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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Best Tires?

I did a search but it wasn't conclusive.

My son has an '06 GC Limited with 90k miles. He goes to school in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but comes home here in the San Francisco Bay Area during the summer and winter breaks.

His car came with the standard wheels. Does that mean his car came originally with the 245/65-17 or 235/65-17? It currently has the 245's on, but we're not sure that's what it came with.

His main driving will be around campus with some light off road drives. We are wondering what's a good tire. The Goodyear Wrangler SR-A is what's on now. But, the don't rate very well in the Tire Rack owner's surveys.

The Firestone Destinations seem to rate very high in various tire categories including On/Off Road All Terrain.

Anybody try these yet?

Any and all suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks,

John and Ryan


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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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And you went to the "reviews" section?
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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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And you went to the "reviews" section?
Oohh..........better yet ---------------------->http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/


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Unread 07-26-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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The original tire size should be on the sticker on the inside of the door. Firestone Destinations are good tires. I had them on my GC for a while and they were good on road and light off road tires.
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Unread 07-26-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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I did a search but didn't it wasn't conclusive.

My son has an '06 GC Limited with 90k miles. He goes to school in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but comes home here in the San Francisco Bay Area during the summer and winter breaks.

His car came with the standard wheels. Does that mean his car came originally with the 245/65-17 or 235/65-17? It currently has the 245's on, but we're not sure that's what it came with.

His main driving will be around campus with some light off road drives. We are wondering what's a good tire. The Goodyear Wrangler SR-A is what's on now. But, the don't rate very well in the Tire Rack owner's surveys.

The Firestone Destinations seem to rate very high in various tire categories including On/Off Road All Terrain.

Anybody try these yet?

Any and all suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks,

John and Ryan
Lots of Goodyears on my 4 GC's. No more for me.

Very happy with Michelins. See signature below. Good luck.
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Unread 07-26-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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Oohh..........better yet ---------------------->http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/


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Didn't know about this or the Reviews sections.

Thanks for the help!!!
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Unread 07-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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Didn't know about this or the Reviews sections.

Thanks for the help!!!
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Unread 07-26-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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There are many good tires out there, so it really boils down to what you're after, and how much you want to spend. Personally, I have gone to a bigger, wider, but same diameter, tire on the stock wheels, with good results. When I bought my WK (48,000 miles), it had the original tires on it, and I put on a set of siped (http://sipers.com/) Toyo Proxes 255X60R-17 tires which, as I said, are the same diameter as stock. That's been almost 4 years and about 36000 miles ago, and they still have (unfortunately) a little more than half the tread left. I say unfortunately, because the wife won't let me get SRT rep. wheels until they're worn out.

As I said, I also had them siped, which is a controversial process that I have found to work well for me. I've siped the last 4 sets of tires I've bought (3 different vehicles) and have found that the tires wear quite a bit better than when not siped. As an example, I finally had to replace the original Continenal tires on my 05 Hemi LX, at 56,000 miles. Most folks on the LX forums got 20,000 miles or less out of theirs. Also, on all my vehicles I run more air pressure than is recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Their recommended pressures are for a softer ride, not for handling and best wear. Increased pressure makes them wear better, and gives better traction, handling and fuel economy. On the WK I run 40 PSI in the fronts and 38 PSI in the rears. On my LX, I run Toyo Open Country tires (one size larger/same diameter), and run the air pressure at 40 PSI in the fronts and 36 PSI in the rears. I am hoping to wear the vehicle out before the tires this time.
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Didn't know about this or the Reviews sections.

Thanks for the help!!!
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Unread 07-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #10
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When I bought my 05 it had the GY Fortera Triple Treads on it, they're out of my price range but they were an AWESOME tire!
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