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post #1 of 24 Old 09-15-2015, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Recommendations for Stock 98 XJ

Hello,

Sorry I can't figure out how to search from tapatalk and I haven't been around my computer for a few days. I'm looking at buying new tires for my 98 Cherokee Sport next week, and I'm not a person with much knowledge about tires.

I drive about 300-400 miles every 2 weeks commuting, but I still hit up some of the smaller local private trails here in SE Minnesota on a regular basis. I have no idea what size I can go up to without a lift, or if there are any better offroad tires that are still road worthy as well. Winter is also approaching soon here, so there will be a lot of snow and ice.

Just looking for a kick in the right direction or some examples/suggestions to look at quickly if anyone has spare time.

Thanks guys.

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post #2 of 24 Old 09-15-2015, 06:26 PM
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235/75-15 is about the biggest you can go. I ran Goodyear wrangler radials for a couple years, it's an ok tire for the price
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That's what I run on my truck and dad's Durango, was just curious what else there was out there. If there was anything bigger possible, etc...

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cooper at3. or the cooper atw. as far as size, i dont know about that. i think you can go to a 265. dont take my word for it. im not sure. google says a 30-9.50x15 is the absolute max if your suspension is in good shape.
google also says 235-75x15. i dont know what i was thinking with the 265 thing.
i had these in 31's for 4 years. they had 65% left when i sized up to 33's
as far as this "snow" and "winter" thing, i dont know what those words mean, but people say these are excellent.
http://www.amazon.com/COOPER-DISCOVE.../dp/B006C4NT6U
this is the most snow they ever saw under my jeep, where they drop the ice shavings at the hockey rink
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I love tire talk. If you want cheap tires there are too many tires to mention. I use Cooper STT and fierce attitude mt's by Goodyear. I'm impressed with both. If money isn't an issue get what you like. Both of these tires are made in the USA. You will get good tires with any of the major brands.
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I'm ideally looking for $500 or less. I can go more if needed though. The cheaper the better obviously.

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I'll check out both of those compared to the wranglers

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Even cheap tires will set you back more than 500. Plus install. Also some tires may seem cheap, but have 2 ply or 4 ply sidewalls. These are fairly weak for off-roading. The same tire with different load ratings vary in price quite a bit.
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I saw the Wranglers for $438 for 4, and didn't see much more expensive than that. But when tire shopping I'm used to the 18x9's on my truck or the 13's on my car. So I don't know all the price ranges here.

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Check the load rating on that tire. Most AT's out there have passenger car ratings. This is to weak for off roading. I think light truck tire ratings have to be 115 or higher.
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Interesting. I shall do more research with that then.

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For example I looked at Mickey Thompson Baja radials for about 130 a piece, but their load rating was about a 110. Jump that up to a light truck tire and they were north of 200. Size 30x9.5x15
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Yokohama is what I use exclusively on my car. Thanks for the info. I'll check those yoko and cooper's out.

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I'm running Cooper AT3 right now on my stock 01 XJ UpCountry Limited.
So far I am completely pleased.
Prior to that I was running Yokohama Geolander AT/S. They were fine and got even wear with routine rotation but I didn't get many miles out of them.

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I'm running Cooper AT3 right now on my stock 01 XJ UpCountry Limited.
So far I am completely pleased.
Prior to that I was running Yokohama Geolander AT/S. They were fine and got even wear with routine rotation but I didn't get many miles out of them.
Upcountry Limited? Care to explain?

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