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Another Tire Thread

I'm thinking of buying out my Jeep after the Lease expires in December and want to start planning what I'm going to do to it when the time comes. I want to level it for more front end clearance change the tires (the OEM Michelins are almost bald with only 30k on them) and add wheel spacers to give it a better "stanced" look. With that being said I don't know if I should go with stock sized tires or upgrade to 32s (Don't know which would look better with the level and spacers). I've been looking into Nitto Terra Grapplers, BF Goodrich KO2s, Firestone Destination A/t or Good Year Wrangler A/T adventure. I'm open to any other suggestions. I am new to the forum so please excuse me if there is already a thread similar to this one open. If someone could give me some feedback or shoot me a link to an existing thread it would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Need Help Choosing

Anyone have the Terra Grappler G2s Exo Grapplers BF KO2 or Toyo Open Country AT2 that could offer some advice or pros and cons?
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Anyone have the Terra Grappler G2s Exo Grapplers BF KO2 or Toyo Open Country AT2 that could offer some advice or pros and cons?
I still have the stock tires on my Grand Cherokee, but have run both the Toyo AT2 and Bfg KO2 on my 3/4 ton truck. I have run bfgs for years with no issues on several different vehicles. I had a death wobble issue that was due to the weaker d rated carcass of the bfg, but isn't an issue that would be of concern on the Grand Cherokee. They were quiet for an AT, looked and worked well on and offroad.

The Toyo is a more aggressive tire, almost bordering on a mud terrain. It is heavier and louder, but has eliminated the issues on my truck and they perform as good or better offroad, depending on the terrain.
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I'm running a new set of the BFG ATs 275/65R18. I was very concerned about them being an LT rated tire, as I was very concerned about the degradation and ride quality. Not inflating them past 40 psi has negated my concerns. I did see a 0.9mpg loss on the highway, but felt that was negligible. Tire home is virtually nonexistent, and I honestly believe the right quality has improved.


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Re: Need Help Choosing

I've narrowed it down to Terra Grapplers and All Terrain Adventure with kevlar I really want duratracs but dont know how they would be on road
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All Terrain Adventure w/Kevlar

I had the previous version silent armor tires with Kevlar, and found them to be wildly fantastic. I was greatly disappointed to see they were discontinued here in the states. Just be aware, you have to get the LT rated version of the tires to be mountain triple peak rated, if that is a concern for you.


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My concern with the LT version is how they will be on road as far as comfort and noise.
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Re: Need Help Choosing

I'd go for something as close to a 32" tire as possible, if you do decide to level it. The wheel well in front looks silly without the added height, to me at least.

And I moved up from the stock Forteras, to GY Adventure Kevlars, and now to the most aggressive Cooper ST Maxx LTs in C load and don't regret going with them. They do have added road noise, but they've proven themselves off road already a number of times and are worth the drawbacks I experience on road with them, which is minimal.
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I am considering going up a size to a 265/65/18 which is a 31.5"
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My concern with the LT version is how they will be on road as far as comfort and noise.

I to shared your concern when I moved from the P rated to the LT rated load range E on the BFG's. I have not been disappointed yet. Ride actually improved, as I feel a bit of the soft squishiness has been removed from the equation.


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