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Unread 08-29-2013, 05:12 AM   #1
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Need Tire Suggestion

I have a 2010 JK with 37x12.5x17 M/T currently and alost readt to replace it. I like the rugged look of it but don't like th noise and the slow speed. What would be the best brand or tire type that I should replace it with to address my concern and still keep thensomewhat rugged look? I dont know thw difference between All Terrain and All Season tires.

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Unread 08-29-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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That's an expensive tire. Certainly the most popular tire that size (by a factor of multiples) will be the BFG All terrain TA/KO. $352 each at Tire Rack.

You can spend twice that amount on 37's.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Goodyear tires, my M/T makes little noise and I can hear myself think I. The freeway

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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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By the way, I have a procomp,tire, is this notorious for being loud? Are you saying exactly the cane size but BF Goodrick brand All terrain is the best one for me that is not loud?
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Unread 08-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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By the way, I have a procomp,tire, is this notorious for being loud? Are you saying exactly the cane size but BF Goodrick brand All terrain is the best one for me that is not loud?
The BFG AT tire is not very loud. It is certainly the best selling tire in that size maybe out selling all others combined. I have the BFG AT's in a smaller size on my K2500 Suburban and I think they are a good tire. But, you will hear from opponents of BFG tires if they see this topic, so keep an open mind. Also, get your info about MT/AT's from Tire Rack's knowledge base. Everything you could ever need to know about tires is on their web site.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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Do you wheel it hardcore? I'd go down to a 35. Much smoother, lighter, and more performance. Better options too.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #7
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I like the idea of going down to 35 but wouldn't there be too much space between the top of the tire and the fender flare? I am not sure if that will look good but will definitely consider. What do you think? Also wouldn't the gear ratio be affected and thus reducing MPG?
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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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I have a 2010 JK with 37x12.5x17 M/T currently and alost readt to replace it. I like the rugged look of it but don't like th noise and the slow speed. What would be the best brand or tire type that I should replace it with to address my concern and still keep thensomewhat rugged look? I dont know thw difference between All Terrain and All Season tires.
12.5 and 17's are a hard combo to find these days in a 37. I run the same exact thing and I agree the M/T's are too loud and get louder with miles on them.

You have two options and I have experience with both and like them over the rest.

Good Year MTR Kevlars
Toyo Open Countrys

there are a couple others but the 12.5 turns in to 13.5 and that's a whole other problem.

Go to an 18 or 20 and the world opens up more but I run all 17's also.
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Unread 08-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #9
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Go by something that doesn't have 37's and is not a wrangler if you want quiet!
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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #10
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I like the idea of going down to 35 but wouldn't there be too much space between the top of the tire and the fender flare? I am not sure if that will look good but will definitely consider. What do you think? Also wouldn't the gear ratio be affected and thus reducing MPG?
Your gear ratio is exactly why it's slow. Smaller tires will make it better.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #11
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Your gear ratio is exactly why it's slow. Smaller tires will make it better.
I was told that if I go to smaller tires, yes, it will increase my gear ratio which will,make it run faster but will also increase my RPM and therefore use more gas. Do you agree?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #12
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I was told that if I go to smaller tires, yes, it will increase my gear ratio which will,make it run faster but will also increase my RPM and therefore use more gas. Do you agree?
Is it stock gear ratio..?
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Unread 08-30-2013, 08:54 AM   #13
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Is it stock gear ratio..?
Its been regeared at 5.38 now
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