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post #16 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 10:05 PM
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Currently running Cooper Discoverer STT in 31x10.50
They've been great for all around use the last 2+ years I've had them (almost 3 actually)

I think though, once these are due for replacement, I'm going to try something else... I'll be moving up to either 33 or 35x12.50 and considering either the new General Grabbers (red letter) or Yokohama Geolandar MTs. I've heard good reviews on both, and the price point seems great for either of them


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post #17 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 11:17 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.

Very nice! Where is your profile?

I also have 35-12.50/17 PBR's haven't tried them yet though..
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post #18 of 56 Old 03-03-2013, 11:32 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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post #19 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 01:35 AM
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BFG AT's for sure, love em
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post #20 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 05:18 AM
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35" Goodyear MTRs.


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post #21 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 07:04 AM
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35" Goodyear MTRs.

I am impressed. Though a little hard to see it looks like you have a steering set up that actually makes sense. Featuring a bit of positive Ackerman, decent scrub and little to no bump steer. People should take notice on steering done right.

Ditch the MT/R`s when they wear out and snag the newer Kevlar versions or a set of PBR`s.
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post #22 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 07:47 AM
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Hard to beat the BFG A/Ts for wear, low noise & all weather performance on a driver. Those are my 90% of the time tires.

I have a seperate set of beater rims mounted w/ off-brand MTs for when I have a sloppy woods weekend planned.

probably out breaking stuff.
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post #23 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 08:03 AM
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I'm running 33 x 12.5 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors. The local Goodyear store told they were being discontinued, so I got them for $95 apiece. Fairly quiet and they don't wander or anything, and they balanced well.
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post #24 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 08:15 AM
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Look at treadwright. They are re-treads so they might not last AS long but for $95 a tire who cares. I run their A/Ts on my XJ and their M/Ts on my YJ. Love 'em!
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post #25 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 08:20 AM
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I plan to get BFG mud terrains for my Jeep and hope they are not too loud on the street. The longevity of the BFG ATs on my F250 is incredible. The last set went 102k miles and this set looks to do about the same.

My Jeep has BFG ATs with about 33k on them and they have about 50-60% thread still left. They are also for sale if anyone is interested.

BFG ATs are not good in the mud or even wet grass for that matter. Of course the truck has a GVW of 8800#.

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post #26 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 08:34 AM
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Goodyear wrangler MT/R's.
These are the new style, they are a bit quieter than the old MT/r's

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post #27 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 08:44 AM
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I went with a set of 35" Goodyear MTR/Ks. Went with the MTR/Ks because I live in the desert and play in the rocks. Which is where this tire accels. Was going to go with a set of 37" tires on HMMWV wheels. But decided against it because this rig will see the road to the trails.

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post #28 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 09:11 AM
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I've run many sets of BFG mt's and one set of km2's. They were all quiet on the street, wore well and handled most anything I put in front of them. The only issue I found and reason for switching from km2's was cutting a sidewall when aired down low and I didnt want to have that happen ruining a trip out.

So I recently bought a set of creepy crawlers and they hook up 100 times better than the km2's in the woods. The only downside to them is they are heavy on the street and bias ply so they dont keep balance. Yet they are suprisingly quiet on the highway a little louder than a worn set of km2's. They're soft a will wear fast so I wouldnt recommend them for a DD even though I've been stuck doin that with them lately. But for something that mainly see trails and a bit of street you cant go wrong.
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post #29 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 09:16 AM
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I've run many sets of BFG mt's and one set of km2's. They were all quiet on the street, wore well and handled most anything I put in front of them. The only issue I found and reason for switching from km2's was cutting a sidewall when aired down low and I didnt want to have that happen ruining a trip out.

So I recently bought a set of creepy crawlers and they hook up 100 times better than the km2's in the woods. The only downside to them is they are heavy on the street and bias ply so they dont keep balance. Yet they are suprisingly quiet on the highway a little louder than a worn set of km2's. They're soft a will wear fast so I wouldnt recommend them for a DD even though I've been stuck doin that with them lately. But for something that mainly see trails and a bit of street you cant go wrong.
So based on that, would you suggest having two sets of tires, one for street and one for wheeling?

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post #30 of 56 Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 AM
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MTR Kevlar. Best tires I have ever run.

In the type of stuff we run over around here there is no end to flat tires, cut sidewalls and popped beads. These tires have avoided all that and are happy to run down to 8 psi without beadlocks.

As for the the A/T KO, there are a really good choice for a daily driver. They are quiet, have decent traction and are long lasting on the street. Crappy sidewalls though.




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