Aggressive dd tire options - Page 2 - 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 > General Technical Discussions > Tires & Wheels > Aggressive dd tire options

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRubicon Express Suspensions from CCOR 706-207-4140Smittybilt Hard Tops @ Oconee Off-Road! 706-534-9955

Reply
Unread 02-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #16
TheRealOldjeep
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: mn
Posts: 1,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by LJmike13 View Post
And this is in experience talking here but wouldn't I want to go with a 15x8 over 15x10? But so far every tire I look at says recommended rim is 10" wide
Yes, you want a 15x8 unless you want your tires coming off the bead constantly

__________________
Chuck P
94 YJ 2.5L/AW4 (Gone)
98 ZJ Limited 5.2 - sons car
97 TJ 2.5L/30RH - daughters car

www.oldjeep.com My site
TheRealOldjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2013, 08:14 AM   #17
LJmike13
Registered User
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: erie, pa
Posts: 107
I'm one to take full advantage of low air in tires got a little on board compressor I can use when I'm back on the road. So 15x8 it is. Why don't more companies make a road legal beadlock?
LJmike13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2013, 08:27 AM   #18
TheRealOldjeep
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: mn
Posts: 1,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by LJmike13 View Post
I'm one to take full advantage of low air in tires got a little on board compressor I can use when I'm back on the road. So 15x8 it is. Why don't more companies make a road legal beadlock?
Road legal is a grey area. There is nothing explicitly illegal about the ring style beadlock, they are just not a great idea from a physics point of view. I ran Humvee beadlocks on my previous jeep and that style is safe, works well but weighs a ton.
__________________
Chuck P
94 YJ 2.5L/AW4 (Gone)
98 ZJ Limited 5.2 - sons car
97 TJ 2.5L/30RH - daughters car

www.oldjeep.com My site
TheRealOldjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #19
LJmike13
Registered User
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: erie, pa
Posts: 107
What about Micky Thompson extreme mud terrain their new tires I can get them for just over 200 a tire
LJmike13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2013, 10:05 PM   #20
Huey
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: , IA & CO
Posts: 125
33x12.5x15 "C" rated Duratrac's here. I know you want something that looks meatier but I would be hard pressed to get anything else for a DD and now-and-then wheeling. I will, however, have a set of MT/R's when I go to 35's, but will always keep the set of Duratrac 33's around to swap for DD and emissions testing.

Good luck with your choice!!
__________________
Dustin - Best quote ever: TJDualSport: "Right now Blaine is sitting back laughing and sipping his coffee lol. Jeepforum the mind fuc Capitol of the internet."
Huey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-02-2013, 10:32 PM   #21
J03_TJ
Web Wheeler
 
J03_TJ's Avatar
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sparks NV
Posts: 3,361
I have the 315/75/16 Duratracs because I really like the reviews they get for wet conditions and snow. I have one complaint that might interest you, I think that is the size you are looking at. Near as I can tell the 315 size is only available in Load Range E. I have my tires at 18-20 psi and the outer lugs still don't touch pavement much. I was running them at 28 and noticed on a rainy day they didn't leave any wet tread pattern from the outer lugs when I pulled into my garage. I tried 25, 22 and now at the psi I'm at now they still don't touch as much as I'd like. Just something to consider. It does make the ride a little spungy riding around at that psi, but I'm used to it. So far I'm happy with the grip they give, even though haven't really got to go play in the snow much with them. Sure do wish they had the 315s in D range.
J03_TJ is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2013, 06:14 AM   #22
TheRealOldjeep
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: mn
Posts: 1,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by LJmike13 View Post
What about Micky Thompson extreme mud terrain their new tires I can get them for just over 200 a tire
Link? Never heard of them and their website doesn't show any tires with that name
__________________
Chuck P
94 YJ 2.5L/AW4 (Gone)
98 ZJ Limited 5.2 - sons car
97 TJ 2.5L/30RH - daughters car

www.oldjeep.com My site
TheRealOldjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2013, 07:34 AM   #23
LJmike13
Registered User
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: erie, pa
Posts: 107
After looking at so many tires until 2 am last night I realized they are pro comps and here's a link they don't look bad for the price

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tires/35x...&t_pn=PCT65035
LJmike13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #24
TheRealOldjeep
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: mn
Posts: 1,477
In general ProComps suck. No sidewall strength at all
__________________
Chuck P
94 YJ 2.5L/AW4 (Gone)
98 ZJ Limited 5.2 - sons car
97 TJ 2.5L/30RH - daughters car

www.oldjeep.com My site
TheRealOldjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2013, 09:18 AM   #25
emev0l
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,792
For daily driver/weekend wheeler I would highly suggest BF Goodrich KM2's, they work well on the road and there lighter then most mud tires.

Super Swamper Boggers are amazing in mud, but horrible on the road.

Pitbull rockers are a happy medium between the 2. They have good road manners and do great off road, they are heavy but there good tires.

A lot of people can only have 1 set of tires, if you drive a lot I would go KM2, if your only driving 10 miles a day and you want something more aggressive then rockers would work great, rockers are quite a bit more expensive then KM2's.
__________________
2001 TJ 4.6 Auto 4.5" AEV suspension 35's
2002 TJ 4.0 Manual 3" BDS suspension 33's
1987 Chevy 1 Ton 12" suspension 44's
1970 Cutlass 442 468CID TH400
1999 7.3 Powerstroke
emev0l is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #26
GMBNT42
Web Wheeler
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by emev0l View Post
For daily driver/weekend wheeler I would highly suggest BF Goodrich KM2's, they work well on the road and there lighter then most mud tires.

Super Swamper Boggers are amazing in mud, but horrible on the road.

Pitbull rockers are a happy medium between the 2. They have good road manners and do great off road, they are heavy but there good tires.

A lot of people can only have 1 set of tires, if you drive a lot I would go KM2, if your only driving 10 miles a day and you want something more aggressive then rockers would work great, rockers are quite a bit more expensive then KM2's.
SS Boggers are terrible for road. But SSR's are actually quite good. Especially if you go with a 10.5" wide version.
GMBNT42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #27
emev0l
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,792
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMBNT42 View Post
SS Boggers are terrible for road. But SSR's are actually quite good. Especially if you go with a 10.5" wide version.
I had 32x11.5x17 SSR's on a 97 F150 and they road fine down the road, they were loud but I like that, they wore pretty fast and they slide around corners a little to easy when it was wet.
__________________
2001 TJ 4.6 Auto 4.5" AEV suspension 35's
2002 TJ 4.0 Manual 3" BDS suspension 33's
1987 Chevy 1 Ton 12" suspension 44's
1970 Cutlass 442 468CID TH400
1999 7.3 Powerstroke
emev0l is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2013, 05:14 PM   #28
GMBNT42
Web Wheeler
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 2,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by emev0l View Post
I had 32x11.5x17 SSR's on a 97 F150 and they road fine down the road, they were loud but I like that, they wore pretty fast and they slide around corners a little to easy when it was wet.
If they were slipping easy its because the PSI was too high. Its well known that optimal PSI setting for those tires is actually to be set cold 5 psi below whats recommended on your vehicles door pillar. A few psi makes a significant difference on those tires too when it comes to wet/snow traction. When set up properly the SSRs are fantastic tires for wet/snowy road conditions.
GMBNT42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #29
emev0l
Registered User
2001 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 1,792
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMBNT42 View Post
If they were slipping easy its because the PSI was too high. Its well known that optimal PSI setting for those tires is actually to be set cold 5 psi below whats recommended on your vehicles door pillar. A few psi makes a significant difference on those tires too when it comes to wet/snow traction. When set up properly the SSRs are fantastic tires for wet/snowy road conditions.
Well I sure wouldn't set PSI by the door sticker when I'm running larger tires. Chalk works for me.

Either way, I still haven't found a better mud tire for the street then the KM2, they don't let go around corners, they really dig in under hard breaking, they last forever. There not the best tire for the road, there just the best mud tire for the road. Good prices, light, long lasting, works great for light wheeling, they hold a bead like a champ.

But, there's much better tires off road, Pitbull Rockers, Boggers, all the stickies in the rocks.

The KM2 is just something that can do both well, for a good price, and for a long time.
__________________
2001 TJ 4.6 Auto 4.5" AEV suspension 35's
2002 TJ 4.0 Manual 3" BDS suspension 33's
1987 Chevy 1 Ton 12" suspension 44's
1970 Cutlass 442 468CID TH400
1999 7.3 Powerstroke
emev0l is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #30
stevehoj
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 273
Toyo Open Country M/Ts or Interco SSRs
__________________
08 Tundra CrewMax TRD 5.7, 07 Jeep GC-SRT8, 01 Lightning (sold), 96 Impala SS (sold), 93 RX-7 Twin Turbo (sold), 90 Wrangler 413 cid (AMC 401 +0.060), 71 Formula 400 (sold), 72 Formula 350 (sold), 71 Firebird 350 (sold), 69 Firebird 462 cid (455 +0.030)
stevehoj is offline   Reply With Quote




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.