Originally Posted by Carves
Ive been using Hankooks for so many years ... I dunno how good other brands are these days ...
Supposedly - they are designed for heavier vehicles than an XJ ... so they should wear well.
Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on them in future posts so I can compare against the set I fitted recently ... They already seem seem better than the last Hankook A/T pattern I had.
Remember too ... The longer lasting, highway and A/T tyres - usually have a harder compound rubber ... which normally equates to less grip on the road.
Just checking back.........
I am still running the Hankooks on the WJ, we have put 30K on these tires and they look like they have no wear (they do have wear), they are still very firm and tight with no sidewall roll and I have since had them off road and through a good bit of snow. I must say I VERY impressed and will replace them with the same. When off road you GOTTA HEAT THEM UP for optimal grip, but they do great. They grip great even on simple wet roads, we have a pretty good hill at the end of our road with a stop sign at top and I have never tore loose there pulling out in rain.
I also must add that th Timberlines are doing great as well, they wear a bit more than the Hankooks but they are a great tire. Given the choice i would PAY for the hankooks vs. the Timberlines, the Hankooks were less $$ and a better tire.