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Old 12-08-2013, 06:45 AM   #1
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First winter in a JKU

Just went thru first ice/snow event. The Goodyear silent armor performed better than expected on ice covered interstate to snow and ice covered rual roads. I admittedly don't have much experience in these conditions and was surprised at the number of 4x4pickups in the ditches. Was stuck on I-71 for 3 hours. I have heard stories of people stuck in these conditions without gas or emergency supplies. This forum has taught me to be prepared.

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Those GY SA's are probably the top tire on my list right now.

If I don't get more Duelers for cheap (via take-offs), I'll probably scoop up some 32.6' 265/70-18's to replace the stock 255/70-18's.

I don't do a lot of hardcore off-roading....so my #1 concern in a rear wheel drive vehicle is slick/wet road traction.

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Old 12-09-2013, 07:20 AM   #3
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Those GY SA's are probably the top tire on my list right now.

If I don't get more Duelers for cheap (via take-offs), I'll probably scoop up some 32.6' 265/70-18's to replace the stock 255/70-18's.

I don't do a lot of hardcore off-roading....so my #1 concern in a rear wheel drive vehicle is slick/wet road traction.
Had some slick roads here Friday. I worked at trying to make it break loose in 2hi, did not have much success. The traction control works almost too good. I never did get it sideways, even slightly (with the wrangler SRAs).
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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Those GY SA's are probably the top tire on my list right now.

If I don't get more Duelers for cheap (via take-offs), I'll probably scoop up some 32.6' 265/70-18's to replace the stock 255/70-18's.

I don't do a lot of hardcore off-roading....so my #1 concern in a rear wheel drive vehicle is slick/wet road traction.
I didn't like the stock tires and sold them on Craigslist almost immediately after getting my Jeep. I have no rocks to crawl and not too many places to go offroading so I was looking for good snow and wet traction. I put GY - SAs (275/65/18) and have been through a few snow storms with them and have not had any issues.

I also have spacers and did the stubby mod on the front bumper. I think it gives the Jeep a nice stance.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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Just be careful stopping with any of them.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:19 AM   #6
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I didn't like the stock tires and sold them on Craigslist almost immediately after getting my Jeep. I have no rocks to crawl and not too many places to go offroading so I was looking for good snow and wet traction. I put GY - SAs (275/65/18) and have been through a few snow storms with them and have not had any issues.

I also have spacers and did the stubby mod on the front bumper. I think it gives the Jeep a nice stance.
I'm really happy with my Duelers....what didn't you like about them?

With that said....I'll still probably go the GY SA's when the time comes.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #7
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I'm really happy with my Duelers....what didn't you like about them?

With that said....I'll still probably go the GY SA's when the time comes.
Where I live we get a lot of freezing rain and ice, then snow covered ice. Because of that I wanted something that was a little better in the snow and ice. I talked to a couple of tire shops and got some quotes. I also wanted something a little wider as well. I investigated what I could get for the five tires on Craigslist and found what it would cost to make the change.

Since the overall cost to make the change was relatively inexpensive I made the swap.

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