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Unread 02-27-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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33" tire choice as a DD

I would really appreciate some input on tire choice. I am going with 33x12.5x15
Now as I have previously stated my Jeep will be mainly used as a DD with a small amount of trail use but no rock crawling, I would like to think I could get 50,000 miles out of the tires that I purchase, I would also like them to not have too much road noise.
Based on this info what brand and model would YOU suggest?

I have looked at Firestone Destination A/T (50,000 mile warranty)
BFG A/T (no warranty)

I would rather have a more aggressive looking tire than the Firestone although I realize that aggressive tread and quiet ride don't play well together. I could live with elevated road noise as long as I could get 50k miles usage.

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Unread 02-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Now as I have previously stated my Jeep will be mainly used as a DD with a small amount of trail use but no rock crawling.


How do you decide 50,000 miles? I've always wondered how people can use the expected life of a tire as a deciding point. Would it not make more sense to set a price point, such as "I would like a tire that costs less than .4 cents per mile to operate" - that puts you at 200 dollars per tire over 50,000 miles.

You may be passing up a really great tire that only has a 20,000 mile expected life but costs 60 bucks.

How did you decide on this '50,000 mile' distance? I'm genuinely curious.
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The Firestone Destinations seem to have a long life and are a good all-around tire.

Another option (if it's available in your area) is the Dayton Timberline. I ran those on my Cherokee and loved them.

http://www.tirerack.com is a valuable resource for tires
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Unread 02-27-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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I really like my 33-12.5 Duratrac's,,,,, and my Tj is my daily driver.... they were AWESOME in the snow last month,,,, great in the rain,,, nice and quiet,,, and did quite well in the mud on the back side of the farm.... thats my choice.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #5
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I really like my 33-12.5 Duratrac's,,,,, and my Tj is my daily driver.... they were AWESOME in the snow last month,,,, great in the rain,,, nice and quiet,,, and did quite well in the mud on the back side of the farm.... thats my choice.
Hello, neighbor. I really like my BFGoodrich ATs in the 33x10.50 size up here.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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I had 32" BFG AT, now have 35" BFG AT; great tires!
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Unread 02-27-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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33 BFG A/t's. they're great for me. Also heard allot of good things on the Falken Wildpeaks.
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I would go Duratrac.
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My vote is always for Duratrac's. Insanely good tire. I don't care where anyone else has gone with their tires, what conditions they've been in, for daily driving, no AT bites as hard as a duratrac under any condition, on any surface: Ice, snow, dirt, mud (southwest mud), rocks, dusty rocks, wet rocks, wet muddy rocks, trees, etc. It's an incredible tire.
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I ran BFG AT's for 150,000+ miles on my old Jeep (RIP). I never had any issues with them (including 11+ years of CO winters).
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Unread 02-28-2012, 02:41 AM   #11
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hopefully it wasn't the same set of tires for all those miles.
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Cooper Discoverer STT. I love them on and off road. they are not very loud either. you could also check out the Discoverer ST, they are a little less aggressive.
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I have BFG AT's (32x11.50)on my newest Jeep.They have about 4,000 miles on them and I hate them.I'm used to MT's so I'll be selling them soon.Not aggressive enough for my taste and no more qiuet than my KM2's.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 04:18 AM   #14
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I love my Goodyear Duratracs. Very aggressive look, very quiet, great in mud/snow. I would buy them again without looking at anything else.
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How do you decide 50,000 miles? I've always wondered how people can use the expected life of a tire as a deciding point. Would it not make more sense to set a price point, such as "I would like a tire that costs less than .4 cents per mile to operate" - that puts you at 200 dollars per tire over 50,000 miles.

You may be passing up a really great tire that only has a 20,000 mile expected life but costs 60 bucks.

How did you decide on this '50,000 mile' distance? I'm genuinely curious.
And a 12.5 will use more gas than a 10.5 (about 1mpg). So even if a 10.5 is a tad more money, or lower life, you'll probably break even or come out ahead. At current gas prices ($3.85) a 1mpg hit is $0.03/mile.

When my KM2s are done I'm going to get 33x10.5 R15 BFG AT's. Eventually I'm going to get 255/85 R16, when I can afford new wheels.

If you don't like BFG, you don't have any other 10.5 choices in the AT world.
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