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Old 12-23-2014, 02:49 PM
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2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

I really hate to say this, but I hate how my 2015 JKURHR handles, especially on the highway. I haven't felt this nervous since driving my 63 Impala w/o power steering. Everything else about the Jeep I love. I've played with tire pressure and no big difference.
I'm thinking maybe a tire change is needed since I'm 95% in town driving.
Anyone else have this same issue? Any suggestions on tires that would work well for paved roads and a Rubicon.
I know, I know, first world problems.... But I can't be the only one who isn't happy with the ride on these tires.
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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

Try lowering your tire pressure to the 32-35 range before spending money on new shoes.


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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

I had them down to 32 and thought they ran better. Then winter hit and my TP sensor went off. Had to raise them back to 35 to get the alarm to turn off. I could lower them and a) get a procal and turn off the alarm or b) ignore the alarm.
It just really bugs me to have an alarm on my brand new jeep all winter.

Otherwise I was reading about Duratracs and how much everyone loves them. From what I can tell, they are softer? Does this mean better highway ride? And when I say ride I mean stability-wise.


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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

A Procal is very useful.

I have DuraTracs on my Toyota 4Runner & they are great. Handling, stability & confidence is great.
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Duratracs are great tires... Being that they are AT, they'll be much better on ice, quieter and not as good in mud as the MT. The only negative I've heard is that they don't have as tough of a sidewall but they are arguably the most popular replacement tire right now.

My Jeep didn't drive very good at first but it was because the tires had been inflated to 40 psi! It's much better with the tires down to 35. It's still rough but I expected it to be since it has the stiffer Rubicon suspension and solid axles.
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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

I found a buyer for my stock BFG Mud-Terrain tires. If I went with a 265/70R16 Duratrac do you guys think I would get a better ride as a daily driver? Would changing to a slightly wider Duratrac help the ride on paved roads?


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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

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I found a buyer for my stock BFG Mud-Terrain tires. If I went with a 265/70R16 Duratrac do you guys think I would get a better ride as a daily driver? Would changing to a slightly wider Duratrac help the ride on paved roads?


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Sorry. 265/70R17 is what I meant.


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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

2006 jeep grand cherookee 2wd 3.7l V6
It has Mercedes transmission
I'm looking to re build my transmission how much would it come out too my transmission when it's hot it stays in 1 gear and it kicks the gears in when I put reverse or drive and I have a check engine light what could it be ?
Can any one tell me what can I do and how much would it come out too
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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

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I found a buyer for my stock BFG Mud-Terrain tires. If I went with a 265/70R16 Duratrac do you guys think I would get a better ride as a daily driver? Would changing to a slightly wider Duratrac help the ride on paved roads?


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Probably a little, but the Duratrac is still an AT tire. If you really want a better ride on pavement and you don't offroad, maybe look for a good P rated tire?
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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

I ordered the Duratrac 255/75r17 in the P rated. They are going on Saturday. I will update on thoughts afterwards if anyone is interested.


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Re: 2015 Hard Rock - Tire Help!

I've had the Duratracs for a couple of days now, and wow, what a difference a tire can make. The Jeep rides so much better. I don't feel every single bump in the road any longer and I feel more in control. Even my wife, who thought I was crazy in the first place, commented right away on how much better the ride felt before we even got out of the neighborhood.
If anyone has been having the same kind of concerns I've mentioned earlier with their new Hard Rock, I would definitely recommend swapping out the BFGs for the Duratracs.


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Nice! Glad the switch worked out for you.
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