best tires for snow? -
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 > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > best tires for snow?

Rough Country Jeep Suspension Deals at Rockridge 4WD!Engo winches available at! Free shippRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits

Unread 01-14-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 228
best tires for snow?

I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 5.2L 4x4. Which tires are going to be the best for use in the mountains and snow?

Can anyone comment on the best (biggest?) size of tires that a stick ZJ can use from this list?

webhostingdesig is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-14-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,138
Biggest size tire is around 30.5" on stock suspension. Any winter-specific tire will work fine with the 249 transfer case. Winterforce/Blizzak/Icelander/iPike
JasonStebbins is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #3
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: holly
Posts: 157
Hankook winter ipikes tires on my yj are incredible!

joey48442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-14-2014, 06:23 PM   #4
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 40 3'42.36"N 112 2'16.73"W, Utah
Posts: 6,749
Cooper Weathermaster SXT. Take it from someone who drove on snow 6 months of the year in northern Minnesota. My wife had those tires on her 95 Neon. With 2" of glare ice on the road, she was able to drive like she was on a dry road.
1997 ZJ 5.2 Orvis, Baby!
1953 Willys M100 trailer Tagalong

Mickey_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #5
Belief In All Things Jeep
HighLonesome's Avatar
1995 ZJ 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 5,562
Don't get BFG ATs. They are truly horrible in any condition. The tire is an outdated relic that should be banned by Ralph Nader himself.
HighLonesome is offline   Reply With Quote

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