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    Cool Jeep 'Wrangler U' All Terrain Tires Help

    Hey Guys, so Im planning on buying my first Jeep in a couple of weeks, but had a question on the tires to make it look awesome and badass, within a budget. Im planning on getting either a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara or Rubicon and was wondering what 35inch tires would be best if I were planning on giving the vehicle a 3.5-4 inch lift as well. Im planning on removing the stock wheels and tires and possibly selling those. The car is gonna be used for daily commute and for off-roading sometimes as well. Wanted to know whats the best all terrain tire brand/model/specs to look at for the best price. Thanks in advance!
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    The Jeep that you will be using for your daily commute should only be lifted high enough to clear the size tire you want. I myself love Mickey Thompson... enjoy your new Jeep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shantz View Post
    The Jeep that you will be using for your daily commute should only be lifted high enough to clear the size tire you want. I myself love Mickey Thompson... enjoy your new Jeep.
    as good of info as that is it doesn't answer his question about what tire he should get

    Quote Originally Posted by SloppyGuyy View Post
    Hey Guys, so Im planning on buying my first Jeep in a couple of weeks, but had a question on the tires to make it look awesome and badass, within a budget. Im planning on getting either a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara or Rubicon and was wondering what 35inch tires would be best if I were planning on giving the vehicle a 3.5-4 inch lift as well. Im planning on removing the stock wheels and tires and possibly selling those. The car is gonna be used for daily commute and for off-roading sometimes as well. Wanted to know whats the best all terrain tire brand/model/specs to look at for the best price. Thanks in advance!
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    if you only plan on running 35's and don't think you would go any higher may I suggest getting a smaller lift like a 2.5" budget boost. this will be cheaper for you and allow you to fit some 35's easily.

    as for tires a lot of people like the nitto trail grapplers and the toyo open county but they are an M/T. The goodyear duratrecs are also another popular tire for those that see some snow.
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    Daily... My option 2.5 lift 315/70/17... My two cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    as good of info as that is it doesn't answer his question about what tire he should get
    I feel telling people what type of tire to get is like telling them what type of shoe to buy... tons of factors... millions of choices.

    Where do you live, what kind of terrain, weather, and so on. For most people they buy for looks... then try to get the best fit for what they do to please both worlds.

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    Hey guys thanx for responding really, helps a lot, as for Shantz questions: I live in Los Angeles, usually sunny and dry with a few wet months and snow in the winter (mainly around Big Bear, Mammoth, and Yosemite). I would use the Jeep as my primary car, for daily commute mainly, and as well as getting some off-road actions with friends and groups every now and then. I'm trying to do an all-Black Wrangler Unlimited, with a decent lift and cool masculine look

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    Welcome to WAL!

    Now on to making your jeep (not a car) more man like!

    Step 1, buy it, drive it, wheel it! Get that sucker on a trail and enjoy it for what a jeep is for!
    Step 2, buy lift/wheels/tires. These are all subjective as to what you plan to use it for. You're staying more toward the daily driver/mall crawler (not a derogatory term) and see the occasional trail, that's cool we wont bite your head off. (unless you install a unibrow grill....)

    Now really if you want to run 35 inch tall tires you need to decide if you want an All Terrain (AT) or a Mud Terrain (MT). The AT will give over all better fuel economy, comfort, lower noise level, better wet weather traction etc. A MT tire will look more manly and preform better off the concrete jungle paths! The only tire in MY opinion that looks manly and gives you the AT benefits but off road performance is the Goodyear Duratrac. A friend of mine has these in 315/70/17 installed and they look good. If you buy them in 35x12.50/17 Size they will not measure out to a 35 inch tall tire when air'd up and installed.

    Other tires to consider in both AT and MT patterns for popularity and overall performance are:

    Nitto: Trail Grapplers (MT), Mud Grapplers (MT), Terra Grapplers G2 (AT)
    Toyo: Open Country MT (MT), Open Country AT2 (AT)
    Goodyear: Duratrac (AT), Wrangler MT with Kevlar (looks good, reports of weak sidewalls)
    BFGoodrich: KM (MT), KO2 (AT); this brand seems to run the smallest vs other brands
    Mickey Thompson: Baja ATZ P3 (AT), Deegan 38 (MT), Baja Claw (MT), Baja MTZ (MT)

    They are all good tires and depending on your budget you can get a good set. Just match the wheel offset with the size of tire and lift. On stock suspension you can run a 33 inch tall tire with very little issues. If you choose to run a flat style fender (fender chop) you can run a 35 inch tall tire on stock suspension with little issues. Adding a 2 inch budget boost will greatly increase the Jeeps ability off road.

    Just for reference, Wayalife (Eddie, the site owner) runs a fully built bad ass Jeep on 40 inch tires with around 3.5 inches of total lift. Hope this helps you decide on what you want to run and work with. As for the Saraha vs Rubicon, most will say Rubi simply because out of the box it will perform hands down better vs the rest.
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    There are a lot of choices out there and I just went through the process, daily commuter, family ride, 4 seasons w/ rain/snow/ice and decided on an aggressive AT tire. Toyo's seem highly regarded for quality and tread life so I chose the Toyo Open Country AT2, and they look incredible and aggressive. the Plus, being on a budget i found them for $260 on treaddepot.com for 35x12.5x17.
    -my second choice and also extremely popular were the Nitto Trail Grapplers

    Also keep in mind that pics online don't do most tires justice, AT or MTs. (Toyo also makes an RT, which is between an AT and MT) so try to see them in person.
    Anyways a buddy of mine had these so i get to see them in person and he had 40k miles and the tread still looked great.
    Here's a couple of my recent pics
    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawklee View Post
    There are a lot of choices out there and I just went through the process, daily commuter, family ride, 4 seasons w/ rain/snow/ice and decided on an aggressive AT tire. Toyo's seem highly regarded for quality and tread life so I chose the Toyo Open Country AT2, and they look incredible and aggressive. the Plus, being on a budget i found them for $260 on treaddepot.com for 35x12.5x17.
    -my second choice and also extremely popular were the Nitto Trail Grapplers

    Also keep in mind that pics online don't do most tires justice, AT or MTs. (Toyo also makes an RT, which is between an AT and MT) so try to see them in person.
    Anyways a buddy of mine had these so i get to see them in person and he had 40k miles and the tread still looked great.
    Here's a couple of my recent pics
    Good luck and keep us posted!
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    Here is a pic of 35" BF Goodrich KM2 Mud Terrain tires in action.

    I've got no complaints on or off road with these tires. They do run smaller than most other 35's and with a mud terrain tire you're not going to get as many miles out of them compared to an all terrain tire.

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