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Old 12-19-2005, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Tires for the Rubicon??

What would be the tire of choice for the Rubicon or that type of trail in a 37-12.50-15 size?? I like the MTR's and SSR's
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I hardly think this is hardcore and, I think tire choise would depend on the driver and the vehicle. There's not one best tire.
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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66inch monster truck grooved tires but if you cant run those without felxing issues im thinking 37inch krawlers if you got the money if not good ole bias tsls and beadlocks air down to 1psi and just tire wrap over everything
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Monday went by quick. er....Wait, it's still Monday. WTF I thought you were only alowed to post this kind of shit on Tuesday's?
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dont let all these guys give you any crap. Rubicons are hardcore right off the showroom floor. This tire looks good and is a great daily driver tire. It also has great off road traction.































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Old 12-19-2005, 01:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I knew I was going to get crap from you guys for posting this here but I wanted some opinons from true fourwheels that there lives rotate around this kinda stuff. And sorry for not giving you more info but it's a Basic TJ with the 5.5 RE lift not the Rubicon Model. I went with Dana 44's off a Grand Wagoner instead of the so called Front Dana 44 with Dana 30 parts on the Rubicon model.
Thanks for the Monady kicking in the nuts thought!!
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I knew I was going to get crap from you guys for posting this here

Then post this where you won't get kicked in the nuts??
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Well I wanted expert advise from the guys who use there offroad vehicles not just drive them to the store and back.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Psshhh You guys need to get serious here.

Interco ThornBirds, best tire ever made for all conditions, especially the Rubicon and MudBogs.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Psshhh You guys need to get serious here.

Interco ThornBirds, best tire ever made for all conditions, especially the Rubicon and MudBogs.
Thank you, that is all I need to know but if that means getting a little harsasment form you guys for your info that's ok because you know your stuff. Sorry for the confustion but I ment to use on the Rubicon Trail or the local Sierra trails...

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Old 12-19-2005, 03:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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he was joking, thornbirds (thursdbirds) are the worst piece of shit tires ever.

For trails like the Con, meaning a lot of rocks and granite, TSL's, and Irok's do excellent, MTR's do very well, plus you can drive the Jeep on the road better with MTr's. Gui
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I knew I was going to get crap from you guys for posting this here but I wanted some opinons from true fourwheels that there lives rotate around this kinda stuff.
So you already knew this was the wrong place and not enough info, but you did it anyway. What an ass hat.
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Thank you, that is all I need to know but if that means getting a little harsasment form you guys for your info that's ok because you know your stuff. Sorry for the confustion but I ment to use on the Rubicon Trail or the local Sierra trails...
I was just playin man, don't even waste your time thinking about ThornTurds.

Just like everyone said, there's really nothing special about the Con's terrain. It's mostly just granite rock and dirt. TSL's, Irok's, MTR's, Toyo's... just get a good tire, and you'll be okay.
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I knew I was going to get crap from you guys for posting this here but I wanted some opinons from true fourwheels that there lives rotate around this kinda stuff. And sorry for not giving you more info but it's a Basic TJ with the 5.5 RE lift not the Rubicon Model. I went with Dana 44's off a Grand Wagoner instead of the so called Front Dana 44 with Dana 30 parts on the Rubicon model.
Thanks for the Monady kicking in the nuts thought!!

If you yourself did that work to your jeep, I would think you would know what tires to put it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i dont know why you feel if you would have posted this in the newbie forum you wouldnt have gotten the same awnser.
just cause pple dont have a buggy on 40s you think that means they just go around cruisin to the mall, tires are still a big consideration whether your running 31s or 40s.

so next time why dont you just put this crap where it belongs.

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Old 12-19-2005, 04:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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For driving to the trails MTRs for trailer IROKS.

Unless you don't mind the treadlife of the IROKs on th road.

TSL SX are also another killer choice...

MTRs are NOT good for mud and IROKs are not "that good" for mud eiter. I would go wtih a TSL BIAS or TSL SX both tread last longer than IROK but less than an MTR but both do good in the rocks and a good in the mud.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Do most of you guys wheel on the Con??
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Do most of you guys wheel on the Con??
I do, and I have used MTRs, SXs, TSLs (and tsl radials), BFG MTs, and seen IROKs.

IROKs amazed me on dry granite and snow.

DO you plan to tow this vehicle or drive it to the trails/around town.

If I was towing I would go IROK or SX (i`m looking for either used myself currently). If I was driving I would go with an MTR just beacuse the treadlifei s awesome and they still work very well in the rocks just not 'so great' in the mud/slop. If you want a good mud slop tire and good on the rocks go TSL or TSL SX. I used the TSL SX on my DD Jeep and took it to the Con a lot and they lasted me approx. 2 years in the front and I sold the rear before I wore them out but they would have lasted another year or two.

Lots of options - depends on your situation and needs.
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I do, and I have used MTRs, SXs, TSLs (and tsl radials), BFG MTs, and seen IROKs.

IROKs amazed me on dry granite and snow.

DO you plan to tow this vehicle or drive it to the trails/around town.

If I was towing I would go IROK or SX (i`m looking for either used myself currently). If I was driving I would go with an MTR just beacuse the treadlifei s awesome and they still work very well in the rocks just not 'so great' in the mud/slop. If you want a good mud slop tire and good on the rocks go TSL or TSL SX. I used the TSL SX on my DD Jeep and took it to the Con a lot and they lasted me approx. 2 years in the front and I sold the rear before I wore them out but they would have lasted another year or two.

Lots of options - depends on your situation and needs.
I ran the MTR 35's on my last jeep and liked them. I drove that jeep two to three times a week and they where great I'm just woundering how the SSR work? I will be driving this jeep to the local trails and the Con and maybe to and I'm think of make a trip or two to Maob just for the experince of a road trip to the trail across the desert I think that would be a great time....So I looks like I should go with the MTR's I just like the look of the SSR just don't know how they perform?
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I ran the MTR 35's on my last jeep and liked them. I drove that jeep two to three times a week and they where great I'm just woundering how the SSR work? I will be driving this jeep to the local trails and the Con and maybe to and I'm think of make a trip or two to Maob just for the experince of a road trip to the trail across the desert I think that would be a great time....So I looks like I should go with the MTR's I just like the look of the SSR just don't know how they perform?
From what I`ve herad the SSR perform very poorly.
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From what I`ve herad the SSR perform very poorly.
I have seen them on alot on trucks but it seems the center lugs would be to big for a light jeep, if you get into wet slabs of rock you would spin to much but maybe thats just me..
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tsl bias all the way air em down and go
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