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I'll be buying 33 inch tires soon enough and I believe the BFG's come in 33x10.5 and 33x12.5, what am i to expect if i buy the wider ones? Is it just a matter of how cool they look? :p

I've been told a wider footprint is nice offroading, but am i getting less pounds per square inch and thus less traction or is the wide footprint going to make up for this on the road?

I don't mind a little loss of handling over my wrangler gs-a's but if the jeep's going to slide through intersections.....


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wider is better offroad, but just the opposite onroad, especially in snow. i've got 33x10.5 bfg a/t km's with more than 50% that i'm thinking of selling.

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Greg Sue, myself and Dave Bryan went up Alice ridge a few months back. Greg, front and rear ARB's 35x12.5 inch swampers, me, limited front detroit rear 33x12.5 inch AT's, Dave, open on 33x9.5 AT's. I went as far as I could backed up, Greg went a little further and then backed down, then we let Dave have a go for fun only to watch him take off and keep going up the trail in really deep snow. After seeing that I went and got a set of 33x9.5 for the winter. I would never run a wide tire again, they are only better in deep mud, really deep otherwise I'd prefer skinny and sand which we don't run here. I don't know about the rocks, I think the new 10.5 is the way to go unless you are going for looks, poor mileage and road noise.

Mike.

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I got some really nice 33x12.5x15 M/T's made by Bridgestone, excellent tread, surprisingly good road manners. I ran them on my 96 F150 for about 10K and they still have 85-90%, they were pricey from Kal Tire Cost @ 190 each, plus I got a full size spare to match @ least %50 tread. $550 for all five, no wheels...

I beleive the GM 6 bolt will fit your truck so I am sure you could find some 15x8's from a GM wrecker or somebody on here. Minumum recommended width for a 33x12.5x15 is 7.5", narrower and you will crown the tire and wear the center portion of the tread. You can also goto to a 16" wheel for more metric sizing if you do not want a floatation tire plus better choices with load range. Depends on what type of wheeling you like and expect some loss in road manners, but are easy to a adapt too.

Take a look at this link for tread pattern. http://www.bridgestone-usa.com/products/BSD-MT.htm

I think MT's are the way to go, but each to their own!

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you paid 190 a tire for new deuler mt's? i find that hard to believe!! i worked at kal tire and that is about 5 bucks over there cost!! you got a hell of a deal, they normaly sell for around 250 for 33's
 

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I also have GSAs at the moment in 31x10.5 and I think that my next set will be narrower. I am looking at probably a 32x9.5 or 235/85/r16 MT(I have no lift as of yet so no 33s yet). I am willing to give up the looks in order to stay on the road! Even a 10.5 is too wide in the winter for the weight of these trucks.
 

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What exactly are you driving?
Last time i checked a stock Jeep TJ had 15 inch rims and you listed a 16"er?

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I went from 31-10.5-15 to 33-12.5-15
Havent had them in snow yet, but on road I dont feel much difference at all. They take a big more breaking power to stop but not much more. As for looks, they look a lot bigger than 10.5 thus better i guess

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