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jonjoek 03-11-2010 01:42 PM

Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Hello all from a newbie,

Apologies if I am duplicating any post or going over old ground.

I know the tyres question is a hot one so I have a dilemma and require some more experienced heads to asset:

Just bought a 2006 JGC Overland which came with a set of 245/60/R18 Goodyear Wranglers, not sure if these are the OEM tyres? Anyway they are getting fairly warn and they are not too good off road where I live, I need to do a 2 mile off road trip to get to my house and in the recent snow (a total of 6 inches so donít laugh) I had problems and I must admit I find they give quite a harsh/choppy ride. I was looking for somerthing that is a bit more forgiving and will give me better off road traction, mainly acroos mud/wet grass and hopefully more snow!!

What I am looking to do is to put some General Grabber 255/60/R18 or a similar 50/50 off/onroad tyre on them, as I am in the UK I have noticed there is not a lot of choice when it comes to decent off-road tyres for an 18" rim, I have contemplated changing the wheels so I can put more available 16"-17" tyres on them, but cant be bothered with the cost and having to worry about the pressure monitors.

So my question is:

Do you see any issues with those tyres on my otherwise stock JGC, will it affect my Speedo in anyway? If I go with the Gerneral tyres (or similar) will I be fouling the bodywork/rubbing etc?

What is the largest/chunkiest tyre i can get away with on an 18" rim before i get problems?

Does anyone else have experience with a better tyre size?

Thanks for any help.
Jon

DJ BoNiOmArIo 03-11-2010 01:47 PM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Hey Jon welcome to the forum check this tire size calculator out ... always try to remain within 3% of the stock tire size so ur speedo won't get effected too much and not to mess up ur tranny ... as wide as you can on 18's not sure but I know people have fitted 275's in the front with 20" rims and still run smooth ...

Anyways general grabbers are good some members here are running bridgestone A/T duelers and are happy with them ... a good website to check is tirerack.com there you can read a lot of reviews on tires and see real opinions to what people prefer

also here is the link for the tire size calculator

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...ize+calculator

05quadratrac 03-11-2010 03:55 PM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boniomario (Post 167672)
Hey Jon welcome to the forum check this tire size calculator out ... always try to remain within 3% of the stock tire size so ur speedo won't get effected too much and not to mess up ur tranny ... as wide as you can on 18's not sure but I know people have fitted 275's in the front with 20" rims and still run smooth ...

Anyways general grabbers are good some members here are running bridgestone A/T duelers and are happy with them ... a good website to check is tirerack.com there you can read a lot of reviews on tires and see real opinions to what people prefer

also here is the link for the tire size calculator

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...ize+calculator


Wow I was suprised how small the difference was between my previous 235's and 245's I have now which is good since I dont want to lose any power.

jonjoek 03-12-2010 02:57 AM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Ok guys thanks for the tyre calc, i am off to order my grabbers this weekend!!

jeepnjeep 03-12-2010 08:32 AM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
I'm running the Grabber AT2's and love them. they are great all around and I was very happy with them in the snow. Good luck wit h your new tires.

05quadratrac 03-12-2010 05:09 PM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
I'd check out the Bridgestone Dueler A/T D695 also if they sell them over there, I just threw a set on my jeep and they are awesome and look great.

nav18tor 03-13-2010 05:27 PM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Hi from another in the UK

My LTD has 17" rims and I recently fitted General Grabber AT2's and am astounded by how good they are

Road noise is minimal and off road and in the snow, un-believable

The 17" come H rated so are OK with insurance companies

ps 17" ride a lot nicer than the 18"s due to sidewall

Test drove an Overland with 18's and prefered the LTD with 17's so found a LTD with Nav and am very happy

To help with your research tryhttp://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m65b714s0p0

There is also a set of 17" rims (Current model LTD) on ebay for about £200.00 see http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

jugganator 03-15-2010 06:50 AM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jonjoek (Post 168115)
Ok guys thanks for the tyre calc, i am off to order my grabbers this weekend!!


Hi, have you got your tires and fitted them? my Wranglers are close to the legal limit, and as you said the choice of 245 x 60 x 18 is far and few between.

Can you let me know how you found them?

Was going to order a replacement oem set from camskill but they are now out of stock with no due date!

nav18tor 03-15-2010 12:53 PM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jugganator (Post 169652)
Hi, have you got your tires and fitted them? my Wranglers are close to the legal limit, and as you said the choice of 245 x 60 x 18 is far and few between.

Can you let me know how you found them?

Was going to order a replacement oem set from camskill but they are now out of stock with no due date!

I got my AT2's from my local independant Weeley Tyres 01255 830777

Have found them a lot better than I expected on the road, ie a lot better than the Wranglers they replaced and quieter as well, lost about 3% mpg

jugganator 03-16-2010 05:25 AM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nav18tor (Post 169756)
I got my AT2's from my local independant Weeley Tyres 01255 830777

Have found them a lot better than I expected on the road, ie a lot better than the Wranglers they replaced and quieter as well, lost about 3% mpg


Hey there Nav,

What size tyres are they? and how much did you pay? also what year is your Jeep.

nav18tor 03-16-2010 11:33 AM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jugganator (Post 170260)
Hey there Nav,

What size tyres are they? and how much did you pay? also what year is your Jeep.

As per my "signature, 255/65 R17H, £125.00 per tyre fitted and its a 2006

jugganator 03-18-2010 04:16 AM

Re: Another tyre question from teh UK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nav18tor (Post 170346)
As per my "signature, 255/65 R17H, £125.00 per tyre fitted and its a 2006


DUH, was hard day at work.

I have 18" rims and finding it a real pain to get hold of 245 x 60 x 18`s.

jonjoek. have you got your new tires? how are you finding them? what size did you get?


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