New tires: 12.5 or 10.5 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > New tires: 12.5 or 10.5

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~Advance Adapters SYE Kits

View Poll Results: Which tire aspect?
12.5 22 62.86%
10.5 13 37.14%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
Unread 02-19-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
FortCollinsZJ
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 2,343
New tires: 12.5 or 10.5

Im about a week out from buying some new tires. decided on the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2, I havent however decided on a size, I am contimplating the 33x12.5 and 33x10.5's

Here is my Jeep they are going onto, (currently have 33x12.5)



They tuck fine, wheeled fine, but tracked pretty bad and floated over ice and snow. I dont wheel mud (EVER) and hit only rocks and hard pack dirt, also trying to go to Moab soon, so all that plays a part.


what would you decide on JF? price is 30$ less per tire on the 10.5"s aswell.

__________________
1993 ZJ 2001 5.9 swap. Crawler

1998 5.9 limited, DT headers, CAI, 3" exhaust.
FortCollinsZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-19-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
Jones
Consider the following...
 
Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,794
Get 12.50, you have plenty of lift to fit them and they look way better.
__________________
Put your bacon where your mouth is!
Jones is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-19-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
UTChavok
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,735
I wouldnt say look way better But honestly if you have no problems running the 12.50s, id get them. The reason I got my 10.50s is I wanted them to tuck perfectly, and with 3.73s and a D35 I figured it would be the most safe, economical thing to do.
UTChavok is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-19-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
coupleofjeeps
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: littleton, co
Posts: 258
x2
10char
coupleofjeeps is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-19-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
JCZJ
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 902
If you had problems in the snow and don't want them again, go with the narrower tires. They won't look that bad. Personally I think when people run extremely wide tires it starts to look bad.
__________________
1998 ZJ // 5.2L // Lifted!
1994 ZJ // 4.0L // 271,000 miles // Some cool stuff // RIP 5/25/08
1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 // Boss 302 Swapped // Locked 9" rear

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoey40 View Post
She can XJ my WJ whenever and however she wants. Hell, I'd let her CJ it, too.
JCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-19-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
spife7980
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 3,144
i voted 10.5 just because i think a thinner profile tire is better for all around. sure you want a wide tire to float over sand and stuff but 98% of driving isnt in those conditions. if you want to outfit it for just those conditions i think a 12.5 is better but its what it sees most often that is most important to me.
__________________
-James
Got to love an ORVIS guy...
IRO 5.5", Front LA & Double Sheer TB, Rear Adj SA and TB, JKS Quick Discos, Bilstein 5125, 265/75/16 Nitto Terra's, Cragar 16x& Soft 8s 4" bs
JCR Stage 2 Sliders, IRO Trans Skid, Carolina Drive shaft, IRO exhaust
spife7980 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 06:14 PM   #7
FortCollinsZJ
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 2,343
Well, I went with 12.5's... Got a helluva deal. Check it out 33-12.5-15"s at only 185 a tire, no tax, no shipping!!!!

BFG SALE!!!
__________________
1993 ZJ 2001 5.9 swap. Crawler

1998 5.9 limited, DT headers, CAI, 3" exhaust.
FortCollinsZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 06:20 PM   #8
Tigggger
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 634
The thinner, the more retarded looking. It's like seeing a guy in the gym that only works his upper body...makes ya go "WTF!?"
Tigggger is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 06:23 PM   #9
Virmagicus
Headed Out West
 
Virmagicus's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 6,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rattlehead1986 View Post
The thinner, the more retarded looking. It's like seeing a guy in the gym that only works his upper body...makes ya go "WTF!?"
Except in this instance it would be the calves !



I know what you mean Neil about the 12.5" in the snow.... sorta like no ... your going this way ! lol
Virmagicus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 06:26 PM   #10
Tigggger
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 634
Quote:
Originally Posted by virmagicus View Post
Except in this instance it would be the calves !
Ain't nottin' wrong w/ having huge calves...don't hate! I got'em from skateboarding as a youngen...
Tigggger is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 06:27 PM   #11
CrazyWalnut13
Registered User
2000 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bozeman, MT
Posts: 1,282
A picture either dead on from the front or back of the heep would help me make up my mind.
__________________
Zak
Formerly Default Jeeper #13
2000 WJ Limited 4.7 with stuff. Look left for the deets.
CrazyWalnut13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 11:15 PM   #12
FortCollinsZJ
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 2,343


God those old mud tires got bald in a hurry.
__________________
1993 ZJ 2001 5.9 swap. Crawler

1998 5.9 limited, DT headers, CAI, 3" exhaust.
FortCollinsZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 11:18 PM   #13
Jones
Consider the following...
 
Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,794
How long did it take for them to go bald Neil?
__________________
Put your bacon where your mouth is!
Jones is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 11:21 PM   #14
WhiteOut
Web Wheeler
 
WhiteOut's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,158
How many miles are on those tires? My buddy has 46,000 on his and they are almost done.
WhiteOut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-01-2009, 11:43 PM   #15
FortCollinsZJ
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 2,343
46000? WOW!

I got 5 BFG muds off Craigslist about a year and a half ago with about 60% tread left, now they are down to the wear bars. as for miles... I would say I have put about 15000 on them myself, now sure what the previous owner had on them.

I have since replaced three of the five, (two were ripped apart on two separate occasions damn you moody hill!) I got three off-brand mud tires off a rolled jeep for only 70 a piece, they are virtually brand spankin new. I had plans on buying a 4th to make a set, but never found a place to order them, so now I have two worn out muds in the front, two new muds in the back, and a third new tire on the spare carrier, thus I needed a pair of new ones for the front, now the KM2s are on the way!

Here you can see the off-brand tires tread, I find them to do better than my old KM1s. I found out they are made by Cooper but distributed by another company. don't mind the brake fluid on the tire, they were just bled before that pic was taken.
__________________
1993 ZJ 2001 5.9 swap. Crawler

1998 5.9 limited, DT headers, CAI, 3" exhaust.
FortCollinsZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.