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post #1 of 31 Old 01-02-2006, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Best tires for a JGC?

What would be a good riding, all-terrain tire for the Jeep Grand Cherokee?

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post #2 of 31 Old 01-02-2006, 08:37 PM
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Your going to get a 1000 different response from BFG's to Revo's, etc... I will ask you what your looking to spend and then go from there. If your looking for a less expensive, good riding tire with great traction I would go with the Geolander AT II's. I have a set on my other wheels and they are really nice for the price, here's a link:

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...81&rd=16&ar=70

You'll have to find the size you need, but it will get you in the ballpark. Again just my opinion, but I like them for an AT tire.

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The biggest I can go right now is 265/70/R16. I am willing to spend whatever.
What about the Goodyear Fortera's???
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The toughest A/T's are the BFG A/T KO's.

They have a 3 ply sidewall, and no one else (except mudders) use it. They do weigh more, but I have yet to puncture a tire and I'm mean on tires. AZ rocks put a beating on them and I've had zero problems. Not to mention I got a little over 60K on the last set of tires I changed out this summer. You get what you pay for with A/T's.

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x2 on the BFG A/T KOs. I have had 0 problems with them.

Look for some deals. I got mine for $108 a tire (regular $123) from 4wheelparts because they had a $60 discount if you bought 4 tires.

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The toughest A/T's are the BFG A/T KO's.

They have a 3 ply sidewall, and no one else (except mudders) use it. They do weigh more, but I have yet to puncture a tire and I'm mean on tires. AZ rocks put a beating on them and I've had zero problems. Not to mention I got a little over 60K on the last set of tires I changed out this summer. You get what you pay for with A/T's.
My AT's are 3ply sidewall and 10ply thread

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I forgot Big O borrows everyone's designs because they cannot afford to create their own.

I still don't like them for Rocks.

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I forgot Big O borrows everyone's designs because they cannot afford to create their own.

I still don't like them for Rocks.
I haven't one complaint about them yet, I was the one towing people up an ice hill today when wheeling

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You also had to get towed I noticed. Way to go.

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You also had to get towed I noticed. Way to go.
Tires don't do any good when they aren't touching the ground

'04 WJ, 6" Clayton LA's, 242 SYE, 35" BFG MT KM2's, 4.56 gears, & D44a locked
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Got the 255/70R16 Dayton Timberline A/T's slapped on the WJ the other day. They look rugged and ride smooth down the highway. They were about $108 each. Time will tell if they give me everything I want. Originally I was thinking Uniroyal Liberator A/T's at Walmart trying to save money, then I thought better because of all the highway miles I drive, etc... Walmart also had Goodyear Tracker 2's for $96 each, which had a whimpy looking tread. So... I went to our local tire dealer for the Timberline's and forgot about Walmart...

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everyone that i ask they keep saying check out the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos, all the reviews are nice and high about them from what i have read, thats what i am going with soon, at about 110 tire is the cheapest i have found them so far.
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Good tires don't come cheap.

Some of the knock off brands will work, but compared them to the BFG's and Revo's you get what you pay for.

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Woody knows I'll agree with him on the BFG All Terrains. I used to work in a tire shop and have seen the aftermath of all kinds of worn out tires and punctured tires (including BFGs, Bridgestone Duelers, Big-Os and Goodyears) and let me put it this way, the only tires I'll ever put on my Jeeps are BFG All Terrains T/As. Plus I've had them on 2 of my Jeeps, (3rd Jeep came with brand new tires, not my choice, but they'll do till I have cash) and they ride awesome. Nice solid ride.
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My only exception of BFG A/T's will be mudders. I don't care what they are at the moment as long as they fit and i'm having a good time.

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