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View Poll Results: Best tire overall, Road,trail, mud, snow wear, manners, best tire for the money
Goodyear Duratrac 26 37.14%
Toyo Opeb Country MT 15 21.43%
BFG TAKO 6 8.57%
Nitto Trail grapper 14 20.00%
Cooper st maxx 0 0%
Cooper sst tek3 8 11.43%
Firestone Destination MT 0 0%
Other ( list beklow) 12 17.14%
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post #1 of 32 Old 08-31-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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To many tires to make a choice NEED HELP

OK im need some help making a tire choice. I want a tire with good road manners and good tread wear but will work well on light trails/mud (no rocks for the most part). I live in the midwest so It need to do well in the snow. I want a aggressive or at least a aggressive looking tire. Here is a list that I came up with.

Goodyear Duratrack, Toyo open country mt, BFG TA/KO, Nitto trail grappler, Cooper st max or sst tek3, and Firestone Destination MT.

I have seen alot about the goodyear, toyo and Nitto but not much on the rest. I really like the the firestone on my buddies truck but never seen them on a jeep or even heard of them on a jeep. Does anyone have experience with the the firestone?

I know most tires I have looked at are not true to size most of them if they say 33 there are really 32.4-32.7. What tire is truest to size?

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I voted other.

For the money I'm loving my Treadwright retreads. Cheap, balanced easy, wearing pretty well so far.

I have the Guard Dog M/T's. Best of both worlds old school Wrangler MTR tread on BFG casings.
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I voted for the cooper. Seen alot of the local guys running them right now. Today I am going to order mine. Discount tire has a 100.00 debit card when you buy 4 tires. Ends at midnight tonight.

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OK im need some help making a tire choice. I want a tire with good road manners and good tread wear but will work well on light trails/mud (no rocks for the most part). I live in the midwest so It need to do well in the snow. I want a aggressive or at least a aggressive looking tire. Here is a list that I came up with.

Goodyear Duratrack, Toyo open country mt, BFG TA/KO, Nitto trail grappler, Cooper st max or sst tek3, and Firestone Destination MT.

I have seen alot about the goodyear, toyo and Nitto but not much on the rest. I really like the the firestone on my buddies truck but never seen them on a jeep or even heard of them on a jeep. Does anyone have experience with the the firestone?

I know most tires I have looked at are not true to size most of them if they say 33 there are really 32.4-32.7. What tire is truest to size?
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I voted for the cooper. Seen alot of the local guys running them right now. Today I am going to order mine. Discount tire has a 100.00 debit card when you buy 4 tires. Ends at midnight tonight.
Almost ran those myself. Question though, I've heard about them maybe sometimes having issues chunking pretty good in rocks? Any truth behind that?

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I have the cooper stt tek and love them . Have had them on for 20000+ miles and they still have 1/2 tread but i also rotate with every oil change. I would buy them again. I only run 22 psi in rear and 25psi in front. 35-12.5-17 on my jku and they handle very well on all road conditions. A little more siping would help on hard packed snow but they still do very well. They also airdown well for trails. There has been a few times that i was unshure how i didnt tear a sidewall. The sidewalls on those tires are Strong. Mine also balanced very easy and with all the hell i have put them through i have never had to rebalance them.

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The only tire I've had experience with on your list are the Trail Grapplers. I've also ran the GY MTR/Kevlar. Of those two, I would go with the trail grapplers. The MTRs have the edge offroad, but trail grapplers win hands down on the highway. For the firestones, I've read good reviews about them, but I don't think they are siped so that may affect wet road performance.


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Toyos are heavy but ride great on the highway. Haven't had them offload yet.

Nitto TG are also great off road and on road. No complaints.


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I love mt Duratracs. Quiet and I have almost 30,000 miles with still some great tread left.
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Did JKO lose it's Wheel/Tire specific forum?

Oh wait no, it's here: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=66

That said, I run Kelly-Springfield Safari TSR's.

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Doesn't General Discussion me we can talk about anything? I have posted things in the Wheel/Tire specific forum and it I dont get to many people looking at the thread. But thanks for your input.
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I just put Falken Rocky Mountain AT/S (DiscountTireDirect's version of the Wildpeak) on my Commander. Excellent wear and fairly aggressive tread for an A/T.


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Almost ran those myself. Question though, I've heard about them maybe sometimes having issues chunking pretty good in rocks? Any truth behind that?
I don't know yet I just ordered them today. I will let you know next year after I put some wear on them. But for 1973.00 for 5 with certs, minus 130.00 in rebates I couldn't pass them up.

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Almost ran those myself. Question though, I've heard about them maybe sometimes having issues chunking pretty good in rocks? Any truth behind that?
Mine have chunked a little but nothing bad

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Doesn't General Discussion me we can talk about anything? I have posted things in the Wheel/Tire specific forum and it I dont get to many people looking at the thread. But thanks for your input.
It's no problem if the OP wants to keep it here. Should be in tire tech but no biggie. This works too.

Have seen a lot of good reviews on 3 that you've mentioned- the Duratrack, the Destination, and that Cooper ST.

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I voted to add another tire. Hankook Dynapro M/T's

Out of all the M/T's Ive owned on numerous jeeps these are by far the quietest and wear awesome. In the rain they are respectable. Havent ran them in the snow yet but if they compare to a traditional M/T they should be alright. If worse came to worse they are also studable.

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I've had both the Toyo Open Country MT and the Nitto Trail Grappler MT. Both are great tires, but the Toyo is a bit quieter and will last longer if properly rotated IMO.

Haven't seen snow in either though.

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I don't know yet I just ordered them today. I will let you know next year after I put some wear on them. But for 1973.00 for 5 with certs, minus 130.00 in rebates I couldn't pass them up.
Yea, that's a deal I wouldn't have passed up either. Looking forward to hearing your review on them. I'm considering them for my next set.

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not to hijack but here is some info on the STT's

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Toyo Open Country Mt

I originally mounted the KM2s and the ran quietly for the first 10K. I rotated them about every 3500 to 4000 miles then they just started getting loud and bumpy no matter how the were rotated. The last 10K they really sucked.
I just put 35" Toyo Open Country MTs and I'm having a hard time believing this is the same Jeep WOW! what a difference. My Jeep didn't ride this smooth when I drove it off the lot brand new.

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Duratracs for regular service and they are one of very few that are designated as a snow tire.
I have run ProComp Xtreme M/T for 40,000Mi, Duratracs for a winter and Last winter I ran Pitbull Rockers and they did awesome but none are as smooth as the Duratracs.

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Duratracs hands down, I've had bfg, Toyo, nitto and a few others and in snow hands down the duratracs are amazing.
A cross between a mud terrain and all terrain hooks up on rocks really well.
Quiet, good road manors, durable, great wet/snow performance.

If I was back in northern Idaho I'd have the duratracs on again, bit in social rocks I'm running mt's. (Rocks no real snow)
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