I've been assuming that when I buy my Jeep I will have a set of summer tires/wheels and a set of winter tires/wheels.
I need proper winter tires (with the mountain/snowflake logo) for the winter. In the world of cars, you generally don't use your winter tires in the summer.
I now see that I might be thinking about this all wrong. The DuraTrac tires (which seem to be popular among Jeep owners?) are severe snow rated.
Wrangler DuraTrac | Goodyear Tires
Is anyone here (in areas where winter tires are needed in the winter) using two different sets or do you just choose a good tire that is also snow rated and use it all year round?
Perhaps it would be more useful/economical to do this:
- Buy the Jeep with the cheapest wheel/tire option. That's the 16" steel rims with the Wrangler ST tires. I would throw these on for long highway road trips.
- Buy a second set (15" rims with 33" DuraTrac?) for offroad/local/winter use. Realistically these would sit on the car most of the time.