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Unread 06-19-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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the tallest 37" tire

i just got a set of 12/37/17 bfg km2s. they are about 36".
im kinda underwhelmed with their size.
who makes a 37" that is actually 37".

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Unread 06-19-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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I don't understand the obsession with whether tires run true to size. First, I'm not convinced everybody measures them the same so opinions differ as to which do and dont. But more importantly in almost every case, regardless of advertized v. actual, a 33 is bigger than a 31, a 35 is bigger than a 33, a 37 is bigger than a 35, etc. and each step up proportionately (exponentially? ) increases the load and wear on the other components of the jeep. Pick your tire size and build your jeep based on what you need not what number is on the side of the tire.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 04:39 AM   #3
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Every tire I have ever used has run short!
Toyo
BFG
Goodyear
Interco
Pro Comp
Ground Hogs
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If you want a true 37, buy a 38 or 39!
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Some are worse than others though in this regard. When I bought my Jeep it had brand new Big O XT's, that were supposed to be 33x12.5x15, but they looked like 32's. My new 33" Hankook Dynapro MT's are huge in comparison. It looked like I went up one whole tire size. The Hankooks probably don't quite measure 33", but the crappy Big O's were a solid inch smaller. I remember measuring them on the Jeep when I first got it and they measured under 32, about 31.5".
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Unread 06-20-2014, 01:33 PM   #5
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my 35" old style mtrs were awful close to being 35" tall, on an 8 inch rim, at 25psi.
mabey my bfgs will grow when i put them on a rim. i was not happy how short they were.
i guess i got really bad *** 35"s for super cheap, basically.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 03:52 PM   #6
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BFG's are known for being small in comparison to other tires of the same labeled size. Just another quality feature of one of the most over rated tire manufacturers.
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If you want a true 37, buy a 38 or 39!

Lol. Truth right there.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 06:53 PM   #8
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If you want a true 37, buy a 38 or 39!
I like the size of the 11x38.5 bogger, but hate the tread pattern, and want a radial.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #9
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I like the size of the 11x38.5 bogger, but hate the tread pattern, and want a radial.

I wouldn't mind seeing a narrow radial in the 37" range.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 12:58 PM   #10
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When you get real tall and skinny radials do not have the structure to be stable.
Hence tall skinny tires are bias ply with a lot more structure in the sidewall.
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I don't understand the obsession with whether tires run true to size. First, I'm not convinced everybody measures them the same so opinions differ as to which do and dont. But more importantly in almost every case, regardless of advertized v. actual, a 33 is bigger than a 31, a 35 is bigger than a 33, a 37 is bigger than a 35, etc. and each step up proportionately (exponentially? ) increases the load and wear on the other components of the jeep. Pick your tire size and build your jeep based on what you need not what number is on the side of the tire.
Agreed. What does it matter if a 37 only measures like 36.3? It's still bigger than a 35 (which probably only measures 34.x) and smaller than a 40 (which probably only measures 39.x). Is your whole Jeeping experience really dependent upon fractions of an inch of rubber?
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I don't understand the obsession with whether tires run true to size. First, I'm not convinced everybody measures them the same so opinions differ as to which do and dont. But more importantly in almost every case, regardless of advertized v. actual, a 33 is bigger than a 31, a 35 is bigger than a 33, a 37 is bigger than a 35, etc. and each step up proportionately (exponentially? ) increases the load and wear on the other components of the jeep. Pick your tire size and build your jeep based on what you need not what number is on the side of the tire.
I agree with everything you said, but don't you know that...

Tire size is a way for hetero men to (indirectly) compare penis size without having to look at each others' junk.

Thank God for big tires because it allows indirect comparisons.
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I always make sure mine are true or as close to size as I can, Mickey Thompson and Goodyear have been able to provide that.

You have to factor in real life tire size and weight. If not, Then id be F'D if I built for a 36" tire, Bought 36-13.50-15 bias iroks, And soon found out the are as light as a 35" tire at 66lbs and measure out to a 37", 36.8 to be exact.

Best thing I have found, If you want to run 33's, Build for 35's. You will end up there anyway and or on 1tons in the long run.
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