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post #76 of 270 Old 09-05-2010, 03:01 PM
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Hey Guys, Just thought that I would post up a quick review. I purchased a pair of these to replace my balding MTRs. I don't wheel like I used to, so a less aggressive/expensive tire this time around is fine with me. I only bought 2 tires for the rear. The front will be replaced next weekend. Why do it in two weekends? Because every Wal-Mart around Denver/Boulder Colorado refused to mount anything other than stock tire sizes. I even took a Manager out to the parking lot and said "Look, there are already 31x10.5s on my XJ. And I want to replace those with your 31x10.5. Clearly there will be no issues." Still no go. It's policy, and they won't break it. So I jacked up my front end, left it on a spare, and the jack, and drove my Girl's Jeep to Walmart to mount up my fresh shoes.

I haven't put many miles on them yet, but they are quieter than the MT-Rs, and from what I can tell, only having two new tires, I really like the ride.

One strange thing is the area around the bead. It seems like it does something that my other tires don't. Not like it's mis mounted, but maybe it's designed to protect your rims a bit. Not sure. I'll take a picture, maybe you guys have some thoughts.

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Not my picture but it shows if you look close at the rim/bead area.



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post #77 of 270 Old 09-05-2010, 04:07 PM
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Yes, they are supposed to be like that. It protects your wheels from scratches. BTW those arent Authorities in the pic.
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post #78 of 270 Old 09-05-2010, 04:34 PM
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I have a set of 31 authority's for sale...view the classifieds, and i loved them they gripped everything

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post #79 of 270 Old 09-05-2010, 06:08 PM
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Nice. Thanks for the input ChargerX3, also good eye, you're right those aren't Authorities. The guy who mounted them seemed to know what he was talking about, and is a Jeep guy too, so I didn't think that he would let that slide if it wasn't supposed to be like that. But I thought I would check with the community. I dig um though. Good tires so far!

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post #80 of 270 Old 09-07-2010, 09:27 PM
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Little tidbit I learned reading sidewalls while having my new Canyons installed at WalMart tonight: all WAs are M+S, but the 31x10.5r15 are also Snowflake. That really surprised me, and I'm not quite sure why it's just the one size but there it is. I'm thinking about making these my winter tire now, I like the size and I like GY and that snowflake doesn't get put on a tire for nothing. Cheapest damned snowflake tires around too!

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post #81 of 270 Old 12-03-2010, 12:44 AM
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The walart I went to would mount 31's for me without asking but my rim wasnt right for the machine so they couldnt. But winter is here, wondering if anyones done any driving in any major snow and if they did how did they do?

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post #82 of 270 Old 12-03-2010, 01:41 AM
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The snowflake only denotes the tread to void ratio. I've seen tires I wouldn't dare drive in the snow that have a "snowflake" rating. -Means nothing!

The Authority has done great for me in the snow. It's not a pure ice radial type snow tire, but then it doesn't wear (out) like one either.

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post #83 of 270 Old 12-03-2010, 07:13 PM
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OK, so here is an update. I now have about 8k miles on my Authorities. They are doing GREAT! I have taken them in the mud, sand, climbing hills, LOTS of gravel and cliche roads(oilfield), crossed rivers and obviously pavement. I would say about half on pavement and half offroad. They do really good in the mud, I have been in some nasty mud and never felt like I was gonna get stuck. They grab suprisingly well climbing hills but slip a bit and throw a lot of rocks on gravel. I drive on oilfield roads almost everyday from 10-45 mph, and I have just a few small chips. Front left tire has quite a few more than others because i threw my rear driveshaft and had to climb a hill in 1 wheel drive(happened twice), but it got me out. IMO they do the worst in sand, but not horrible. They seem to push sand instead of driving on top of it, and steering is sketchy. On the road they hum a bit but not too bad(my exhaust is louder than the tires in town and on highway. Never drove in the ice or snow, so cant help you there(80 and sunny today here). Maybe i will if it snows this year. I would definately buy these tires again. Now they just need to make em in 33's.

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post #84 of 270 Old 05-29-2011, 10:33 PM
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know its a old thread but just thought that someone might read and find useful i have the Wrangler Authority's on my 05 Grand Cherokee 5.7 and have around 15,000 miles on them and still have over half the tread left. Cant do a lot of off roading where i live with them but most of the time that these tires have seen dirt is when i go camping and have put them through some spots that friends full size bronco couldn't get out, had to pull him out a few times. No problems or complaints with the tires and you cant beat the price.
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post #85 of 270 Old 06-17-2011, 09:19 AM
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Update:
Tires are doing great and have little wear. Ive been daily driving them and taking them on trails. Great tire.

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post #86 of 270 Old 06-17-2011, 01:15 PM
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I sent Wal-mart an email the other day asking if they would produce this tire in a 255/85/16 or a 285/75/16. But I don't expect that to happen. It would be nice though. I would consider this tire in either of those sizes.

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post #87 of 270 Old 06-26-2011, 10:04 PM
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Stopped in at Wally World today to take a look at these tires, theyre BEEFY (especially in the AT market. Not a Swamper, but cmon.) I had General Grabber AT2 on my TJ, looking at these for my XJ. The tread depth is very deep, especially for an AT tire, and also the sidewall bite lugs actually have considerable mass. I am very particular about what goes on my Jeep, even more-so my girlfriends ZJ, as I want to keep her safe.

Shes been running these 8 year old Dunlop at's, dry rotted and gross. Doing a 1.5" BB on hers, and a 3"-4" on my XJ with these tires. The both of us. They are really worth a stop in to walmart to really take a look at them. In store price is $130. Set of four, mounted, is $560. with Road Hazard its $640. (according to the tag, for a 31x10.50)

Also, The tire is almost a true to size tire. Measures 30.5x10.87x15. Mine will be on 15x7's and so i hear, theyre gonna actually be a little taller than fatter, so hopefully I'll yield a true 31 here.

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I just got these yesterday - 31 x 10.5 x 15 Authority. I paid $158 each, balancing was only $5 per tire, and tire disposal was only $1.50 each. That's pretty cheap, as I shopped around.

I think it's a nice aggressive looking tire, has good lugs and siping on all lugs, so it should be good in the wet. My TJ does mostly highway, as it's my 'road jeep'. They have a little bit of a hum on the highway, and it sounds good.

I have a 1.75" BB sitting at home that I'll get put it at some point. Just haven't had time. Should go nicely with the tires.

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post #89 of 270 Old 06-27-2011, 06:31 PM
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First time ive seen them with whitewalls. Didnt notice them. Look good.
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post #90 of 270 Old 07-22-2011, 05:57 PM
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Just got my set today, lift kit not installed yet, so no miles. I took the rims in and they installed them with no problems. I asked and they said I would have no issues about bringing the Jeep in and having the tire balanced and rotated, good to hear! Only was in there for a half hour. They look sharp, can't wait to see how they perform!!!

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