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post #1 of 6 Old 03-05-2017, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Tire brand decision... need help.

I just picked up a 2015 base 2 door JK with a 6 speed. I'm looking to dump the stock 225s on it for some 33s. (285/75r16)

My problem is the budget is VERY limited so I'm looking for cheap, but decent tire options. I've been looking at Thunderer M/T Grip II, Kanati Mud Hogs, and Treadwright Guard Dogs. If you had to choose which would you pick?

FWIW, this JK is going to be 80% daily driver, 20 % log trails.

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I just picked up a 2015 base 2 door JK with a 6 speed. I'm looking to dump the stock 225s on it for some 33s. (285/75r16)

My problem is the budget is VERY limited so I'm looking for cheap, but decent tire options. I've been looking at Thunderer M/T Grip II, Kanati Mud Hogs, and Treadwright Guard Dogs. If you had to choose which would you pick?

FWIW, this JK is going to be 80% daily driver, 20 % log trails.

Thanks guys and gals.

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None of them. If you're going to spend that much time on the road make sure you spend the money now on something that will last. I ran wrangler duratracs on mine for a while and got 55,000 miles out of them with regular rotations. My buddy bought some mud hogs and only got 20,000 miles out of them and ended up spending more than I spent on my duratracs over the course of his two sets of tires in the same time frame.


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Interesting. Thanks for the insight.

I ran Duratracs on my 07 JK when I had it and they where great.

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I should probably also add that milage out of a tire shouldn't be a major concern for me since I only average about 8000 miles a year on my JK.

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if you're in a tight budget and you mostly drive on roads, do you have storage room? If so buy a set of a rubicon take offs on craigslist. I've seen sets of 5 wheels and tires with 75%+ tread left for <$400.
keep the stockers on and when you know you're going on, swap in the rubicon tires. best of both worlds, cheapest option too.

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if you're in a tight budget and you mostly drive on roads, do you have storage room? If so buy a set of a rubicon take offs on craigslist. I've seen sets of 5 wheels and tires with 75%+ tread left for <$400.
keep the stockers on and when you know you're going on, swap in the rubicon tires. best of both worlds, cheapest option too.
All the Rubicon take-offs I've seen in my area are all $1000+.

I decided to go with a set of Maxxis Bighorns. I ordered them this morning.

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