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Old August 22nd, 2016, 03:14 PM
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best tires on stock - Mountain / Road/ Snow

So I have done some searching through the threads on best tire sizes for 97' D90 on stock rims.

I live in the mountains here in Utah where we drive in snow, highways and off road. I don't want to mod the suspension and don't really want to lose the quality of drive on the road, but like the look of a taller tire on the Defenders.. I was looking at Bfg's either 265/75-16 or 235/85 or 255/85
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 03:17 PM
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If winter use is required then the best choice is the Goodyear Duratrac, IMO. BFGs are not great on winter roads. any of those sizes is fine. Your choice.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 03:43 PM
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I am happy I found this group... great help and info.. thanks! these are on sale at TireRack , good looking tire too. GoodyearÂ*Wrangler DuraTrac
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 04:30 PM
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Goodyear Duratrac

X2 on the Duratrac I just bought a set for the same reason as you, lots of snow and other mixed use. Very happy so far with on and off road performance. Discount Tire price matched Tire Rack prices for me locally.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 05:54 PM
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^ so you think 265/75-16 is the best for this tire and all-around?
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 06:26 PM
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^ so you think 265/75-16 is the best for this tire and all-around?
IMO looks right w/stock lift. The 235 looks a little small on the 90.
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Goodyear Dura-trac than Copper Discover AT3 both have worked for on gravel, dirt and washed out roads and good on the blacktop.
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I live in the mountains here in Utah where we drive in snow, highways and off road.
If you are going to drive this on Utah roads in the winter, talk to Bill at GBR about Waxoil. The amount of salt they use here will quickly degrade the looks of your Defender.
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x3 on the Duratracs. Run stock tire size, C load rating. Run them down to 18# with no problems. This past winter in NM I was blown away how good they were in the snow.
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If you are going to drive this on Utah roads in the winter, talk to Bill at GBR about Waxoil. The amount of salt they use here will quickly degrade the looks of your Defender.
I'm bringing to GBR on Monday for a oil/ tranny and brake fluid change and I will also ask about he Waxoyl ( especially in some of the deep nooks and cranny's ) . From what I can tell it already has a very good under-coating treatment that appears to have been applied some years ago. There is no rust anywhere or signs of previous rust ( other than the exhaust pipe which does have some surface rust.
Tires are on order
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X4 on Dura Tracs, Jorgen. Great tires.
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Before I sold my NAS I installed 285 Duratracs. They looked great and fit well even with the stock springs. The new owner thought they rode well and weren't that noisy.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 01:48 PM
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285s will hit the flares a bit under full articulation, although it normally does not cause problems. Just don't try and run chains with them without trimming first.
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Hands down BFG KO2 in 265mm - mine were great in the snow (KO's though) no mods needed
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Old August 24th, 2016, 06:32 AM
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I had 235/85 bfg at tires on my 110 for years. They are long wearing and excellent in ice and road snow but lack in the deep stuff.

Road manners were excellent and they were very very quiet
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I was about to pull the trigger on the cooper discoverer st maxx but you guys are making me reconsider the duratracs...
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Old August 24th, 2016, 02:41 PM
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Go with the duratrac 265.. I had them for 3 years. Just switched to the m/t Kevlar 285 and the on road driving is worse. Also the truck feels slower from more rotating weight. And they rub a bit. The 285s do look nice though but I will probably be switching back soon.
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Old August 24th, 2016, 03:39 PM
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I have the BFG KO2's in 265/75/16 on my 97 SW and really like them. They're not very loud and handle well. I haven't had them in really deep snow though. They look good too.
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new set going on tomorrow DuraTrac 265/75 - thanks everyone
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