Hi everyone! This is my first post here, and I’ve only owned a Jeep for a couple months. I have an ’02 Sport which the previous owner had lifted. It currently has what I assume are the factory 15x7 steel black rims, with 33x12.50R15LT Goodyear Wrangler tires installed. Not sure on the model, but they have very aggressive tread and look like monsters.
I love the tires, and they look awesome, but they are just obnoxiously loud. And they make the whole Jeep float and bounce around and just generally unsafe feeling over 60 mph, which I have to do a lot, since this is my daily driver. I will do some offroad stuff, but never anything crazy.
My main question is what can I downgrade my tires to? I want to keep as much of the strong and beefy look as I can, and I’d like to keep 33” tires if I can, but I want something quieter and smoother and safe-feeling (even on my 15” rims) up to 80mph. Any recommendations? (My secondary question- any idea how tell how much lift I have?)