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Tires And Wheels - Rubber And Metal

Posted in How To on January 1, 2010
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Buying new tires and wheels for your 4x4 is an exciting time, even more so if you're planning a much anticipated upsizing. We like to shop tires and wheels even when we aren't looking to buy simply for the pleasure of looking. Exploring the new styles and wide range of sizes often makes us forget that 33s on 15s used to be the norm. With so many tires and wheels to choose from these days we decided to assemble a selection of some that we liked best. From mud to sand to snow and even rock-crawling and racing, these tires and wheels should meet your trail-crawling needs.

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM

• Aggressive sidewall lugs
• Exceptional even wear characteristics and outstanding grip
• BFG Krawler-inspired tread design with great highway characteristics
• Sizes range from 28- to 42-inch diameters to fit 15- to 22-inch wheels

Bridgestone Dueler A/T with UNI-T

• Special long link construction helps improve tread wear and resist cracking, tearing, and chipping
• Raised rubber rim guard to protect wheels
• Continuous nylon wrap provides a higher level of uniformity and high speed capability
• Five popular sizes available

Continental Tire ExtremeWinterContact

• Available to fit 13- to 17-inch wheel diameters, including LT sizes
• Engineered with an advanced tread compound and structured siping to improve ice and snow traction
• Multiple gripping edges give excellent traction and braking on snow
• Delivers noticeable improvements in wet performance, excellent fuel efficiency, extended wear and ride comfort

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Dick Cepek Mud Country

• Three-ply sidewalls with cross-ply technology for better handling
• Increased puncture and tear resistance at the sidewall
• Extra-wide footprint for better traction and even wear
• Trademark "DC" Sidebiters for added traction and protection
• Sizes range from 31- to 40-inch to fit 15- to 20-inch wheels

Dunlop Rover M/T Maxx Traction

• Center traction lugs for excellent start-up and braking traction in sand, dirt, wet and winter conditions
• Outer, self-cleaning channels that help expel mud and debris.
• Available in 17 sizes, it fits many pickups and SUVs

Fierce Attitude M/T

• Large lugs and stepped shoulder blocks help deliver mud traction
• High-void tread design allows for enhanced self-cleaning
• Sidewall design features "barbed wire" appearance
• Available in 11 popular sizes, ranging from 16- to 18-inch rim diameters

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General Tire Grabber AT2

• Wide, flat footprint provides maximum ground contact to increase traction
• Computer-designed tread elements prevent heel-and-toe wear
• Ply structure and casing technology are designed to be extremely durable
• Available to fit 14- to 20-inch wheel diameters with aspect ratios ranging from 45 to 85

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

• Built using DuPont Kevlar for enhanced sidewall puncture resistance
• A hardworking wraparound tread design offers enhanced sidewall traction in deep mud, sand, and rocks
• An asymmetric tread offers aggressive off-road traction while maintaining good handling on the road
• Available in 30 sizes to fit 15- to 20-inch rim diameters

Hankook Dynapro MT

• V-shaped tread blocks tapered for superior grip in mud, sand, and snow
• Specially-designed shoulders to aid in self-cleaning
• Zig-zag shoulder pattern delivers greater off-road traction
• Sizes range from 28- to 40-inch diameters to fit 15- to 22-inch wheels

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Interco SS-M16

• Available in sizes ranging from 31 to 40 inches to fit 15- to 24-inch wheels
• Most sizes offer a 10-ply tread and 3-ply sidewall
• Highway friendly and very quiet
• All-season radial tire that bridges the gap between Interco's all-terrain and extreme-terrain tires

Maxxis AT-771 Bravo Series

• Unique tread pattern and sidewall lug design offers excellent all-terrain traction
• Stiff but conformable carcass improves off-road stability and handling
• Many LT metric and metric sizes available to fit 15- to 20-inch wheels
• Rugged off-road performance for your favorite trail plus optimum on-road refinement for your daily commute

Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Radial

• Advanced radial construction for high mileage and smooth ride
• Self-cleaning high-void tread lugs for traction in mud and snow
• Deep shoulder lugs provide aggressive traction and bold looks
• Enhanced Sidebiters for added traction and protection
• Sizes range from 31- to 35-inch diameters to fit 15- to 20-inch wheels

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Nitto Trail Grappler M/T

• An aggressive and quiet tire that blends the off-road performance of the Nitto Mud Grappler with the on-road comfort of the Nitto Terra Grappler
• Three-ply, high turn-up sidewall construction with a thick rubber compound to increase puncture resistance
• Tread blocks designed to provide additional biting edges for greater lateral stability and enhanced forward traction
• Two, wide steel belts provide a stable base for the tire and increase tread strength

Pit Bull Rocker

• Bias-ply sizes range from 33- to 44-inch diameters to fit 15- to 20-inch wheels
• New Rocker XOR LT radial sizes also available
• "All Bite No Bark" noise-resistance technology
• Deep lugs designed for excellent cleanout
• Strategically-placed sipes for maximum traction and easy cleanout

Pro Comp Xtreme M/T

• Extra-thick sidewalls resist cuts and abrasions
• Three-ply sidewalls with two layers of opposed-angle steel belting and a seamless layer of nylon across entire tread surface
• Great flexibility when using low air pressure off-road
• Unique shoulder lugs enhance traction in rocks and mud
• Available in sizes ranging from 31 to 38 inches to fit 15- to 20-inch wheels

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Toyo Open Country MT

• Aggressive tread design with hook-shaped blocks
• Open, scalloped shoulder blocks and deep siping in the tread blocks
• Abrasion-resistant sidewall compound
• Three-ply polyester casing with a single strand, jointless bead wire construction
• Sizes range from 31- to 40-inch diameters to fit 15- to 24-inch wheels

Tread Wright MTG

• “Green” tires that put less impact on the environment
• Tread Wright re-tread tires are put through a seven step process to ensure each tire meets a high standard of quality and safety
• Popular 31- and 33-inch sizes available for 15-, 16-, and 17-inch wheels
• Tires include a two year, 24,000 mile warranty
• Multiple tread designs available, including all-terrain and mud-terrain styles

Yokohama Geolander M/T+

• Step block groove configuration provides additional biting edges for increased traction and tread stability
• Large voids between tread blocks improve traction in soft, muddy terrain
• Sidewall protection bars resist side punctures and cuts
• LT sizes range from 31- to 40-inch to fit 16- and 17-inch wheels

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Black Mountain Wheels

• Available in 15x8 size
• Fits popular 5-on-4.5 bolt pattern
• Offers 3.75-inch backspacing
• Also available in chrome

Black Rock Intruder Beadlock Wheel

• Cast aluminum alloy wheel
• Features a forged 6061 T-6 alloy beadlock ring with 24 flush mount bolts
• Available in two popular colors, satin matte black and tungsten silver
• Offered in 17x8.5 size
• Black Rock also offers a wide variety of steel wheels

Champion Beadlock

• New Ion beadlock wheel with C1 ring
• Available with many beadlock ring styles in polished or red, blue, black, or gold anodized finish
• Flush-bolt series and Rock Thrasher beadlock rings also offered
• Black and polished Baja wheels available
• Beadlock conversions also offered

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Dick Cepek Torque Wheel

• Designed for newer trucks and SUVs that require higher offsets, additional brake caliper clearance, and the ability to use the factory Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors (TPMS)
• Available in flat black with a satin clear coat
• Available in 16- to 22-inch diameters

Discount Tire Direct

• American Outlaw Buckshot wheel
• Offers one-piece aluminum alloy construction
• Available in machined gloss black and chrome finish
• Available in 16-, 17-, and 20-inch sizes

Mickey Thompson Sidebiter Wheel

• High-gloss black finish
• Embossed center cap with MT logo
• Lifetime limited guarantee against structural defects
• Available in 15-, 16-, and 17-inch sizes
• Offered to fit 5-, 6-, and 8-bolt pattern vehicles

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National Tire & Wheel

• Eaton Beadlock Wheel
• Heavy-duty 32-bolt beadlock
• Available in 15x8, 15x10, 15x12, and 15x14 sizes
• Available in most 5-, 6-, and 8-lug patterns
• Custom backspacing available

OMF Beadlock and Sim-U-Lock Wheels

• Beadlock rings are manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum
• New Phaze 5 beadlock ring offered in high polished or powdercoat finish
• Beadlock conversions available to fit 15-, 16-, 17-, 18-, and 20-inch wheel sizes
• Rock Crawling Domes and new Rock Starz beadlock bolt protectors are also available

Pro Comp 28 Series Wheels

• Durable split five-spoke design and realistic bead lock styling
• Extra thick outside bead surface
• Available in polished, gloss black with machined lip, and cast blast flat black
• Includes matching wheel centers
• Available sizes include 16x8, 17x8.5, 18x8.5, 18x9 and 20x9

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• Cast from 356-T6 aluminum
• Uses 3/8-inch Grade 8 nickel-plated beadring bolts
• Uses replaceable threaded mounting insert for beadring bolts
• Beadlock mounting surface is cast directly in to the wheel
• Available in 15-, 17-, 18-, and 20-inch sizes in 5- and 6-lug wheel bolt patterns
• Available with 3.5-inch offset

Rugged Ridge

• Stainless-steel button-head socket cap screws around the perimeter of the outer wheel face create look of a three-piece wheel
• Available in four powdercoat finishes: satin black, satin black with machined lip, silver, and chrome
• Available to fit Jeep Wrangler JKs

Raceline Monster Diamond Competition Beadlock

• Available in 17x9.5 and 15x8 sizes
• Also available in black finish
• 32-bolt beadlock wheel
• Various bolt patterns and offsets available

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Rough Country RCX Wheel

• Available for 5-, 6-, and 8-lug vehicles
• Offered in 15- and 16-inch sizes
• Many bolt patterns available
• Simulated beadlock rings also available

Rimz One Fuel Off-Road Gauge Wheel

• Features a black painted center with a machined spoke detail
• Also available in chrome or black
• Available in 18x9 and 20x9 sizes
• Bolt patterns to fit most truck applications

Walker Evans Beadlock And Street Wheels

• One-piece, pressure-cast aluminum, heat treated
• Beadlock wheels available in 15x8 and 17x8.5 sizes
• Street wheel available in 17x8.5 and are DOT approved
• Custom backspacing available
• Beadlock wheels have Grade 8 bolts and steel inserts installed
• Polished or powdercoat finish available

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