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Old 10-19-2000, 06:06 PM
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Default 35X12.5R16 or 315/75R16?

Hey guys. Really starting to plan the solid axle conversion, and I'm thinking it'd be good to start picking tires. Thing is, I have 16x8 rims. So I need 35" tall tires for 16" rims. Got any recommendations or experiences? I don't have the cash to go over to 15" rims. I wish I did, then it'd be SIMPLE. NO MICKEY THOMPSONS, and it's my daily driver so no Super Swampers. I know of these:
BFG AT's-cost a lot, any idea on when the MT's are coming out?
Yokohama Geolander M/T's-hearing about fast wearing
ProComp AT & MT- hearing that they aren't all that they are claimed to be
Ummmmm....that's about it. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 10-19-2000, 07:12 PM
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AJM, I'm curious to know of any negative things you've heard about the Pro Comp tires. I was thinking of getting them.

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Default Re: 35X12.5R16 or 315/75R16?

Well, we all know what Tex is going to recommend...

If it were me I'd go for BFG muds, or possibly the A/T KOs, but that all depends on how often you take it in the dirt. The muds should realistically last at least 30-40k if you rotate them regularly.

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I have 285/75/16 BFG AT KO's and they are smooth and relatively quiet. I tried Wrangler AT 315's on stock 16x8 rims and they really could never balance them properly. After 4 times I made them switch tires out. Went down in size but it was worth it for the streetablility.

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A 315/75 equals 34.6" but most 35" tires are usually around 34.5". Have you looked at GoodYear MTR's? Steve Watson of ORD was really happy with his when we went to Moab.

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<font color=purple>Well he was right - I'm sending you to http://coopertires.com to check out the Cooper Discoverer A/T.



Should be considerably cheaper than the BFG (BFG's are expensive enough, but they REALLY hose ya on 16" sizes) A/Tko, and the MT (if & when it ever comes out - expect it to be more than $200 per tire [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]). This would be my very first choice for a 315/75R16 if an all-terrain tire were what I wanted.</font color=purple>

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I've also heard good things about Big-O tires and their price is decent.

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Default Re: 35X12.5R16 or 315/75R16?

Thanks guys. I'd like a set of MT's, because lately I have been in a few spots where my AT's just weren't cutting it. Of course, I think a good set of AT's might be better[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]. Anyone know of any other good 315/75R16's?

GMCJIM, I heard on ColoradoK5.com that they wear down kinda fast and that the sidewalls are kinda weak. Although, no one actually runs them on this board or ColoradoK5 as far as I know. Just going by word of mouth on that one. They've been out long enough that personal experiences should be around soon. Don't know, have to see yet.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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They(the magazine articles and the like) are talking about the Pro Comps like they're the best thing since sliced bread but nobody seems to have first hand experience with 'em. I ran into this same situation last year when I was asking about the SSR but I bought 'em anyway. I really like the SSRs but they wear rapidly. I think don't think I'll be testing tires again this year so I'll probably go with the tried and true BFG MTs. They may be pricey but they're nowhere near as pricey as the SSRs.

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