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METALHEAD

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Getting 35's put on soon and wondering how it will change the handling. I have LT265/70R17s on it now. Getting Haida muds put on. Any input is appreciated.
 

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It depends a lot on what Jeep you have. Engine, Gearing, Transmission. There is a lot that goes into it.

I looked up the tries and they are a E rated tire so the right is going to be more harsh.
 
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Dont go E rated. I hated every trip in my JKU with 35" E rated Toyos. I would recommend the Goodyear Duratrac tire. Its light, excellent on the road and performs fantastically offroad in most situtions. Tires make a big difference in ride quality and for the average cost of 35's, you want them to last you as long as they can go. My point is, look for a quality tire vs a budget tire. Some people may disagree that price isn't all in the technology, but Ive made that mistake with cheaper tires on my other vehicles, only to be disappointed in their longevity, performance or how they balance.

@IndominusHuman is right too, there's a few things you should know, like your gearing, whether its manual or auto, the likelihood of needing to address better brake pads and rotors for stopping power and reprogramming (if that's what its called) your Jeep for a larger tire diameter.
 

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I have Toyo Open Country MT (E rated) and I'm counting down the last couple thousand miles before I get rid of them. Sure, they last a good 60k, but I certainly didn't need them for how I use my Jeep. They were brand new when I bought it, so I decided to live thru it. I put new shocks on last year and they had very little effect, as did airing down the tires to 28-30lbs. The tires are just too stiff.

MTs have a very stiff sidewall compared to an AT. If you don't rotate them regularly, they will get even noisier than they already are. I don't do any serious rock crawling, usually keep the trails to a 5 max because it's my DD and I don't want to tear it up too bad lest I find myself driving my wife's Lexus SUV... ugh.....

Anyway, I'm switching to a D-rated all-terrain. I appreciate the quality of the Toyos, so I may go with the AT II or AT III, haven't decided yet.
 

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Anyway, I'm switching to a D-rated all-terrain. I appreciate the quality of the Toyos, so I may go with the AT II or AT III, haven't decided yet.
I will say, my Toyos were still good enough to find a buyer when I was over them. They drove straight and quite. The quality is there but as you mentioned, even aired down, I could feel expansion gaps and crevices. Sometimes lifting my arse off the seat -lol
 
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I have Toyo Open Country MT (E rated) and I'm counting down the last couple thousand miles before I get rid of them. Sure, they last a good 60k, but I certainly didn't need them for how I use my Jeep. They were brand new when I bought it, so I decided to live thru it. I put new shocks on last year and they had very little effect, as did airing down the tires to 28-30lbs. The tires are just too stiff.

MTs have a very stiff sidewall compared to an AT. If you don't rotate them regularly, they will get even noisier than they already are. I don't do any serious rock crawling, usually keep the trails to a 5 max because it's my DD and I don't want to tear it up too bad lest I find myself driving my wife's Lexus SUV... ugh.....

Anyway, I'm switching to a D-rated all-terrain. I appreciate the quality of the Toyos, so I may go with the AT II or AT III, haven't decided yet.
My TJ has E rated MT's and I run them around 26psi. Try lowering them to 26psi and see how it rides.
 
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Lowering the pressure does help. I personally think that going to a smaller diameter tire helped me more with than switching to D rated. And though Im simply speculating it's certainly a cushier ride now than before.
 
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I have Nitto Grappler 35's (E rated) on my JK. Running with Fox 2.0's and 30 psi. They came with the Jeep so cant say how they compare to other tires, but I really have no complaints about the ride. It is a Jeep after all.
 

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I have Toyo Open Country MT (E rated) and I'm counting down the last couple thousand miles before I get rid of them. Sure, they last a good 60k, but I certainly didn't need them for how I use my Jeep. They were brand new when I bought it, so I decided to live thru it. I put new shocks on last year and they had very little effect, as did airing down the tires to 28-30lbs. The tires are just too stiff.

MTs have a very stiff sidewall compared to an AT. If you don't rotate them regularly, they will get even noisier than they already are. I don't do any serious rock crawling, usually keep the trails to a 5 max because it's my DD and I don't want to tear it up too bad lest I find myself driving my wife's Lexus SUV... ugh.....

Anyway, I'm switching to a D-rated all-terrain. I appreciate the quality of the Toyos, so I may go with the AT II or AT III, haven't decided yet.
I replaced my Mickey Thompson MT's and went with B.F. Goodrich AT II. My JK is my daily driver too.
 
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Dont go E rated. I hated every trip in my JKU with 35" E rated Toyos. I would recommend the Goodyear Duratrac tire. Its light, excellent on the road and performs fantastically offroad in most situtions. Tires make a big difference in ride quality and for the average cost of 35's, you want them to last you as long as they can go. My point is, look for a quality tire vs a budget tire. Some people may disagree that price isn't all in the technology, but Ive made that mistake with cheaper tires on my other vehicles, only to be disappointed in their longevity, performance or how they balance.

@IndominusHuman is right too, there's a few things you should know, like your gearing, whether its manual or auto, the likelihood of needing to address better brake pads and rotors for stopping power and reprogramming (if that's what its called) your Jeep for a larger tire diameter.
Good looking out man. I would never have known. Thanks very much.
 
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Anytime! I enjoy passing on my experiences if helps anyone avoid the headaches or loss of funds in the process.
Cheers.
Anytime! I enjoy passing on my experiences if helps anyone avoid the headaches or loss of funds in the process.
Cheers.
This is my 2nd Jeep. X wife, or Poltergeist, as I like to call her sold the first one before I could get it fixed when we separated. That was 12 years ago and I just got this one middle of March.

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This is my 2nd Jeep. X wife, or Poltergeist, as I like to call her sold the first one before I could get it fixed when we separated. That was 12 years ago and I just got this one middle of March.

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I like that color, A LOT. Considered getting gecko green but couldn't find any JK at a reasonable price, till I bought a silver billet one from a good friend. Are those 33's on the Jester wheel?
 
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I like that color, A LOT. Considered getting gecko green but couldn't find any JK at a reasonable price, till I bought a silver billet one from a good friend. Are those 33's on the Jester wheel?
Yes. That's what they measure anyway. Now I'm not sure about bigger tires. There is no tag on the diff so I'm not sure I should just assume they have been changed. Gonna count the teeth
It's the 6 speed manual. I can look the gearing up. Thanks for the
Anytime! I enjoy passing on my experiences if helps anyone avoid the headaches or loss of funds in the process.
Cheers.

I like that color, A LOT. Considered getting gecko green but couldn't find any JK at a reasonable price, till I bought a silver billet one from a good friend. Are those 33's on the Jester wheel?
 
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Actually I was wrong. The tires measure 30 in diameter. I have an issue I found today. The shaft coming from the transfer case to front axle has a problem. Don't know if this is bad or not.

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