Kingpin.......I didn't have any tire rub what-so-ever. I didn't have to put any washers in the steering stops either.
I'm coming up on 3K miles. I am admittedly a novice Jeep owner, my Jeep is mostly a DD with some weekend trail riding, little or no rocks (Florida is a sandbar after all) and have little to compare these too. When I do reach 3K miles on my Authorities, I will measure and give some indication of the wear, etc. So far they have been a good tire. In heavy Florida rain, they pump water extremely well with no hydroplaning. These tires meet and exceed my current needs but they obviously aren't for everyone.
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I think I figured out what the problem was. It wasn't the Jeep, it was the wheels. I have the Columbia edition '04 which uses a rim that looks like it goes deeper into the wheel well than a standard rim. I got a set of T/As with a 9.5 inch width and they are working well. The Authoritiy tire looks great, I was really excited to try them out, but didn't come in a size lower than the 31 X 10.5s. Glad they are working out for you.
Silver lining for me is to use up the T/As, put in a lift and get new tires and wheels in one shot.
After doing a little research a few people have said their Authorities begin to hum around 65mph. Anyone here experience that?
There is some tire noise at 65+ mph. Not bad, and hardly noticable in a Jeep. In a new (quiet) SUV, pickup it might be bothersome, but you're not going to get "quiet" with aggressive tread. The Authority is what I would call borderline aggressive (not a swamper, but definately TREADED )
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So I just got my new tires on..Goodyear wrangler authority..took em out yesterday for a test run. They did great! I ran them in DEEP mud, water crossings(up past doors), loose gravel, sand, and climbed some really good hills! What a great day! so here is my review..mud-they did awesome, could clean a little better....water-what water?...gravel-lots of traction(i dont drive slow, 25-35 on dirt road)...sand-i think they did the worst in the sand-they really bite into the sand...hills-I was most impressed in this category, they bit hard, I had no problems even where I thought for sure it would get loose! At the end of the day, I did a check on the tires..same air pressure, I could not find ONE nick or chunk(very suprised at that-im a lead foot on hills).
Overall-I would recommend these tires to anyone with a DD on a budget. Great tires for the money. I feel like i wasted $900 on my old BFG A/T's. Those tires have nothing on theseIMO.Im gonna trade them to somebody who needs slicks...lol
1994 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 HO
4" Skyjacker lift, 31' Wrangler Authority A/T
"Go play in the dirt"
i have had these tires on my xj with a 3" lift and love them so far they have got me through 15" of wet heavy snow...and mud that was around 12-16 inches deep ....did good in wet sand too....for the price i dont think you can beat them ...cheapest i could find duratracs for is 185 a tire and i paid 135 for these in a 31x10.50x15 size
I was looking at these tires also. Happened to throw a ruler on them and it appears they are all a size (height) under what they are labeled. Wondering if anyone else has found a size issue with them.
most tires are..if im not mistaken its a 30.4 almost a 30.5...most all terrains are around there, and mud tires are usually a little closer but almost no tire is exact. To get a tire almost dead on you have to get a metric one for example 265X75X16 (i think this is amost a 32) but as far as it goes thats how they all are pretty much. Also now i may be wrong about this but i think the measurements are before they are put on a wheel with air