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Old 02-16-2014, 09:11 AM
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Re: best tires for all year driving ??

for a tire that is good year round and can go off road, I agree that the silent armors are very good for that. another great choice if you want a little more rugged of a tire, BF Goodrich all terrain KDW's are good. I have ran both generations of it before I got the jeep.

Im hoping when I order my General Tires G Max AS-03's that they will work year round. I feel they will better then the nitto 420's I ran, just a more aggressive pattern.

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Re: best tires for all year driving ??

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I have the Cooper AT3s and they do work very well. These are Great for off road and not too noisy on the highway. A set of 4 costs a few hundred less than the Michelin MS all season tires. They are an AT tire, but the ride and handling is still quite good, and much better than the GY Fortera triple treads I had and got rid of they were so harsh, bouncy, and poor in snow. Previous to these I had Dest AT, which were more harsh and worse in snow than AT3's. If you dont do much off roading, Cooper also has M S rated all seasons which are a good bargain. Also, note that Tire rack doesnt rate Coopers since they do not sell them.


What size AT3s are you using? I have a 08 overland and can't get the AT3 in the 245/60R 18 it uses.


Did you have to use spacers? IF so what size.


I think I can put on a 265/60R/18 with a 1/2" spacer, but I'm not sure of if I will have enough stud left.
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Re: best tires for all year driving ??

What about continental lx 20 or firestone destination le2?
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What about continental lx 20 or firestone destination le2?
I use firestone destination le 2, im very impressed with them, both for winter and other seasons.
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Would it cause issue if I ran an A/T in the 255/60r18 instead of the stock 245 size?
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Re: best tires for all year driving ??

Should fit just fine. If you run the factory wheel, I would suggest the General Grabber AT2 or the Nitto Terra Grapplers. Those are the best looking tires in that size I have seen personally. I have not seen them on a WK, but on a Range Rover they looked great.
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Would it cause issue if I ran an A/T in the 255/60r18 instead of the stock 245 size?
I'm running 255/65/17 General grabbers with no issues. 255 width would be ok


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Re: best tires for all year driving ??

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What size AT3s are you using? I have a 08 overland and can't get the AT3 in the 245/60R 18 it uses.


Did you have to use spacers? IF so what size.


I think I can put on a 265/60R/18 with a 1/2" spacer, but I'm not sure of if I will have enough stud left.

I have 2006 stock Overland 17 in wheels, and running stock size 245/65/17. I would never use wheel spacers, as they are a band aid and most shops will not work on your car, or even rotate and balance wheels if you have them, due to liability concerns. A wider tire requires a wheel with the offset that will work, and not spacers.
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Re: best tires for all year driving ??

I had Cooper Discoverer AT/3's on my 02 Limited and loved them. Great tread pattern, quiet, smooth, excellent off road and in snow, no hydroplaning and I was getting great treadwear out of them up to the point that I traded for my 14 Overland.

One of the few remaining tires manufactured in the US and at a far better price than any other comparable tire on the market. It's a great all around tire in my opinion.
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