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Old 04-13-2021, 01:33 PM   #1
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Replacement Jeep Tires - Regular or All Terrain?

We have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2 door that I need to buy new tires for. I'm debating on weather to purchase just regular street tires or a set of 'all-terrain' tires. 95% of our driving is on paved roads, but we do 6 - 12 stone / gravel roads a year (like the stone & mud road for the 'Valley of the Gods' loop). The original tires are Goodyear Wrangler ST which have served reasonably well - except for one puncture flat on a gravel road. I plan on keeping the original size 225/75R16. Any advantages / disadvantages of one type over the other? I don't know squat about tires. Any recommendations appreciated.
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:57 PM   #2
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Get the all terrain. New know when you will need the extra grip. My Ram truck has street tires and it would not start a utility trailer with zero turn mower off the other day. We were sitting on green grass.
My Jeep would have pulled the truck and trailer
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My opinion go all terrain. Only need to be in wet area off road once to regret street tires. In the end it really depends on how you use your rig. We bought the Jeep to do trails in colorado and Utah. No regrets. Safe travels


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Old 04-13-2021, 02:01 PM   #4
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When I replace mine they will be all terrain. I doubt you'll get that much more mileage out of street tires and the Jeep is not going to look near as cool with street tires.
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For a Wrangler? All terrain or even mud terrain tires for sure.
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My Gladiator came with, "All Season," H/T tires, and they suck: they're not much good at anything except bare, dry pavement. I replaced them with the same tire in an All Terrain tread, and traction is much improved in all conditions. Your fuel economy might be a bit better with highway tread tires, but not by much.
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My thoughts are if you are happy with the tire that was on it then that’s what I’d put back on it.
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If youíre not in the mud and slop mud tires are noisy and wear faster. If your only on pavement, sand, and gravel, highway treads are fine. All terrains are a compromise between the two.

The JK has lockers front and rear. Winter I run studded snows 245x70x16, summer highway treads. 35x12.5x18
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All Terrain.
BFG KO2 is very popular. Works well on/off road. Good treadwear.
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I am more than happy with with our Goodyear Wrangler Duratecs off toad tires. We use them off road and on road.

I would not have a Wrangler with street tires
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BFG KO2 Load Range C. Light, long treadwear, good looking, excellent traction.
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I purchased my 2015 wrangler with mts hated them. looked cool but very loud. Switched to Continental A/T terrain contact awesome tire and very quiet.
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It appears to me that you don't need a Jeep; instead of worrying about tires perhaps you should consider a totally different tow buggy.


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I tow a Ford Raptor which has the K02 tires, which are pretty aggressive. My Raptor is a "mall crawler", meaning it spends about 98% of it's time on the highway. The next set of tires will be something less aggressive, like Cooper tires with a smooth edge, instead of a knobby. We take it off road while camping, but those are basically fire roads with some dips and bumps. What's funny, we'll drive back into the woods and end p seeing someone driving a Honda Civic in the same area.

For those who are just exploring dirt roads on their trips, you don't need aggressive tires. If your Jeep can't navigate a dirt road with standard mud and snow rated tires (street tires) you need a new Jeep. It's cool to have the big tires, but 90% of those with them, really don't need them or the traction they provide.
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