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What tires for the Midwest (mud, sand, dirt)

Hello everybody. I have a '95 YJ and am planning on putting some 31x10.5 or 11.5 tires on my stock steel wheels. I live in the midwest which is mainly mud but some rocks, sand and dirt. My jeep is my daily driver so it still needs to be drivable on the street. Some road noise is ok but too much that I can't hear my stero while it is going full blast and my jeep is going 60mph. I don't comute that far and in a year or 2 plan on going to 36" Super Swamper so I will probly won't put more that 15-20K on the tires.
What does everybody run?

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'95 YJ, I-6, Auto, Open Diffs, Soney stero, 215/75R15 GoodYear At's, Completly Stock, Getting tow hooks, Have big plans, lock right, 6" toatal lift 36 swampers, D44's
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Re: What tires for the Midwest (mud, sand, dirt)

i run BFG all terrains on my CJ-7 in 31 x 10.5...they work really well for a weekend warrior jeep.

i recomend the BFG A/T KO's or if you want sometihng more agressive try things like pro-comp Mud terrians, of the new goodyear wrangler MT/R...

where in the midwest are you? im in illinois....

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Re: What tires for the Midwest (mud, sand, dirt)

I've had BFG All Terrains on three of my daily driver/snow/mud/pavement vehicles and I'll buy them again! If you only do some mild mudding they should serve you well. Little noise, great in snow, and even acceptable on the trail (can't have everything perfect!)
Deep mud definately needs a more agressive tire though.

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<font color=purple>Well, I live in Missouri & don't find any all-terrain tire acceptable. I'll take a little road noise over getting constantly stuck every time it rains (no rocks in my area). Even my tow vehicle has mud tires. My personal favorite is the Cooper STT



It's a little louder than the other option (BFG MT) but lasts a little longer, handles just as well, & is considerably cheaper. In a Jeep, you'll hear your top flapping much louder than your tires with these or anything similar. And the good news is that the STT is available in both 31X10.50 AND 31X11.50. There are certainly other good choices, but I just happen to like this one best.

One I do NOT like is the Uniroyal Laredo M/T. Too squirrelly on pavement for my taste (turn the wheel, wait a 1/2 second, then the truck turns. Kinda creepy).</font color=purple>

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Never herd of the cooper I'll have to investigate!
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What are the largest tires I could run with my stock white steel wheels? I currently have 31X10.5
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Re: What tires for the Midwest (mud, sand, dirt)

Well, I've seen 32x11.5 BFG's mounted on a 5.5" wide Zuki rim. Don't recommend that. I've also heard of 33x12.5's mounted on a 6" wide rim, don't recommend that either.

For a 6" wide rim, I'd mount 10.5's at the largest. For a 7" rim, I'd go with a 11.5" wide tire, and for the 8" rim I'd go 12.5" wide tire. This is all for riding on the street. I plan on taking the 33's off my 8" rims and putting them on the 7" rims, but they're just for wheeling. For your 7" wide rims, I'd go 11.5 at the widest, but 10.5's will work a lot better.

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