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Unread 04-25-2007, 08:50 AM   #1
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Looking for some tire advice

Just purchased a 4 door Sahara. Came with 17" GY tires. Will primarilly be used as an onroad daily driver with some off roading on weekends (85%/15%). Want to upgrade tires but stay stock otherwise (no spacers/lift, etc.). Any recommendations on tires? Have considered BFG A/T's 265/70/17 which I think should fit (know 285's will rub) but give up some slight overall diameter. Another choice is the GY Silent Armors 255/75/17 but have not heard much about other than people stating they saw considerable loss in mpg performance.
Are the BFG MT's an ok on road tire particualrly in wet weather? My past experience with MT's have been some issues in wet on road conditions.
Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:06 AM   #2
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I have BFG A/T's on my JK Sahara and am very happy with them. I use my JK for on-road use about 95% of the time, and only light off-road use.

I have BFG MT's on my F150 which I use 50/50 on/off road use. I just got the MT's about a month ago and I'm very happy with them. I thought they would be noisier on the highway but they are pretty quiet. I did drive them from Houston to Memphis in the pouring rain and I didn't have any problems with them.

I would like to get a set of MT's for my JK.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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cmh2001, thanks for your reply. what size At's are you running on your JK?
Also, thanks for your thoughts on MT's. Leaning toward those but again with amount of on raod v.s off road not sure really necessary, though like the looks better and also size with the 255's available I know fit.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:19 AM   #4
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not sure really necessary
Necessary??!!

I've never let that get in my way before...

The JK has 265/70/R17, which incidently a smaller tire (31.6'') than the stock GY's that came on the Jeep (32), but they look a heck of a lot better.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:24 AM   #5
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Thanks, any noticable loss of mpg performance from moving to the BFG At from the GY's? Also I assume no rub issues with the 265 vs. 255 stock size?
Sounds like if did over again you would have just gone to MT's vs. At's, is that right? I somewhat agree with the "necessary" but sometimes let my practical side get better of me. thanks again
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:28 AM   #6
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There is no rubbing, they work fine.

I had the A/T's on the F150, I got MT's for that and I put the AT's on the Jeep. I use the F150 for work so I need good tires on it, the JK got the hand-me-downs.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:30 AM   #7
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Same MPG, as far as I can tell, I haven't done any scientific tests, buts its not noticable.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 01:38 PM   #8
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Tall and skinny always always works great.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 02:18 PM   #9
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Tall and skinny always always works great.
What about big hooters and great skin?
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Unread 04-25-2007, 02:19 PM   #10
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Thanks for your replies. have been helpful. At this point leaning towards the BFG MT with possibly getting siped for better on road manners. Has anyone had experience with the Cooper STT which appears to have decent amt. of siping.
Also, still interested in opinions on the GY Silent Armor which is still an option if go to an AT tire. thanks again for your thoughts.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 02:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for your replies. have been helpful. At this point leaning towards the BFG MT with possibly getting siped for better on road manners. Has anyone had experience with the Cooper STT which appears to have decent amt. of siping.
Also, still interested in opinions on the GY Silent Armor which is still an option if go to an AT tire. thanks again for your thoughts.
For what it's worth, I had Cooper Discoverers and BFG A/Ts on my Trooper, and I was happy with both of them, but I will admit that my standards are not very high. (:
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Unread 04-25-2007, 05:05 PM   #12
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What about big hooters and great skin?
It's hard to beat that too.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 06:53 PM   #13
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Yesterday I bought BFG All Terrain K/O's 315/70-17. Now if the JK would ever arrive to put them on.......
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