I currently run the Yokohama Geolandars, and can't say that I'm all that impressed. I had much better traction with the Bridgestone Dueler REVOs on my last Grand Cherokee, but they're a bit pricey. I'm strongly leaning towards the Hankook Dynapro ATMs this time around.
If you only occasionally go "off road" i would go for the destination LE or the grabber HTS. You will be happier over the long run. Less noise and quieter running. Any A/T tire will also hurt your mpg's a bit.
With the General Grabber AT2's, I don't hear much road noise. Only really hear noise when I am going slower....like below 40mph. I guess the wind/engine noise is louder above that speed. And even so, the tire noise is't that loud at all.
Took the Jeep down the beach last weekend and tie tires performed great in the sand. I got the 255/70r17. No lift, so I had to get spacers and do the pinch weld mod. The larger tires did give me about a 1" life all around.
Can't really report on MPG's. Because of the larger diameter, MPG's and mileage are off. Next thing I need to do is to reprogram the computer.
2009 3.7L Laredo Black | Two-Toned Leather | RER Nav/DVD/BA System | Viper alarm | HID's in the lows and fogs | Westin Brush Guard | Tinted Tails | Custom Blue LED Interior/Rear Hatch Lights - White Rock Lights| Rough Country 1.5" Spacers | General Grabber 255/70r17 -- Island Beach State Park 4x4 Mobile Sportsfishing Permit --
Anyone heard anything about the Duratracs? Other than a lot of road noise the traction is supposed to be awesome.
I had the Duratracs on my previous truck and loved them. They were quieter than my current BFG AT's. Great traction off road, and rain/snow covered roads. As soon as the BFG's wear out I am going back to Duratracs.
I also get 22 mpg HWY with the Coopers with my 5.7 hemi (also have ported TB, CC, Intune)
Slightly off topic - but are you getting 22 mpg measured? Also, what speed do you typically drive? I have a long hwy commute and best I see is about 15 mpg. I'm about due for a new set of rubber - hadn't thought it would make much difference in milage, but you've got a few things done to the engine....
Hemi Club #77, BT Oil Catch Can - Expanded Sheet Metal Grill - GLT V1 Mount - Custom front shackle mounts - 2" BB - 1.5" spacers - JK Rubicon wheels - 265/70 BFG AT's - Cobra 75 CB - Hemifever Diablo Sport Tune
Ive run Firestone Dest AT 245/70/17 on my stock WK for a couple years now and love them. I drive a fair amount on road, 2005 WK with 146,000, and probably will keep buying this tire. Its great on road in all conditions and trails, beach, and some mud have been cake for them. They wear very well and considering Firestone rotates them for free that may be why...If you do go up a size from stock you'll need to replace your spare with the same size.
Mounted Firestone Destination LE2's on Saturday so far ride is much improved as well as road noise. OEM Forteras only lasted 23,xxx miles before road noise became unbearable and tread wear greatly increased after about 18-19,000 even with rotations and PSI at 36. These tires are highly praised based on everything i've read had the best balance of ride, noise and traction against comparable tires. only have ~100 miles on them so time will tell but I am pleased so far.
2009 Bright Silver Grand Cherokee Limited Hemi
Just mounted 245-70/17 Firestone Destination AT yesterday. 1" taller than stock. Feels much sturdier. Looks much better and was far less expensive than stock size. I have about a fingertip distance from the bolt, with JBA strut spacer. From all of the reviews I have read, I should be very happy with this tire over its life.
2007 WK Red Rock Limited - 5.7 HEMI w/QD-II - Stainless 22" Magnaflow muffler - AFE Stage 2 CAI - Bilstein HD shocks/struts - JBA Strut Spacers - 245-70/17 Firestone Destination AT