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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Help me decide

Good morning guys,

Working on my jeep, switched some things around so my budget for tires has increased. Trying to figure out what I want to do, I have a 1990 YJ, I love the MOAB style rims, in gunmetal. My real question is will 33s fit fine with 2.5" suspension lift and 1.25" body lift? I am looking for a good A/T tire, one that rides and wears well on the road (its my DD) and yet can do ok on light/moderate trails (on occassion). What is my best bet?

Also, what rim size works well? I know the moabs only come in 16 for my bolt pattern, just didnt know if that is ideal.

Thanks

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Unread 05-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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TJ Rubi Moab wheels are 16x8 with 5" backspacing.

They have a little too much backspacing for the common width 12.50 tires.

You would need wheel spacers with those wheels, otherwise you'd be limited to a 10.50 wide tire.

16" wheels are becoming less popular. I'd stick with 15s or go to 17s.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your help, I am reading and review 17's now
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Unread 05-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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BFG Rugged Terrain
Bridgestone REVO 2
Cooper Discoverer AT3
Firestone Destination AT
Goodyear Duratrac
Goodyear Silent Armor
Hankook Dynapro ATM
Kumho Roadventure SAT
Toyo Open Country AT 2

That's my short list of all-terrain tires in alphabetical order. You really can't lose with any of them. BFG RT and Kumho SAT are both milder for better or for worse (depending on how much/little and how extreme/mild you wheel).

As someone who uses his Jeep as a daily driver but goes off road occasionally, I chose a milder AT tire (some consider it a highway/AT hybrid)--Kumho RV SAT. BFG Rugged Terrain is similar. If I went off road any less than I do now, I'd roll with Firestone Destination LE2 or Continental CrossContact (LX20 or LX Sport)--virtually no contest in the highway tire department really imo.
Honorable mention to General Grabber AT2.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 08:21 PM   #5
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Good ol' bfg TA ko. Quite on road, works good off road, long wearing and won't break the bank. You can find 31s, 32s and 33s just about anywhere.
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