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Unread 04-07-2014, 07:16 PM   #1
comptiger5000
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Narrowest 235/85R16

I'm going to be stuffing some 235/85s under my ZJ this summer. To keep rubbing issues to a minimum, I'd like to find the narrowest ones I can.

I was initially looking at Duratracs, but their 7.7" tread width is a good bit more than others in that size, making me think they either run a bit wider or are more square-shouldered.

Out of the following list, which of these tend to run narrow or have less bulky tread shoulders that will be less likely to rub on things when turning?
  • General Grabber A/T 2
  • Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
  • Firestone Destination M/T
  • Kumho KL71
  • BFG KM2
  • Goodyear MT/R
  • Interco TrXus MT
  • Toyo Open Country M/T


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Unread 04-08-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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these: https://www.treadwright.com/tw/selec...ize/235/85/R16
my last set ran over 5 years and 50k miles before i had to replaced them. and you can't beat the price even with shipping.
mine were the AXIOM at style tread, 7" wide. i believe the mt style has the same tread width.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #3
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these: https://www.treadwright.com/tw/selec...ize/235/85/R16
my last set ran over 5 years and 50k miles before i had to replaced them. and you can't beat the price even with shipping.
mine were the AXIOM at style tread, 7" wide. i believe the mt style has the same tread width.
I'm not minding this idea at all, they're cheaper than the other options (of which the Duratracs are cheapest) and they're measured as a 235 on a 7" wheel, rather than on a 6.5" wheel like most of the others (which also points to them being narrower). FWIW, they'll be going on a set of stock 16x7 Jeep wheels.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 09:47 AM   #4
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that's the same size wheels i have, only mine are spokes with a 5x5.5 bolt pattern for my old jeeps.
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Unread 04-10-2014, 12:50 PM   #5
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I suggest looking at which are load D vs E, and get a D.

E will ride rougher. D will ride somewhat better.

Also, Grabber AT2 ride rough even in C, IME. So I assume GGAT2 would ride very rough in D and E.
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