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post #1 of 21 Old 03-27-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Which tires????

I am going to be buying new tires real soon because the ones on my jeep are shot beyond help. I am going to be installing a 4 in lift also. I have a 1991 with the 2.5 5 spd.

My jeep currently has 17's on it right now. I was looking at a set of 265/70/17. Im just not sure on which tire to buy. I plan on doing mild off roading but mostly hunting, fishing, and camping with my jeep, so I plan on getting an all terrain tread.

Or would I be better off to sell my 17's and buy a set of tires on 15's?

Any help and advice would be great.

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-27-2013, 07:14 PM
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I really like my duratracs, ive had them on for a year and still have some nipples and lots of tread.
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You will save yourself a good heap of money if you swap to 15s

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I am happy with the tires that I have. I am running 31x10.50.15 Big-O Bigfoot AT's on my wrangler. I have been through my mountains, the plains, Moab, and the highway between, and they have never let me down. Since they are not a Mud Terrain tire, I didn't expect them to do so well in the mud, but they have impressed me immensely with how well tjhat they do perform in mud, snow, sand, gravel, hard-pack dirt, rocks, and on the pavement. If given the choice I would choose them again.

And the price isn't that bad either. I paid roughly $650.00 for a set of 4, and that includes mounting, balancing, and a warranty that can't be beat.

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post #5 of 21 Old 03-28-2013, 09:09 PM
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Check out Cooper Discoverer AT/3. I've got 265/70/17's on mine. So far they have been great. It's a daily driver, but I do about like what you said, mild offroading. I've got the 4 ply, and haven't had any trouble yet.

'94 YJ: 4.0L HO fi, 5-speed AX-15, Daystar 1.25" shackles, 17" JK wheels, lined tub, custom paint, Bestop Supertop, etc..
'88 YJ: 4.2L carb, 5-speed, stock everything. Banana-ish yellow. hard top. 26,XXX original miles.
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Check out Cooper Discoverer AT/3. I've got 265/70/17's on mine. So far they have been great. It's a daily driver, but I do about like what you said, mild offroading. I've got the 4 ply, and haven't had any trouble yet.
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post #7 of 21 Old 03-28-2013, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for all of the info. Are the Cooper tires affordable?? Budget is a big consideration on this.
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Check out Cooper Discoverer AT/3. I've got 265/70/17's on mine. So far they have been great. It's a daily driver, but I do about like what you said, mild offroading. I've got the 4 ply, and haven't had any trouble yet.
X3. Years ago I had ran Cooper Discoverer MT's on my XJ. They were fantastic in the mud and snow, but they were a little too aggressive for sand.

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Thank you for all of the info. Are the Cooper tires affordable?? Budget is a big consideration on this.
They certainly are not the cheapest, but I got into a set for somewhere around $700, with a road hazard.

'94 YJ: 4.0L HO fi, 5-speed AX-15, Daystar 1.25" shackles, 17" JK wheels, lined tub, custom paint, Bestop Supertop, etc..
'88 YJ: 4.2L carb, 5-speed, stock everything. Banana-ish yellow. hard top. 26,XXX original miles.
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Make sure you shop around and know what you are after I had quotes for the coopers in the 1000 to 700 range. I would advise reading reviews on jf and the internet.
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Running Coopers on mine as well. These a 32's...my 4 squirrels sweat a little, but they can handle them!



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post #12 of 21 Old 03-29-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Running Coopers on mine as well. These a 32's...my 4 squirrels sweat a little, but they can handle them!



What size are those? And are those the mt's?
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post #13 of 21 Old 03-30-2013, 07:10 AM
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Cooper STT are good tires.

91 YJ, 350/700R4/231, 8.8/HPD30 with 3.73s, 6" SOA with 38" TSLs. If I ever see the previous owner again, I am going to curb stomp that meth-head brain dead crackpot.
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post #14 of 21 Old 03-30-2013, 01:57 PM
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I run the trexus mt's great tire in all terrain. Rain, snow, sand, mud, or ice never an issue. Mine are 33x12.50x15's. Not the cheapest or lightest out there. We have ran several different brands but love these. We will be getting another set when time comes.

Here they are off the j33p.


Here they are on the j33p.

90 yj/ 4:88 gears/33x12.50x15 Super Swamper TRXUS Mud Terrains/K&N air system/2.5L/D30front aussie equip'd/D35 rear / 3in BL/ 2in shackle lift / XRC8 Winch

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post #15 of 21 Old 03-30-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have been looking at tire shops in my area and I am unable to find any Cooper tires in the tread pattern I want. They are unavailable.
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