Just bought a 2000 Wrangler Sport and was hoping to get some input on what would be the best tires for road performance/gas milage. I won't have this jeep off road for now and it is my daily driver. Any ideas? Thanks!
your best bet would be some A/T tires. i would say 30x9.5x15s or 235/75r15s. These are stock or close to stock size. The bigger the tire the heavier it is means more gas. BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
Or Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors are good. Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
I have had both and either one is very good. I would say the BF Goodrich are the most popular though.
I have the goodyears on mine and they are very good on highway and light trail riding. Also very good in Snow.
215/75R15s i believe are stock size for Jeep Wrangler SEs. These tires are small but would give the best gas milage.
I'd stick with a good narrow well-siped 30" snow tire aired up to 33 psi (to minimize the footprint), all terrains are not the best choice the conditions you'll be facing this winter. All terrains have a bigger footprint which makes them more prone to sliding and spinning on icy roads.
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I have a 99 Sahara 4.0L with 30" BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO's. I've put 30,000 miles on them and they still have excellent tread. I don't do much off-roading but I do drive 30 miles one way through Minnesota and Wisconsin winters. Excellent tire in the snow and I still get 18-19 MPG in 2wd (obviously a little less in heavy snow and 4wd). Also, they don't roar on the highway like some AT tires.
I have a 2000 Sahara with 33" X 10.50 bfg all terrains and get around 12-13mpg on the interstate. Depends on traffic and wind. Jeeps are like refridgerator boxes in the aerodynamics dept. I feel confident in saying I get around 15-16mpg on the highway runnin 55-60. I wish I had a 6 speed!
i have 31" BFG T/A K/O's and i've only had 2 fill-ups since i bought the car (one was the day i took it home) and on my second one where i could record the miles i got 18.9. that was with about 10% hwy 90% city... only time it was on the highway was the 30 miles i drove it home.