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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #16
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I would also recommend the Duratracs, I was running 33x12.5x15's on my JK until a few months ago. They were the best all around tire I have ever run. Great in the winter and pretty good offroad. I would have bought them again if they made a 35" tire.

I went to the MTR/K and will find out how they do in the winter in a few months. As long as they are better than the BFG AT's I will be happy.

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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #17
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From personal experience if you have an aggressive tire with large lugs it is not going to fair well on the ice. Just too much surface area to slide around on. I had a set of tires like that and I took them to my local tire shop and had them siped and I noticed a big difference for better traction on those icey days. I will get the tires I currently have on my Jeep siped just before the first snow fall and after these wear out I'll have a set for street/snow running and another for off-road. It's expensive to live and play in two worlds...
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:04 PM   #18
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This statement by the OP "definitely need some good snow/Ice tires" is why the OP is getting the recommendation for a snow rated tire with the snowflake symbol on the sidewall and not an aggressive tire that's ok in the snow.
I thought he said a good year round tire.......
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Unread 09-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #19
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Unread 09-09-2013, 05:08 PM   #20
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What size wheel would I need? 17x9? What offset would I need if I don't put lift?
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Unread 09-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #21
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for a 285/70/17 range is 7.5 to 9 inch wheel width, I'd prefer smaller. 4.5 to 4.75 offset is the typical target, stock wheels with a 1.5" spacer and fender trim would also work.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #22
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Which wheel would I use if I run 33's on 2dr sport JK no lift. I'm lost with this stuff but I want 17's:

814790545-12FB 17 9 5x114.3 -12 83.7 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790550+12FB 17 9 5x127 12 83.7 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790550-12FB 17 9 5x127 -12 83.7 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790653-12FB 17 9 6x135 -12 87.1 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790655+00FB 17 9 6x139.7 0 110 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790655+12FB 17 9 6x139.7 12 110 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790655-12FB 17 9 6x139.7 -12 110 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790865+12FB 17 9 8x165.1 12 130.8 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790865-12FB 17 9 8x165.1 -12 130.8 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790867+12FB 17 9 8x170 12 130.8 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

814790867-12FB 17 9 8x170 -12 130.8 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

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Unread 09-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #23
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814790550-12FB 17 9 5x127 -12 83.7 Black/Machined Manufacturer Direct CA$170.00

This one will be a 5x5 bolt pattern with a little more than 4.5" backspace.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:14 PM   #24
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1x for the duratrac. great all around tire.

also check out black rock wheels, very affordable. the yuma is nice.
http://www.blackrockwheels.com

if you already have 17" wheels, you can fit the 285/70/17 duratracs on those with a 1.5" spacer.

spacers:
http://www.rebeloffroad.com/product-p/whs%20002.htm
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #25
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:52 PM   #26
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I would suggest Toyo AT2s, but they don't have the snowflake.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:05 PM   #27
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You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the input. It helps

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Unread 09-10-2013, 06:46 AM   #28
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Habber, Do Quebec insurers still require you guys to have snowflake tires in the winter?

I remember reading a few years ago that the year they implemented/enforced it, nobody could find snowflake tires in stores and people were having them stolen off their cars. Is any of that still the case?
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Unread 09-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #29
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I have driven on bfg at, km's and goodyear mtr's over the years and liked each one. The duratracs have gotten very good feed back too.All these tires can have a long shelf life but that depends on your driving style and keeping the tire pressure where it needs to be. Have you looked on line at different lift tire combos ? Another driving factor is the look your going for on top of function. Its all opinionated but whatever you decide make sure you think it through because you dont want to spend all that money on an at only to wish you chose a mt shortly after.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 07:56 AM   #30
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Habber, Do Quebec insurers still require you guys to have snowflake tires in the winter?

I remember reading a few years ago that the year they implemented/enforced it, nobody could find snowflake tires in stores and people were having them stolen off their cars. Is any of that still the case?
Rquired Dec 15 to March 15 on passenger vehicles registered in Quebec.

Pointless law really, they would be better served on mandating tire tread depth.
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