Money I don't have to spend on making me jeep useable. (winter)
Hi guys. 2010, stock Jk. Currently have 255/75/r17 stock wrangler st/a ? Tires I believe... Anyways, this is my third winter with the jeep and I am totally disheartened with how badly it performs when there's just a bit of ice. Obviously it's the tires, but having little civics with winter tires moving better than my jeep ( when in 2 wheel drive ) Is weak sauce. I have particular problems when say the rear right tire is on ice, and the rear left one is on packed snow. Maybe I was use to my old Cherokee (xj) that was a beast in the snow with normal all seasons still. Anyways, you figure a good plan is to get some duratrac, load C ( from
What I've read it's better since smoother ride) and significantly cheaper. So duratrac has an affordable, 245/75/r16. I'll throw some studs in it and use it as my winter tire. Basically I'm looking for comment on tire size. Losing about 1.5 inches in overall diameter change. But the tread is so much thicker on the duratracs so maybe not that noticeable. Or spend an extra 120 bucks for only 0.5 inch of a change, with the 265/75/r16. Any and all comments are welcomed!
- I will be taking it out on the lakes for icefishing, reasonably deep snow, 1-2.5 feet.
Last edited by 95Cherokee-; 11-17-2012 at 01:06 PM..