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35" tire choices

First off, let me say that;

1. There are a shit load of choices
2. Tires are fuckin expensive...

Anyway, moving on, I'm getting big boy tires. Just when I think I know what I want, something else comes up. I'm looking for 35x12.5x15 tires for my '11 JKR. I had it pretty narrowed down to the Maxxis Trepador Radials in the size I wanted. But, with the Canadian dollar taking a dump, they've moved into the same price point as some of the more hard core offroad tires. So, my choices now are down to MTR's, Trep's, (bias non comps or the radials) and a set of TSL radials that a buddy has (bought then new, mounted them and now wants bias). I'm seriously considering the TSL'S, even though they are 36's.

I drive the Jeep around 10k miles per season (April till November). Ice and snow isn't a concern, I'm going with a seperate set of tires for winter. Anyone have experience with the Interco's? I know the design is as old as dirt. But they seem to work. Any others I should consider?

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Any Others I Should Consider .

Yes as for other considerations Nitto Train Grapplers , My Cj was really sensitive to balance issues ,as was my JK , with some of the brands you mentioned . As to keep the Crap Storm coming from those that have those brands . That was just my experience . Those days were long ago . The Nitto just seemed to not take as much weight to get them into spec. And stayed longer on my rigs than the others without issues . The performance at low pressures also impressed me. Good Luck In Whatever Direction you Choose . By the way my experience is only with 40s on the Cj and 37s on the JK .
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I ran a set of 36 tsl radials about 5 years ago on my XJ they went as far in 2wd as the BFG KM MTs I had before them in 4wd on the same XJ. I'd choose them or the MTR's I always hear about how good those are, Mickey thompsons are pricey but worth the money the MTZs or ATZs never tried the newer design ATZs though, I'll have my 2nd set of ATZs here today for my JK

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Thank you fellas.

I ran the older MT ATZ's, and, for what they were, they surprised me quite a bit. Although they worked well, I need something that has the ability to grab onto wet roots and rocks. I also considered the MTZ's or the Baja Claw TTC's, because I know two guys that run them with good success around here, but the BC wears pretty quick and I do drive the Jeep everyday to work. I only work about 10 kms away from my house, any longer trips we take the GF's car. On top of that, a DD may be in my future (a small car or a truck) so I'm not all that worried about road noise. I'm leaning towards the TSL's...

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If you would consider the Claws then take a look at the BFG Krawler. They are a great tire on rocks. The main challenge is they are very limited on sizes.
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I have owned tsl Bias and tsl radials and the mt baja claws. tsl bias was hands down the better tire. I will never own the other two again. The tsl bias ( after 3 miles or so ) was a damn good snow tire i dont think people give it enough credit in the snow.
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First off, let me say that;

1. There are a shit load of choices
2. Tires are fuckin expensive...

Anyway, moving on, I'm getting big boy tires. Just when I think I know what I want, something else comes up. I'm looking for 35x12.5x15 tires for my '11 JKR. I had it pretty narrowed down to the Maxxis Trepador Radials in the size I wanted. But, with the Canadian dollar taking a dump, they've moved into the same price point as some of the more hard core offroad tires. So, my choices now are down to MTR's, Trep's, (bias non comps or the radials) and a set of TSL radials that a buddy has (bought then new, mounted them and now wants bias). I'm seriously considering the TSL'S, even though they are 36's.

I drive the Jeep around 10k miles per season (April till November). Ice and snow isn't a concern, I'm going with a seperate set of tires for winter. Anyone have experience with the Interco's? I know the design is as old as dirt. But they seem to work. Any others I should consider?
I just bought some Maxxis Buckholtz(Bighorn) 315/75/16s for a pretty good price, but at the same time I was also considering stepping down to a 15" wheel, so was looking at 35/12.50/15s
I came across some GT Adventuro MTs for around $15X.00/ea on ebay(like everyone else on ebay, was a retailer simply selling stock...nothing special).
I have experience with the GTs, in the form of 305/70/16s and I felt they had every bit of traction in the sand-on-garage-floor, hard-pack, silt and sand-type terrain we have here in SoKal, as any other tire I've owned in recent memory(Trail Grapps, BFG ATs,MTs, Pro Comp XTs).
I did some research on 'em before I bought them, which consisted of searching them on here and other OR websites, and it seemed that others really like(d) them as well.

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+1 for positive feedback on the TSL. I ran a 33x10.5x15 TSL Radial (on my TJ), and it was amazing off road, and surprisingly decent on road. Road noise was just a nice hum, and they look pretty awesome too.

If you can move the 36's sufficiently (engine power and gearing) and have the clearance, I would go that route - esp. at a better deal than new?

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I bought my Jeep used with 35"x12.50"x 17" Fierce Attitude M/Ts. I planned to replace them but then I noticed that they work pretty good out here in the desert... about as good as any other similar tire.
It's been almost a year and a finally sidewalled one on a sharp rock. I actually broke the rock off inside the tire.
I decided to finally get something different...until I noticed how cheap these tires are. My Jeep was lifted brand new at the dealership and almost has 50,000 on it but not sure if the tires do or not.
Years ago it was hard to get a tsl that wasn't egg shaped and hard to balance. We used to shave them and it helped a lot(worked in road racing so the equipment was readily available). I hear the new MT/R has the same problem but I can't say from experience.
Bias plies do flatspot overnight in the cold and might not smooth out on your short trip to work.
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I just installed 35x12.5x15 mt/r's on my 13 jku last weekend. The shop that did the original install didn't get them balanced so I took it to a different shop with more experience 2 days later. It took a ton of weight to balance these tires. However I had read about the balancing issues while researching the tire so its not an issue for me. Ive never had the TSL's but a buddy of mine swears by them.

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I thought I would try the new lexani mud beast and that was a mistake for on road use. They feel like they are solid tires. But they look good and are fairly cheap.


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