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I am getting ready to buy new tires for my CJ. I have a size in mind already but not a brand or type. I am leaning towards a mud tire
of some type but I don't know what brand. I drive about 10000 miles a year and I am offroad at least two weekends a month. This is
my everyday driver also. Let me know how many miles you have gotten out of a set of tires and which type you have. Thanks.

Alec

 
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Alec, I use BFG MT's. Very tough sidewalls, fairly quiet on the street, and I get appx. 35,000 miles tread life.

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I run 33 12.50 BFG MTs on my CJ. May not last as long as the AT but I sure love the mud tires. The CJ is my daily driver and they still look good after after 2 1/2 years! Never had a flat or ripped a sidewall. Good tire.

 
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In the 14 years I've owned my CJ-7 I've tried many brands of tires. But for all around performance, you can't beat the BFG MTs. Can't really say for sure on mileage, I usually buy my Jeep new shoes when there is still usable tread left.

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
 
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I've had real good luck with Cooper STT radials. Perform as well as BFG MT's, but cost less, last longer, & have a better warranty. I used to get 45,000 out of 31's on a full-size with a limited slip rear & full-time T-case. They are louder than BFG's, especially once they get below 50% tread. Just one more option for ya. I've also run Uniroyal Laredo M/T's & they perform well, but are kind of squirelly on pavement.

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Talk about squirrely on pavement, a guy in our club just put 36" Swampers on his TJ. Drove to Durango, refused to have a beer at the restaurant because he figured his chances of getting pulled over were real good because he couldn't keep the Jeep in a straight line and didn't want to smell like alcohol!

Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
 
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SUPER SWAMPER SSR's are the ONLY way to go. They are by far the toughest tires out there. The ssr's are quiet and stick like a magnet to rocks. As far as handleing goes i have 35 by 14.5's on my jeep and it handles like a sports car.
If your jeep is set up right it would handle good with SUPER SWAMPERS. I really dont know what kind of milage you would get, but you have to make sacrifices in order to have the best and not end up stuck some where.

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hey man i got a 79 Cj7 and i will never run anything but BFG Mt's. They work great in sand and in mud. Have Fun!!
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I run 35 x 12.5 bfg M.T.'s. he only thing i don't like about them is that i can't get them in a 14.5" wide. For this reason my next set will be super swampers.

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Glad to hear you like your SSR's, but be careful when you interchange the word "Swampers" with SSR's. Most people think of standard, bias-ply TSL's when you say "Swampers" and these are NOT a good road tire. I love 'em & have had several sets (33X12.50, 38X12.50 & 38.5X16 in tandem with mis-matched gears, 38X12.50 at all 4 corners, & Q78 currently) going back as far as '92. Cumulatively, my multiple sets of Swampers have spent less than 50 miles in total on pavement. The SSR radial may in fact be a great road tire. I hope so, 'cause I'm thinking of trying a set on a road-only truck. But, the standard TSL is NOT something I'd recommend for anyone who drives AT ALL on the road.

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I've had Goodyear Wranglers, GSA's (what a joke for an OEM tire) AT/S and I've had BFG A/T, and now I am using the "new" BFG A/T ko's. I buy new tires almost every other spring (about 15,000 miles), so the used ones have some resale value to other new underemployed Jeep owners. Mine's also a daily driver, and only get to go to two Jeep Jamborees a year, and Camp Jeep every year (1,000 miles one way/ 10 miles offroading/1,000 miles home and I like the BFG's I have now...but still waiting for the new BFG Mud tire due on the market in Jan so I heard..

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Buy the swamper. I run 36's and like them a lot. Drive it daily and also 150 mile to the Rubicon trail several times each year. I just put them on 10 inch rims, up from 8 inch and they are even better now on road. With the 8's, the truck would kind of wallow around corners, but with 10's it is much more controlled. I have noticed that the 10'
s make it a bit louder though.

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Bridgesone Dueler MTs. I run those on my front and will soon be getting a set for the back, They are as quiet as an AT, handle very well on the street and will keep up in the rocks, sand, and mud with a BFG. However, you can get a BFG MT in 31x11.50...and wider IS better...although you'd need at least an 8-8.5" rim to safely run that width tire, but you could get away with it on a stock 7.5" rim if your willing to sacrifice some tread wear. How can I swear by them? I've pulled a ranger stuck in a hole on its FRAME out with no rear driveshaft on my Jeep. Just 4-hi and Dueler MTs on the front and a 20' 20k# strap from Wal-Mart. I managed to cover his truck with mud also (yes I was in the mud pullin in reverse...)
Thats enough to make me a believer! Also beefy sidewalls for the rocks...

 
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