I'm eyeing the Cooper STT pretty hard. They look like a good compromise for me.
I'm running these right now in 33/12.5. I like them but they arent the best in the rocks. It all depends on what you are going to wheel but they are good in the snow and mud. From your first post in this thread I would say they will fit your needs well.
You have a programmer you can use with your cell phone? How do you like it?
It's not a programmer. It's a program that can read sensors, error codes, and do some performance measurements.
Picked up some of these last night.
JK moabs in case you didn't know. They have some pretty crazy backspacing, but should keep my tires inside the fenders so I don't get hassled by the fuzz. The only issue is they are only 7.5" wide, so a little on the skinny side for a 12.5" wide tire. I'm considering going with a 285-75-17. It's 34" tall and a little over 11" wide. I think this might be a good way to go, since thinner tires tend to work better in my area.
I made some progress... Welded some pipe to the frame to keep it from spreading and marked my cut.
Made sure everything was level....
Put on my brave face and cut my Jeep's butt off!
I also sold my rubicon axles so I had some cash to go on a shopping spree.
Went to discount tire since they are having their buy 4 tires and get a $100 gift card. After much deliberation I settled on 5 315/70/17 Falken Rocky Mountains. I bought the "you destroy it, we will give you another tire" warranty, had them price match discounttiredirect.com and ended up at $1544 installed and before the rebate. Not bad I don't think.
I also ordered 14 Metalcloak Duroflex joints, square tube inserts and Jam nuts from Ballistic Fab, Polly Performance ball joints, Polly Performance axle sleeves and inner "C" gussets, and finally Savvy LJ corner blanks.
I made a spreadsheet to keep track of spending and who / when / where I ordered from.... It's a little more spendy than I had estimated. Oh well, such is owning a Jeep, right?
Think you'll dig the Flakens on the road And i'm sure a lot of people will be interested in the MC joints.
I spent a long time pondering tire choice. One of the big factors that was influencing my decision was how the tire looks. Then I thought about the title of the build thread, and how old I am... I'm trying to make a comfortable DD that I can drive for hundreds of miles, go exploring, go to the store, and do some decent trails with. The Falkens seem to be a good choice for me and my build goals.
The MC joints just seemed like a natural fit for the build. Good ride quality and flex when I need it.