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    Default Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    Me an a fellow jeep buddy got into a discussion over different tires, our favorite tires, and pro's an con's of different tires. ( We have no life outside of rocks an jeeps, and we are aware of this ). So naturally I thought hey this would be a pretty cool thread on here. So whats your favorite tires to run, tires you want to run, pro's an con's, best tires in your eye's etc. Chat it up!
    A year an a half ago if some one would have told me my jeep would take months to build, several thousands of dollars, never ever be done always be evolving, it will break an I will have to rebuild it time an time again, some times I will be broke for weeks because of it, I'll be taking the risk of rolling it an totaling it will out wheeling, an it will become more then a hobby I would have probably second guessed myself... but I'm glad no one told me all that...

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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    This ought to go on for awhile. LOL

    My personal choice is determined by application. Since I drive mine daily, and sometimes on long distances to get to where I want to wheel, then it is KM2s. Just bought a couple. They have good flex in them and fairly quiet on the highway. But if I was buying a strictly rock tire, it would be either KMs with the soft compound or IROKS with the same. For mud use, and still legal on the road it would be Boggers. For deep snow, it would be grooved Swamper SSRs. Strictly sand, paddles of course.
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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I forgot to add my personal favorite. my favorite all around are pitbull rockers hands down. They're awesome in rocks and in mud. For a daily driver would be the pitbull growlers(go figure pitbull tires again ha) I do like the red labels though. I would love them for a straight rock rig seeing as that's my fancy, I like it on the rocks
    A year an a half ago if some one would have told me my jeep would take months to build, several thousands of dollars, never ever be done always be evolving, it will break an I will have to rebuild it time an time again, some times I will be broke for weeks because of it, I'll be taking the risk of rolling it an totaling it will out wheeling, an it will become more then a hobby I would have probably second guessed myself... but I'm glad no one told me all that...

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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I'm in the desert. For me it's BFG AT's. Quiet and long lasting. I've been driving mine out here in the rocks and dirt for 2 years and the tires are holding up nice. No damages to the sidewalls or tread surfaces.

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    Hmmm tires tires tires. Oh Wait, since I'm getting ready to start up JeepSpeed racing, I have it easy!!! JS Rules require General Tire Grabbers (go figure.. general tire sponsors the events), My current fav is the AT2 (works great on the tracks or on the road, but then I pretty much have to get into the habit of saying that. Now IF I had Choices to make, I would be going with KM's, KM2's or Boggers. Just because I like the looks of those and others say good things about them too.
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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I have run the Pro Comp Xtreme Mud Terrain's as well as the Mickey Thompson Baja Claws.. I love them both, but the Pro Comp's were way quiter on the street, and they weren't directional.. which was nice.. especially for the spare..
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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I'd have to go with the Pitbull Rockers also

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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    Road tyre ... Michelin.

    A/T ... Ive been using Hankooks for years now ...

    Knobbies ... since they would only be used now & then ... Something cheap ... probably Maxxis ... and maybe the Trepadors coz they have the sidewall mouldings like the Hankook.

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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I've only bought one, well techincally two I guess. The BFG MT KM and BFG MT KM2. I like the tread pattern on the KM much better but the KM2's really ride nice. I consider the KM2s a mix between a MT and AT tire though.

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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I've had the BFG MT KM's on the FSJ I used to have and running BFG A/T's currently. I liked the KM's better even though they were louder. I ran some TSL swampers for a couple weeks, but they were way to obnoxious to drive on the street. If I ever buy a new set of tires I might try some Kumho Road Venture MT or Yokohama Geolander MT+ just to try something different.
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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    It's a regional question.....honestly your favorite tire in Florida wont perform in New England, or Michigan.....A California favorite might perfom differently from southern to northern California.......not to mention Washington.....it's regional and regional expectations.......

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    I kinda agree with you detours but some tires can do it all I would say. I do have to say nitto has done pretty good designing tsome tires to go every where. Saw some in action for the first time this weekend. But another good one all my mudding buddies run is ofcourse interco, which I've seen ran all over the country from rocks, sand, to mud.. Although they have stamped they're name in the mud world
    A year an a half ago if some one would have told me my jeep would take months to build, several thousands of dollars, never ever be done always be evolving, it will break an I will have to rebuild it time an time again, some times I will be broke for weeks because of it, I'll be taking the risk of rolling it an totaling it will out wheeling, an it will become more then a hobby I would have probably second guessed myself... but I'm glad no one told me all that...

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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I have always wanted to try the Hercules Trail Digger.

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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    I ran Super Swamper TSL on my XJ and my TJ. This has got to be one of the better off-road tires. But for street driving, it is lousy. Wears out quick, loud (very loud above 40), marginal dry traction, poor wet traction........but this tire rocks off road.

    For street driving, I have the Falken Rocky Mountain A/T. After 10K street driving it is quiet and smooth. The tires come with a 50K tread wear out warranty from Falken. Off road they are not Swampers but still do good. In soft sand and trail riding they worked good (A dry Creekside). One draw back, these tires stink. Literally they smell. If you park inside, roll your windows up at least for the first month. But for the price and wear warranty, these tires are hard to beat.
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    Default Re: Tires, tires,tires. Whats your tire of choice?

    for rock crawling I have enjoyed the swampers... Ive used others like bf all terrains... no success, goodyear mt-r no success on the older ones before the kevlar
    I wheel with a buddy who has the kevlars and his have held up great to everything I went through so I guess those guys are a great option as well
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