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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:13 PM   #1
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Tire Sizes - Different kind of question

I currently have 31x10.5x15 BFG AT tires and was looking for something to replace them. I am looking for something a little bigger but do no want to jump to a 33 due to not having the money to regear right now. I know everyone says that BFG tires run small and am currently looking at Goodyear Duratracs, Hankook ATMs and General AT2s. I was wondering in the same size how these compare to the BFGs hoping the others run true to size. I have searched but was unable to find what I was looking for. If you have comparison pictures that would be great. Thanks

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Unread 03-23-2014, 01:02 AM   #2
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I am now also looking at the cooper St Maxx in 31x10.5x15 but have heard that some people say they run heavy but can not find a weight on them.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 08:20 AM   #3
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I have found that if you go to the tire manufactor site, there will be a "specs" tab that shows actual height, width, tread depth, etc for a given tire. And sometimes weight. I have found this type of data handy when comparing tires and LT sizes vs metric sizes.

Attached is an example for Cooper Maxx.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
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Here is similar for BFG A/T


http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-...ails#techspecs
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Unread 03-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #5
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Thanks, I have looked at the manufacturer specs but I have always heard that BFGs run small while others run true to size. I am leaning more towards the Cooper St Maxx after finding out that in the 31x10.5x15 size it comes in at 48lbs.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 12:00 PM   #6
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tires dimensions vary from brand to brand. also, different tread styles can make the same "size" tires different heights even from the same manufacturer. you need to check each one of them out before you decide which one you want.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 01:01 PM   #7
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Thanks Yea thats what I figured. I was seeing if anyone had experience with the ones that I was looking at. I plan on getting them from discount tire so they will have to special order the Cooper St Maxx but from everything I have read so far they are a great time in most conditions. They are more aggressive than the BFGs that I have which is what I want.
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Unread 03-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #8
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Thanks, I have looked at the manufacturer specs but I have always heard that BFGs run small while others run true to size. I am leaning more towards the Cooper St Maxx after finding out that in the 31x10.5x15 size it comes in at 48lbs.
AFAIK no brands, except maybe Interco, run true to size. Almost all brands run a bit small.

Compare the spec sheets of various brands to compare sizes.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 01:37 AM   #9
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You're obviously looking at A/T's. But just wanted to suggest the Firestone Destination M/T. Best tire I've ever been on. I've got the 31x10.5 and they supposedly run true to size 31". They definitely look bigger/more aggressive than other "31's". And they fit under stock suspension just fine.

Additionally, they just work great. Never had them slip in the rain (I also don't drive like a retard). They have been unstoppable off-road! Super tough and when I wheel it's Sierra Nevada granite. Great in the "mud" we have out here, great on pavement (not loud at all), great on wet roads. And lastly they wear great, about 30-35k miles on mine (5 tire rotation) and they could go another couple years. Also, they look sweet!

Only reason I'm even thinking of switching is they don't make a skinny 32-33".



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You're obviously looking at A/T's. But just wanted to suggest the Firestone Destination M/T. Best tire I've ever been on. I've got the 31x10.5 and they supposedly run true to size 31". They definitely look bigger/more aggressive than other "31's". And they fit under stock suspension just fine.

Additionally, they just work great. Never had them slip in the rain (I also don't drive like a retard). They have been unstoppable off-road! Super tough and when I wheel it's Sierra Nevada granite. Great in the "mud" we have out here, great on pavement (not loud at all), great on wet roads. And lastly they wear great, about 30-35k miles on mine (5 tire rotation) and they could go another couple years. Also, they look sweet!

Only reason I'm even thinking of switching is they don't make a skinny 32-33".
Have you checked the metric sizes for R15 & R16 ?
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Unread 03-24-2014, 01:48 AM   #11
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The tallest ATs I've seen (for a given size) are General Grabber AT2.
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Unread 03-24-2014, 09:02 AM   #12
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I currently have 31x10.5x15 BFG AT tires and was looking for something to replace them. I am looking for something a little bigger but do no want to jump to a 33 due to not having the money to regear right now. I know everyone says that BFG tires run small and am currently looking at Goodyear Duratracs, Hankook ATMs and General AT2s. I was wondering in the same size how these compare to the BFGs hoping the others run true to size. I have searched but was unable to find what I was looking for. If you have comparison pictures that would be great. Thanks
Have you considered a 32x11.50-15?
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Can someone help me out on this question...
I recently got a 2012 JK with stock Rubicon wheels an tires... 255/75/17...does anyone know if the stock wheels will work with a 3.5" lift kit?
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