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Opinions on Tires for 70% Highway/30% City/Trail Riding

Guys,

I'm new here.. been creepin' in the dark for a while reading lots and lots of information. I have a 2014 GC Overland with QL and Advanced Package II (no issues with the tranny or anything noticeable yet) knock on wood!

Been sitting back reading up on going up to 275/55R20 tires and what everyone seems to be running and I still can't make my mind up. I have a set of Arctic Claws in our oem size for winter but I'm still leaning towards going with an all terrain, mainly for durability and look. I'm considering the Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure w/ Kevlar because it seems to be getting good reviews and isn't too aggressive for my highway driving. I can get a set mounted and balanced for $660 locally.

Anyone have any recommendations?

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Those Goodyears are now standard with MY16 on ORA-II packages (but in OEM size) so they will likely do well for you. That said, if you upsize, don't forget your spare...
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Re: Opinions on Tires for 70% Highway/30% City/Trail Riding

Greetings and welcome,

Based on your post, you are after an AT tire for the other 3 seasons and trail riding. Since you are spending 70% driving time on the highway, I would still look for an on/off road AT tire that has winter mountain flake symbol even through you have a dedicated set of winter tires.

The winter mountain flake tires will give you an advantage in dry and wet conditions that one faces on the highway. This is because they have an excellent tread pattern to evacuate the water and the grip based on the natural oils they use in the tread compound. Depending on which one you get, their is a possibility if the tire has a low rolling resistance you can either maintain, gain or drop less in gas mileage. All this depends on the size of the tire you ultimately settle on. Many of these tires have been known to have a nice quiet and comfortable ride on the highway.

If you carefully search the forum here, you find a great many AT type tires. Depending on the trail conditions you face, you might need to look at the more heavy duty tires like the GY Duratrac, BFG KO2's, or even the Nitto Eco Grappler's.

Enjoy the JGC and happy trails.

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Re: Opinions on Tires for 70% Highway/30% City/Trail Riding

I appreciate the responses guys. I'm going down to the local tire shop today to take a look at the GY A/T Adventures in both the 265/50 and the 275/55 sizes. Going to see what else they offer but I think that's what I've settled on.
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Re: Opinions on Tires for 70% Highway/30% City/Trail Riding

I couldn't be happier with my Cooper AT3s in 275-55-20. Partly wish I went with a 285 but they're great tires. No louder than my factory forteras but great in the snow and off in gravel and dirt roads.
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Re: Opinions on Tires for 70% Highway/30% City/Trail Riding

I like nitto terra grapples or hankook dyna pro
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