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Unread 01-02-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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What tire size? M/T or A/T?

Hey Guys - I know this is a very controversial question but what kind of tires and what size do you think I should get? I have a 2006 WK with a 3.5 inch lift made up of OME HD springs and spacers. I currently have 255/75r17 BF Goodrich M/T Rubicon take offs. They are getting bald and need replacing soon. I like the mud terrains but they are loud, ride rough and I drive 50 miles a day. I was thinking of going with the Falkin Wildpeak AT tires. Or Definity Dakota A/T tires. They are both aggressive A/T tires but are also reasonably priced. Next is do I got with a 265/70r17 tire or 285/70r17 tire? I am pretty sure I can fit the 285s but have not run into anyone running something this big. Any thoughts? I know discount tire direct sells a Falkin Rocky Mountain AT that is a cheaper version of the Wild Peak so I'd probably get them at 160 for 285s.

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Unread 01-02-2014, 07:10 PM   #2
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I have read that the falken a/t's siping goes away at 50% wear. I owned a set of definity dakotas from pep boys. Great tires. No complaints.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 07:20 PM   #3
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I have read that the falken a/t's siping goes away at 50% wear. I owned a set of definity dakotas from pep boys. Great tires. No complaints.
Great to know - thanks - the siping is really what I need as I am looking for an A/T to do better on the highway with ice. The mud terrains are great with snow but not so much with ice. I totaled my last jeep on black ice - it had 35 inch mud terrains with no siping... Just like my current BF Goodrich M/Ts.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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The Definity Dakotas were ok on snow/ice. General grabber at2's are great on snow/ice. Better than bfg a/t.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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The Definity Dakotas were ok on snow/ice. General grabber at2's are great on snow/ice. Better than bfg a/t.
Even better - I was considering the general grabbers too! Thanks for the input!
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Unread 01-02-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
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285 Duratracs. Awesome tires and they'll fit. I love mine.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 08:53 PM   #7
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285 Duratracs. Awesome tires and they'll fit. I love mine.
I totally agree accept for one problem - too much $$$. I need something that is less than $170 a tire. A lot less if possible. How about those Walmart Goodyear Wranglers? They Are like $170 a piece? Any good? The Definity Dakotas are only $117 a piece...
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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:43 AM   #8
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For the money General Grabber AT-2 is very good. I have 2 sets I used on the ZJ. They are good on road, off road and pretty good in snow. I think for the price its the best real all terrain out there. You can get them in P rated sizes to allow you to run lower tire pressures than LT and get a better ride. Unless you really need the 3 ply sidewall of the BFG AT I'd go with the Generals.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 08:51 AM   #9
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I've got a set of general at2s now they do really well in snow and ice around here aren't terribly noisy and look pretty good
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Unread 01-03-2014, 10:10 AM   #10
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If you dont want it to look too agressive, id recommend cooper at3. Awesome tire
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Unread 01-03-2014, 10:59 AM   #11
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

i run these, they are really good in the snow and ice, i mean suprisingly good. they aslo do great on the highway.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #12
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It has been a long while but the last Generals I had seemed softer than an eraser. Wore out in no time. I would hope they are better than they used to be.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 12:26 PM   #13
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General what? Mine are wearing great.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 01:58 PM   #14
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I'm running Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors P265/70/17, I would say these are as quiet (or even quieter) but way more aggressive than the factory Forteras that came with mine. Not sure which Wrangler the Wal-Mart ones you mentioned would be... if it was the Silent Armor, or Adventure, I think they would be alright for what you're looking for?
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Unread 01-03-2014, 06:42 PM   #15
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I just test fitted 265/70R17 general grabber at2 with a 2inch lift and they rubbed the bolt without a spacer.
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