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Gabriel 02-12-2012 10:28 PM

Daily Driving Tires?
 
Hey WF, I know there are thousands of tires to choose from when it comes to something to use for daily driving and I wanted to know if you guys have any "go to" brand or style. I have two Jeeps and one I use everyday, it has the stock 15" Rims and now they are the 225 x 75 x 15 Wrangler Tires. I wanted something cheaper so I was looking at the Destination A/T's by Firestone, or something close to that idea. Thanks.

sawyert 02-12-2012 10:36 PM

I just got General Grabbers AT2s, Have had em for a week but so far i am very pleased with them! I had 30" wrangler sra tires on before and then upgraded to the 31" Grabbers with new 15" Dick Cepek DC-2s. My mpg seemed to actually get a bit better. Also got rid of my death wobble on the freeways. And has rained a bit here in san diego, i know its nothing like east coast rain but i didnt slip or hydroplane what so ever. And they gripped no problem at 70mph and on turns. I'm not sure how they do offroad but im pretty positive they will suck in mud haha. But for a DD tire that also looks agressive i would check them out. I got em for like 130 ea on tirerack.com

Gabriel 02-12-2012 11:11 PM

Thanks, I just checked them out, they look a lot like the ones I was looking at already, I'm a little hesitant to upgrade from the smaller size, I like the more aggressive look but don't want to kill the mileage or have to adjust the gears so I don't lose power. Thats what the other rig is for.

Wildkarde 02-13-2012 05:03 PM

235/75/15
 
If you don't want to go to 31's, check out 235/75/15. They are 29's and about 1 inch shorter than the stock size for my Sahara.

I am not a crawler or a mud rat, and these work great for me (duratracs). Its my daily driver and I don't have a single complaint about the tires or the size. They have gotten me everywhere I have wanted to go, everything from 1+ foot of snow to a 2-3 inches of mud on my way to a fishing spot.

Just sharing my experience, good luck with your choice!

Another Guy In A Jeep 02-13-2012 05:13 PM

Just daily driving? Michellin tires or whatev they called.

KrzyMoke 02-13-2012 06:24 PM

My jeep came with 265/75R16 Destination A/T's. Well I drive fast and speed around corners just fine. Today we were rained out and they didn't Hydroplane. For gas saving, they are fine. I have yet to see how sticky they are on the rocks. I am moving to San Diego this summer for a couple of years and plan on getting some dedicated off road tires for wheeling. Until then, glad they came with the jeep :) Saves me some gas mileage.

CMA_Rider 02-13-2012 06:33 PM

I have Destination A/Ts and on the road in the rain they are awful I hydro plane all the time, but off road they are great on rocks or in mud.

My friend has BFG A/ts and he loves em on road but he hasn't tried em off yet

Owen_TJ 02-13-2012 06:34 PM

A lot of it is going to be personal preference but i love my Falken Rocky Mountain's for daily driving and weekend offroading...

they do great here in colorado in the ice, snow, rain, sand, gravel, dirt, mud, etc...and they're quiet on the road

ktot 02-13-2012 06:53 PM

I really wanted the destination a/t's but they are nationally backordered for 33" so I went with the cheaper falken wild peaks. So far I love them. I started doing a lot of highway driving due to a job transfer and it made my ride a dream compared to my MT mtz's. Even in the Florida rain these Falkens handle like a dream.

MechanicJay 02-13-2012 07:26 PM

+1 on the General Grabbers.

In the fall I dumped the stock Wrangler GSAs in 30x9.5 for the Grabbers in 31x10.5.

They make a world of difference. I have a hard time breaking the ass end loose in the rain now, even when trying. I took the plunge when my wife spun it in the rain with the GSAs. We've had a couple snow storms they've been unfreakin' stoppable in the snow.

Because it's a aggressive tread, they'll make a little more noise at speed. I only noticed about a .5 mpg drop, though the speed/mileage a little off from the upsize - I didn't replace the speedo gear yet.

I did notice that traction improved, she stays' flat through corners now and they look great. I probably have about 7K miles on them now and they show no significant wear.

Wheel2Work 02-13-2012 07:35 PM

Tire Search Results

Pirelli Scorpion ATR

The Pirelli's are a bit more expensive though... Run them on a couple of trucks and really like the way they perform in all weather conditions.

G54 02-13-2012 07:38 PM

We have the Destination A/Ts on the wife's Tacoma. Quiet and grippy in all road conditions including rain and snow so far. Haven't had it off road at all.

gmiller0737 02-13-2012 08:32 PM

In a P235/75R15 It's hard to beat the Goodyear Wrangler Radial Many Wal Amrt Stores Have them for a decent price.Goodyear Wrangler P235/75R15 Radial Light Truck Tire - Walmart.com

sawyert 02-13-2012 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Gabriel (Post 2023769)
Thanks, I just checked them out, they look a lot like the ones I was looking at already, I'm a little hesitant to upgrade from the smaller size, I like the more aggressive look but don't want to kill the mileage or have to adjust the gears so I don't lose power. Thats what the other rig is for.

They also come in 30". You wont need to regear. I got the 31s on my stock 2001 sport and i didnt notice any difference.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MechanicJay (Post 2027092)
Because it's a aggressive tread, they'll make a little more noise at speed. I only noticed about a .5 mpg drop, though the speed/mileage a little off from the upsize - I didn't replace the speedo gear yet.

Really? i dont hear mine at all. Mabye because mine arent broken in all the way but the only thing i hear on the road is the wind flapping the soft top or my speakers haha.

whitejeep 02-13-2012 08:57 PM

goodyear duratracs

MechanicJay 02-14-2012 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by sawyert (Post 2027470)


Really? i dont hear mine at all. Mabye because mine arent broken in all the way but the only thing i hear on the road is the wind flapping the soft top or my speakers haha.

I hear them at about 35-40 on back roads with the windows / top down...A nice understated grrrooowwlll as you roll down the road.

Also hear them just a bit at 65-70 on the highway, hardtop on, music off.

Even so its barely noticeable and not irritating. This is over the Stock GoodYear GSAs which made no noise at all to my ear.

Gabriel 02-14-2012 01:13 PM

Thanks for the input, I guess it really is up to personal preference, for daily driving I guess it doesn't make as big a difference than with the bigger ones.

billybobjoe 02-14-2012 01:23 PM

Gabriel -- Michelin LTX. You get what you pay for -- these are sooo smooth on road, good traction in ice & snow because of all the sipes and they last a wicked long time. And they are QUIET which is nice. Also I've never had a flat with Michelins but in my experience Badyears gave me flats on my Jeeps all the time. (I made sure to throw in the "wicked" because I'm in Mass too). Good luck

Gabriel 02-14-2012 03:07 PM

I'll check them out, props for wicked!

TJDave 02-14-2012 03:24 PM

Before I bought MT's, I had some BFG AT's on the Jeep. They did good in the snow, but would clog up and turn into slicks in the mud.

I had a set of Destination AT's mounted on Rubi wheels I ran in the winter, when the Jeep was a daily driver. No complaints, they worked great. I never had them off road though. A friend of mine now has them on his DD Grand Cherokee and loves them.

I have Falken Rocky Mountains on my pickup. They are great! Work well in the snow, even when hauling my Jeep on a trailer.

I had Michelin LTX on my previous pickup. Great tire, but the load range E might be too much for a light Jeep. Not sure if they come in a lighter load range. You would want "C" for a Wrangler so it doesn't ride like a rock. I also just replaced the Michelins on my motorhome. Tread was still good, but the sidewalls were cracking bad. Probably from sitting a lot of the time.

A couple guys in my club run Goodyear Duratracs. They are amazing. They do well everywhere.

There you go, same place you started from.:)

If I had to choose a tire for a DD Jeep: Duratracs, Falkens.


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