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which 33x12.50x18 tire?

Lookin for a good agressive tire that will wear well with longish life to it that looks good and is below or around $250 a peice. Found a few, any suggestions? Where to buy?
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well basically everyone is gonna tell you goodyear m/t or bfgoodrich km2. Im gunna tell you from experience that my destination m/t's pull very well. And i did some research and read some reviews and some guys have gotten around 35,000 out of them with good rotations and good alignment. jus my .02
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LT305/60R18 Dick cepek Mud Country! ftw...

lol really tho i love mine.. sipped great in rain good in snow nice on dry great road manners on the free way and balanced up well
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Definity Dakota M/T's or Dakota Definity M/T's i forget which way it goes but they're pretty aggressive and they have a 40,000 mile guarantee and they're rather cheap...here's a pic of em
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LT305/60R18 Dick cepek Mud Country! ftw...

lol really tho i love mine.. sipped great in rain good in snow nice on dry great road manners on the free way and balanced up well
x2. I drove Justin's truck with this tire on it. Needless to say, I'm rather impressed with how quiet they are with the tread on them. Also traction was great!
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toyo mt's are spendy but worth every penny
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LT305/60R18 Dick cepek Mud Country! ftw...

lol really tho i love mine.. sipped great in rain good in snow nice on dry great road manners on the free way and balanced up well
hmm, says they are a 32.4x12, would that size look stupid with 2" aal's, maxxed t-bars and a 3" body lift or would it be that noticeable? thats why I was kinda goin for a 33, I just dont want too much wheel gap and dont wanna go bigger than a 33.

I have heard alot of good things about the destination m/t's, we have a local dealer with them, just havnt looked up prices. Also Ive heard alot of good with the cooper stt's. havnt heard of the dakota's but Ill look into them too. Alot of places that have the size are the kuhmo m/t's, mtr's, my pick would be the toyo open country m/t's but damn they are pricey.... keep em comin guys!
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I would have to toss in another vote for the Dick Cepek Mud Country Radials..

Absolutely fantastic tires, very quite, excellent traction.. and they have a nice mean aggressive look! Couldnt go wrong with them in any way! :-)
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I think I paid $150/tire for my 315/75R16 Hankook Dynapro MT's... I'm sure the 305/75 will be even cheaper. I love the tire too. Hasn't steered me wrong and they last a long while. I've got probably 50% left or more and have gone 24k miles...
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idk about the Toyo mud Terians, my uncles dodge has them in 20x33" and by buddys Chevy has them on 20 x35" Both have said they would want to try something else next time. Since i have driven the dodge, I think they "walk" alot more on the highway than something like a bfg. Their not bad by any means but the design seems a little loose...
(i am aware my comment has zero scientific basis, just my opinion)
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IMO Toyo's are over priced, and they're horrible in the snow and ice.
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hmm, says they are a 32.4x12,
actual size is 32.6x12.1x18 of a 305/60R18




here is my 33x12.5x15 (actual size 32.8x12.1x15) with a body lift..



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so the LT305/60R18 in actual size is 00.2" shorter then mine... not something your gonna notice...


if you dont offroad alot and I am guessing your not with 18" rims..

you could go with LT325/60R18 (33X13.50R18) actual size (33.2x13.3x18) those will be a little tight to stuff
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Gotcha, thats barely a difference at all. I have been lookin at the 325/60's but the 13.5 inches wide is whats holding me back. plus theres limited selection with straight 33x12.50x18's. Ill keep lookin for the 305's, the ones I found last night were $305 a peice....

Ill check out the hancook tires Trevor, just by what you told me thats a hell of a tire. Id love to get tires at that price, Id rather not spend all my tax money on just wheels and tires haha
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I would try maxxis bughorns. I got 145,000 miles out of my last set and I am at 40,000 on my current set. They are also very economical.
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I thought you were going double lifted with 35's or 37's??
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I ran outta cash for that project and Im afraid to run 35's at the moment so Im just doing 33s and callit it even. I was gonna get coilovers but other things kept coming up at home and I prolly pissed off the dude I was gonna get em off of but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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That "dude" still have them coilovers avail? Was it the entire RCD kit or not? PM me about this Chris....... lol
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Scott, how in the hell did you get 145k miles out of a tire? I call bullsh!t.
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I vote 325/60R18 Dick Cepek Mud County tires. Nice ride, plus with AAL and maxed torsion bars you should have enough clearance. Stone's 33's have some room with no AAL or torsion crank, but he has #1 bars. 33.2" overall diameter shouldn't be too big for what you're running. The 325 requires a minimum of 9" wide wheels, which I'm hoping the ones you're getting are. The measurements were taken on a 9.5" wheel, btw.
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I ran outta cash for that project and Im afraid to run 35's at the moment so Im just doing 33s and callit it even. I was gonna get coilovers but other things kept coming up at home and I prolly pissed off the dude I was gonna get em off of but you gotta do what you gotta do.
you didn't run me off, i could use the $$ but I'm not gonna argue with your reasons..

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That "dude" still have them coilovers avail? Was it the entire RCD kit or not? PM me about this Chris....... lol
im the dude
i have parts and pieces, but not much of it is still useable..

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Scott, how in the hell did you get 145k miles out of a tire? I call bullsh!t.
as do i, especially out of Maxxis tires, they're great tires! but just kinda soft for that many miles.
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Matt, were you gonna get me a price for the shipping for those brackets?!
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lol, pm me your zip again.
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Only thing with the 325's is the price first off and also the 13.50 inch wide tires. The wheels Im getting are 18x9
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Hmm. Well I wonder what the price difference is.

325 is $311

305 is $316
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Exactly, Im lookin for something cheaper in price lol closer to $200
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