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Tires for softer ride

I am looking to buy street tires for my 07 wk. Any suggestions for good street tires that will give me a softer ride on the road (the cheaper, the better lol).

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I am looking to buy street tires for my 07 wk. Any suggestions for good street tires that will give me a softer ride on the road (the cheaper, the better lol).
Tires and wheels, or just tires on your existing wheels of unstated size to replace tires of unstated make/model?

Typically the lower the aspect ratio, the more firm the ride. Custom ultra-wide rims with "float" tires are pretty soft, but rarely fit stock bodies.

Looking to cut down noise?
How much handling/traction/off-road are you willing to give up?

Got more details?

Some tires can be tamed a bit by running on the lower side or down a couple pounds from factory pressure. Can cut life on less expensive tires a bit, as well as handling, but does help sometimes.
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Re: Tires for softer ride

Oops, this is for a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L, stock orbitrek wheels (245/65/17). This will be for my wife's daily driving so no need for off-road capability. Noise, not too much concerned about it. Our main concern is soft ride with good road traction.
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Oops, this is for a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L, stock orbitrek wheels (245/65/17). This will be for my wife's daily driving so no need for off-road capability. Noise, not too much concerned about it. Our main concern is soft ride with good road traction.
I like the Cooper series, as they seem to be like "poor mans michelins" but you might also want to check out Yokohama.

Someone from Discount Tire hangs out here, might want to ping them.
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Re: Tires for softer ride

anything for the 17" with a decent sidewll and a LT or P rating should be soft. alot of guys love the coopers and firestone ats are a great option. also look into the firestone le2- great highway all season.
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