It's time to shop for tires

Oct 31, 2015
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Kootenays, BC, Canada
#21
Been searching for load range C tires in the 265/75-16 size. All I have come up with (that I would consider buying) are:
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CooperDiscoverer AT3
BETTER
LT265 /75 R16 112R C1 OWL
ITEM: 27032
55,000 mile warranty

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GoodyearWrangler Duratrac
BEST
LT265 /75 R16 112Q C1 OWL
ITEM: 31921

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PirelliScorpion MT/R with Kevlar
BETTER
LT265 /75 R16 112Q C1 RBL
ITEM: 27097

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GeneralGrabber X3
BETTER
LT265 /75 R16 112Q C1 RED
ITEM: 31876
There was a tire calculator which listed ALL the comparable tires. I cannot find it but it was a greatresource.
 
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alittleoff

alittleoff

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Apr 27, 2018
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So. Cal.
#23
All those tires, cannot fault the brand names. The cheap ones, two things, they likely mile out sooner, but that just means you get to change up sooner. Cost/mile is likely similar. I bought BFGs 33x950R15s in 2001.... sold my YJ with them in 2011. And kept 1 as a spare.... still use it today. Most depressing thing, after 10 years they were not miled out even tho I wanted to try something new..... Worse than a first wife.

Understand, any all terrain will out mile any mud terrain. I've done it. Bought the MTs cuz they look cool, bought the ATs and seen a 25% increase in life. And never experienced a measurable loss of performance. MTs, if you live in that extreme world, thumbs up. But if yer Wrangler sees more pavement that gumbo.... go the AT route.
I've got a 4-Runner with BFG AT KM2 for the street and fire roads. But the Jeep gets treated different. AT's won't cut it. My 35" GY MT/R's have aged out. And I'm going bigger because I can. I won't claim to know the terrain in Canada, but here in So. Cal. I do rocks. And gumbo is something I make for dinner.
 
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alittleoff

alittleoff

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Apr 27, 2018
228
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So. Cal.
#24
I picked up my new tires this morning from our local tire shop. And then spent a few hours installing the drain valves in my new Allied BL's. I'll mount the tires this weekend, then drive around for a few miles and then get them balanced.
 
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alittleoff

alittleoff

TJ Enthusiast
Apr 27, 2018
228
176
So. Cal.
#25
After I mounted the tires I drove it around for a few days before I got them balanced. It was better than I expected. At 55 mph, I noticed a little shake in the front. At the tire shop, 4 of the 5 only needed 3-4 oz. per tire. The 5th, read 14 0z. No Bueno. I took the tires back home and worked on the 5th one. I drained the air, removed the bolts and ring, and then turned it over and spanked it with my Hi-Lift jack to break the bead. I then rotated it 180*, torqued the ring down and aired up to seat the inner bead. Drove back to the tire shop and it balanced out at 4 oz.
In the past couple of days, I've been playing with the air pressure. I started at 25 cold, which went up to 28 hot.
I ended up at 20 cold, 23 hot for a for a good chalk line on pavement. And 10 psi hot when aired down.
Also a pic of the drain valve too.
 
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