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kaflyboy 12-21-2011 06:06 PM

New Tires- Summit
 
I have 26,000 miles on my summit. The tires are almost shot. I have kept them rotated (4 times) to try and keep the tread on them. I need to get new ones.

For sure I'm not getting the same ones. I'm looking for recommendations.

I like the profile of the tires (side view, they're kind of lower profile than others) but the tread sucks. Rained hard today and I was all over the place.

Any suggestions with better tread and keeping the low profile look?

jeep2011 12-21-2011 06:42 PM

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WOW that is shocking given the high tread wear numbers. They should last at least 50K miles.

kaflyboy 12-21-2011 06:57 PM

It's terrible. I had a friend say, "wow, looks like you need some new tires on that thing". 26,000 miles.

dubwarren 12-21-2011 07:11 PM

Dude, the tires jeep puts on these vehicles aren't the same ones you buy from sears. They look exactly alike but they don't last as long or perform like the "real" Goodyears.

rubicontrail.net 12-21-2011 07:37 PM

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I would suggest some Wrangler SilentArmors. I have over 32000 miles on my Commander, and they still look like new.

WoodKnuckle 12-21-2011 08:03 PM

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To Save you some money if the tires are worn out prior to their tread life mileage rating most tire stores will warrenty for a credit for new of the same kind or new of a different brand.

Discount Tire
(national Chain) has given me a credit for Goodyears on a Land Rover, BFG's on a 4Runner and Toyo's on a 4Runner.

Give them a call it could save you a bundle.

EX. Goodyears wore out at 19000 on land rover gave $600 total credit to 4 new tires of choice. I purchased BFG's.

Jeeters 12-21-2011 08:37 PM

Re: New Tires- Summit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kaflyboy (Post 538245)
Any suggestions with better tread and keeping the low profile look?

As long as you get the same size tire, you don't have to worry about the profile look. Any tire you buy, regardless of tread, is going to have the same profile as the OEM tire if you buy the same size.

What kind of tire do you want? i.e., another 'street' / all season tire like the OEM? Or an all terrain tire (more aggressive tread for better off road ability)?

kaflyboy 12-21-2011 08:43 PM

For sure more aggressive. I do some hunting and need to take her through some mud. Does anyone know the size (so I don't have to go outside) I should look for or any specific suggestions?

Jeeters 12-21-2011 09:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kaflyboy (Post 538340)
For sure more aggressive. I do some hunting and need to take her through some mud. Does anyone know the size (so I don't have to go outside) I should look for or any specific suggestions?

I used to run Bridgestone Revos on my Liberty and they were great off roaders. But the tread life was the pits. Barely 30K a set. I think I went through 3 sets because I liked them so much, though, before I said 'enough is enough'. They now have a "Revo 2" tire; I have no idea if the tread life has improved or not.

I ran a set of Firestone "Destination AT" tires and liked them, too. Thought they did a bit better in icy conditions. Didn't really have a chance to take them offroad as much, though, so can't really compare them to the Revos. They did fine, though, for what I did do with them. They were quieter on the road than the Revos. Well, until they started to wear down.

I think both these tires are 'most popular' at tirerack.com for the WK2. I'd go there and lookup All Terrain tires for the WK2 and see what they show as most popular / recommended. Read the buyer reviews. Myself, I'm thinking of a set of Michelin LTX AT2's.

kaflyboy 12-21-2011 09:13 PM

I like those Michelins but they don't fit the overland edition. Says its not made in the standard manufactured size.

Jeeters 12-21-2011 09:15 PM

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You have the 20" wheels? Your choices are probably going to be very limited for an All Terrain tire.

J13ntv 12-21-2011 09:19 PM

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Yea if your trying to find a 20" in the OEM specs its very very limited. If you step up to 275/55/20 you have a little more in options when looking at an A/T. Two I have been researching are the Cooper Discoverer AT3 and the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10. Both have good reviews on other sites (toyotas etc). The Hankooks look more agressive, the coopers are supposedly one of the quietest A/T tires


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