they air down and bulge good in sand, they handle rocks well, I had them when I lived in the Sierra's (3 feet of snow from one nights storm was not unusual) I'm running 32x11.5/15 at this time, when i replace my springs I'm going to 33x12.5/15.I've tried other types but always end up back with BFG, been using them since the late 70's
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I'm interested in your opinions. I have looked at the Tire forum and I really didn't find what I was looking for. There are a lot of tires out there to choose from. A/T, M/T, tread patterns, etc. Not really interested in the manufacturer or dealer descriptions. I am looking for real world users. What do you like best about your tires? How long can you run on a set before it's time to replace them? Are they too loud on pavement? How are they in the rain/ snow? Are they too grippy? How are they in the dirt? Does your tread pattern cause your Jeep to pull/ push to one side or the other?
Please post your tire size and a pic of the tread along with your comments.
I am running pep boys private label dakota definity in the 33x12.5 flavor. Quiet on the street so far I got 30, 000 miles on them and I got atleast that many more to go before they are even closw to time to replace them. They preform well in the mud and do really well on hardpack and loose dry dirt. They do really well in sand also.

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this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.
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post #4 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 04:48 PM
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37x12.50x17 Red Label (sticky) Krawlers.

They are not for hwy use. They are NON D.O.T. tires. If you're on a tight budget, you'll want to look elsewhere since these tires run ~$600 each.

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post #5 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 05:07 PM
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Tires are a use specific item. The tires that are great in the desert might not be a good choice for you. Some all around good tires I have had in the past were BFG mud terrains. Fairly good all around tires, and not too loud or uncomfortable for street use. Tires are a never ending series of compromises.

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post #6 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 05:08 PM
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I have two sets of tires. One for light trail use and daily driving and the other strictly for beating on. Same with the rims.

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post #7 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 06:13 PM
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37/12.50/17 PitBull Radial Rockers on Racelines.

100% better then the old style MT/R`s. Little noisy but OK.

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post #8 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 06:33 PM
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I have Pitbull rockers on my 4x4 Quads, lots of tread on those tires. They are great on rocks and dirt, haven't given much thought to running them on the street. They sure look mean
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Tires are a use specific item. The tires that are great in the desert might not be a good choice for you. Some all around good tires I have had in the past were BFG mud terrains. Fairly good all around tires, and not too loud or uncomfortable for street use. Tires are a never ending series of compromises.
Yes, I do realize that you can get down to specifics. But with the expense that tires command these days, the best overall all purpose type of a tire is what I'm trying to generate from this. A tire that's just as good in snow, sand and mud as it would be on rocks, dirt and pavement. The great thing about this is that because of this forum we can get responses from everywhere. Not just word of mouth from where you live!!

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post #10 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 06:52 PM
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KM2's...because they are the bomb-diggity.

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post #11 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 06:55 PM
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You live in Illinois which means you have the same driving conditions and weather as me. Mine is mostly a DD with some snow wheeling and some light trails in the summer, nothing real hardcore. I have the old-style BF Goodrich AT's and they are *great* for this. Half the time they don't bother to plow the snow around here so its a good tire to have when you need to go to the next town over when there's a storm. Quiet on the highway, and they have been wearing pretty well. I plan to keep using them. AMAZING on ice. Not real good at mud, so avoid that. They will get you stuck in mud more than a few inches deep. Should be around $175 ea on sale, at least around here (buffalo NY area)
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post #12 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 07:40 PM
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Runway MT's 31x10.50
Price wasn't bad- 300+ mile road trip was pleasant, not too loud. They did great in the snow this morning and by afternoon when it was mud- no problems, and that's with a messed up clutch.

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post #13 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 08:50 PM
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I run BF Goodrich A/T KO's. 33X12.5X15. So far I've had them for about 12K miles or so. They were absolutely fantastic on the beach back home. Now that I live in Kentucky, I have found they are phenomenal on snow and ice. Like any tire, there's always too much that it may handle. But for an A/T, I am happy. They are wearing down perfectly. They seem to be pretty quiet. I no longer hydroplane on extremely rainy days. My Mickey Thompson Baja Claws were terrible in the rain. Like I was ice skating. But the drawback everyone states... Mud. These things might as well be racing slicks once you get into something sticky. But, I've tried them on some rocks and they were pretty damn good. So all and all, I will probably go back to these tires.

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post #14 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 08:56 PM
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The BFG AT's aren't terrible in the rocks as mentioned.

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post #15 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 09:41 PM
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I too am in IL. I run Yokohama Geolander AT/S on both my Wrangler and my wife's Durango. They've been on my wife's truck for over two years and over 40,000 miles. They still have 40% tread. I put them on the Wrangler last fall.

They are quiet as a mouse, tough as nails, dig into snow like a backhoe and when aired down, performed flawlessly off road.

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