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Me too its a work in progress I want 35" x 9" x15 16 and 17
I wish Tirecappers could buy well worn surplus 8.25r16 michelin in bulk and recap them with one of their mud treads. Canadian military uses them on G wagons. They are a bit over 34" tall and 8-9" wide. The XZL is known to be a very long lasting durable tire. Retreads over that heavy duty quality core would probably be good to go.
 
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How about a 285/75/17, which is a 34" x 11.5 size tire, for the most part. i am about to go down a size from a 35x12.5x17 to this size. Anyone running these? I have a fj62 and thinking that a tall skinny like this will be perfect...

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@grinchy has anyone run these tires? They are tall and skinny but since only Goodyear makes them, i can only find a Tacoma thread where someone was running them. Definitely a rare size!
 
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@grinchy has anyone run these tires? They are tall and skinny but since only Goodyear makes them, i can only find a Tacoma thread where someone was running them. Definitely a rare size!
I haven't run them. The MTR has been around for a bit; reviews seem mixed, but there aren't a whole bunch of options in the skinny 34" and 35" range on 17s and up. It's a Top 3 manufacturer, so base quality should be pretty good. Notably Goodyear took over the 4wd-action sponsorship and the MTRs seem to be doing fine in the filming.

It's mentioned on this thread already, but Kenda has a Hybrid 35x10.5x17 that runs around 34.5" diameter. It's reputed to be a bit wider than spec, but certainly also an option. Next time I'm shopping it is likely between these two.
 

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I am happy with my 255/85r16 (33.1x10x16) Interco Trxus MT's. Look good with the 16" Toyota rims. But I am on the hunt for the same size tire in AT with a winter rating. I have a spare set of Toyota rims to wrap.

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I've been running this tire on my 2018 Nissan CC Frontier Pro4X in a 255/85R16, they do really well in snow and pretty much all around driving. They're not quite an AT or MT they're winter rated and made by Cooper tire but cheaper than the STMaxx in a 255/85R16.
 
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I've been running this tire on my 2018 Nissan CC Frontier Pro4X in a 255/85R16, they do really well in snow and pretty much all around driving. They're not quite an AT or MT they're winter rated and made by Cooper tire but cheaper than the STMaxx in a 255/85R16.
Interco has a variety of tall and skinny and if you're willing to go bias ply and noisy it opens up your options.

These are interesting to me and I almost went with them, but they are a very heavy high load tire. I think they would be stuff and not deform to rocks at low pressure as well for better traction as much as a tire rated for a lighter road. Submission XZL is an extremely durable, long life, high dollar tire. 8.25R16 Michelin XZL g wagon | Military Tires
 
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“Downsized” from a 35x12.5x17 to a 285/75/17. The Yokohama Geolander MT is a true 34x11.5x17 tire, and definitely a skinny. Gonna take some getting used to, but Roscoe appreciates the weight reduction and the steering is lighter as well.

Anyway, pics...!!

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Tennessee80,

Would you mind taking a side picture of your wheel and tire combo. Also, what are your wheel specs. (width, back spacing) if you remember. Tires look awesome.

Thanks!
 

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