the original mtz was a great tire on the rocks and it performed great in the mud. I only put on a couple thousand miles over the 10 years they were on my trail rig so not sure about tread life. It was on par with the original mtr which is preferred by most in regards to the current mtr.I've run BFG KM2s on my last two rigs. I was all set to try the new KM3s this time, but there's a long wait before they come back into stock. I like Toyo and Nitto mud terrains, but the Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3s look good as well. At 66lbs they're a good dozen pounds lighter than the others. [the Nittos are a porky 80lbs] Any thoughts folks?
The 34” C AT3’s? How are they?I just went with 34" instead of 35s and weight was a huge factor for me. My new Toyo A/T IIIs weigh in at only 59 pounds. I didn't wish to risk needing to re-gear for acceptable performance and I don't have enough real world experience as this is my first Jeep "build" to know for sure one way or the other. Rotational mass and basic inertia seem significant.
Even the cost of added weight on the tail gate was a consideration for me.
Well I'm liking them so far on the street. They are quiet and I like the look. Perhaps a bit more subtle than 35's would have been which is perfect for me. I'm using the stock spare bracket and the tire just rubs slightly on the bumper. Not sure if I need to modify that.The 34” C AT3’s? How are they?
I recall reading that unsprung weight has a 10:1 impact versus weight reduced from the vehicle itself.Weight has been a significant factor in my decision process as well. I have run KOs for years and now the KO2s and like them a lot, but a good MT is where I’m going next (and I’m so over how much gravel the KOs always pick up).
I’ve had good success with the original MTRs, but they aren’t top of my list anymore. I looked hard at Toyo MT but that would have been about 35 lbs above stock per tire with my wheels factored in. Went light on my wheels as well.
At the end of the day, I think I’ve settled on STT Pros, which are not too much heavier than 315 KO2s or Duratracs. But I still haven’t pulled the trigger.
But for all the Toyos and Nittos I see on Jeeps, clearly not everyone cares too much about tire weight.
20s would be detrimental to any weight saving afforded by the tires. Looking at rotory forged wheels and possibly Falken MT. The tires are about 73 lbs each, which is pretty good for a 37 that is strong, and the wheels should be around 30lbs each. Not exactly super lightweight compared to stock, but for 37s that can take some trail and rock abuse, it ain't bad.Goodyear Duratracs are available in 37” with 20” wheels. Not sure how much they weigh but as far as I know, these are true to size. For reference, the 35” tires are 61 pounds.
Yeah I am now 59 lbsYes weight is a killer for jeeps.
I keep mine as light as possible
procomp wheels for now 29lbs which is okay. Id like to get something down to 26
tires ive had, duratrac in 315/70r17 at 61lbs. So thats 90lb total.
Now I have mickey thompson deegan 38 MT in the same size at 63lbs. Very light mud terrain, so far have worked very well
Very important on my 4.0 TJ with 37’s that weighs at least 1000lb more than stock. Less so on my torque monster diesel I’m waiting on.I've run BFG KM2s on my last two rigs. I was all set to try the new KM3s this time, but there's a long wait before they come back into stock. I like Toyo and Nitto mud terrains, but the Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3s look good as well. At 66lbs they're a good dozen pounds lighter than the others. [the Nittos are a porky 80lbs] Any thoughts folks?