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I didn't miss it. That was actually my first choice in tire size. I couldn't believe Toyo didn't offer that size tire in a Mud Terrain, very disappointing! I may end up with the Toyo AT tire in the future, but I love aggressive MT tires. Great choice BTW! Do you know if BFG makes an MT in that size? (34x10.5r17) My only other option is 285/75r17 = 33.8x11.2 even in this size MT choices are limited. Toyo does make one in an MT, C-load, but I would prefer no more than 10.5 wide.
There are no mud terrains in that size. Kind of makes sense because it's a more practical-oriented size and generally mud terrains aren't the most sensible tire choice (a notable minority who do mud or extreme rock crawling excepted). I remember from your thread that you like MT tires, so I think you made the right choice with 255/80. However, you might consider the 33x10.5R17 Interco SS-M16 - Interco tires run large, and the spec is 33.5", same as the 34x10.5R17 sizes in Toyo and BFG: https://www.intercotire.com/tire/82 . Supposedly the SS-M16 is a street-friendly hybrid tire.
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No real concern about road noise. I’ve been told my current tires are pretty loud but I don’t seem to notice it or I can’t hear as well as others can. Probably a bit of both.

The poll is overwhelmingly in favor of the 285s so I may just pull the trigger on those. Maybe I’m just way overestimating the effect that added weight is going to have? Seems those that run them are very happy with them and I can’t find a lot of complaints about huge penalties to MPG, ride quality, acceleration and braking, noise, etc.
Something else to consider is regearing. Even going up to 33" tires is questionable for regearing and some recommend it. A 34" tire I think I would choose regearing at that point.
 

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There are no mud terrains in that size. Kind of makes sense because it's a more practical-oriented size and generally mud terrains aren't the most sensible tire choice (a notable minority who do mud or extreme rock crawling excepted). I remember from your thread that you like MT tires, so I think you made the right choice with 255/80. However, you might consider the 33x10.5R17 Interco SS-M16 - Interco tires run large, and the spec is 33.5", same as the 34x10.5R17 sizes in Toyo and BFG: https://www.intercotire.com/tire/82 . Supposedly the SS-M16 is a street-friendly hybrid tire.
Dude, that SS-m16 is damn good-looking tire! Very cool! Thank you
 

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I think you should definitely get them (that is, if you're OK with only going up like 0.4" in diameter from what you have now). Then I can add the size and your photos to my pizza cutter thread: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/pizza-cutter-size-list-appreciation-thread.112131/
Going up a little would be just fine, the weight however is a concern at 68 lbs compared to my 53.4lbs yikes! I haven't looked up the price yet but I'm guessing because they are Interco/hybrids they are going to be pricey rascals. I'm not in the market at the moment but we will see. 🤔

They are a damn good-looking tire! :rock:
 

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Something else to consider is regearing. Even going up to 33" tires is questionable for regearing and some recommend it. A 34" tire I think I would choose regearing at that point.
I definitely want to avoid that for now at least. I still have years and mileage on my powertrain warranty. Once I’m past that point, all bets are off.
 

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I definitely want to avoid that for now at least. I still have years and mileage on my powertrain warranty. Once I’m past that point, all bets are off.
Exactly! Another reason I went with 255/80r17. Initially I noticed a very slight difference, I think I drove my jeep maybe 2 times and it was like I never changed tire size. New tires fit perfect on factory wheels, no rubbing, plenty of clearance even without a lift, new spare tire also fit perfect on the factory tire carrier, bonus. 👍

There's actually a lot to be said about running pizza cutters and the trail, I rip it up LOL 😜
 

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I think you should definitely get them (that is, if you're OK with only going up like 0.4" in diameter from what you have now). Then I can add the size and your photos to my pizza cutter thread: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/pizza-cutter-size-list-appreciation-thread.112131/
Looking at Geolanders website their 255/80r17 MT tire is 33.3" so were only talking 0.2" difference.

GEOLANDAR M/T® G003 | Yokohama Tire

Idk if the link copied correctly, just scroll down and punch in the tire size.
 

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Looking at Geolanders website their 255/80r17 MT tire is 33.3" so were only talking 0.2" difference.

GEOLANDAR M/T® G003 | Yokohama Tire

Idk if the link copied correctly, just scroll down and punch in the tire size.
Yep. So pretty much you're just going 0.5" wider and only 0.2" taller. Your next big jump is a 35x10.5R17 then, which would be 34.5" or 1.2" taller.
 

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Yep. So pretty much you're just going 0.5" wider and only 0.2" taller. Your next big jump is a 35x10.5R17 then, which would be 34.5" or 1.2" taller.
I thought about the 35x10.5r17 for the future. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think there is only one MT tire offered in that size, Kenda Klever? Kudos to them for making that size tire but I'm not familiar with their quality or reputation. I think the 34" Toyo MT would still be a good choice for me however, more ground clearance is very appealing, and I would be re-gearing anyway so idk I'm not sure yet.

Edit: 35X10.50R17 Kenda Klever (RT) 35 10.50 17 35105017 R17 Mud Tires AT MT 8 ply
 
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I thought about the 35x10.5r17 for the future. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think there is only one MT tire offered in that size, Kenda Klever? Kudos to them for making that size tire but I'm not familiar with their quality or reputation. I think the 34" Toyo MT would still be a good choice for me however, more ground clearance is very appealing, and I would be re-gearing anyway so idk I'm not sure yet.

Edit: 35X10.50R17 Kenda Klever (RT) 35 10.50 17 35105017 R17 Mud Tires AT MT 8 ply
If you check my pizza cutter thread, there is also the Interco SSR in 35x10.5R17, with photos on a JL. Those are also monsters that would look awesome.
 

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If you check my pizza cutter thread, there is also the Interco SSR in 35x10.5R17, with photos on a JL. Those are also monsters that would look awesome.
That is a good looking aggressive tire. 👍

I noticed there has been a lot of talk about the Mickey T baja boss, available in 35x10r17. It's an impressive looking AT. 35x10" has got to be getting close to the king of pizza cutters.
 

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If Mickey Thompson offered the
BAJA PRO™ XS
in a 34x10.5 I'd buy them tomorrow morning! Wicked!~

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