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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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CJ-5 Tires

Hey guys I have a 73 cj5 with the 258 and am looking at getting some new tires for summer. I run a lot of logging roads and trails with it, right now I have some old cheap 31' mud tires. What tires are you guys running and how do you like them?

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Welcome to the board! I have the third set FG Mud Terrains 31x10.50 on my mostly stock CJ7 and really like them. Very good off road, fairly quiet on the street and wear pretty well - very good all around tire. They get noisy and don't work so well off road when they wear down, but for 30K or so they're very good.

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I'm running super swamper TRXUS all terrain 31X11.5




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I run a lot of logging roads and trails with it, right now I have some old cheap 31' mud tires.
Having been where you now are... I won't recommend buying expensive,or even great tires.

IMHO, when you run logging roads you have lots of hazards, rocks, ruts and limbs that can tear the sidewalls apart. That's not fun when you're going down hill... and as you know, some of the hills in the PNW are not simply wussy inclines. It's not just the mud.

I used to run the cheapest tire I could find with an aggressive tread. As long as the tire tread can shed the water and the mud, IMHO, you're good to go.

Will this Jeep be driven on the highway to/from the trail, or will it be on a trailer?

Some treads can shake you to death at near highway speeds. Are you looking for an all-purpose tire or only something for Off-Road use?
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Thanks for the imput, Im not looking for a super expensive tires as this is just my hobby and not a daily driver. I cruise around town in it and to wheeling areas about 45 min away but tow it a decent amount. Id say its about 50 50 with on and off road for the jeep.
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Get some LTB's. They're reasonably priced, very aggressive and you won't have to worry about sidewall strength with an Interco tire.

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I would say BFG mud or all terrain. They have a slightly heavier sidewall than the other cheaop brands. I've heard of guys getting car tire type milage out of the all terrains before having to replace them and they are good for just about any terrain except deep mud.

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X2 on the LTB's. if you are running a stock cj.

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I'm running super swamper TRXUS all terrain 31X11.5



Have you Mounted these yet?

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My son is running his second set of Interco's TRXUS MT's and they are great offroad and they drive good down the highway as well. His first set he ran on a full size blazer and his second set is on his Toyota.. I noticed recently that they are making them in a 38" so that will probably be my next set of tires. By the way, he is running the 31x10.5's. Never mind the pics you see in the mag's because they don't do the tire any justice..


Here's a little video, you don't get a good look at the tread but this is nasty river bottom mud.
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