My '05 Rub came with a pair and I don't like them. The hard compound they use is not very good when things get cold or wet. Still had MTR's on the rear and when I did a rotation the traction difference was noticeable immediately, as I spun out on wet pavement where the MTR's had no issue. And I take this same corner every day on my commute to work. I'm planning a lift & 35's so they'll be gone soon.
FWIW, I've had numerous friends & family members 'love' their hercs; because they saved some cash. They may be great tires where temps are warm & dry; and they wear like iron. But here in Canada where we actually have to deal with lousy weather I don't recommend them to anyone as they lock up and skid out very easily. I joke with friends that 'I wouldn't let my wife ride in a car with those tires unless her life insurance is paid up!' And as an ex-tow truck driver, I loved them (and all cheapo tires) for putting cash in my pocket.
When making a tire decision, don't try to find the cheapest tire. Find the best one you can afford. Any tire company can make a cool looking, cheap tire from a hard compound that will last a long time but it takes money and engineering to make a tire that performs in various conditions. Any cash you saved will be gone the first time you hit something, which a better tire may have prevented. And while I'm here, the same thing goes for brakes.
so here goes.....i have a 2011 wrangler sport. extremely stripped down version. it has 225/75 r16's on it. the plain wheels i dont mind as much...but the tires are laughable. seriously. what is the biggest tire i can put on it without lifting, leveling, rubbing, or spacers? im sure this question and answer have been posted but i cant seem to find it specific to this vehicle. thank you.
Driving a 98 ZJ Limited 5.9L. It has the stock 16" rims on it and I think for now I just want to get some nice Mudd Terrains of some kind. What is the max tire size I can go up to. It has 265/70r16's on it now. I'd prefer it not to rubb, and if it does I'll have to get spacers.
Any info would be great.
just got my first set of KM2'S a few weeks ago, really good on the street for a mud tire, haven't really done any real off roading with them yet but from what everybody says they are one of the best you can get.