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Unread 02-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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Tire Suggestions - 2004 TJ (stock)

I recently purchased my first Jeep, a 2004 TJ. Everything is stock on it, and it currently has summer tires with about 50% tread left on them that I'm looking to upgrade. I live in a city that gets a fair amount of snow and am looking to get something that will be good in the snow and on the road as I will be using this as my daily driver all year round.

Just wondering what suggestions people may have for a reasonably priced, good all terrain tire and what size I would be able to fit on my Jeep without lifting it.

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Unread 02-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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I would say the BFG All terrain I had those and I really liked them. You can fit up to a 31 on the tj stock suspension but know you won't have much clearance and room for flex. Check out the picture forum to see what it will look like exactly.
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BFG A/T's or Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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The Duratracs got very good reviews for snow and ice in the latest Fourwheeler mag. I had the bfg at and didn't care for them on the ice. I personally haven't tried the Duratracs yet but will probably get them for my xj which is my DD. The Duratracs may be a little rougher ride on the street. Goodyear silent armor got very good reviews for snow and ice as well, I ran them in Fl. and were a great tire. can't comment on snow and ice.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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Duratrac

If you want less than a 35 go with the Duratrac. Great in snow/ice. Quiet for as aggressive as it looks. Long life. Acceptable offroad. Perfect daily driver for someone who does not need maximum performance offroad (weak sidewall). Dura
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If you want less than a 35 go with the Duratrac. Great in snow/ice. Quiet for as aggressive as it looks. Long life. Acceptable offroad. Perfect daily driver for someone who does not need maximum performance offroad (weak sidewall). Dura
The OP has a 'stock' jeep why would he consider 35s?

The Duratracs tires are great! I love mine, smooth and quiet on road, great in the rain, really good off road in mud & sifty sand. great reviews in the snow and ice. without a lift you should only go with the30x9.50x15 or 31x10.50x15s. if you went with the 31s, if you wanted to do a BBL in the future, it would still look good. I wouldn't say the side walls are weak, they're just not bullet proof. I had the BFG T/A KO's before and I wasn't pleased with them.

Which wheels do you have? size and type.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:58 PM   #7
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The wheels currently on the Jeep are Goodyear GS-A 225/75/R15 on the front and Michelin LTX M/S on the rear. They were the tires that came on the Jeep when I purchased it and only have about 50% tread left. I've also noticed that Canadian Tire has a deal on Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires where if you buy 3 you get the 4th free. I know these wouldn't be as good as the Duratracs but where I'm a student on a budget they may be the best option.

I'm also hoping to be able to fit size 31/10.5/R15 tires on the Jeep without lifting it right away, hoping there won't be any rub.
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Unread 02-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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Do the 31x10.5.
The information is out there, they won't rub. But if they do, you can add some washers to the steering stop.


Then get a 2" BB, those 31's will look great!
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Unread 02-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #9
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I have a stock 2004 TJ sport with stock rims and the duratracs 31 x 10.50's. No problems with rubbing or road noise.

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Unread 02-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #10
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Duratracs are great, but if you want something less agressive that will probably last longer and be a bit cheaper, I read alot of good things about the Hankook Dynapro ATM's when I was doing research on tires.

I ended up buying Duratracs because I wanted the more agressive look.

If it wasn't for the looks, I'd have gone with the Hankooks. (not a bad looking tire itself, just not as gnarly looking as the Dura)
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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That Goodyear Wrangler Territory's a good looking tire. It doesn't have as much siping as the Duratrac. I don't think it will perform as well in the rain, snow and ice as the Duratrac. but if that's all the coin ya' got, there's not much you can do about it. make sure you get a warranty with it.
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #12
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31's or 265/75/15. I just got a set of Cooper Discoverer AT3 in 265/75/15. Same dimensions as a 31x10.5x15. Sidewalls are not as stiff but I don't go offroad as much as some. In the winter, I am running ContiExtreme winter contact 245/75/16 on a set of 15x7 KJ steel wheels with 1.25 spacers.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 03:55 PM   #13
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Ended up going with the 31' Goodyear Wrangler Territory's. Love them so far.

Here's a pic of the jeep before with stock wheels:

http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/...y/56c5254c.jpg

And here's a pic with the new tires:
http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/...y/bb4194b7.jpg

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