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Old 10-19-2018, 02:32 PM
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Need Help with New Tires

I need some help with new tires for our Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited (73k miles). We currently have factory Goodyear Wranglers on it. My wife mainly drives it and she has had issues with starts when pavement is wet. It there a better tire for wet driving and snow? This is daily driver (no off-roading). I'm sure there has been plenty of posts on this before but I don't have much time to research as I have an appointment today at the tire store. Thanks!

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I’ve been very happy on the road with the ko2s that came on mine. Duratracs, wildpeak at3w are supposed to be great as well.

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Seems like an explosion of tire questions recently. Just bought nitto terra grapplers for my 2017 JKUR recon in a P265/70R17 size. Love them so far. Much better (ride, noise, mileage, and particularly wet traction) than the BFG KM’s that were factory.



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If I was not off-roading, my first choice would probably be the Michelin Defender LTX. Should perform well on pavement in most conditions and ride comfortably.

A good second choice would be the Continental TerrainContact A/T. Conti is not big in the truck tire scene, but I love their car tires. Tirerack gave this one high marks for wet traction.

The Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S would be another contender as it has the mountain snowflake designation so may be your best bet in the snow. It is brand new so there is not a lot of data on it yet.

All these share a basic 5 rib design which should help out the most in the wet.
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Thanks! What about the General Grabber AT2? I had them on an old SUV and I was happy with them. I don't see them listed for our current tire size though (255/75R17).
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My 2010 JK came with Goodyear Wrangler SR A's and at around 40,000 they are due for replacement. Have you considered these? They seem to fall into the $185 range around here so not sure what your budget is.

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