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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/16 11:49 a.m.

I admit that I'm not up on all things involving Jeeps, but a friend is looking to re-shoe her '93 Wrangler 4x4. The wheels are stock, and she'd like to keep it that way. Figure that use is mostly pavement with the very occasional visit to dirt. The Jeep sees the usual Florida rain but will likely never encounter snow. Price is definitely important, too.

So, what do you like?

Thanks.

gearheadmb
gearheadmb HalfDork
6/14/16 11:51 a.m.

Mastercraft and Kuhmo make a decent tire for cheap. It sounds like any old all terrain will do fine.

rslifkin
rslifkin HalfDork
6/14/16 11:55 a.m.

Down in Florida, I'd say a mild all terrain will do the trick. No need for anything overly specialized if it doesn't see much dirt and doesn't see snow or anything.

dropstep
dropstep Dork
6/14/16 11:57 a.m.

Not a jeep but for street and light duty in the dirt i loved the michilen ltx on my rodeo. I also liked the wrangler mtr but they made alot of road noise in comparison.

Most all terrains would work for what you need, as much as i want too recomend a bias ply swamper.

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 SuperDork
6/14/16 12:26 p.m.

Cooper Discoverer AT3

cdowd
cdowd HalfDork
6/14/16 12:41 p.m.

also look at the Cooper ATP. I have them on my BMW X5 in a much larger that stock size and like them very much

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UberDork
6/14/16 12:44 p.m.

I love the look of BFG ATs on any Jeep, but they sure aren't the cheap option and might not even be a good option. But if it were mine I'd probably still put them on.

edizzle89
edizzle89 Dork
6/14/16 1:02 p.m.

I've gone with Treadwrights on my past 2 trucks and have been very pleased with them. Prices are better then pretty much any other comparable AT/MT tire out there. They also have free shipping which is always nice.

stanger_missle
stanger_missle Dork
6/14/16 1:20 p.m.

I bought Wrangler Duratracs for my Wrangler when I lived in Florida. The stock tires were 16" Wrangler STs and were horrible in wet weather.

Technically, the DuraTracs are a "commercial traction" tire designed for powerline maintenance trucks. They are a pretty aggressive AT tire. I'd guess that I spent 90% of the time on the highway in Florida and they were just a touch louder than the stock tires but were amazing in the rain and sand. I have about 20k miles on them and they are wearing really well. They are a little spendy though.

oldtin
oldtin PowerDork
6/14/16 1:23 p.m.

Just put on kuhmo road venture at51s on the 4Runner.

HappyAndy
HappyAndy PowerDork
6/14/16 1:31 p.m.

I have Cooper's on my ZJ. Good traction on the street and in mild to moderate off roading, not obnoxiously noisy on the road, and wear like iron. What more could you want in a Jeep tire? I'll edit in the actual model later tonight when I go home.

whenry
whenry Reader
6/14/16 1:35 p.m.

I just had a set of Hankook's installed on my '96 Forerunner but I dont recall the model. Less than $600 installed at local store. I dont do a lot of mudding but I do like being able to move around during our light snows that we get in East Tenn and get out on the old logging roads of the National and other parks.

JBasham
JBasham Reader
6/14/16 1:45 p.m.

I went the other way with Conti DWS and I have been happy. I finally figured out, I never do any dirt that's dirtier than a dirt road. These are fine for that, even if the dirt road gets really muddy.

TGMF
TGMF Reader
6/14/16 2:08 p.m.

I don't drive jeeps, but for my Pathfinder, and when the time comes, my Xterra, I buy General Grabber AT2.

Its cheap, performs well in all weather, looks like a off road tire, but is quiet on the street, wears well,doesn't completely kill your MPG's, and is available in a wide variety of sizes. Unless you're sticking to just a highway tire, and making your jeep look a bit.....neutered... this tire is one of, if not the best you'll find. If there's one out there that checks all the boxes better than this one, at these prices, I haven't found it. (and I looked...a lot.)

captdownshift
captdownshift UberDork
6/14/16 2:24 p.m.

General AT2 or Firestone destination at

TR7
TR7 New Reader
6/14/16 2:34 p.m.

I also put these on my truck and am thoroughly impressed with them. Well worth the money in my opinion.

stanger_missle wrote: I bought Wrangler Duratracs for my Wrangler when I lived in Florida. The stock tires were 16" Wrangler STs and were horrible in wet weather. Technically, the DuraTracs are a "commercial traction" tire designed for powerline maintenance trucks. They are a pretty aggressive AT tire. I'd guess that I spent 90% of the time on the highway in Florida and they were just a touch louder than the stock tires but were amazing in the rain and sand. I have about 20k miles on them and they are wearing really well. They are a little spendy though.
Woody
Woody MegaDork
6/14/16 2:48 p.m.

On three occasions, I have typed "Jeep tires" into the Craigslist search bar and picked up sets of either four or five brand new factory takeoffs on alloy wheels for less than $300. Guys buy new Jeeps and immediately lift them to the sky. I swoop in and buy the perfect leftovers for cheap. They are usually Goodyears.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/16 3:29 p.m.
Woody wrote: On three occasions, I have typed "Jeep tires" into the Craigslist search bar and picked up sets of either four or five brand new factory takeoffs on alloy wheels for less than $300. Guys buy new Jeeps and immediately lift them to the sky. I swoop in and buy the perfect leftovers for cheap. They are usually Goodyears.

Duh. Good tip. Thanks.

Furious_E
Furious_E HalfDork
6/14/16 3:38 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote:
Woody wrote: On three occasions, I have typed "Jeep tires" into the Craigslist search bar and picked up sets of either four or five brand new factory takeoffs on alloy wheels for less than $300. Guys buy new Jeeps and immediately lift them to the sky. I swoop in and buy the perfect leftovers for cheap. They are usually Goodyears.

Duh. Good tip. Thanks.

FYI, I think the JKs are 5x5.5 or 5x5 bolt pattern. Your friend's YJ should be 5x4.5. Ergo, most of the cheap CL takeoff wheels will not fit.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/14/16 3:52 p.m.

Ah, thanks. That explains why I'm seeing ads stating "bought these and found out that they don't fit."

belteshazzar
belteshazzar PowerDork
6/14/16 4:42 p.m.

Put a set on my Mercedes ML55. Only 6 months and 5000 miles, but I love them so far. I thought the price was low for what they are..

TR7 wrote: I also put these on my truck and am thoroughly impressed with them. Well worth the money in my opinion.
stanger_missle wrote: I bought Wrangler Duratracs for my Wrangler when I lived in Florida. The stock tires were 16" Wrangler STs and were horrible in wet weather. Technically, the DuraTracs are a "commercial traction" tire designed for powerline maintenance trucks. They are a pretty aggressive AT tire. I'd guess that I spent 90% of the time on the highway in Florida and they were just a touch louder than the stock tires but were amazing in the rain and sand. I have about 20k miles on them and they are wearing really well. They are a little spendy though.
belteshazzar
belteshazzar PowerDork
6/14/16 4:45 p.m.

iceracer
iceracer PowerDork
6/14/16 4:54 p.m.

As long as the Jeep is primarily driven on hard roads, any quality All Season tire will work fine.

Less road noise.

Just because it is a Jeep doesn't mandate an off road tire.

My KJ came with Goodyear RSA's. Did some mild off roading. They were terrible in snow and ice.

I put a set of AT , forget the brand. Yokohama I think. Wished I hadn't after a highway trip. Harsh and noisey.

iadr
iadr Dork
6/14/16 5:15 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: Ah, thanks. That explains why I'm seeing ads stating "bought these and found out that they don't fit."

Cj's are 5 on 5.5 (large to pass thru the manual locking hubs)
Yj are 5 on 4.5 and
Newer-than-YJ Wranglers are 5 on 5

Yes, confusing. I got up from my desk to verify I had it right.

bigdaddylee82
bigdaddylee82 SuperDork
6/14/16 5:34 p.m.
iadr wrote:
David S. Wallens wrote: Ah, thanks. That explains why I'm seeing ads stating "bought these and found out that they don't fit."

Cj's are 5 on 5.5 (large to pass thru the manual locking hubs)
Yj are 5 on 4.5 and
TJ are 5 on 4.5 Newer-than-TJ Wranglers are 5 on 5

Yes, confusing. I got up from my desk to verify I had it right.

Made some amendments

XJ, ZJ, and Some Fords, Ranger, ~'90s Exploders are 5x4.5 too.

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