Hey all 2001 TJ Sahara here with D44 rear. Just ordered a RC 2.5 lift w/ 1.25jks BL now I have to commit to some tires (goal is 33x12.5 on Soft 8 15's). I really liked the look of the OLD Goodyear MTR's but didn't like their Rain rating since this is gonna be my daily driver however now they dont make those anymore just the new one's with Kevlar and I dont care for the side wall tread pattern on those. So... I started looking at BFG km2's (obviously) and some MTZ. However I REALLY like the look of the Goodyear Duratracs. Very aggressive looking yet closer to an A/T rain traction (once again my daily driver). Does anyone have any experience or input about these new tires?
the ones that i looked at did not seem like they had a thin side wall. okay well it was thinner then a MT but yet thicker then a passenger car tire. i dont know how many plies thou that eludes me at this point.
I was considering the duratracs but the 33x12.5s were a backordered so I ended up with bridgestone dueller AT revos. The tread looks a little more aggresive in person than the pics so I'm happy with them for a DD tire.
I lifted my TJ recently 4". After a long hard methodical decision process and alot of dialogue with our fleet mechanic I went with the new Goodyear Wrangler AT SILENT ARMOUR. The size is 305/70R16. They measure 33". The 70 series with the 16" rims give it a great look. the width is about 12" all of the specs are on the Goodyear site. These tires are expensive. But as our mechanic gave me a copy of the offroad recovery warranty and said "you ain't beetin this coverage" it was a no brainer. They have an aggressive band in the middle and smooter on the edges. They ride great they balanced great and the jeep by far rides better and much more quiet than stock. Our mechanic Pete has since put these on his jeep. I purchased my Pro Comp Extreme alloy rims from 4wd Hardware Black in the center and polished around the edges, They are awesome. They were having a blowout sale on them for less than $100 a rim. I got my tires through our fleet shop as to give a local guy the business. I could have saved $10-$20 a tire but when you are dealing with tires and shipping that is absolutely not worth the savings. Any questions please ask.