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PLEASE NOTE: Tires are round, black, and go on any vehicle, right? Anyone caring to comment on the source here please refrain from doing so. This thread is solely an effort to provide information that gets asked for on a daily basis here in the Blue Room, so please leave it at that.

In the April issue of JP Magazine there are some pretty good 1-page reviews of tires that get asked about all the time. Some good insights to be had on each of those tires. All credit goes to the staff at JP Magazine for doing these tire reviews. The reviews are also already posted online as well, so here are the highlights and links...

General Grabber (Red Letter)

Pros:
•Heavy-duty construction
•Good all-around wheeling tire
•Inspires confidence when side-hilling in slop

Cons:
•Not great on-road on ice
•Heavy
•Might need beadlocks to wheel in the rocks

DOT-Legal General Grabber Tires - Jp magazine

Falken Wildpeak A/T

Pros:
•Crazy wet pavement performance
•Surprisingly capable off-road
•Mild-mannered on-road

Cons:
•Limited off-road braking power
•Steady throttle input required for best performance
•Doesn't like sticky mud

Falken Wildpeak A/T Tire - Jp Magazine

Maxxis Trepador Radial

Pros:
•Smooth and relatively quiet on the street
•Traction no matter what terrain
•Hugely strong

Cons:
•Hugely heavy
•Lower-than-normal pressure for correct contact patch
•Most sizes with unrealistically high load range

Maxxis Trepador Radial Tires - Jp Magazine

Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor

Pros:
•Quiet
•Kevlar ply in tread
•Good in snow

Cons:
•Problems clearing mud
•Better suited for heavier vehicle
•Would do better in rocks with beadlocks

Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Tires - Jp Magazine

Nitto Trail Grappler

Pros:
•Long tread life
•Rolls round and smooth
•Strong tread and side wall

Cons:
•They're heavy
•Stiff tread and sidewall
•Better suited on a 3/4- or 1-ton truck

Nitto Trail Grappler Mud Terrain Tires - Jp Magazine

Goodyear Duratrac

Pros:
•Great in snow and ice
•Blurs the all-terrain/mud-terrain line
•Works great in mud for an all-terrain

Cons:
•Sharp and heavy rocks cause chunking
•Can't keep up with real mud tires in mud
•Two-ply sidewall

Goodyear's Agressive Duratrac Tire - Jp Magazine

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