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Unread 02-07-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Need Tires, Stock Wheels, 3" lift

Looking for a mud tire that can handle daily driving duty too.

I have a 3" lift and stock wheels.

I have a set of winter tires, so winter driving isn't an issue. But they need to handle the rain.

Not sure if a 31x9.5 will fit without rubbing, but would like that size I think.

Was looking at the Cooper SST

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Unread 02-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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I've always preferred the BFG/AT. But a 31/10.50 is what you can fit
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Unread 02-08-2013, 12:58 AM   #3
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OP, what backspacing are your rims? I have 31x10.5x15 on stock 15x7 in rims with stock backspacing of 5.25in. Lifted 3in as well. The tires rub the lower control arms at full turn, I hear with a back spacing of 4.5in or under they wont rub. Also be careful with stock bump stops, the front inner fender seam cut my tire the other day. Once you get bigger tires slowly flex it and check to see if you have tire rub. if they do either get extended bump stops or cut and fold the inner fender seam. Doing both would be best.
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Unread 02-08-2013, 06:17 AM   #4
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Ive been really happy with the life on my Firestone Destination MT's. Never had any issues out of them, and they definately have the look to them. Heres a shot of the 31x10.50 variety on my XJ.


As a side note, I also had good luck out of BFG KM1s. I loved the KM2s as well but I seemed to notice more wear from pavement driving.
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I'll second the Firestones. I've had mine for quite a while and they've been great.
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Unread 02-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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https://www.treadwright.com/p-117-31...m-t-b2b-c.aspx Been running mine for a few weeks now. Great on the road, in the rain and in snow. I'll get them in the dirt next month.
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Unread 02-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #7
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I've always preferred the BFG/AT. But a 31/10.50 is what you can fit
The General Grabbers are a knock off of the BFG AT, and while they were good, they really left a lot to desire when the dirt was anything but dry dirt.


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Ive been really happy with the life on my Firestone Destination MT's. Never had any issues out of them, and they definately have the look to them. Heres a shot of the 31x10.50 variety on my XJ.[/IMG]

As a side note, I also had good luck out of BFG KM1s. I loved the KM2s as well but I seemed to notice more wear from pavement driving.
Those look good too.
Did you like the KM's more than the Firestones?


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https://www.treadwright.com/p-117-31...m-t-b2b-c.aspx Been running mine for a few weeks now. Great on the road, in the rain and in snow. I'll get them in the dirt next month.
The pricing on those is killer, why are tires so much up here. I can't find those here though.
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Damn, sorry. Didn't see you were north of the imaginary line.
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Those look good too.
Did you like the KM's more than the Firestones?

Hard to say exactly, both perform nicely. The KM's are easily the more popular tire among the forums but that doesnt mean everything. I got the Firestones by complete chance. Bought a set of 31x10.50s off craigslist long ago, 3 of which were Trxus MT's, the fourth was a Firestone Destination MT. I blew 2 of the Trxus in no time before I just bought the Firestones and they have been great. Like most any MT, not a great snow tire, but better than others Ive ran.
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For some reason I keep looking at the Cooper tires, mostly because they are a bit cheaper than the rest.

Looking at the S/T Maxx and the STT. Not really sure on the differences. I think the STT is a little more geared to offroad and the S/T Maxx more on road.

I need the tire to get me to and from work, in and out of logging roads for hunting, and keep me going when having offroad fun.
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All different brands and models are going to have different ride aspects. I know you're asking each other for personal experience, but truthfully you gotta go find a tread pattern and a price that appeals to you. Buy 'em, use 'em, decide if you'd buy another set.
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All different brands and models are going to have different ride aspects. I know you're asking each other for personal experience, but truthfully you gotta go find a tread pattern and a price that appeals to you. Buy 'em, use 'em, decide if you'd buy another set.
Other peoples experience with the tire on a similar vehicle can really take a lot of trial and error from it though.
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Other peoples experience with the tire on a similar vehicle can really take a lot of trial and error from it though.
True, this process does serve a purpose, but don't forget, tires, shocks, lift kits, things that have a large variety... it should come down to your own opinion... otherwise its not your creation. What I mean, I chose all my parts based on my own research, and I am proud as Hell about what I've created. Nothing on my XJ has to be described as "I got the idea from some dude in BFE.
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I love the Hankook Dynapro M/T, and they can be had in 10 ply if needed. I've run my 3/4 Ton and 1 Ton diesels 45,000 miles on those tires and still had tread left, so, I'd be willing to bet they'd last a while on an XJ.

I'm going up 3" here in the next couple of weeks and I'm probably just going to throw a pair of those on in 6 ply, maybe 10.

Pricing around here is about $190/wheel mounted for the 6 ply and $230 for 10 ply.
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True, this process does serve a purpose, but don't forget, tires, shocks, lift kits, things that have a large variety... it should come down to your own opinion... otherwise its not your creation. What I mean, I chose all my parts based on my own research, and I am proud as Hell about what I've created. Nothing on my XJ has to be described as "I got the idea from some dude in BFE.
Part of the research is seeing other people experience though.

I think I really like the ST Maxx. But Most of the reviews I see are on full size trucks, would be nice to see someone with them on a jeep, as 2000lbs will make a huge difference.
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