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Old May 11th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Im looking at tires for for my rubicon. 35" to 37" tall, for a 16" rim, narrow as possible.
Was looking at the falkens, in a 325/80/16. Thats about a 36"tire. It has to be a semi street friendly radial tire. It will only see mild off road work. Leaning towards an "at" tire, but will consider a mild mt. I dont wanna change my moab 16's, I could.

I dont want a 35" tire that's 33.5" tall! Tire opinions please!

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toyo mt's
pro comp extreme at's
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pretty good tire for the $. lack of siping hurts the tire in the winter, but it does have really road manners and decent traction. wear seems to be average so far (around 40kish)

I've got 315-75-16 (small 35") goodyear duratracs on my wifes JKU and it's a great tire. my d-max has 33" cooper stt's and really like them as well.

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Old May 11th, 2014, 06:57 PM   #3
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I run the Discount Tire Version of these tires. Falken Rocky mountain sized at 265/75R16 on my 1/2 GMC sierra. I have been very happy with their performance and wear for the 2 years I've had them. I'd estimate I still have 75% tread left.
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I have no personal experience with the Falkens. I think @mschaffer66 ran them on his JK. As far as mild MTs, I ran the Cooper STT on 2 different trucks and was happy with them. Good traction in all seasons/weather due to the sniping, good wear, didn't seem prone to getting choppy, etc. I liked em. Only thing I didn't like is that they run skinny, but that sounds like what you want. Like most radials, they run small. If you want a 35" tire then get the 37". I've heard and seen nothing but good things about the Toyo MT as well. They run wider and look great, and I believe are more true to size than the Cooper.
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I run the Discount Tire Version of these tires. Falken Rocky mountain sized at 265/75R16 on my 1/2 GMC sierra. I have been very happy with their performance and wear for the 2 years I've had them. I'd estimate I still have 75% tread left.

we (discount tire) sell a ton of them just on looks alone. good price point on them
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we (discount tire) sell a ton of them just on looks alone. good price point on them
I played the game of beat the quote of competators. Discount honored the Wild Peak quotes. IIRC I went to 4 different stores. When I brought the final one into Discount Tire, the manager looked at me and said "I buy them for this price." He beat it by 5.00 a tire.
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Hankook dynapro at its a great tire and are usually priced pretty fair.
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I played the game of beat the quote of competators. Discount honored the Wild Peak quotes. IIRC I went to 4 different stores. When I brought the final one into Discount Tire, the manager looked at me and said "I buy them for this price." He beat it by 5.00 a tire.
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Thx, like the look of the cooper stt too.
Winter traction is not a problem, its garaged in the winter.
Its hard to find a nice 36 or 37 for a 16"rim.
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I run the Discount Tire Version of these tires. Falken Rocky mountain sized at 265/75R16 on my 1/2 GMC sierra. I have been very happy with their performance and wear for the 2 years I've had them. I'd estimate I still have 75% tread left.
x2, except on an XJ, 265/75/16. No idea on cost vs. value. I bought a dodge ram that I parted out on here for them. Paid $400 for the truck

I plan on grooving them or siping once the outer lugs get down to the continuous band.

I didn't read everything on this thread though.

They have fairly good traction, some siping or grooving would help leaps and bounds, with some minor increased wear as a side effect.

I want to go to a 255/85/16 Cooper S/T Maxx once my bfgat's wear down some more on my 1500hd gmc. (unreleated, but another option for tire). I like Coopers.



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I had zero problems with them on my expedition. They were a good tire for me, though I suspect you'll use them for more than just dd/towing.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #12
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Might not be aggressive enough for you, but check out the general grabber at2's. That's what I'm running on my truck (Superduty) and Love them. I picked up a set of 315/75/16s for around 800 new from tire buyer shipped to my house.
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I would love a 37" swamper ssr. But they cost way more and wear quicker.
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i run a set of 31" rocky mountains on my ranger. When i bought my discount had a deal going that you could get tires siped for $10 so i did it. I've been nothing but happy with then. Most of the winter i ran 2wd and hardly needed 4wd. Wear wise i been happy on the wear rate, i've had them over two years and the backs are 85%. Off road you have to realize that they are a mild tire, i was surprised on how well they did on drummond island
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Might not be aggressive enough for you, but check out the general grabber at2's. That's what I'm running on my truck (Superduty) and Love them. I picked up a set of 315/75/16s for around 800 new from tire buyer shipped to my house.
I have these on my f150 and they're great tires. These tires go through anything, are quiet, and wear well. Price was good too. They do throw a lot of stones, however.
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This is true. Coming off a gravel road they throw stones. But I also noticed that with my duratracs
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i checked on mine that i have 45,000 miles on mine and they look like i could get another 50,000 out of them. The only problem i have is the TTB on my truck is eating the inside of the front tires
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Everything I hear about them is good. Falken has a buggy they run them on even.
It was at koh. I just got a set of used km2s, but im gonna look at them in the future.
almost put a set on my wifes wj to try them out but I got pathefinder ats much cheaper.
so far those are pretty nice. Got 245 65 17s at discount tire mounted and balanced for 109 a tire with the warranty. I put a used set of coopers on it a while back, but a pothole blew a belt in one.
when it started to shake she got scared. I was out of town, so she got them.
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