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post #1 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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New Tires Advice

Just curious for those who haven't lifted or augmented their KK, what brand tires have you bought? I want something good for highway use, but can hold up when going off-road. Not serious, but maybe 6-10" mud worst-case-scenario. Mainly going fishing in the woods, might hit some hairy trails.
I've looked at these, but I can't be sure how they would be on the highway, handle and noise factors. Any other suggestions?

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post #2 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 06:54 PM
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Well unless you plan to get lifted, I don't think there is a size that will fit.
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post #3 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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The ones I linked are my stock size. Just curious of other suggestions.

No lift intended

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post #4 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 07:02 PM
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Oh oops I see that now.. I've heard good things about the road ventures
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post #5 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 07:06 PM
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Those Kumho's are great looking tires but maybe more 'off -road' than you're lookin' for-they will be noisy on the highway and I'm sure you know anything but a 'highway' tire is gonna hurt your mileage.Our '06 Liberty has Goodyear Fortera's on it-great tires-really holding up well-a great surprise on and off road.Our '08 has General At2's-255/70/16's .Probably the biggest size you could put on without a lift,another great tire,have put them thru all kinds of stuff in and out of the city.Take a look at both of these,might do the job for 'ya

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post #6 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 07:14 PM
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I have 240-70-16 Cooper Discoverers HTP on my Liberty and they seem to do great. I'm still getting the same MPG as with the stock STs.
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post #7 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 07:23 PM
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Wow-jealous of that mileage-was in Gatlinburg first week of Oct. Enjoyed the cheap gas down there.Paying about 4.85 a gallon up here right now (prob A little more-litres ya know).

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post #8 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 07:52 PM
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What MPGs are you getting with the 255s?

We have gas at 2.96

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post #9 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 08:16 PM
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2.96!!! Wow I could take endless meaningless drives again on that lol Sorry have'nt got any numbers on mileage but it took quiet a hit-not overly concerned about it-love the look and the performance of the tires too much-fun quotient is worth something you know

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post #10 of 27 Old 11-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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Put a set of Cooper Discoverer AT/3 on the wife's stock Liberty. Night and day difference from the all season/highway tread that was previously on it. No change in gas mileage. Got a great price as well.
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post #11 of 27 Old 11-11-2013, 06:59 AM
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The first thing I did to mine was put on a set of Cooper AT3s, awesome tire for sure on and off road.
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post #12 of 27 Old 11-11-2013, 07:18 AM
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I have 265/70R16 Hercules Terra Trac's and I am very happy with them. We must have it good here, I filled up last night at 2.69/gallon.
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post #13 of 27 Old 11-11-2013, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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We got 3.09 in augusta Georgia

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post #14 of 27 Old 11-11-2013, 05:41 PM
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I've been running the BFG Rugged Terrain, 235 70 R16 for about a year now. Incredibly quiet and smooth (even more than the stock wranglers), stick to the road no matter what the conditions. I live on a mountain (imagine that in WV) and used to have all kinds of issues with wet/snowy pavement while turning and going up a hill and having back end spin with the light back end. Problem solved with this tire. Wet handling is incredible and plows through the snow. These things clean out anything and handle any weather conditions. Highly Recommended. Pretty good price too, think i paid around $130 each at sams plus you get a 50,000 mile warranty which is hard to find for a "rugged" tire
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post #15 of 27 Old 11-11-2013, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Afliberty12
Just curious for those who haven't lifted or augmented their KK, what brand tires have you bought? I want something good for highway use, but can hold up when going off-road. Not serious, but maybe 6-10" mud worst-case-scenario. Mainly going fishing in the woods, might hit some hairy trails.
I've looked at these, but I can't be sure how they would be on the highway, handle and noise factors. Any other suggestions?

Thanks guys.

Go USAF!
They look like a pretty good all terrain tire depending on the compound. A lot of people like duratracs as well.

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