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Old 03-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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How do u like your SR/A tires?

Hey guys, I've been thinking about getting new wheels and tires from a JK (rubicon wheels with SR/A tires) and i wanted to hear from you if you like them or not. I use my jeep as a DD and mostly highway miles on it. I go offroading every once and awhile, and would like to drive on the beach this summer as well. Would these tires be a good choice? i don't want nitty bitty details i just would like to know if they are good, bad, or decent. Thanks for the input!

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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SR-As? They are OK. I drove the wife's new Jeep (had 1500 miles on it) from Ohio to Colorado, Took Crede Trail (about 50 miles), then Imogene, Governor's Basin, Ophir, and Engineers, Cinnamon, Anmimas - all without issue - zipped up to Yellowstone and Montana, then back thru Rocky Mountain/Estes, dinner at the Stanley and back home. About 4700 miles of freeway and 200 miles of trails. No punctures, held up well.

Last November I put some Rubu BFG KM's on her JKU for the winter, took those off this evening and put those SR-A's back on for the summer and fall. The SR-As did fine.

Daughter runs Goodyear Wranglers Silent Armours on her 2008 JKUx in the winter, then Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts in the summer.

I run the Rubi Stock KM's year round for awhile, I have 3 sets of those.

I have 3 JKU (an X, a Sport, and a Rubicon), I also have 6 sets of fresh tires, so I match the truck to the task at hand. The Rubi KM's deliver the noisiest ride, lower mileage, but do fine off road. The Wrangler Silent Armours are a perfect fall/winter tire.

Might get another JK this fall, curious what tires will be on it?

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Might get another JK this fall, curious what tires will be on it?
They still have the same tires.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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I had the SRA's and they were better than I expected. Very good on the road and surprisingly good in snow. Where they were bad for me was in deep sand. They tended to wander and follow any previous ruts in the sand. I switched to BFG KM's and that problem was solved.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:35 AM   #5
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I had the SRA's and they were better than I expected. Very good on the road and surprisingly good in snow. Where they were bad for me was in deep sand. They tended to wander and follow any previous ruts in the sand. I switched to BFG KM's and that problem was solved.
so they wouldn't be too good for a beach jeep?
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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The SRA's biggest problem in my opinion is a lack of ability to clear the tread - once those two channels get full, there isn't sufficient space to the sides to clear it.
So for me, they hydroplane too easily.
Sounds like that may be contributing to a less than stellar sand performance.

Grip on snow seemed to be ok, but I am not happy with them in heavy rain.
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I didn't like the looks of mine and they didn't really hold the pavement well for me when it was wet.

I went with Yokohama Geolandar AT-S and couldn't be happier. They are great in sand too
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so they wouldn't be too good for a beach jeep?
Not in my opinion.
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The SRA's biggest problem in my opinion is a lack of ability to clear the tread - once those two channels get full, there isn't sufficient space to the sides to clear it.
So for me, they hydroplane too easily.
Sounds like that may be contributing to a less than stellar sand performance.

Grip on snow seemed to be ok, but I am not happy with them in heavy rain.

This ^^^ Overall I've been surprised with mine after going to an offroad park a few times and climbing the manmade hill of 4-8 inch wide rocks and a few trips up some fire trail roads and such. Once you get them in stuff like mud you're done though.

A couple weeks ago we went up a fire road that was full of slush/mud at the top from recent snow and while the SRA's did ok in 4H going up, crawling down with foot OFF the gas in 4L and 2nd gear the rear end still tried to slide a couple times. At that point the tread was just clogged with stuff. I'm seriously considering swapping them out for either one of the limited 255/75/17 options in a set of 4, or a set of 4 in 265/70/17 in either Duratrac or something similar while I can still get some $$$ back for the tread left on them.
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the reason I'm asking is because id like to buy some nice rubicon style wheels from a guy, and the SR/A's are almost perfect condition on them, so if i were to sell them, how much do u think i could make off of a set of 5? again they have about 1000 miles on them and still look absolutely brand new. I would kill for some nice BFG mud terrains but i can't find a good deal anywhere
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Would the 265/70/17 duratracs be the same diameter as the stock 255/75/17 tires overall? If so then how do I know if my stock CoD wheels will fit those tires? I absolutely do not want a lift or any rubbing or spacers which is why I'm only looking at the stock setup.
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The couple I gave mine to soon after I bought my Jeep like them on their pick-up
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Would the 265/70/17 duratracs be the same diameter as the stock 255/75/17 tires overall? If so then how do I know if my stock CoD wheels will fit those tires? I absolutely do not want a lift or any rubbing or spacers which is why I'm only looking at the stock setup.
The width is the issue. If you don't want spacers you will need to adjust your steering stop and lose a little turning radius.
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The width is the issue. If you don't want spacers you will need to adjust your steering stop and lose a little turning radius.
Are the 255's really that tight in there that you can't put a 265 that is on paper .2" wider on each side in there? (I'm being serious, I haven't looked yet)
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I currently have the SRA's and overall I do not like them. Nice quiet highway tire and good in dry conditions. On the road in wet weather, the traction is not good. And in the mud, not good. Not enough snow this year to comment on their snow and ice traction.

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