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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-03-2013, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Help me decide which tires to get!

Hello, I am planning on getting the Daystar 2 inch lift in the next couple weeks and was starting to look for tires. I want to spend around $700 on tires so I was debating between the Kenda Klever MTs and the Goodyear wrangler Authority's from Walmart. Which one would be better? Or is there better options for the same price in a 265 70 17?
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I have tried lots of tires through the years, as we have always lived remote. 8 miles to the asphalt now. I keep going back to the BFG All Terrain KO. 3 ply sidewall a tough tire, quiet on the street does excellent off road. Good mileage if you rotate them.
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If your ok with the all terrains I have been told numerous times about the Yokohama Geolander ATs being a good tire. A friend has a set and loves them. I have the Goodyear Duratracs and they are an amazing tire off road. they are also street friendly but the Duratracs are a little out of your price range. the Geolanders are within your price range. All 4 for 556.00.

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I like the Kenda better myself. For off-roading, the more aggressive the side lugs the better. You're not at the mercy of ruts and road edges like a non-side lugged and/or squared off, straight sided A/T tire. The Kenda is more rounded, which also helps on climbing out of ruts. My Toyo M/T's are much the same, and I can decide when to leave a deep rut, rather than stay trapped in it until it ends.

Might do some review searching on Google first to see if one or the other wears out too fast. Pavement eats up any deep knobby tires, and they howl, Such is the life of serious off-road tires.

Just expect your MPG to drop, I lost about 3 MPG by going to the big M/T's. They're phenomenal off-road though, and I can live with crap MPG since I have a car for daily driving.

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I have been running on Goodyear Duratrac's 265 70 17 with the Daystar 2" lift for just under two years. This has been a great combination lift/tires for the highway, camper towing, and our annual trek to the Catskills Mountains Off Roading event.

It's been great to add the bigger tires and increase the clearance without wrecking the ride or handling.

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I've never heard someone say they like BFG AT's prior to reading this. I've had them on many vehicles and they blow!




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I run the Kenda MT's

Not as bad tire. Has good road manners outside of being noisy like any MT. Handle moderate amounts of mud. I like them and bought the 265/70/17 on ebay for 616.00 to the door. Plus 60 for mounting and balancing. Thats cheap. And they are fresh being made in december of 2012. That means a lot if you plan on having them awhile.

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Not as bad tire. Has good road manners outside of being noisy like any MT.
Don't put them on and commute to work every day. (You'll grind off those knobbies) M/T's are noisy, and there's just no getting around that. (the log truck howl) One thing I've noticed on road trips, is in heavy rain there's little if any hydroplaning. (Pavement) The open knobbies just squish the water out from underneath as fast as it comes in. Other vehicles I've been in (both street and A/T tires) "disconnect" from the road in the same depth of water. (over an inch)

My Jeep feels like it's floating on marshmallows when I drive it. I drive my Chrysler 300 AWD 90% of the time, and it's a luxury sedan, so we're not talking about a harsh ride, but those big diameter, wide tires with about 8" of rubber wrapped around the 17" rims just make nothing out of speed bumps, potholes, raised manhole covers etc. and it feels cushier than the car. Washboard gravel roads that would otherwise rattle your teeth out can be driven on at 50+ MPH and you can barely feel them.

As for getting thru snow, (city streets) with M/T's it's "Snow? What snow?" I can see the stuff on the roads, but the Jeep doesn't act any different than a dry road. Off-road, it just churns thru grill-deep stuff until you chicken out and turn back from worry.

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Dont get on here much...but ill make a suggestion.

Mickey Thompson MTZs. Period.

Better than KM2s, better than dura-craps, quiet on road, bite like hell off road.

Coming from a guy why wheels some of the hardest terrain in the South East...
provided I do it in an XJ. The XK is too cute to be wheeled hard
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So the Kenda is a overall good tire? Just a little worried about buying an "off brand" tire but since my price range is at $700-800 I think I might go for them. If mickey thompsons weren't so expensive there's no doubt that I would get them, just a little out of the budget for a high school senior that just graduated!
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