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Old 11-07-2010, 12:31 PM
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Hello everyone just discovered this site last night and I spent about 5 hours or so reading through posts last night.Most of those posts were awhile back so I was hoping for some current opinions.I just bought my 01 Laredo in September after spending months looking for a clean one that hasn't been abused.I got it at a good price but I knew going in that the tires had little life left.The originals are the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A 235 65 17.I priced replacements from a reputable local shop that I have always used for $640 mounted/balanced and getting rid of the used tires.My problem is I have read alot of mixed reviews on these tires.I unfortunately can't say if they are good or bad as I said they were worn when I got them.I am looking to spend in the $600 range and my preference is a tire that has great treadlife 50k or more and great wet/snow traction as in New Jersey we tend to get either rain or light snow/slush. My question to all of you is #1: what tires are you currently using on yours? #2 How many miles have you driven on them? #3 If you had the Goodyears would you use them again.Thanks for taking the time to read this
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:45 PM
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

Don't buy Goodcrap, just my opinion but they never last. BFG all the way. Have a set i've been rocking for 2-3 years now and they are bald almost but still hold traction.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

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Don't buy Goodcrap, just my opinion but they never last. BFG all the way. Have a set i've been rocking for 2-3 years now and they are bald almost but still hold traction.
Opinions are what I want so good or bad it doesn't matter.How many miles have you driven on the BFG because 2-3 years doesn't sound good.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

Based on your asks I would suggest something similar to what I just went with. Aside from wanting to have just a bit extra ins off the pavement our needs are identical. I ended with the Falken Wild Peaks size 245/65/17 http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV

I just got them Friday, haven't had a chance to get them on the Jeep yet. Not much info on them, they're a newer tire but from what I could tell they should be excellent. They have the tread wear rating you're looking for also and they look great!

I also considered the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 which has had very consistent positive reviews in all conditions with a 50K tread life rating http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV


Both tires have great wear, performance and would do the job in the conditions you need them to perform in while still being completely solid on the hwy during dry/wet and in your price range.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

Giggity I'm gonna look into those choices thanks.I like Hankook as I had a pair of Ventus tires on my Mazda 6 that would grip unbelievably.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

In answer to your questions:

#1 I am using Yokohama Geolander AT/S in the 235/65/17.

#2 I now have approx 85 thousand miles on them and still have some tread left, could maybe go another 5 to 10 thousand miles if I wanted to push it. But with winter coming on, I am planning on getting new ones in the next few weeks.

#3 I bought this 04 Overland used with 30k miles and the original Goodyear SR/A tires had already been replaced, except for the spare, witch has still never been on the ground.

I did have the original Goodyear Wrangler ST tires on my 2000 Laredo. They were crap, I mean they lasted a long time but traction and cornering was horrible. They also were always getting flats.

The Yokohamas are about $800.00 for a set of 4 mounted and balanced and with road hazard warranty. But well worth the extra money in my opinion.

Good traction in all weather, long tread life, and fairly quiet on the road.

Of course as with beer and anything else, everyone will have their own opinion what is best.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

At least 40k on the BFG and I offroad weekly and spin them up weekly lol. They are the only tires I know that can take the abuse.

And the traction, again, even when beat to a pulp will satisfy you more then Goodyears ^.^

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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

[QUOTE=vicpick58;297529]In answer to your questions:

#1 I am using Yokohama Geolander AT/S in the 235/65/17.

#2 I now have approx 85 thousand miles on them and still have some tread left, could maybe go another 5 to 10 thousand miles if I wanted to push it. But with winter coming on, I am planning on getting new ones in the next few weeks.



Wow I will check those out.85k is crazy I think they will outlive my truck
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

I had those yokohama geolanders on my 99 silverado z-71 pickup and loved them,they were on for 3 years and someodd months and still looked pretty new.Living in Indiana we get lot's of snow and those tires rocked,but not the greatest in mud,I have the same tires as you except i think mine are 245's ,i've only had my GC for bout 3 weeks and already donot like these goodyears,but i will live with them since i plan on a lift and bigger tires and wheels
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

I don't have to worry about my Wranglers until next spring. But I have been looking for another tire since I estimate my Wranglers will go bald around the end of the summer time. I was looking on tirerack and saw some nice On/Off road tire. They were only $94 per tire with a better wear rating then my OEM tires. But the cost of the tires got me in a holding pattern but then again, my OEM tires are being sold for $73 per tire so IDK

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....0Valve%20Stems

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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

General Grabber AT2. Go to tirerack.com and look up the review on them. I have 265/70/17's. They are very quiet and have excellent traction in wet/snow/slushy conditions. I hear they wear good too. Ohh yeah, I only paid 620 installed
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SR-A or Something Better?

I have Michelin Cross terrains on my WJ. Users are averaging well over 50,000 miles per set and they are quiet. I have yet to use them in the snow but they have a LOT of siping and are rated to do well in all condition
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