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post #1 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Life span of stock tires

I have the Goodyear Wranglers (on a '11 Sport) with 24,000 miles. Based on how they look compared to the new spare I'm guessing maybe they have another 10K give or take left. Does that sound right?
Second question, what's a good replacement? I don't go off road other than to get to hiking/snowshoeing/kayaking--I'd like something that lasts long, is quiet, handles well on the road and is good in snow. I had a set of Michelins on a Toyota pickup 20 years ago that lasted 90,000 miles and did all of above. Haven't had a truck type vehicle since, so I've lost the thread on Michelin truck tires.

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 03:32 PM
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 03:42 PM
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I have the Goodyear Wranglers (on a '11 Sport) with 24,000 miles. Based on how they look compared to the new spare I'm guessing maybe they have another 10K give or take left. Does that sound right?
Second question, what's a good replacement? I don't go off road other than to get to hiking/snowshoeing/kayaking--I'd like something that lasts long, is quiet, handles well on the road and is good in snow. I had a set of Michelins on a Toyota pickup 20 years ago that lasted 90,000 miles and did all of above. Haven't had a truck type vehicle since, so I've lost the thread on Michelin truck tires.
Sounds like you're running through those tires pretty quickly. Are you rotating regularly? All 5? Pressure ok?
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 04:56 PM
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I would do what Jibet suggested. Alignment might be off from the Boston pot holes. Not as bad as the NYC pot holes that changed radio stations in my wifes Celica that had a digital radio in it.
I have 52k miles on mine, rotate all 5 every 5k. Will be looking for a new set next spring/summer.
I had a set of Michelin LTX M/S on my old ZJ that lasted over 80k or more. They were quiet and great in the snow.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 05:14 PM
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I just purchased 5 new Michelin LTX A/T2 P265/70R-17 tires for my Wrangler Unlimited. I also purchased Method Race Wheels MR305 Matte Black NV in size
17"x8.5" with 0mm offset and 4.75" backspacing. The OEM BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM tires were very loud on the freeway. Great tire for off-road use, but not the best for streets and freeways. I should sell the stock Rubicon black wheels 17"x7.5" and Mud Terrain tires...
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 05:44 PM
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If I were you when it's time for new tires, I'd get the Mud/Snow or All Terrain deal at Costco...

Usually have a great price on top line tires... And a no quibble warranty....

Might wanna get the alignment and shocks checked ...

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post #7 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 07:32 PM
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I have 50,000+ on the stockers right now. Picked up a set of stockers the other day wheels and tires. Gonna put some BFG for offroad and keep the stock for driving around when not doing any offroad.
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post #8 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 10:40 PM
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I put over 60k on my stockers before i went to 35's. I didnt even rotate them like i was supposed to, I wanted them to die to get 35's quicker and they wouldnt.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-09-2013, 01:08 PM
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I'm about 35k on the stockers, and they still have too much life for me to replace them and the wheels. Maybe next year (MAYBE).

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-09-2013, 02:21 PM
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I got about 56,000 out of mine. Felt like too long. I promissed my wife I would wear those out before upgrading. Probably could have gotten another 5000 out of them.
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post #11 of 12 Old 09-09-2013, 02:27 PM
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For better or worse, these tires are durable to 60,000 miles. I say "or worse" because I want to wear these scrawny little donuts out and size up to some Duratracs. I better go find an abandoned parking lot and do some burnouts or try to rub the sidewalls along the rocks ... only way my wife is going to excuse new tires this early.

Good Year is making some excellent truck/SUV tires these days .. the Wrangler Silent Armors on my Grand Cherokee have been solid too.
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post #12 of 12 Old 09-09-2013, 08:43 PM
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I just replaced mine about 2 weeks ago. I bought the Jeep with about 11k miles on it. I had assumed that the previous owner rotated the tires and had them done at about the 16k point. Went to have them rotated again and they were worn down to the indicator. Pretty even wear, at about 24k miles on them. I've never had good luck with the GoodYears. I have an 2010 with the 17" wheels if that helps.

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