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    USMC Tires X 5

    I'm doing it on the 1st. I took my Jeep down to Jeff with 4x4corps and he assured me my heinous tires are the culprit for my wobble. So now I shop. I know that Goodyear and BFG are the top dogs on the market. I've been told to go price match with Discount Tire.

    I'm looking for all 5 with wheels, 33x12.50x15 with some 15x10 steelies.

    hit me with some great combos and deals that you've been sniffing out. I wanna stay with about 1k budget.

    edit: I will consider 33x10.50 on my stock 15x7 stockers.
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    I'd go with 15x8 Rims bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Assassin View Post
    I'd go with 15x8 Rims bro
    what width tire, 10.5?
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    http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...c=CASINT&cs=33

    AT vs MT on rocks? i've only used MT
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    If you are going with 33"x12.50"x15" stick with a 15"x8" wheel that has 3.75" back spacing. American Racing makes a good steel rim for around $40.

    I would go with BFG AT/KO's and all five on rims should be under your $1K budget.

    33"x10.50" tires may not save you much per tire, but they should work on your OEM rims and then save you some with a slight increase in miles per gallon over running a 12.50" wide tire based on a smaller tread print/less rolling resistance and overall lighter weight of the narrower tire on an alloy rim.

    So bottom line is what percentage off road driving are you doing and which is more important, trail performance or daily street driving?

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    What is the big benifit with running a 15x8 rim with the 33"x12.50's as oposed to running a 15x10? It is harder to slip a bead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goody View Post
    What is the big benifit with running a 15x8 rim with the 33"x12.50's as oposed to running a 15x10? It is harder to slip a bead?
    this.


    and it's my DD with tons of offroad. tons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goody View Post
    What is the big benifit with running a 15x8 rim with the 33"x12.50's as oposed to running a 15x10? It is harder to slip a bead?
    15x10 easier to break a bead, and they will also burp out air when you are aired down and crawling in the rocks, been there done that!!!

    12.50 go for 15x8!!!

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    i would hardly say that BFG, unless running krawlers, is one of the top dogs on the market. alot of better choices out there.

    good year is just another tire manufacturer at this point as well. a set of maxxis, toyo mt's, or pitbulls would be my first choice on a dd rig. otherwise a set of radial swampers.

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    I posted this response a few times already, but the differance between an 8" or 10" rim while running a 12.50" wide tire comes down to more or less side wall bulge. For on street handling, the 10" wide wheel is better. Straighter sidewall, higher on street pressure, more tire patch, better handling and if you were building a Mall Crawler that would be my recommendation. The 8" rim holds the tire bead better with less pressure which is key when off roading, it also gives you more side wall bulge and flex off road for better traction.

    Having wheeled in California I can tell you that the tread pattern of the BFG AT/KO is ideally suited for your terrain. The only weakness it has is in mud as the closed tread pattern will not release and they get slick real quick. I have run Goodyears, Firestones, Pro Comp, Interco Swampers, Generals in both AT and MT tread patterns and none of them where as good all round performance as the BFG AT/KOs have been.

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