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Old April 24th, 2013, 10:59 AM
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OK, so I need to get 5 new tires for my RRC, I currently have old Dunlop Rovers in 265/75 R16 and was going to see if I could go to 285/75 R16 without cutting the wells?

Two questions...

1. Anyone running this size on a RRC? Without wheel well trimming.

2. I have id'd the following, anyone run them? Thought on these or others I should look at?
A) Yokohama Geolander MT plus
B) Dick Cepek mud country
C) Goodyear wrangler MTR with Kevlar
-or-????????

Thanks guys
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OK, so I need to get 5 new tires for my RRC, I currently have old Dunlop Rovers in 265/75 R16 and was going to see if I could go to 285/75 R16 without cutting the wells?

Two questions...

1. Anyone running this size on a RRC? Without wheel well trimming.

2. I have id'd the following, anyone run them? Thought on these or others I should look at?
A) Yokohama Geolander MT plus
B) Dick Cepek mud country
C) Goodyear wrangler MTR with Kevlar
-or-????????

Thanks guys
I had these and they are great off-road. They are loud on the road.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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I love my BFG KM2 Mud Terrains.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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OK, so I need to get 5 new tires for my RRC, I currently have old Dunlop Rovers in 265/75 R16 and was going to see if I could go to 285/75 R16 without cutting the wells?

Two questions...

1. Anyone running this size on a RRC? Without wheel well trimming.

2. I have id'd the following, anyone run them? Thought on these or others I should look at?
A) Yokohama Geolander MT plus
B) Dick Cepek mud country
C) Goodyear wrangler MTR with Kevlar
-or-????????

Thanks guys
IMO the MTR is the best tire out there for mall crusin....uh...I mean wheeling. Actually I'm putting a set on my RRC in about a month I already have them on my SW and expedition trailer. I'm going to change the springs and shocks to HD OME's prior...

I haven't checked for fit, they "looked" like they would work on the RRC but I don't know that for fact.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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You can't run either size without cutting....
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Old April 24th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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I had these and they are great off-road. They are loud on the road.
I don't think the MTR/Ks are that loud for an MT tire. But then again I was coming off a Swamper. I could be totally off track but I think with the design of the MTR/Ks they perform differently by size.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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You can't run either size without cutting....
Not true. I ran a set of 285/75/16 SSR's on my 91GDE. No cutting. Used a 2" lift for a D2.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Then you did not stuff the tires fully. There is no way those would not foul.
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235 85 R16 is as big as I would go on a RRC.

I prefer stock sized tires myself. I have 235 70 R16 scorpions on mine.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Old April 24th, 2013, 02:35 PM
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I had these and they are great off-road. They are loud on the road.
And how would you know that ?

I mean, maybe you saw me driving mine?
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I'm a big fan of MTR/Ks for traction in all sorts of conditions (surprisingly in snow as well) but they don't wear well. I think I got a little over 25K out of a well rotated set of 5 on my Jeep.

Although I've never used them, I've heard great things about the Goodyear Silent Armors as well.

Lastly, I'd also look into the Cooper Discoverers (not as aggressive as the MTRs though).
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Old April 24th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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I'm a big fan of MTR/Ks for traction in all sorts of conditions (surprisingly in snow as well) but they don't wear well. I think I got a little over 25K out of a well rotated set of 5 on my Jeep.

Although I've never used them, I've heard great things about the Goodyear Silent Armors as well.

Lastly, I'd also look into the Cooper Discoverers (not as aggressive as the MTRs though).

I routinely rotate my five also and have over 35k on them...with no plans on replacing them this year. I know a few guys who use them and they are more aggressive because the use them on semi-trail rigs and they get chewed up when you use them as intended. If you just crusin the mall and driving through puddles they will last a long time and you'll look good!
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So I always forget stuff....it has a 3" lift and also wheel spacers to help with the rubbing on radius arms. About 2-3" IIRC.

I don't care about road noise...I do care about $$$$
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KM2's seem to last forever, 245/75/16 preferably or 255/85 if you want to look big and tough.
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Km2 in 255/85 are a 33" right?
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I don't have spacers on my SW but it does rub when turning too tight...really hasn't been an issue for me and I've been running these for two years (almost). RRC is getting some TLC in a shop right now...no way to size them up on it just yet.
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Km2 in 255/85 are a 33" right?
Yes they are. You are welcome to bolt mine on and give them a trial spin for a few days. Help yourself, they are stacked behind my house (and I'm out until Sunday).
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