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Unread 04-26-2012, 11:50 AM   #16
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So are they legit or not?

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Unread 04-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #17
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So are they legit or not?
I love BFG MT's (especially their comp tires) but seeing how well these tires did on the JK Experience (Colorado trails, no mud) and out at Moab on the Slick Rock, I think they are a great all around tire. I have been a passenger in JK's with them and had no complaints.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #18
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Man... very interesting tires indeed. I think once I see them in person I'll make my decision. But why does everyone think they are so heavy? They're a pound heavier than the BFG's in 33x12.50 per tire.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #19
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So are they legit or not?
Yes they are.. However they are not good in mud so if mud is apart of where you wheel then pass on these.
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Unread 04-27-2012, 05:29 AM   #20
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I just received my 305x70x16 WildPeaks on MB72 wheels.

I ordered some new bump stops for the tire carrier, but do I need to reinforce that any or can I just mount the spare on the current tire carrier and adjust/replace the bump stop so it has pressure against the tires and does not allow it to flex on bumps or opening/shutting the gate?

I'll post some pics as soon as I can take some...
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Unread 04-27-2012, 06:14 AM   #21
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bhoch.. good question. I'm in the same boat... running heavy a$$ Falkens on the stock tire carrier. I've got Daystar extended length tire snubbers for the tailgate on order. I'm looking at the tailgate reinforcement kit quadratec sells for $30 bucks...I might get that too.
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Unread 04-27-2012, 06:23 AM   #22
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WXman - Thanks - I have the Daystar extended length tire mounts on their way. Expect them here either today or early next week. The tailgate reinforcement kit for $30 might be worth it, if nothing else $30 is cheap for a piece of mind type of thing! I'll get out there and take a look at that as well.
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Unread 04-28-2012, 08:58 AM   #23
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So their win was only because of the tires. Special one-off tires that aren't anywhere close to the factory Wildpeak AT tread design, and I'm willing to bet that their rubber compounds were special as well. Got it. And I guess they chose to put Falken's logo prominently on their vehicle as opposed to some other tire manufacturer's who offered more money?







Yeah. totally the same tire.

I can't even sit here looking at them and find any way of believing that they're the same tire just grooved. The circumferential grooves on Gerald's Jeep are quite a bit more staggered than those found on the factory tires, which have very graceful sweeping lines to them.
You never quit being ignorant, do you? The podium finishers were sequestered and inspected after the race and the crews were not allowed to remove or add anything to the rig including tires. Add to that the protest red card process the competitors can use to challenge any aspect of another car and there is no way to try and sneak a differently compounded tire onto their rig.

The first thing you overlooked is how you would keep track of and mark them so some poor sap doesn't wind up with them on a street rig and the liability involved there. If they are marked, they will be spotted at the inspection. Another thing you missed, it's John Currie. They will always go over his rigs with a fine tooth comb. It's been that way in every motor sport competition he has ever entered so he knows that even if he wanted to try and fudge the rules a bit, he'd get busted, so he never does.

And for the record, Falken did the grooving for them. And again for the record, it's very common to groove tires for the venue.
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Unread 04-28-2012, 11:35 AM   #24
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the falkens as they are currently cut already get there love from the rock/dry terrain people but I'll bet if they sold them cut like they have them on curie's rig they get even more love, especially from those of us whose trails are more a mixed bag of tricks
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One and the same, I saw the Falken crew take a stock tire and then groove it to this pattern while out at King of The Hammers.
Edit, should have read BIFFGNAR's post first. LOL
Ah, you beat me to it. After comparing the two pictures I figured that it was a grooved tire.
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the falkens as they are currently cut already get there love from the rock/dry terrain people but I'll bet if they sold them cut like they have them on curie's rig they get even more love, especially from those of us whose trails are more a mixed bag of tricks
I'll will be the first to admit when Gerald told me they were going to test the Falken tires that I was not only openly skeptical, I gave him a fair bit of crap for even trying an unknown tire. He kept me updated throughout the testing and after relating to me that they didn't hamper the rig's ability at all and were in fact a lot tougher than they ever imagined.

I got over it after that and was pleased to see the win, almost as pleased as Falken was/is.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:16 PM   #27
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well, I have my 305x70x16 WildPeaks on for a few days now. Some views...

Very quiet on the road. I don't really hear any more road noise from the tires then I did with the stock 255x75x17 GoodYears. No rain yet. No off road yet... speeds up to 80 on highway, seems to run just fine.

My WildPeaks measure just a tad over 32" when mounted and with 30 PSI in them. I'm going to run for the week (through Wednesday) with 30 PSI and then lower to 28. Feels just a little firm then I would like over bumps, etc..

They are pretty heavy. This is my first Jeep, and my first really larger then your average tire size. These are heavy. I have MB 72 wheels (4.5 BS) and you also will need new tire snubbers before you mount the spare on the carrier. Everything I read on here says you should be OK on the carrier with the correct pressure on the tires via the snubbers, so I am waiting to mount the tire till they come in.

As for the speedo correction needed - I put these on and followed my wife in her JKU - hers has the stock (255x75x17) tires on and my speedo and hers were the same at 55 and 60 MPH. With that, I really don't think I need to do any speedo correction via the AEV ProCal. But, just to be safe, I did add in that I had 32" tires.

My MPG looks to have gone down on the dash from 19.2 to 17.8 on my commute - not bad for the difference in tires.
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Mine just came in 37". They have alot of tread.




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Unread 05-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #29
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well, I have my 305x70x16 WildPeaks on for a few days now. Some views...

Very quiet on the road. I don't really hear any more road noise from the tires then I did with the stock 255x75x17 GoodYears. No rain yet. No off road yet... speeds up to 80 on highway, seems to run just fine.

My WildPeaks measure just a tad over 32" when mounted and with 30 PSI in them. I'm going to run for the week (through Wednesday) with 30 PSI and then lower to 28. Feels just a little firm then I would like over bumps, etc..

They are pretty heavy. This is my first Jeep, and my first really larger then your average tire size. These are heavy. I have MB 72 wheels (4.5 BS) and you also will need new tire snubbers before you mount the spare on the carrier. Everything I read on here says you should be OK on the carrier with the correct pressure on the tires via the snubbers, so I am waiting to mount the tire till they come in.

As for the speedo correction needed - I put these on and followed my wife in her JKU - hers has the stock (255x75x17) tires on and my speedo and hers were the same at 55 and 60 MPH. With that, I really don't think I need to do any speedo correction via the AEV ProCal. But, just to be safe, I did add in that I had 32" tires.

My MPG looks to have gone down on the dash from 19.2 to 17.8 on my commute - not bad for the difference in tires.


Your wife's tires will measure about 31" from ground to top of tire. Your Falkens should go about 32" from ground to top of tire. That's a little over 3% difference. So, somebody's speedometer is telling a lie.

Also, I found by using GPS to verify that if I set my computer to 32" using the ProCal tool the speedometer will not be accurate. I had to measure my tires from ground to top of tire (32.1") and then put 31.50" into the ProCal... now my speedo is perfectly in sync with actual GPS readings.

I wonder how much your tire/wheel combo weighs? Close to 90 lbs. I'd guess. Mine go 83 lbs. and the 285s are "D" rated. Yours are "E" I think. But the sidewalls are THICK.

I ran at about 30 psi for a while and found that my center tread wore 1/32nd while my outer tread did not wear down at all. So I am now at 25 psi. I'm going to drop it down until I start getting even wear. Good luck with them.
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bhoch... How much you pay for your 305's? That's the size I'm looking to go with.
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