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Unread 05-22-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Tires on the Hunny's KJ Kiberty.

Hey all,
It's time for a new set of 5 tires for my Lovely's KJ Liberty. I was wondering if you all could offer some suggestions. I've never had to put tires on this yet in the 3 years we've had it. I originally wanted to put a set of Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor on it like I use on my TJ, but they don't make them in her size. In fact, her wheels don't even match up with the door sticker; she must have the "Optional" wheels. The door sticker says she should have 235/70R16 tires installed.

What we actually have is five 17" wheels, so we're running 235/65R17 tires.

We don't go off-road with this, but I want it to be fine with the occasional muddy dirt road, and I want it to be perfectly happy in a foot or two of snow.
I don't want a tire that mounts only in one direction; the spare should be able to go on either side if needed.
So far, I'm looking at a set of Goodyear Wrangler SR-As, but the tread pattern looks pretty lame. I'd like something that looks a little more aggressive than that. Nothing like the MT-R though.

This 235/65R17 tire size is keeping the good stuff from showing in searchboxes. Altogether, I don't mind spending $1000 including 5 tires, mounting, balancing, and miscellaneous fees.

Suggestions?

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Unread 05-22-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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Cooper M/S, Cooper AT3 are both available in your size. May have to order them through a retailer though.
I would avoid the SRAs, the Armour trac is decent though
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Unread 05-22-2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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17 inch wheels throws you a curve ball since its an odd size esp. to get stock size tires. Have you looked at tire rack to see what else there is out there ? And yes the SRAs are junk / worthless
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Unread 05-23-2014, 11:05 AM   #4
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Do NOT get the goodyear SRAs - I bought a 2004 Renegade with those on it - they had about 15K mi on them and it hydroplaned terribly.....to the point it wasn't safe to drive. I researched alot and narrowed it down to Cooper AT3 and General Grabber AT2. I went with the Generals because I liked the tread pattern better. It eliminated the hydroplaning and so far so good - I have only put 3K on them but they are quiet, don't affect gas mileage and look great. I get alot of compliments on them --- they are the 17 in size. Good luck....but avoid the SR-A at all cost.
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Unread 05-23-2014, 05:31 PM   #5
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If you end up in need, and wish to get a set of clean factory 16" Mechanica forged alum ones to get the tire size you want - There are 2 sets in my area that I know of. Just shoot me a PM.
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Unread 06-01-2014, 03:29 PM   #6
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I went up from 235/65R17 to 245/65R17 and that opened up a nice set of options. There's a little rub in the front of the driver's side wheelwell when cutting hard right in reverse (accident repair), but otherwise, Goodyear's A/T Adventure tires feel really nice and should handle its fair share of PA winters. I might get these on the TJ if I can't get the SilentArmor tires in my size (31x10.5) next time around.
libertytiresgyatadventure24565r17reduced.jpg

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Unread 06-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #7
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Another good brand to look into as well if general AT2. I have had two sets on my liberty and I travel from Kentucky to New Jersey at least twice a month. And they worked great this last winter really only needed 4x4 when there was ice. They also have hardly any road noise which is important on such a long drive.
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