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davefr 06-03-2012 02:29 PM

Just how bad are the stock Goodyear Wrangler SR-A OEM tires?
I plan to order a Wrangler Sport S and am curious if the stock SR-A tires are decent for winter driving. (rain, ice, snow). I'm not too concerned about their off road capability.

The Tire Rack reviews aren't that inspiring.

I love the Bridgestone Dueller AT Revo II's on my truck. Do they perform well on a Wranglers?

Any recommendations on the best non dedicated winter tires using the stock 17" wheels?


nwbronco 06-03-2012 03:11 PM

Stock Jeep tires are fine. If they weren't, they wouldn't have them on. We wheel with a friend who does just fine on them. Can you get better? Always. Best bet is to get the rig, wheel it how ever you intend to, then make the decision.

Bob K.

damndirtydog 06-03-2012 03:18 PM

SRA's, on the road, they ain't bad. In the mud, they ain't good, ok in loose sand and dirt.
Couldn't wait to get rid of mine and get something larger, wider and more aggressive. Running 285/70/17 Nitto's now, but they're getting to the end of their useful life span. Switching over to Duratracs a very good all around aggressive A/T.

Schwoogies 06-04-2012 01:15 PM

Had the SR-A's for less than 500 miles, then got rid of them on Craigslist. light mud= no good, winter= still not good (tread pattern allows for alot of sliding, tread is geared more for rain driving)

R4D4R 06-04-2012 01:19 PM

SRAs suck suck suck in the snow. The only thing they have going for them is they are quieter and get a bit better MPGees than good tires.

Maritimer 06-04-2012 09:44 PM

My Wrangler SRA's are coming off tomorrow and on goes the Wrangler Territories (very similar to the Duratracs and are made exclusively for Canadian Tire)

I had the Territories on my Cherokee and loved them. They are a little loud but nothing like having piece of mind when you go off road a distance. I had two flats in one day with P rated tires and to top it all off, I had my son (6 at the time) with me in the middle of nowhere!

Maritimer 06-04-2012 09:46 PM

The SRA's are great for town driving and groceries but my girl is taken off the pavement and to ensure safety, decent footware is needed for her.

Trevor41 04-20-2014 07:32 AM

Goodyear Wrangler Tires
The Goodyear Wrangler SRA tires are not great in Canada. They also have soft side walls that crack in no time which can lead to blowouts. I purchased four Lt245/70R17 which had to be condemned with less than 30,000km.

kmrtnsn 04-20-2014 11:24 AM

If you're looking at a Ordering a Sport S, why not get a Willys edition that will come with KM2s?

daggo66 04-20-2014 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by kmrtnsn (Post 10016441)
If you're looking at a Ordering a Sport S, why not get a Willys edition that will come with KM2s?

KM, not KM2. It would be more cost effective to buy a set of takeoffs and sell the SRA' s.

Mykul 04-21-2014 07:45 PM

How bad are the SR-As? I went up a snowy hill easily, with them that a friend with 37" GY MTRs had to take several runs at. It all depends on what you consider good.

Waiparous OHVRA Jan 11/14 - YouTube
Here's a vid another friend took of that trip. The hill starts at 8:00, it's a lot steeper than it looks.

spinlock 04-24-2014 08:39 PM

The only thing wrong with SR-A's is that they designed for the road and many Jeeps go off road.

If you want to run Bridgestones or any other LT tire you will be fine.

snokat 06-08-2014 02:38 AM

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I initiated mine the other day in some SoFlo sand ruts without airing down, the SRAs were not very grabby.

If I keep this rubber will I have issues airing these down with the sidewalls being what they are? I can't see 2/3 air-down with these, maybe 20 lbs.

These were stock on my wife's '07 Patriot 215/65/17s and they weren't bad in the wet, but were too skinny to float, had to go up two sizes and live with the rub.

Mykul 06-08-2014 11:15 PM

I usually go down to 25 lbs of air, I do alright, but I haven't been in sand yet. If you rub just get some 1.5" spacers. I did, it looks so much better, even with street shoes.

snokat 06-10-2014 03:07 AM

The SRAs are gone and maybe even sold to a bud for his Explorer.

Nitto Terra Grapplers in a 265/70/17, so I lose a bit of diameter but gain some width to the edge of the flares.

slack-axe 06-10-2014 09:24 AM

I have a 2013 Sport S, and I ran the stock SRA's for about 3800 miles....then I switched to Duratracs in the stock size (255/75/17). So far, I am very pleased with them.

Now I get to try and sell 5 stock SRA's :)

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