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Unread 08-26-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Best Tires to Buy? Need Some Help.

Alright so after I did a 180 turning in the rain I thought it was probably time for new tires. Right now I have a complete stock lift (which I eventually plan on putting a 2-3" lift on it).

I now have 225/70R15 tires and I want to go as big as I can since I plan on lifting it. I wish I could wait to get tire until I lift it but I really need tires since this is my DD. I went to tireplus today and they said the biggest I could go is 235/70R15 and they showed me firestone destinations A/T $680 for 4 tires installed.

Id like to know what tires you guys suggest for an A/T tire that is fairly cheap and is good on road (quiet, gas efficient, ect.) and decent offroad for casual going out to the woods trips. Also I would like to know what the biggest size I could go. If they rubbed on a very very sharp turn I wouldn't care that much because I know im going to lift it.

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Unread 08-26-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Well if you're willing to trim a bit then you could fit 30x9.5s or even 31s
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Unread 08-26-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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No I don't want to do any trimming. Even when I get the lift I want to keep my original fenders. Is 235 a 29" tire?
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Unread 08-27-2014, 04:36 AM   #4
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235/75r15 is the biggest, safest bet. Many people fit 30's just fine, but a few have some rubbing. What kind of tires to buy depends on what kind of driving you do where and how often. The more info, the better the recommendation I can give. Prioritize what you want because there's no such thing as a tire that will give you everything.
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Unread 08-27-2014, 06:15 AM   #5
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Check out Discount Tire. They show Falken Rocky Mountains for $440 installed local to you. They seem to get decent reviews and Melbourne doesn't exactly have challenging terrain I wouldn't think. I've been very happy with my Cooper Discoverer AT/3's. You're in a bind right now I know but if you hit Discount Tire Direct (web sales, Discount Tire is for local sales) at the right time you can get wheels and tires mounted/balance/delivered for maybe $100 or so more than just getting tires local. That's what I've done a couple of times.
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fil...=prca&fqs=true
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Unread 08-27-2014, 06:30 AM   #6
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I have 235/75R15 Cooper AT3's on my stock 96 XJ. They are quiet and good on the road and fine for casual off-road, like most AT's they aren't great in mud. I like them enough that I will also be putting a set on my wife's Avalanche this fall.
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Id like to know what tires you guys suggest for an A/T tire that is fairly cheap and is good on road (quiet, gas efficient, ect.) and decent offroad for casual going out to the woods trips.
I haven't had these on a gas rig yet but I had Hercules Terra Trac 2's on my 02 Dodge 2500 and they were the best AT tire I had put on it. Before that I had BFG, Mickey Thompsons, and Falkens.

I got the best ride and longevity out of the Hercules. They were what was on it when I sold it.

http://www.herculestire.com/terra-trac-at-ii/#loaded

Hope that helps you in your quest.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #8
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I got goodyear wrangler radials. Tire kingdom had a deal buy 2 get 2 so I got all 4 installed with year of alignments for $520, I think that's a pretty good deal.
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Unread 08-31-2014, 07:58 AM   #9
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That is a good deal. I would have done it too without hesitation.
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Unread 09-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #10
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Four 235/75R15s are $380.33 shipped to you. Figure another $80 or so for local M&B.
https://www.treadwright.com/individual-product/13/ATG-235-75R15.00-C


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Unread 09-01-2014, 02:44 PM   #11
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I got a set of 30" x 9.5" Firestone Destination AT tires for my stock 99 Jeep XJ.
Great all around tires. Handles is the rain and snow, low road noise, handles mild trails and dirt roads.
A solid tire for a DD rig that sees more road than off road.
I would definitely recommend them.
The have never left me stranded or off the side of the road, and I drove that XJ on them daily in some harsh New England Winter storms.

With the Destination AT 30's on a stock setup it handles fine, no rubbing, no issues.
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Unread 09-01-2014, 02:57 PM   #12
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Buy some decent tread used tires off craigslist for now and save your money for bigger tires after the lift. 235s are pretty common and can be found for pretty cheap used usually.
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Unread 09-01-2014, 05:55 PM   #13
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General Grabber AT2s are cheap and awesome. I had run a 30x9.5 on stock rims and sagged stock suspension with no issues. Only rubbed if I was fully flexed and stuffed. No issues and they are quiet, good hadling and pretty good all around offroad
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Unread 09-02-2014, 09:26 AM   #14
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I've got Cooper AT3s on my stock XJ. They are 31s so I do rub on sharp turns and if I disconnect the sway bars and flex it but it's not too bad. I am planning on going to a 3 inch lift soon so I shouldn't rub for much longer.
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