I need to choose tires for the Chief!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 4x4 Station Wagon, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. 4x4 Station Wagon

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    Well it is getting closer to the point where I need to order tires. I thought about the new KM2's from BFG since I have always ran KM's with good luck but the price for 37's was like 350 each so to heck with that. Now I am bouncing between Irok RADIALS and the new M16's from Interco. The problem I have with the M16's is that no one I know has them and it doesnt say if they are radials even though it kind of eludes to the fact that they are designed for pavement pounder type vehicles. The M16's at this point would be 37 13.5's where the Iroks would be 37 12.5's. I have a friend that has ran both the radial and bias iroks and the bias wore quickly on the street where he is happy with the radials wearing. I should mention my fj is going to see the pavement and that is about it......:rolleyes: I have other vehicles to beat the crap out of! :D

    So help me out a bit here:

    M16's or Iroks (radials)
     
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    Whats the problem? Just get street type casings and forget about it. :meh:
     
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    You need 37's for the mall ??? :meh:
     
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    DROP IT on the KM2s worth the money. and a good looking tire to boot. they will look great on the street
     
  5. 4x4 Station Wagon

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    Yep :grinpimp: And it has a high steer kit to prevent hitting the tierod on a parking curb??

    I thought I had deleted this thread prior to posting it but I guess I hit the wrong button and ran off to bed??????

    Thanks anyways guys I will just go for it or post this in the chat instead since that is surely where it belongs before it is over :)
     
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    you dont want bias they be toast in a month

    those tires look pretty sweet, i have never seen them

    how much do they run? i couldnt see a price on them.

    i wouldnt spend more than 250 a tire for daily driving if it were me.

    this thread is just fine here, it is tech. have you looked at the baja claw radial?
     
  7. BDSeff1fitty

    BDSeff1fitty 1975 FJ40

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    check out onlinetires.com they have the km2's in 35's in 15" rims for $157/piece so 37's i doubt would be 350
     
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    thanks guys i will look at that site tonight. As for the m16's I think were around 305 and the iroks are closer to 310 a tire! I know what you mean on the 250 but it only seems to get me bias tires which would be perfectly fine if this wasnt my Wussy keep nice rig :)

    If I was going to go bias it would open a lot of cheaper options such as pitbull rockers, etc.

    Sorry to those helping me decide in my build thread also i accidently posted twice
     
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    Wow!!! I wonder how much shipping is on this site? 132 for 33x10.5x15 KM2's.

    Not much of a selection of tires though. But with prices like that you get one heck of a tire.
     
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    BDSeff1fitty 1975 FJ40

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    just have a local shop price match and then you don't have to worry about shipping
     
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    Good point
     
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    m-16s

    I dont know much about the best deals on tires or the best tires for that matter but the m-16s are being advertised by retailers as radials
     
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    Thanks bsmith123 I looked and looked but couldnt find the words RADIALS in regards to the m16's it just kept repeating what interco stated about road and less agressive etc..
     
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    if its a mall crawler... (hell even a trail rig) get a set of h1 37s off e-bay
    i see them ALL the time... i think they average like 120 a tire... its been a while since i checked but when i had a heep w/6" lift i kept checkin on them.....
    they are THICK hard rubber so they LAST AND LAST + they arent 1/2 bad offroad... hankook copied the tread for one of their new tires
     
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    shipping is often free
     
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    H1's ???? Now that is why I love this site...... I don't know if I will go this route but it is a great idea that looks like I could pick a set up for about 700 plus shipping (I have an email in on shipping costs)
    :cheers:
    h1's.jpg

    h1's 2.jpg

    They don't quite have the look I am wanting but for a mall cruising grocery getting baby wagon they would be sweet plus I am looking at about 1250.00 for the Irok Radials............

    The H1's I would have to go 16.5's and I was thinking (Might be wrong here) but arent 16.5 wheels the bastard child of wheels that we wish would have never happened????? That is my only scare
    h1's.jpg h1's 2.jpg
     
  17. 4x4 Station Wagon

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    Camcruiser I have in deed thought about the claws but the people I know that have ran them said they were wicked on wet roads.... But they probably thought they were in race cars to so ??? I do like the looks of them.

    I took a peek at the onlinetires.com and it looks like 35x12.5x17's are 231 plus shipping which is about 65.00 less a tire than 4wheelparts so maybe that might put the 37's down around 295 :meh: I will give them a call tomorrow and find out


    I have looked at the x-terrains also incase they pop up with the usual buy 3 get one free deal that they always have but I have a set of like 33's sitting here waiting for me to win the lottery so I can upgrade to a newer yota..... :) I kind of want something different than what I have around here.

    :beer:
     
  18. 4x4 Station Wagon

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    Here is a bit of info I found on the H1s

     
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    Michelin Hummer tires

    If you decide on the Michelin's, this guy on Pirate has a lot of them for sale. I think his bread & butter is in the hummer rims, but he like to get rid of the matching tires (often ~90%+ tread left) like they're going out of style.

    RECENTERED H1 rims by '406 YJ'
     
  20. BDSeff1fitty

    BDSeff1fitty 1975 FJ40

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    all the sites i have checked have a over sized shipping fee for tires. usually 90 bucks at the most that i have seen
     
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