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post #1 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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General or BFG or GoodYear

Ok work is slow and my Jeeping friends have either sold out or moved on so...

I'm selling the truck!!! And need to DD/Weekend Warrior the Jeep, so I'm going w 35s.

General Grabber MT
or
BFG KM2
or
GoodYear MTR

Yeah I know this topic has been beat to death but humor me lol

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 08:06 PM
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i see mostly Km2's and MtrK's out on the trails than most others on the trails we run. At least here in AZ i think the kevlar helps a lot on side wall damage. Though much is tire placement. It does seem is see many more other tire get side walls ripped out than the Good years.

24k on mine in two years and never a flat. They are rather chewed up, but look to be good for a couple more seasons. they come in 15"s for like 225$ for 35"s can not beat the price in the 15 flavor.

they have got fairly loud too with age. i dont care though. just as long as they stay aired up.

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post #3 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 08:15 PM
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I vote for the MTR/K's. They are a designed desert tire and stick to all the rocks I throw at em. The BFG's for the mud. The grabbers look cool. But haven't seen them much other than desert racing and fufu pickups.

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post #4 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 08:25 PM
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The MTR is a good bit lighter and so it's probably better for a DD. MTR is a legend off-road which makes it enticing. The grabbers are a one trick pony. If you are in the desert a lot it might be a good choice.

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post #5 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thx !! For real use advice, esp the mileage info.
I'm a rock guy, I avoid mud at all costs lol
I'm leaning MTR the weight was a big factor and KM2 sidewall stories scare me lol

I'd like to not buy new wheels but 15s do seem a good bit cheaper.
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post #6 of 19 Old 01-23-2014, 09:24 PM
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i paid like 42$ a rim 15x8 steel they are beat to h3ll as well. we run only rocks ,mostly harder trails as well. DD drive it and drive it long distance as well. summer trips to Cali to run the Con and Dusy. the tires have never let me down... the jeep that is another story...................

my tires out lasted. the motor, the clockspring, the cd player, the ball joint etc etc.....but we use this as trail jeep for the clubs we are in so its had a rather hard start in life, its a Jeep. So yep its just parts....

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post #7 of 19 Old 01-24-2014, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like I can get 35/12.5R15 w wheels $96 cheaper on a set of 4 than 315/75.
$260 Tire
$50 Wheel

What back spacing you running?
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If you don't want any rubbing or steering stop adjustments, Get 3.75" BS. Some run 4", 4.5", But they all rub and require reducing the turning radius. I run 3.5" BS on a 8" wheel and kevlars and have had no problems. They also don't stick out too far either, If that's a factor.

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Thanks for info, yeah state law and tire coverage is a factor. I have Rubicon wheels w 1.25" spacer currently and they stick out a bit
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post #10 of 19 Old 01-26-2014, 02:07 PM
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I had the mind debate also for awhile,mines a dd and I wanted a tire for everything after all the research...I did go MTRKs there siped,good in mud,sand,snow and not to bad on noise. At least from what I've been in, can't say anything about rocks not my thing..
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post #11 of 19 Old 02-03-2014, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Going w 35" MTRs w 15" wheel. Just curious what u guys think about these wheels vs black steel wheels? Stole pic off another thread.

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post #12 of 19 Old 02-03-2014, 08:52 AM
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Id dump the stockers/spacers for wheels with the correct BS. Plus they will look better than stockers. To each their own though, Good luck

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I didn't think about having to keep using spacers, good point.

Steel wheels they all made the same? I'll start doing some searching for prices.
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mine are 15x8 @3.75 back space, Unique that need some mods to fit well.. On a Jk its like full width.


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post #15 of 19 Old 02-03-2014, 11:57 AM
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I didn't think about having to keep using spacers, good point.

Steel wheels they all made the same? I'll start doing some searching for prices.
MTR's are 35x12.5, so you'll need at least 15x8"s. They're not all the same, you need 5x4.5" bolt pattern and the right BS to prevent rubbing - probably 3.75".

Be aware that some tire shops won't mount a 12.5" wide tire on an 8" rim.
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