The tires you go with should depend on what type of driving you do and what type of weather & road conditions you have to deal with. My priorities for tires may be very different from yours, and someone else's priorities may be very different than mine.
I HATED the stock Goodyear Eagle LS tires, so I looked on tirerack at customer reviews and their charts on traction, treadwear, noise, etc. The stock tires were great on dry pavement, but gave up the minute that there was ANY moisture on the road at all. And snow traction was miserable...I had to abandon the Jeep on the sidewalk last winter because I couldn't make it through a tiny bit of snow near my house. It was so bad that I replaced the stock tires at about the 8500 mile mark...they were that bad.
I got a set of Goodyear Fortera SilentArmor tires. Rated just as good or better than the comparable Michelins, but at a lower price. I love them. The stock tires would give up and slide if there were the slightest hint of moisture on the ground...the Fortera SilentArmors have made this winter very easy...the grip in less-than-ideal traction situations is great. Yeah, I gave up a bit of dry-road handling, but I didn't buy the Jeep to be able to carve up canyon roads in perfect weather. The tradeoff was that this winter I had good traction regardless of conditions...dry, rain, snow, ice...it was all good with the new tires.
I highly recommend going to tirerack.com and checking out the customer ratings of tires. Again...different people have different priorities for tires, and the ratings may reflect those differing priorities, but at least it's a place to start.
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