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Unread 07-24-2013, 10:07 AM   #61
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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.


So do you still have yours? How many miles on them now? How are they holding up?

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Unread 07-24-2013, 05:02 PM   #62
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Yes still have them and they are holding up great. I have 22k on the odo now and all but about 500 are on these I expect I will get another 25k or possible more out of these before needing to replace. Still quiet. Still good in rain. Ok on the trails I do. But not that good in mud. I think they were a good tire for me so far.

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Unread 07-25-2013, 05:56 AM   #63
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Yes still have them and they are holding up great. I have 22k on the odo now and all but about 500 are on these I expect I will get another 25k or possible more out of these before needing to replace. Still quiet. Still good in rain. Ok on the trails I do. But not that good in mud. I think they were a good tire for me so far.

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Cool. So the tread is about half worn now? I was wondering what the tread would look like at 50%. You don't have a pic do you?
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Unread 07-25-2013, 02:12 PM   #64
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Sure.

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Just taken now.

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Unread 07-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #65
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That's 22K miles? Wow. They don't look like they've worn hardly at all. Impressive. Are you still happy with them in rain and snow?
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Unread 07-26-2013, 02:42 AM   #66
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Yeah it's 22k miles for them. Still happy with them in rain. I'm in south central Texas, so they have not seen any snow.
They are good tire for street use. I dont get on trails as often as i would like and am easy on the trails,so they work good for me. Little heavy for a 305/70/16 and are an "E" rated tire. I keep them at 28 psi and check them often too.

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Unread 07-26-2013, 06:45 AM   #67
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Sure.

Just taken now.

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I saw these tire the other day at the tire shop, they looked really nice. There is a JK on base where I work with these tires also, they looked to be are down a little more than yours. The bad thing was that once worn past the tread groves, they were really just 5 bands of worn treads around the tire. They still had plenty of depth, just no more groves. If I see it again, I will snap a photo.
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Unread 07-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #68
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I found a set of 31"s on CraigsList this past week-end for $100 for all 4 (Rocky Mountains, Discount Tires Wild Peaks). REALLY STOKED with them so far.
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Unread 07-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #69
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Looks good

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Unread 07-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #70
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Everything you read says that 10 lbs. of unsprung weight is the equivalent of adding 100 lbs. load into the back of the vehicle, in terms of fuel economy, power, and braking. I don't know if that math is correct or not... but that's the rule that is passed around on the Jeep forums all the time.
It's not true. I don't know where the 10-to-1 ratio came from, but I wish it would die a horrible death. It's more of a 2:1. Proof? Here's a site with lots of great info on this topic as well as others WITH mathematical proofs.
http://hpwizard.com/rotational-inertia.html
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Unread 07-27-2013, 10:03 PM   #71
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I have 32 12.5 17 Dickie Cpek. Love them. Not to noisy but are heavy. I have them on my 09 4dr JK with 2in lift. Although I did ponder on the Revo 2 because this is a daily driver.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #72
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My neighbor has the Falken on his Z71 and we took it hunting up in the mountains. Did great in the snow. Had no probs.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #73
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I've ran the wild peak a/t in a 305/70r16 on my f-150 for about 2 yrs now around 30k miles and they still look to have around half tread. Wearing even and I've never rotated them. Great in the snow and rain. Pretty decent in the mud for an a/t. Nice and quiet, and they ride good. I will replace the bfg's on my tj with the wild peak when they wear out
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #74
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Well when I ran the Wildpeaks briefly one of the things I was concerned about was how they'd perform with 50% of the tread worn. It looked to me like the tread was designed in a wacky way such that with some wear there would be no biting edges left in the tread.

Turns out I was correct.

I just found a pic of a Wildpeak tire with 6/32nds of tread remaining. (A couple of the tires in this set measured 7/32nds). So these are about half way worn. And as you can see, there are almost NO biting edges left! At this point in the tires life it is now worse than having a HT tire. You might as well be running a racing slick.

I want to like this tire so bad...but I just can't get past the horrible tread design. I like the concept of this tire ( a rugged sidewall with a smooth rolling tread design ) but you are basically getting 6/32nds of usuable tread and then you might as well throw these puppies in the trash. This is the most pathetic tire I have ever seen and that includes all AT, MT, and HT tires.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #75
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I agree. Tread design sux. I have Dixie Cepeks. I love them. You have to rotate them every 3k to keep them from cupping. Although they did cost me 251 a tire.
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