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Unread 04-24-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Treads wearing down, looking for good street replacements

Well, my 33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Mtz Radial are at the end of their life and I need to look into getting some other ones. I haven't done any off-roading in the past 2 years, so I think it's best if I go with some road/highway tires instead. Even when I go offroad, it's very light so it shouldn't matter much.

Does anyone have any recommendations? They don't have to be 33's, but it would sure be weird to get used to the look with smaller I've never bought new tires before, so I'm guessing I just go to a spot and they either have them or are willing to call and order?

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Unread 04-24-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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Why not just step down to a decent A/T that will still look somewhat aggressive and give you some offroad ability?

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Unread 04-24-2014, 12:27 PM   #3
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Guess I should give that AT sticky a read. I was hoping for a little bump in fuel efficiency too (if possible, I know if you want that you probably shouldn't have a jeep ). I'll keep reading around, but any suggestions of any of tires will be read and appreciated!
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Unread 04-25-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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Guess I should give that AT sticky a read. I was hoping for a little bump in fuel efficiency too (if possible, I know if you want that you probably shouldn't have a jeep ). I'll keep reading around, but any suggestions of any of tires will be read and appreciated!
Take a look at the General Grabber AT2. Do a search in here on "Grabber AT2" for current user comments. I have them on a TJ and Tacoma pkup. They are quiet, great in rain, snow, ice, dry - everything except extreme mud, and wear like iron while staying round and balanced. To top it off, they are cheaper than most other top performing ATs.
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Unread 04-25-2014, 10:52 PM   #5
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Cooper AT3 gets good reviews , I'm very happy with Toyo AT2 , run them on our 2011 Tundra and 95 YJ
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Unread 04-26-2014, 05:07 AM   #6
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If you want a 33" tire for a 15" wheel, you're basically stuck with an AT tire. Below is a post I made to someone looking for 33-34" street tires, and there isn't really anything out there for a wheel smaller than 16". I highly recommend you check-out Tirerack.com, Treadwright.com, and DiscountTireDirect.com

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Gordon,

Warning: this is a very long post.

The following tires have numerous routes to diameters smaller than 32", and you're not likely interested in anything smaller, so I won't be listing all of those sizes. AT tires are also pretty common in larger diameters, so I'll try to stick to the rarer (on this forum) highway/touring genre since that's what you asked for and all you really need anyway. I'll just try to list sizes (categorized by wheel size) that might interest you.

I am not just listing tires to you willy-nilly. With the exception of the Cooper Zeon LTZ (which I know little to nothing about), I trust all of the following tires to a respectable degree.

I will also try to highlight when a size comes in a P or C rating as that would be ideal for a TJ; if you want a D or E rated tire, my highlighting of P or C does not mean D/E isn't available, so do not assume that. Almost all of these come in E, some have D, but I want to make a special effort of pointing-out the P/C availability.

Firestone Destination LE2 (unsure of load ratings at this time):
  • 18
    • 265/70R18 (33")
  • 20
    • 275/60R20 (33")

I LOVE the Pirelli Scorpion Verdes, but the sizes I supplied above are about it for what would interest you. These are all P-rated.

Continental CrossContact LX20 (my second favorite; all are P-rated):
  • 16
    • 265/75R16 (32")
  • 17
    • 265/70R17 (32")
  • 18
    • 255/70R18 (32")
    • 265/70R18 (33")
    • 265/65R18 (32")
    • 275/65R18 (a little bigger than 32")
  • 20
    • 275/60R20 (33")

Cooper Zeon LTZ (a bit of a highway/AT hybrid; all load E which is a little bit of a con):
  • 16
    • 265/75R16 (32")
  • 17
    • 265/70R17 (32")
    • 285/70R17 (33")
  • 18
    • 275/70R18 (a hair over 33")
  • 20
    • 275/65R20 (a hair over 34")
    • 305/55R20 (a hair over 33")

Cooper Discoverer HT3 (Cooper Discoverer HT comes in similar sizes--one or two of which are load C):
  • 16
    • 235/85R16 (32")
    • 265/75R16 (32" C rated)
    • 285/75R16 (33")
  • 17
    • 235/80R17 (32")
    • 245/75R17 (32")
    • 265/70R17 (32")
    • 275/70R17 (a hair over 32")
  • 18
    • 275/70R18 (a little over 33")
    • 275/65R18 (a hair over 32")

Yokohama Geolander HTS (3 versions include the standard G051, the sportier generally lower profile G052, and the high load rated G053---I'd stick to the G051 if possible):
  • 16
    • 235/85R16 (32")
    • 265/75R16 (32"; P-rated)
    • 275/70R16 (32"; P-rated)
    • 285/75R16 (33")
  • 17
    • 235/80R17 (32")
    • 265/70R17 (32"; P-rated)
    • 315/70R17 (35"; D-rated)
  • 18
    • 255/70R18 (33"; P-rated)
    • 275/65R18 (33"; P-rated)
    • 285/60R18 (32"; P-rated)
  • 20
    • 275/55R20 (32"; P-rated)

OK, at this point I'm seeing there are lots of sizes that hit the 32ish" mark. I'm going to stop listing them to save time since you asked for 33+" anyway. Clearly there are 33" options, so I won't waste time listing the more common, smaller sizes that you're less interested in. If you want me to edit this post to remove all the 32's I've listed to make it easier for you to sort-out, let me know, and I'll nuke it.

General Grabber HTS:
  • 17
    • 285/70R17 (34")
    • 315/70R17 (35"; D-rated)
  • 18
    • 265/70R18 (33"; P-rated)
    • 275/70R18 (a hair over 33")
  • 20
    • 275/65R20 (a hair over 34")
    • 275/60R20 (33"; P-rated)

Michelin LTS MS2:
  • 16
    • 285/75R16 (33")
  • 17
    • 285/70R17 (33")
  • 18
    • 265/70R18 (33"; P-rated)
    • 275/70R18 (a hair over 33")
  • 20
    • 275/60R20 (33"; P-rated)
    • 275/65R20 (34")
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Unread 04-26-2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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I think he meant AT when he said street tires. At least I assumed so.

OP, have a look here. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/n...e-one-1527835/
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