Introducing the General Grabber X3

For those that don't know, I have been running the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires for the last two years. I have only about 35,000 miles on them, and they have approximately 50% tread depth remaining, but they were 315/70R17 (about 35" by 12.5") and I wanted to put larger tires on my Jeep. The General Grabber X3 (with red letters) was my choice in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV tires on my previous Subaru and while they gave me great winter performance they were very loud and pretty rough. When I bought the Outback I knew I wanted to replace the factory Bridgestones with something better and I debated about going with a dedicated winter tire but I just didn't want to mess with having to swap tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

I purchased a set of the 315x70x17R - C Rated - BFG TAK02 for my 2 door Jeep... you see, prior to these tires I was riding on a set of Nittos with an E rated load index. Yeah, riding on E rated tires on a 2 door Wrangler isn't great, so don't let anybody tell you otherwise.I was apprehensive about these tires for a couple of reasons: for one, these are the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM

Original tires on my Willys W edition Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. You need to rotate them every 3,000 to 3,500 miles to avoid cupping and the associated resonance vibrations you will get at certain speeds. I do a 5 tire rotation and it really evens the wear. They are incredibly loud after rotation them for the first few hundred miles. Overall they are a great...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

These are a great snow tire. Don't let the cheaper price of these tires dissuade your from purchasing them. These tires along with my WRX's AWD system handle snow better than the Jeep that I previously owned. Would definetly recommend these tires to anyone looking for a snow tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Very quiet and unusually good in up to 6 inches of unplowed snow and great on ice. I have a front wheel drive and so, the tires are very important to winter driving. Not at all disappointed. Dry and wet conditions are no problem at all. Unusually smooth on the highway. I don't experience the apparent drag of the stock tires that came with the jeep. Would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM

These are the Jeep OEM tires for my 2009 Wrangler Rubicon. They are the best tires for the money if you want to do off-road. They will claw up steep dirt trails, skip over boulder and grip like lizards. I've driven in deep snow and icy roads and my Jeep will go faster than all Subaru, or Toyota 4x4 shod with inferior tires. They are just like the Wrangler...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

Im not really savy in explaining the technicals of the tires but Im highly impressed! I had these Yokohama's Geolander AT/ S for a couple years now and I am an aggresive driver. Lets just say I believe in my tires until they let me down. These tires have not let me down yet! Living in Michigan I worried when hitting massive pot holes, yet they still handled...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

These tires and new wheels were purchased for winter driving and so far we have had just a few days of light snow. The tires along with a bit wider wheel have increased the Jeep's handling stability in corners, with some increase in tire noise but not at all off putting, I like the change in handling so much I will leave them on year round over the OEMs.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

It is somewhat difficult to distinguish the performance benefits of these tires from those of permanent AWD. A set of Yokohama ENVigor ultra high performance all-season tires, which preceded the current set of Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires, provides the primary benchmark by which comparison may be drawn.Winter Storm Jonas of 2016 was a challenge for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

I just turned over 40K on a set of duratracs for my F150. I am very impressed. I would estimate I have another 10-15K left on this set. They are getting bit loud as expected for an agressive AT tire with some wear.Snow traction is awesome. I can back up my driveway (which is on a hill) in 2wd. I couldn't do that with the stockers. I read alot of reviews...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

I installed these on my Jeep Wrangler Sport (model yr 2004) after the Mickey Thompson Bajas wore out in under 10k!. The Scorpions lasted me approximately 25,000 miles until I replaced them for a new set. I used to deflate down to 10-13 psi and do hardcore dune bashing in the desert, and re-inflated back up to 35 psi once all the fun was done with. They...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

These tires are awesome. 95% of the time I'm on road, and they handle excellently. For such a large sidewall, at road pressure they still handle great (especially on a Jeep). Dry traction is superb, wet traction is very good, but is the only thing I think could improve a little. Even in snow and ice they are responsive and handle very well. I only have about...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture AT51

Ok, I spent hours reading reviews about tires and what to put on our Jeep. I wanted something that could handle our Colorado mountain roads in the winter time along with something that could get us to a trail head in the summer time with getting a flat. It would be a bonus if tires also had a smooth ride and quiet as this is the family vehicle. So far I only...  Read More

Are My Tires Too Old?

How old is too old is an oft-asked question. While the industry guidelines say six years in use or 10 years from build, your experience can vary. The life span you see from any tire can vary greatly depending on how it is used. For example, counter to common belief, an infrequently used tire actually lives a harder life than one that is exercised on a...  Read More

Fine Tune Your Jeep Cherokee Wheel Choice Based on Vehicle Color, Wheel Style and Overall Look

When Jeep reintroduced the Cherokee in 2014, they didn't go retro. They went bold. The current Cherokee has a pointed hood with sharp, angular body lines that make it nothing like the older XJ model. Polarizing as its design might be, the new Cherokee has been a smash hit. The good folks in Toledo made over 200,000 of them in 2015 alone. Although the design...  Read More

Pad Swap: Hawk HPS vs. Hawk LTS

In an earlier post, I discussed how I installed a set of DBA 4x4 Survival Series T3 Rotors and some Hawk LTS rear pads and HPSfront pads (the LTS front pads weren't in stock at the time). I was happy with the increase in brake torque over the stock brakes, but I still felt as though I could get a little more stopping power if I installed LTS pads on the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I bought this tire to replace the OE Michelin Latitude tires that came on my JGC. After 42,000 miles on the Latitudes they had become unusually loud at highway speed and they had worn faster than I expected. I was reluctant to purchase a replacement set of Michelins because I have been a Goodyear guy for my last three Jeep Grand Cherokees, going back to...  Read More

New Ultra Motorsports Xtreme X107 is a Great Fit for Jeep Wranglers!

Introducing the new Xtreme X107, the newest addition from Ultra Motorsports' Xtreme line of wheels. This is a high-quality wheel with aggressive styling and fitments that are generally more aggressive than stock fitments. The Jeep JK (2007-2016) fitments are 17x8.5 with a 0mm offset (4.8" backspacing), which is mild enough to fit on a stock Jeep with the...  Read More

Outfitting the New Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition

The new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Edition is the newest special edition Jeep named after the legendary Black Bear Pass in Telluride, Colorado that was cut into the Rocky Mountains back in the late 1800s. It's also one of the more dangerous roads to traverse in the country today.  The Black Bear Wrangler sets itself apart from the Sport model with...  Read More