Best tires for a JGC? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Best tires for a JGC?

December Specials at Jeephut.comROCK BOTTOM prices on LIFT KITS at Rockridge4wd!! WANT TO Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kits

Reply
Unread 01-02-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
W4x4J
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Posts: 243
Best tires for a JGC?

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

W4x4J is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 09:37 PM   #2
10achik
I ate what?
 
10achik's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: STL (IL side)
Posts: 8,341
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.
__________________
Ken

99 GC Limited - 4.7L HO V8, 6.5" IRO HC LA lift, F&R D44s locked & trussed, 242HD, IRO TC Skid, KMA Bumper, 35's
2006 Saturn Redline -2.0L Eaton supercharged I4, GMPP Stage 2, Custom Tune, AEM CAI, Ebiach Pro Kit w/ swaybars, EVO Ventus V12s (13.76 @ 103.85)
2006 Pontiac G6 GTP
2012 Nissan Juke - (hers)
2000 SV650 - naked, integrated tail light, sliders, corbin, pilot roads, RK chain & sprokets, D&D full exhaust, FactoryPro Stage I jet kit, +4 Ignition Advancer, Barnett race clutch
2006 Triumph America 900 - Full Dresser

January 2009 Grand Cherokee of the Month (GCOTM)
10achik is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
W4x4J
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Posts: 243
The biggest I can go right now is 265/70/R16. I am willing to spend whatever.
What about the Goodyear Fortera's???
W4x4J is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 10:15 PM   #4
Woody
Retired back to Bowties
 
Woody's Avatar
1985  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Pole, Alaska, Alaska
Posts: 7,079
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.
__________________
Woody
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.
Woody is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
ben_wagner
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Gig Harbor/Pullman, WA
Posts: 515
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.
__________________
1994 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 I6 4x4
4.5" IRO, 32" BFG A/T KOs
ben_wagner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 10:34 PM   #6
ArloGuthroJeep
Mr. Hyde!
 
ArloGuthroJeep's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 23,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airmanwoody
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
__________________
'04 WJ, 6" Clayton LA's, 242 SYE, 35" BFG MT KM2's, 4.56 gears, & D44a locked
'14 WK2 Limited w/5.7L, ORAI, & Tow Package
ArloGuthroJeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 10:36 PM   #7
Woody
Retired back to Bowties
 
Woody's Avatar
1985  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Pole, Alaska, Alaska
Posts: 7,079
I forgot Big O borrows everyone's designs because they cannot afford to create their own.

I still don't like them for Rocks.
__________________
Woody
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.
Woody is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 10:39 PM   #8
ArloGuthroJeep
Mr. Hyde!
 
ArloGuthroJeep's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 23,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airmanwoody
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
__________________
'04 WJ, 6" Clayton LA's, 242 SYE, 35" BFG MT KM2's, 4.56 gears, & D44a locked
'14 WK2 Limited w/5.7L, ORAI, & Tow Package
ArloGuthroJeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 11:46 PM   #9
Woody
Retired back to Bowties
 
Woody's Avatar
1985  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Pole, Alaska, Alaska
Posts: 7,079
You also had to get towed I noticed. Way to go.
__________________
Woody
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.
Woody is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-02-2006, 11:47 PM   #10
ArloGuthroJeep
Mr. Hyde!
 
ArloGuthroJeep's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 23,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airmanwoody
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
'14 WK2 Limited w/5.7L, ORAI, & Tow Package
ArloGuthroJeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-03-2006, 05:12 AM   #11
hiller
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 30
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...
__________________
2000 WJ Laredo (Loaded) Sienna Pearl
4.0L I-6, Selec-Trac, 3.73 Axle
+
1987 YJ Wrangler (Soft Top) Red
4.2L I-6, 5 Speed
hiller is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-03-2006, 06:30 AM   #12
passarelli
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 28
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.
passarelli is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-03-2006, 05:36 PM   #13
Woody
Retired back to Bowties
 
Woody's Avatar
1985  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Pole, Alaska, Alaska
Posts: 7,079
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.
__________________
Woody
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.
Woody is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-03-2006, 05:44 PM   #14
RAAB3485
Viewer Discretion Advised
 
RAAB3485's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 3,240
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.
__________________
Eric

Colorado Jeep Club Member #1
RAAB3485 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-03-2006, 05:46 PM   #15
Woody
Retired back to Bowties
 
Woody's Avatar
1985  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Pole, Alaska, Alaska
Posts: 7,079
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.
__________________
Woody
1985 1 ton K-5, Detroit diesel, 36" tires (going bigger when money permits), 4-speed manual swap, Rockwell T-case, Hybrid lift, 12.5K winch.
Woody is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.