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    Default Tires...Lets Hear it AGAIN

    Ok, I know there have been many tire threads all over the net and here before. I need tires bad because my Firestone Destination MTs are so chunked they are shaking my Jeep when I drive and no one will even touch them to balance them. I have ran the GoodYear MTRs in the past on two rigs and were more than pleased with them. I like the looks of the new tread design and the embeded kevlar, but they are pricey even in 33s. I am leaning hard towards the BFG KM2s right now. If I were to buy today that is what I would get due to price and what I have heard in the past about them. But before I spend more than $1k on tires I want to leave all of my options open. Let me hear what you are running and how you like them. The two things I am MOST concerned about in new tires are tread wear on the highway and chunking offroad. I would like to get over 40k miles out of my purchase and not have them all chunked out after a year. I don't play in the mud at all, so ATs are not all together out. But with the prices of ATs in 33s, I am inclined to go ahead and spend the little more cost to get MTs as long as they will meet my mileage demands. Lets hear it.
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    I love my Toyo Open Country MT's to death. They are quiet when at 30lbs on the road and when I air them down to 5lbs for the trail they work better than any other tire I've seen. I HIGHLY recommend them.


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    there are some tires that the firestone place sells on base. at 80 bucks a pop for 33's, you could always by extras when they get FUBAR
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    hard to Beat BFG`s AT----They have been around a long time-and they hold together really well!

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    Seems like tires have changed a lot in the past year and a half... lots of tires with kevlar (does that ever make for a solid footing over obstacles!), lots of new tread designs. I've speculated elsewhere that computer design is coming more and more into play in the designs. And as a result a lot of the good ol' standbys seem to have gotten eclipsed. Mickey Thompson MTZs were among the first to show up with a funky design.
    But to your question, if you're tearing up tires routinely (and it sounds like you are), going with a spendy tire doesn't sound like a great plan. Go cheaper and replace as needed if you can.
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    see if you can find some Co-Op Grip-Spur's

    them things are awesome!! in the mud. hard to find tho. pretty cheap if I recall too. they are Bias ply tho.. gotta get them at the co-op .

    tread patern close to the old Buck-shot mudders

    if you find them, let me know, I'll buy a set (and you can get them thin like pizza cutters if you want)
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    i have the KM2's. they're awesome tires. i dont have more than a couple thousand miles on em tops but off road i couldnt get stuck in 2wd on a rainy weekend at Morris Mountain. they're great. also the A/T's are great from bfg. just depends on how much you will be wheeling and in what. also, if you go through tires a bit you can buy the warrenty on bfg tires for like 18 bucks a tire. 100% replacement for the first 50% of tread, after that its prorated. great deal.
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    What about these?

    Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radial Tire, LT375/55R16

    Fits my stock rims, works out to almost 32.5

    Shipped to my door for $684.95

    That is just about half what it would cost me for any other tire or tire/rim combo I am looking at. I have had a couple of friends with these on other rigs and they seemed to wear fine and do good offroad.
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    I bought a set of Truxxs MTR's for the TJ before camp MJ last year. I didn't air down and went over blue/blacks the entire time open/open. Drives like a caddy at 75 mph. Then I rode shotty in my old TJ for the NJJA crawl for the cure and it was wet, cold (snow/rain) the whole time and they didn't fail to impress me again without being aired down. They'll be the tire of choice going on my CJ.

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    I had a set of Baja Claws 33x11.50s on my previous TJ........I loved them and hated them. They didnt really get too noisy until the highway and even then it was still tollerable with the soft top. They did pretty awesome offroad got stuck a few times but I would have been pushing it with any tire. I can't speak for their integrity at lower pressures though cause I never had on board air so I never aired down. I had these on my TJ for about 7k miles before I sold my TJ and they were a bit past 1/2 tred. However I did have to do alot of highway driving (NC to OH) My gas mileage was pretty horrible, but then again I was sitting with stock 3.73's so 5th gear was simply useless. I'm not certain that it was a fault of the tire but overtime they get a very weird wear pattern on them. Random low spot as if they were the only part of the tire contacting the ground, but they were very spuratic, no pattern to them. Overall they were a pretty decent tire, especially for the price, but to be honest before I decided to sell it I was shopping around for a different set of tires in mind.
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