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Old 09-26-2018, 04:43 AM
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Tire Recommendations

Tire P255 75R17s.

Looking for something comfortable and quiet. City driving. Minimal off-road use.

The stock factory Goodyear SR-A tires on my Sport suck in the rain and skid like mad.

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Old 09-26-2018, 05:46 AM   #2
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Agreed. I had those SR-A’s on my ‘15 sport as well. Upgraded after about 3 months to Goodyear duratracs. They were 265 or roughly 32”. Did great on & off road in all conditions. I now have a ‘17 jku big bear that comes with bfg ko2’s, same size as well. Again a great tire on & off road in all conditions I’ve encountered. Not a biggie to me but ko2s seem to run more quiet on the hiway. Also they don’t sling as much mud n water up the side of my Jeep..again not a biggie to me. Ko2s have a thicker side wall that duratracs I believe, not sure thst will mean much in your case with minor off road use planned. For me...I’d be hard pressed to pick between the 2, likely go with tire that had better sale price
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If you are staying stock size, the Cooper AT3 is a fantastic all around tire. It's better looking than the SR-A but it's not a great looking hybrid... The Bridgestone Revo3 is also great choice. Those are both all terrains, but designed for mostly road use.

Now, if you wanted to go a little more aggressive and not lose any comfort and actually gain performance in bad weather, the Kumho AT51 is excellent.

https://www.minimumtread.com/kumho-r...51-review.html
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Might look at a 275/70-17 as about same height but a little fatter for looks as pressurized said cooper at3 is good driving tire.
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I am a big fan of KO2s. They ride smoothly, quietly, and provide great grip in foul weather.

I agree with above: I'd try a slightly larger size that you can fit with no modification and no rubbing.

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Old 09-26-2018, 03:57 PM   #6
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I'd suggest Toyo AT or Nitto Terra Grapplers.
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I recently went with the Falken Wildpeak ATW3 in 265/70R17. Doing well after almost a year. Much quieter & good so far in all weather. Previously was on 285/70R17 Maxxis Bighorn M/T, which was quite noisy, particularly with tube doors in summer.


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I was trying to decide between the Nitto ridge Grapplers 255/80r17 and a few others until I saw the thread on the Cooper at3 ltx. They list their 285/75r17, with a 60lb weight and I found them a few places for 212.00 each and they have a 65000 mile tread life. Probably leaning to these now.
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I give another vote to the Falken AT3's. We do a lot of them for the guys looking at a AT tire. Seems to have good reviews all around. We can also do the Nitto, Cooper, BFG... just about anything you can think of.

Are you going to put these on the stock wheels or looking for different wheels? We do free shipping on the tires and free mounting, balancing, and shipping on the wheel and tire sets. Just a though. If we can help, let me know.

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Falken AT3w is a great tire... Not available in factory size and it's silly to go smaller than stock with the 265/70-17.

The 275/70-17 is a much better choice. I'd put on the Kumho AT51 in that size...
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I have 33x12.5x17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Very quiet on the roads as my DD and great in mud and snow.

My only complaint is standing water, where they tend to suck toward the curb once in the water. I've gotten used to that but it was a helluva ride the first couple time it happened. I've tried raising/lowering air pressure to mitigate but no solution yet found.

I'll probably be looking for a different set of shoes when these wear out.

Sorry no recommendation here but just a little consideration.

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I bought a pair of takeoff KO2s from a winter edition when I brought home my 18 JKU. We didn't have much snow last winter but when we did they were fine. I love them on the highway, they ride great and are quiet. Mine a larger then stock but nothing that requires anything above the stock suspension. I like the looks...
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A few of the guys I know that dont run MT's run the KO2 and love them.
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The Big 3 on here seem to be the BFG KO2, the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac, and the Nitto Ridge Grappler.

From comments on this site as well as other 4x4 sites I frequent, of those 3 the KO2 seems to have the highest satisfaction as an all purpose tire with good to exceptional performance across the board.

The Wrangler Duratrac also gets high marks but frequent comments about it being noisier and having weak sidewalls.

The Ridge Grappler also gets good reviews, but I don't see near as much commentary on them as opposed to the other 2.

A friend of mine owns a tire shop and he is really liking the Falken Wildpeak ATW3 tires.

I might try a set of those on my 4x4 Nissan Frontier.

And yes, go bigger.

It will increase your number of return Jeep waves in a geometric progression.
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I’ve had Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs on for 50K mikes and I love them. I drive 20K miles a year on my Jeep and they are just as quiet as the factory tires and their off-road performance has been great! No issues at all. They have a nice aggressive look, but they are quiet on the road, even at highway speeds. I bought them based on reviews from this forum and have no regrets!
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Another vote for the falken wildpeak ATW3. Just put 285/70 17 on my YJ and they ride great.Got great snow reviews and that's my main concern at 8000 ft in northern Colorado.Have the snowflake rating and the right load range for a jeep.Too many 17 inch tires have too high a load range for a Jeep and ride very hard.It was hard to fine a tire with a 117T load ratting(close to a load range C).These tires are heavy sipped and that makes then great is the wet.
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172 bucks on amazon is a great price also.
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I have fallen wildpeak at3 and work well in all terrain and quiet going down highway . 285/75/17 and got e rated so thick sidewalls ten ply. Run 30psi on highway . Love them.
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The Wildpeak is available in 235-80-17 in E rating. Falken says to run 40 psi in them with a JKU. They are 3/4" narrower and 1/4" shorter than stock size. They are $157 from Discount Tire. In contrast, the 275-70-17 is 3/4" wider and 1/8" taller than stock. Wider tires may rub on a full turn. 265-70-17 is 1/2" shorter than stock and 3/8" wider. Discount tire has a tire size calculator on their website.
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Hi everyone.

Thanks for the recommendations.

After some research and looking around I decided to pick up a set of Continental AT Terrain Contact.

So far, very quiet, very good grip on the road, and excellent value.

Sayonara to factory SR-As... those massive pieces of sh....
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Why not save yourself some money and go to the JL forums and buy basically new take offs from the JL Rubicon BFG KO2s for around $700 or so a set and get it mounted for another $100 and call it a day?
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Why not save yourself some money and go to the JL forums and buy basically new take offs from the JL Rubicon BFG KO2s for around $700 or so a set and get it mounted for another $100 and call it a day?
I never purchase any item that is pertinent to my safety used or second-hand. If it's not in brand-new packaging with factory tags attached, serviced by professional technicians and warranted against defects, it isn't good enough.
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I never purchase any item that is pertinent to my safety used or second-hand. If it's not in brand-new packaging with factory tags attached, serviced by professional technicians and warranted against defects, it isn't good enough.
Good enough reason, although I will throw this out there.

It usually isn't products that fail, it's the people handling them that mishandled the products. Especially when it comes to wheel and tires...
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I have fallen wildpeak at3 and work well in all terrain and quiet going down highway . 285/70/17 and got e rated so thick sidewalls ten ply. Run 30psi on highway . Love them.
quiet and lots of traction.
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