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Old 05-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which 37"+ DD tires rain worthy

Rebuilding my '91 YJ again.
Currently has 35" Dick Cepek Fun Country II's on it.
Going up to Dana 60's and minimum 37" tires.
I drive 600 miles one way to work.
I work offshore, 4 weeks out, 2 weeks home.
What brand tires, 37" and above do y'all trust on wet pavement on a light Jeep?
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Take a look at the Falken Wildpeak. I don't own a set, but a buddy has them and loves them. They seem like a good match for your slightly-longer-than-average commute.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How do you like those fun country's for your long road trips?
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How do you like those fun country's for your long road trips?
They worked great.
Never had any problems.
Just seemed weird only running 12 psi.
That was to have full tread contact on the road.
So never aired down for wheeling.
Just wanting to try something different or I'd get a bigger set.
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The problem with stepping up to 37+ in a tire that is good for DD is that they are all 17+ wheels which get expensive. Goodyear used to make a 37" mtr on a 15" wheel, but they don't in the mtrk.
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Since your running a 15" wheel here's a thread about 37's and 15" wheels.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...=toyo+goodyear
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You can get back steelies from several companies in 17x8 for $80 each.

http://www.ntwonline.com/17X8-TYPE-9...-PRO-COMP.html

Seems like a no brainer, as tire companies offer more choices for 17", and will continue to phase out 15" over time....

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Old 05-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I like 37" BFG A/T KO's personally for street/rain/ice/towing/mild wheeling. (17" rim)

I've run 5 sets of that exact tire now. I got about 45-50k miles out of all of them. Ran 3 sets of them on an 06 Superduty, 1 set on a 95 YJ, and 1 set on an F150. Don't get me wrong, they are not the most aggressive thing offroad, but they do a decent job nonetheless.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Smile 37in BFG MT

I run a set of BFG MT 37's on 17 inch wheels and they offer great riding / handling characteristics on the street as well as trail. I run the same tire in 305's on my tow rig as well. Great tires but keep in mind load range D can be a little stiff for a light rig.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah, going with minimum 17" rims to clear the Dana 70 outers with discs.
Can't put 15" rims over 16" brake rotors.

Thanks for the ideas guys.

Was looking at Interco SSR's or their M16's
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I ran the super swamped ssr it wore awesome was stiff and didn't work very well offroad, probably the worst tire I've wheeled with. My mtrs worked better all around just my two cents.

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Old 05-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Why not hummer tires.
I run them on my dodge 3500 daily driver unbalanced and they have been great so far.
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Again, clearance issues with the big disc brakes, hi-steer arms, and 7" backspacing

Though can get H1s recentered, with tires, (80% tread), for about $400 a set
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I absolutely love my Goodyear MTR Kevlars.

Good in rain, dry etc, my 76 mile commute to work is nice with them.

Whatever you buy if its 37" plus do yourself a favor and get a set of centramatics one of th ebest investments I ever made.

SSR's/M16's are ok... but the goodyear is better offroad, and onroad.
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Trepadors.

Quiet, smooth, balanced well, and I can attest that they worked well in the rain.
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I've been running the ssr on my cherokee they work great on it dd but as said above they suck off road cause how light the jeep is. Put them on my old f350 the worked better wheeling with them, cause its a heavy pig. Mine are mounted on 16x10 weld rims
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Again,
Thanks for all the ideas guys.
At least now I have a start.

Main reason for this question,
had an '04 Rubicon.
Little economy 2" puck lift,
new Walmart AT's.
Totaled it first time out in the rain.

I KNOW better now.
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