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Default Tall skinny tires

Thought I might share what I've found on tall tires that should clear the fenders without trimming, stock width axles and appx. 3" lift. I'm probably gonna settle on 33x9.50R15's, but decided to include a few others as well. If anyone knows of any others in these sizes, please post.

33x9.50R15

<font color=red>The first four listings are all made by Kelly with diameter of 32.76", section width of 9.46" and footprint width, (tread), of 8.3"</font color=red>

Kelly MSR http://www.kelly-springfield.com/pro...ght/smsrb.html Click the tire for a larger pic.

Wild Country RVT http://members.xoom.com/_XMCM/Triwest/lt/33x950r15c.htm This shows both the RVT and TXR size 33x12.50, but they also come in 33x9.50 too. The RVT is more of an all season tire rather than all terrain.

Wild Country TXR http://www.kc4tires.com/lesschwab/listings/39.html

Big O Big Foot XT also called Super Sport DT, Hoosier DT and Summit GT Trail Climber http://www2.bigo.com/bigo/A/A1/A1A/A1A13.html

BFG AT http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/catal...ain_ta_ko.html You can click and download a pdf file to get all the specs. Be advised that tread on this tire is 6.9" vs 7.7" of their 30x9.50.

BFG MT http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/catal...errain_ta.html Again, the pdf can be clicked for more info. Be advised that tread on this tire is 6.8" vs 7.4" of their 30x9.50.


33x10.50R15

BFG AT See above for link. This tire sells for less than the 33x9.50.

BFG Baja http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/catalog/baja_ta.html Again with the pdf for the specs. This tire sells for $300/tire, (must have diamonds in the tread, I guess).

Super Swamper http://www.intercotire.com/ssradial.htm


275-85R-15 This is similiar to the 33x10.50's.

Buckshot Mudder http://www.natltire.com/pages/mudders.html Scroll down past the Gumbo Mudders and Ground Hawgs to find the Buckshot Mudders. You can then click SPECS.


<font color=orange>BIAS PLY TIRES</font color=orange>

34x9.50-15

Super Swamper TSL http://www.intercotire.com/ssspecial.htm


33x10.50-15

TSL Thornbird http://www.intercotire.com/thornbird.htm


P78-15 This is similiar to 33x10.50-15.

Buckshot Mudder See listing above.










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I work in a tire shop, I'll check on the Michelin's. That's the only other one that we can get. If you need a price, or the name of the shop, shoot me an email and I'll get it to you. I'd rather not post that information.

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What about the new Goodyear Wrangler MT/R? Has anyone tried these? They look like they have some good engineering in them. They're website is
http://www.goodyear.com/us/tires/tir...RLMTRSize.html
They list sizes of: 30 x 9.50-15 tread width 9.7", 32 x 11.50-15 tread width 11.4" but show no picture. June Four Wheeler has a picture on page 129

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What I was trying to show was tires that were 33" diameter and either 9.50 or 10.50 section width to keep from doing a spring over axle conversion to fit the big wide meats. Most all mfgrs. make the 30x9.50's, 31x10.50's, 32x11.50's and 33x12.50's. It's the odd-ball pizza cutter size that is hard to find so you don't need to cut fenders and raise the rig too much to fit. Just a train of thought I've been pursuing for some time.

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Actually I was a little dissappointed to see that the new Wranglers did't come in a 10.50-15 yet. I'm still shopping for tires. Glad you started this post

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If you like the new tread pattern for the Goodyear MT and want 31x10.50R15, then Bridgestone offers a similiar looking design in this size. http://www.firestone-usa.com/products/BSD-MT.htm You can then click available sizes & tech data for more info.

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I like that bridgestone tire! Any idea on what they run for price Tim? These Hercules tires are a pain in the rear to get here, so I am looking at other options. Every tire should have a data sheet like that, that is nice.

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Most of the major brands have have websites with the specs. Just gotta search them out. My search engine of choice is http://www.snap.com At the bottom of the page you can hit another engine without re-entering the search criteria again. Second choice is http://www.ask.com I can usually find anything that's out there with these two. As for price John, I would expect they are comparable to BFG's, maybe a bit less. Call or stop by your local Bridgestone/Firestone dealer for a quote.

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I run a 33x9.50 on a '72 with springover and shackle reversal on 8" rims. I still had to do some trimming to make them fit (front and rear). A smaller rim might keep them inboard enough to not rub fenders, but then you have springs to give a little love to now and again. My tires are Big O and they do OK. I just about shoved a rock through one in Moab during Easter Jeep, but I had no business attacking some of those obstacles without lockers. I have since realized I need more ground clearance and more traction so I have cut away enough to fit 36 or 35 x 12.5's. After seeing the new Wranglers in action, I have changed my mind (almost) from Swampers to the Goodyear.
I don not recomend the Big O (Manufactured by Kelly Springfield) tire as I am experiencing uneven and unnatural wear that is obviously causing other problems and I might be able to get 25k out of this tread if I am very lucky.
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Scott:
That's interesting to hear you needed to trim the fenders. I've got a 3" lift via new springs. I bought a used 33x9.50 BFG AT and put it on a 7" rim for a spare when I finally purchase the new tires. I had it mounted both front and rear and had the suspension compressed with a fork lift. No clearance problems. I too have a shackle reversal. When I bought this rig, the previous owner had re-arched springs and taller shackles for about a 2" lift. The wheels and tires were 31x10.50's on 15x7" wheels. Although it looked tight in the rear fenders, he claimed that they never rubbed, (who knows though). Of interest between our rigs dimensions, the rear axle width is the same, but the front went from a 50" tread on Kaiser rigs to a 51.5" on the AMC's. Don't know if that was part of the problem. With a springover, (5-6", right?), I'd think you could run 33x12.50's, no sweat. As for the uneven wear, the Big O dealer I talked to said that they had a customer with an uneven wearing set. The regional rep took a look at them and replaced them, no charge. You might want to check that out. I'm guessing you'd prefer the Goodyear Wrangler MT over the Bridgestone MT because of the 3 ply sidewall on the Goodyear? Bridgestone advertises 30 day free roadtest, return them if you don't like them, or something like that. Doubt if Goodyear does the same. Something to think about.


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