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Unread 06-18-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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Which tires should I get for a JK unlimited running mainly on street?

So I just recently purchased a Jk sport unlimited black. And I need advice on which tires to buy. I know I am going for 35's. But I don't know which ones are good for mainly street driving? I also want them to have a rugged MT kinda look. Another thing is which lift kit is best? I am new to this and need some guidance! Thanx

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Unread 06-18-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Rugged look but mainly for street driving? BFG Rugged Terrain T/A or Kumho Road Venture SAT are both in a gray area between highway and AT--I personally use the Kumho SATs. General Grabber AT2 is an AT tire with a more aggressive old-school design at a great price. Goodyear Duratrac is a very aggressive AT tire that maintains decent road performance. I could go on but...

You're going to 35s but are driving on the street but want to LOOK aggressive... Without knowing what's more important to you--looks or performance appropriate for your mostly street driving--it's hard for me to make a recommendation that I'm super confident in. Street driving and MT looks means that you will have to make compromises. I mean no offense, but it sounds like your JK will be a poser street-queen in which case looks may be too important to you to get tires perfectly suited to street driving, so just shop by looks in that case.

I'm not familiar with JKs to comment on lifts.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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Toyo Open Country AT3 (LT or Xtreme versions), Hankook Dynapro ATM, or BFG AT come to mind. These aggressive looking ATs are also excellent performers.

For lower cost solutions (that are still good) some of the Hercules brand ATs and the Definity Dakota brand of ATs sold by Pep Boys, and the Goodyear ATs (forgot product name) sold at Wallmart.

Probably others too.

(Hercules and Definity brands are subsidiary companies owned and made by Cooper)
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