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Tire Wear Question

No matter what, I have to get new tires with my Christmas bonus.. Not sure what tires to get.. Looked at a lot of them.. Since money is tight, I am going to keep my stock rims this time around.. Going to just bedline them black..

Anyways, since I don't off road as much as I would like, I am thinking of going with AT or AT style tires.. The one set I have been looking at are the GY Wrangler Duratrac... If you are running them, how are they wearing? And how many miles have you put on them?

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Check out Nitto Terra grapplers they are also great tires.

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Check out Nitto Terra grapplers they are also great tires.
Trail Grapplers are also a good choice from Nitto, a little louder but will do pretty good offroad.

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Cool.. I will check them both out..

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i just put a set of 285-70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers on my Rubicon... i neutered my jeep...

bought them right before a road trip to OBX. excellent road manners. NO noise at all. grip is excellent. wet raction is excellent. drove on the north OBX beaches at Corolla and Carova. great flotation. only chattered when throttled super hard. kept em at highway pressure, too. treadwear rating is a 500, so i suspect them to last a while.

on the road trip, we got into rain of varying rates. standing water proved no trouble. i intentionally (stupidly) eased into a few larger puddles at road speeds and felt the obvious drag, but no hydroplaning and no snatching. tracked straight. lane changes were a little better than the oem m/t's....

on a side note. i once bought a set of used BFG A/Ts... put them on my ZJ and ran them for two years, which included a trip to Moab hauling a camper. that was the best $125 (m&b for the set) i ever spent.

with a baby due in Dec, we had to get tires with predictable handling for the wife and baby. the wife has a Challenger, so at least in the first few months, she'll probably be driving the 4dr.

at roughly $200 a tire, it was nearly the most economical tire choice with a highly reputable name. i like the lightning bolt look on the edge of sidewall... wish it was a liiiitle more prominent.


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I was looking at the Duratracs for a street tire and was pushed towards the wranglers with silent armor. Good riding tire!
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Falken just released thier new AT. Wildpeaks I think its called. Few guys used them on the JK Experience this year. Seemed to do quite well for an AT. Worth a look.
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Falken just released thier new AT. Wildpeaks I think its called. Few guys used them on the JK Experience this year. Seemed to do quite well for an AT. Worth a look.
Hmmm.. They only make one that is 33ins.. Been looking at the General Grabber AT2 tires.. They are basically a AT KO cloan but about 50 bucks cheaper.. And the reviews are positive on wear and quality..


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Well.. The wife likes the idea of an AT tire but is worried about traction off road.. Got to love a Jeep woman.. So we both decided to get dual tires.. Get the AT tires this year with my bonus and then get a set of Mud tires with next years bonus.. Get 5 AT tires and get 4 Mud tires and use the AT as a spare.. Then we just switch tires when we go wheeling..

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in my mind nitto's look great but dont perform as well. i have been loving my BFG's Krawlers

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Love my Duratracs. Have only put about 3k miles on them since Feb, but they are great offroad and onroad in all conditions. Not sure if it's still going on but treadlightly had a $100 rebate when I got mine. Trail Grapplers are good looking tires, but $$$. I'm looking at Kelley Fierce attitude tires for the JK.

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Falken just released thier new AT. Wildpeaks I think its called. Few guys used them on the JK Experience this year. Seemed to do quite well for an AT. Worth a look.
I am a Falken dealer and I cannot wait to get a set of the 35's. They have been a little tough to get as of now. There is a thread on here with the 37's and they look like they go pretty good in the mud and clean pretty well. The Wild Peak AT also comes with a 30 day ride guarantee and a 50K warranty. So if you can get them ride on them and for some reason you dont like them return them in less than 30 days and get something else.

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Ben,
I have about 35K on my Maxxix Bighorns, with an easy 10K+ left on them.
For a mud tire id say thas pretty good. And they are fairly cheap.
Im running 34's and they were 1000 out the door mounted and balanced.

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Ben,
I have about 35K on my Maxxix Bighorns, with an easy 10K+ left on them.
For a mud tire id say thas pretty good. And they are fairly cheap.
Im running 34's and they were 1000 out the door mounted and balanced.
by far one of my favorite tires. they were awesome

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