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Unread 12-05-2013, 01:07 AM   #1
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33" Tires in 10.5...For Alaska

So Im PCSing to Alaska. This means Im going to cram the lift in the back of my Jeep and ship the wheels and tires with the rest of my household there. Im glad I havent ordered tires yet because now Im running into a predicament. It snows...a lot. I want to run a 33" tire. I have read and read and there is such a split discussion on 10.5" tire performance in snow/mud/sand/rocks. Im leaning towards the 10.5" as opposed to the 12.5" for snow performance. I dont want to go off and have to buy snow tires so I want to be able to run these year round. The other issue is, I have read most 10.5's come in A/T. There is going to be mud, a lot of it Im sure. Ive run A/T's on my XJ and it seemed fine.

So down to the basics, what is my best option here? I was set on getting MTR's but now I need to reassess that.

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Unread 12-05-2013, 03:03 AM   #2
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I run 33 10.5 15 bfgoodrich mud terrains
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Unread 12-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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33 x 10.50 BFG KM2 MT's. Very good in everything. I run them year round.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #4
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For snow performance I'd go with the duratrac. MTR+k will suck in snow.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #5
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After running 12.5's for years through New England winters I decided to "downgrade" to a narrower tire.
Even though the tires I wound up with have a tread design like a mud terrain more than an A/T, I am MUCH more confident in these over the 12.5's.
An A/T pattern would be even better for the same width.
I'm very happy with my tires.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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Awesome, thanks for the input yall! Glad to see some people with experience respond.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #7
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I am runnning Toyo open country mt 255/85/16 haven't had them in snow yet but were great in the rain and rocks
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Unread 12-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #8
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Im going with the KM2's on iON Alloy 174's. Thanks for the help
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Unread 12-06-2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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Im going with the KM2's on iON Alloy 174's. Thanks for the help
Do you have any lift on your TJ? Just wondering how the 33's do on stock TJ.
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Do you have any lift on your TJ? Just wondering how the 33's do on stock TJ.
In the OP it will explain everything. Does the mind good to read sometimes
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Unread 12-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #11
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Im going with the KM2's on iON Alloy 174's. Thanks for the help
KM2 are widely reputed all over the Web to be slick on snow and very slick on ice.

I would NOT recommend them, but if you do get them have them siped. Siping will help.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 11:38 PM   #12
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For size, there are some really good choices of tires in 265/75R16 load C and 245/75R16 load C. That's 32 x 10.5 R16 and 31 x 9.5 R16.

Goodyear Duratrac or Hercules AT2 would be ideal, IMO. Both great year round use tires for on and off road and both are Winter rated.

Also the Hercules Avalanche Xtreme LT. It's a Wnter tire that is rated for year round use.

Those are 3 of the most popular choices at Alaskan and Canadian forums where I lurk.

There is also 255/75R17 load C and 255/85R16 load D. That's 33 x 10 R17 and 33 x 10 R16.

Trxus MT is available in 255/85R16 load D. It has lots of sipes (good for snow and ice).
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