I thought it would be cool if there was a tire thread where people told us what kind of tires they run or have ran, and how they are in all the different conditions, how they wore, etc.
Dont know if this will take off or not, but here goes;
Goodyear GSA's- Stock size on my '04 Overland- So-so in rain, terrible in snow and ice. Dry pavement manners are fine, they are nice and quiet. I dont know how many miles are on them since they were on the Jeep when I got it.
Bridgestone Dueler Revo's- On a '00 Merc Mountianeer, slightly larger than stock, maybe 255/70 16's. They were an awesome tire all the way around. Great wet pavement manners, and stayed very very planted and stable in snow and ice. Had 40k on them when I got rid of it, still had plenty of meat left on them.
Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips- '77 F-150, 38/15.50 16.5's. These tires IMO are very underrated. They have just as quiet of a ride as any A/t tire Ive ever had, considering they are almost 16" wide. They clean very well, especially the massive lugs on the side, which seem to me aide in turning as well. If it wasnt for the price, Id run them on everything I ever own that needs a mud tire.
Goodyear Wrangler RT/S- 235/75 15 They were the stock tires on the factory rims on the my Mountaineer. They were alright really, for such a small size. Better than the GSA's IMO, but when I put the Revo's on, I could see and improvement.
Well I just got my ZJ but it has the Michelin Cross Terrain SUV tires. They are high-way all terrians which seems like an oxymoron to me They seem pretty quit and have good traction on road. haven't taken the rig offroad but I did do some snow driving and ice driving the the tires seemed decent. Their main selling point is quitness road comfort.
BFGoodrich All Terrain KO - Awesome all terrain tire, decent on road manners, however a little loud. IMO the best AT tire I've used in the snow.
Michellen LTX - Another great all terrain tire, excellent on road manners/quiet and fantastic in the snow. Not as good in mud as the AT's though however near their level of performance in the snow. Also these tires last for ever...
Goodyear Wrangler GSA - Get Stuck Anywhere sums it up pretty well, and too boot they suck in the rain. A absolutely horrible tire.
Cooper Discoverer STT's - Love them so far, were amazing in the mud and on wet rocks, they're siped so they do well in the rain, but they're so damn loud on the highway. Haven't had them in the snow yet.
when i went from the wrangler gsa's to the 31" BFGoodrich all terrain KO's it was the day of a whiteout snow storm. It was amazing how well they handled. Believe it or not they even helped with stopping in the snow. My ABS didnt lock up even half as much. I recommend the tires to anyone for road manners and they wear like iron. I swapped those off for 33x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials and I love these too. Not as quiet at the bfg's but they are great in the mud. They are super loud and people can hear me coming from 1/2 mile away but im used to it now. I can rip right through the mud where the bfgs would just fill up and spin. I recommend these tires to anyone climbing soft sand and ripping through thick mud. I run sand piles in 2wd and smoke my buddys fullwidth bronco running 35's in 4low.
97 ZJ 5.9L 242/4.5" RE Coils/1.75" Spacers/Clayton arms/Addco's/RE brake lines/35x12.5 bfg muds/Currie steering/K&N/Claytons Front Drop tracbar/Dropped pitman/Bilstein 5125's/JKS BPE/JKS loop conversion/JKS Sliders/ZJilla rear bumper/Clayton front winch bumper/durango steering box/warn 9000i/Hambek Customs carbon fiber cowl hood #2of16/Hp30-8.8 4.56/ARB f+r
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/As: I have stock (235/75/15) ones on my ZJ for the winter months, and they are great. They are a fairly quiet and handle well on and off road. Mileage wise, I have about 25k on my set plus whatever was on them when I got them, and they still have a decent amount of tread left.
Interco Trxus M/T: I have a set of these in the 31x10.50r15 flavor that I run in the summer months. They are an awesome MT. I personally don't have much experience with MT tires, but these are quiet, have worn well, and do well in the rain due to the large amount of siping on the tread. I have had them offroad a couple of times both in sand and mud. They were so-so in the sand and awesome in the mud. I was going through about 8" of pure slop in 2wd no problem.
1. Goodyear STs
2. Uniroyal Land Tracs
3. Buckshot Mudders Ps.
4. Firestone Radial 23 MTs
5. Goodyear AT
6. Bridgestone Dueler MT
7. Bridgestone Dueler AT
8. Savero GT Radial MT
9. BFG Radial MTs
00 4.7 Laredo...KYB gas shocks, ADDCO rear sway bar and Firestone Destination tires.
08 Z71 Suburban
94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
Detroit and true trac
Red Jeep Club Member
Texas Jeep Owner #6
USN Jeep Club #4 http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/
Interco TSL Thornbird 33x10.50's - just as loud as regular super swampers on the highway but better mpg. Great off road in the dirt and mud. Save them for a 2nd set of wheels for the weekend with the rest of the TSL's. Terrible to balance and poor DD performance. 1950's fiberglass bias ply technology. Off road they were awesome.
Bridgestone Dueler A/T D693 31x10.10 these were the best all around tires I've ever used. Ran them on an 85 4runner and then my lifted ZJ. Great on the street and suprising in the mud. 55k+ life and stayed quiet as they wore, not too expensive. Now why don't they make more 17 inch sizes
Every goodyear tire I have used (RSA GSA AT HP etc) has been terrible in anything that is wet. I don't know if its the rubber compound they use but they don't work in the wet stuff, pavement mud grass anything.
Dunlop radial mud rover 31x10.50 These were great, no complaints over 30k miles or so. Pretty cheap too. A little extra sway on the road but they rode really well and worked fine on wet pavement. Great off road.
2007 Wrangler Sahara - SOLD
BFG AT KOs on the wife's WJ - great on snow and on road, pretty quiet. The wear has been great, but I rotate every 3,000 miles
BFG AT KOs on my ZJ - see above BFG MT KMs currently on my ZJ - great on road and mud & rocks. Although they are not siped, I've had no problems with them in the snow either.
The wear has been pretty good. I also rotate these every 3,000 miles.
Tires I'm considering for my next set:
Maxxis Buckshots MT
Cooper Discoverer STT MT
Interco TrXus MT