What 33" tires are you running?

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  1. scout2000

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    I am in the mist of my build of a 1970 Scout 800a. Currently, I'm focusing all my $$$$ and CPU cycles on my drivetrain swap, but tires will be my focus soon. My current wheel and tire setup is Scout II Rally wheels with some small Goodyear Wranglers.

    But when all is said and done, I'm planning to have run 33" pizza cutter tires on this Scout. This Scout is also a little unique as I am planning to turn it into my daily driver and to be able to drive 70 MPH down the highway in it, with only light trail rides + camping/hunting/fishing. I have a 62 Scout 80 that will be my more serious trail rig.

    Back on topic, I have made my ultimate goal concerning tire plans several times in various threads. I didn't figure choosing a 33" tire would be a difficult thing, mainly planning to just search the archives, etc. But maybe it isn't as easy as all that. I have had half a dozen people either PM me or email me back channel asking what 33" tire(s) I was going to buy over the last two months.

    At this point, I figure this (tire purchase) has got to be a bridge a lot of people have crossed already, so, what 33" pizza cutter type tires are you running on your Scout? Would you recommend them to another Scout owner? Or, in the same light, which ones did you have bad luck with and would tell people to stay away from.
     
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    I don't know if they qualify as pizza cutters (maybe deep crust?), but I'm a big fan of my bfg 33x10.5x15's AT's. They are nice and quiet on the highway. $160/tire at 4wheelparts or about $175 shipped on amazon.

    Sidewall Load rating C. Note: for the same make and model of tire, I observed different sidewall ratings (ie a C for a 16" and a B for a 15"....check the rating for the size you get).


    -jack
     
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    I was beat to the BFG AT. I've always thought very highly of them and have them on what could be considered the Scout closest to being drivable.

    Brett
     
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    Some people find it a bit taboo, but I run retreads/remolds on my scout. They're a bfg a/t clone in size 285/75r16.

    Www.treadwright.com

    They're called Wardens. I have run those and a set of 265/75r16 in their MTR style on our jeep. I've had no issues with their tires and will continue to purchase them. I got the wardens on sale for $110.00 per tire.

    The tallest 15" they have is a 32" tall x 7 tread width (closest to a real pizza cutter I could find) it looks like.
     
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    I don't know if they make a pizza cutter, but I run Maxxis Buckshot Mudders (Radial) 33x12.50/15 on my SOA 800. They are a little noisy, but ride well.
     
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    Found BFG all terrains 33x9.5x15's on eBay. That will be the way I go on my 800a build. I will email you some pictures of my mock up. Picked up some used 33x12.5x15's for mock up. I don't care for how far they stick out so I will go with the narrower 9.5's. I have 31x10.5's on my scout ii and am happy with them.
     
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    I ran the BFG A/T in a 33x9.50x15 flavor. Ran well. When I changed from those to a 33x12.50x15 BFG M/T I lost 1mpg. Not sure if that means much just wanted to throw that in.

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    Another vote for BFG AT or if you want more aggressive the BFG KM2 are aggressive, yet wear evenly, very quiet, none of the annoying mud tire growl. Ran BFG ATs on my Dodge and wife Jeep for many years, been running BFG KM2 on my Scout, and last set of tires on the Wife's Jeep switcedh her to KM2 also.
     
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    Hello Gillis,

    Thanks for the post.

    After all the recommendations for the BF Goodrich tires, I went to their site. It looks like currently they have 10.5" and 12.5" for 15" rims. I believe that the 9.5" ones have been discontinued after doing some web searches. However, I would be happy for someone to prove me wrong here.
     
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    Hello and thanks for the post.

    As far as the more aggressive KM2's, I'm actually looking to go the other way here as this will be a daily driver type vehicle.

    I will keep the KM2 information put back for possible use on my 1962 Scout 80.
     
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    I'm very happy with the Cooper Discoverer AT/3's I just put on my Scout II.
    They're quiet and track well on the highway.

    Check metric sizes as well for light truck...
     
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