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What tires are you running?

Discussion in 'TJ Wheels & Tires' started by tomtaylz, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. nomadave

    nomadave New Member

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    These came wit h the jeep when bought. Had a slight vibration coming on. Thought it might be mud or thrown a weight. But then on one trip up the mway it just decided to shred itself.
    Stayed inflated thanks to the steel belting.
    Now I'm tyre shopping.
    Fun times.
     
  2. Kiwi TJ

    Kiwi TJ If people ar talking behind ur back,then just fart
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    Very lucky by the sounds of it...
     
  3. UpperMI

    UpperMI TJ Addict
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    wow, Do tires in new Zealand have the same requirement here in the US that they have a date code stamped into the tire? I know that Americas Tire/Discount Tire won't remount a spare tire on a wheel if its 10 years old or older. Too much liability.
     
  4. Kiwi TJ

    Kiwi TJ If people ar talking behind ur back,then just fart
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    Good question...I'm not sure either to be honest...we have to have a safety check every 6 months (or 1 year on newer cars) They check the tread depth and general condition not sure if they check the year stamp on tires though....
     
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  5. nomadave

    nomadave New Member

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    I'm actually not sure. You'd think a decent tyre guy would refuse to mount these monsters what the rule.
    Either way, I knew these were crap when I bought the jeep. Will replace with some 31s ATs and I've a set of 33 muds to fall back on when I get a lift.
     
  6. Jeeptrash

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    Running 33” Cooper STT Pro’s right now. Only have a few thousand on them but I’ve been impressed so far this winter. Running 20 psi around town this winter with good results. Took them down to 10 psi in some deep snow and they hooked up great.


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  7. Drizit

    Drizit TJ Enthusiast

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    Had an old set of tires with exactly the same tread pattern (Daytona I think) and I noticed a vibration figured it was the same thing untill I noticed the outer diameter was round but the tread was different depths all over. Apparently there were bubbles forming under the outer layer of rubber and creating bulges in the tread. Got rid of those things pronto.

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    when we could have said no.
     
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  8. tomtaylz

    tomtaylz TJ Enthusiast
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    I just ordered these, love the look of the coopers and all around heard positive things so I'm excited for them and feel I got a good-ish deal at around $200 a tire
     
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    I recently bought and installed a set of Toyo Tires' Open Country A/T II Tires. I love its versatility and its ability to maintain a quiet ride whether on and off-road,.
     
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  10. Bryan Statham

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    Maxxis Creepy Crawlers, 37x12.50r17. Seem to be ok on the rocks. Bought just for that purpose. A little noisey on the street and they will slide also if you corner hard. Not recommended for the street. Bias ply. It took a bit of time to get the side wall to start to flex when aired down. Good side wall bite. I'm happy with them.
     
  11. Duck911

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    I am running Falken Wildpeak AT3's on my 16" Moabs. They were less than half the price of BF's, look good, and ride great.

    They are 8 ply, which was perfect for me - I wanted more protection than a P rated tire, but didn't really need or want a full LT rated tire.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C53COJ4/?tag=wranglerorg-20
     
  12. nomadave

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    So, I caved in and got a tried and tested wheel tyre combo. 265/70r16 Duratracs on 16x8 mickeythompson classics.
    With stock ride height looks a lil tight but works fine so far. c432b0d590a203323de5589311806c7d.jpg
     
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  13. Kiwi TJ

    Kiwi TJ If people ar talking behind ur back,then just fart
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    Love that look...where did you end up getting them from ?
     
  14. nomadave

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    Thanks. Aiming for the classic look, maybe with a baja type twist as I spend so much time up the beaches.
    Rims are from magwarehouse and cost my little finger. Tyres were a deal with beaurepairs, 3 and 1 free.
     
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  15. Kiwi TJ

    Kiwi TJ If people ar talking behind ur back,then just fart
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    yeah Magwarehouse can run some good deals...and saw that special at Beaurepairs....good score.
     
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  16. Squatch

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    I bought a set of Toyo Open Country A/T II's for my rig (31" X 10.50 15's) based on how happy we are with these tires running on my wife's XJ. They're not as aggressive as what most others are running, but the reality of our rigs is that they will see far more street time than trail time, and the trails will be tame by some folk's standards. If I really want something more aggressive, I'll buy something for another set of rims to be used pretty exclusively for that purpose.
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  17. ac_

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    I am a fan of the Toyo's
     
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  18. Kiwi TJ

    Kiwi TJ If people ar talking behind ur back,then just fart
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    I like it when you build for you OWN needs and not for how other people think you should build it..
     
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    I don't hear a lot about 'em on this forum, but Toyo's have always done right by me. Never had an issue, and have run many, many sets through the years.
     
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    @JamesAndTheSahara runs them. He has the MT version which will most likely be my next tire when my Duratracs wear out.
     
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