Look at Futura tires at PepBoys if you want cheap and long wearing. Not sure what they have in the lines of truck tires anymore, but their tires are made by Cooper or Firestone or someone, and all the drag strip folks love them cause they last forever at the strip and don't cost much. We had several sets of them, when we were driving on road or on track, and they were great. I had a set on my Tahoe, but that was several years ago.....
My Dad sold me on Cooper tires long ago.Cheap prices for excellent tires.I have a set on my lowrider that are 5 years old,and still look brand new.Granted,I don't drive it daily,but still great wear and longevity.
But as I mentioned I'm NOT an 'off roader' - I'm 62 and enjoy the Jeep as STOCK/NO modifiications. I always use Highway Tread tires for a smoother ride. Those Cooper ST's are rugged tires/more expensive.
The tires I'm looking at are either Cooper Starfire SF340 Highway Tread from Strauss @ $68 ea., or recently looking at the Cooper Trendsetter 50k @ $73 each. Installation at Pep Boys is $509.37 for EVERYTHING - with Road Hazzard Warranty & Wheel Alignment & incl. tax. I just had the wheels aligned 3 weeks ago, and so they'll take $74 off the price. I realize these tires are not best quality, but I can only get 2 years from any pair of tires on my Jeep anyway.
Upon further investigation I found out that the Pep Boys 'Trendsetter' series, (although very inexpensive), are not really intended for Jeeps or SUV's. I'd say the same is probably true for the Cooper 'STARFIRE' series.
After many phone calls, I've decided on the 'Kelly Safari Trex', They're made for Jeep use and SUV's and I can get them at a place called 'Mr.Tire' here in Pa., (all 4 tires taxes and everything $487). 235/75SR15
I'm hoping after a NEW track arm & a NEW steering stabilizer, the NEW tires will also help alleviate my DW.
Why is it that you only get 2 years from a set of tires...How many miles are we talking, what kind of roads are you on for the better part of the tire life. And what is your "Used up factor"....low tread remaining, sidewall cracks or tread depth cracks? Are they wearing even or uneven?
OH, I see by your last post your Jeep suffers from DW, I would bet that then in lies the problem depending on how bad the DW is on your Jeep.
Cooper and Dayton tires are great road tires. Made by the same outfit... I ran Daytons on my Frontier its entire life,same ones my wife ran on her Mustang. We got great miles out of them and they had great traction for a non"performance''tire. Tires-Plus is where we always got ours... Good luck. You really need to get off-road more.Lol
When I mentioned only 'two years', that was a 'generality'. Perhaps 2-3 years but NEVER any more. My driving habits? As I mentioned, City and Highway that's it. How many miles? I'd say on average, after about 30-35K, it's time for FRESH TREAD. Wranglers are notorious for 'skidding', not braking properly in the rain when you start losing tread.
My DW? It only cropped up a few months ago. I installed a new Moog Track Arm, and Steering Stabilizer, and alignment. Still hasn't solved it.
It's time for NEW tires anyway.
After many phone calls, I settled on 'Kelly Safari Trex', They're made for Jeep use and SUV's and I can get them at a place called 'Mr.Tire' here in Pa., (all 4 tires taxes and everything $487). 235/75SR15
I've used Cooper tires on my old Cherokee and my current wrangler. Discoverer H/T on my wrangler lasted 5years but I only put about 8k miles each year. Would have been good for another year or two but I wanted a more agressive tire for offroad. H/t is really a road tire but not a performance tire like you would put On a car.