05-13-2002, 07:28 PM
I'm a :newbie: and will soon be replacing the tires on my '95 ZJ stock Orvis. Original tires are 245/70/15. Don't do any offroading to speak of (yet) ;) so I'm looking for long life and quiet ride. Going with original size really limits me as far as manufacturer is concerned. Would appreciate feedback about what's out there that will work for me and what different sizes I can run.
05-13-2002, 07:30 PM
It really all boils down to how much you wanna spend hehe ....:D
You could get Toyo's if your jeep only sees pavement, but they're $$$$$$$$$
Use www.tirerack.com - that website is golden.
You could probably run a 30" tire, but since yours is a 95, your stock springs probably have sagged significantly. I fit 30" tires at stock height however, and had no problems on the road. I think that's roughly a 265/75/15.
As for the brand of tires, I'd say Michelin LTX M/S. They're awesome in the rain and snow, and just an all around excellent tire for the road. I've already got 30k on mine, but due to me neglecting the alignment after I had installed some spacers, they're all worn irregularly. I've heard of some going well-over 50k reading through other posts though. Probably a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
They're nothing to brag about offroad.
For the best of both worlds I would suggest BFG AT's. The surprise the heck out of my off road sometimes and there are fairly good ride and wearing on the road. They will eventully be just my street tires once I get some 33" TSL's.
05-14-2002, 03:03 PM
Thanks guys. I think I'm going to go with the michelins. Now just need to decide between the LTX's and cross terrain's.
05-14-2002, 03:16 PM
Have you thought about BFG's KM's or MTR's?Both look great on any vehicle.The MTR's are definelty not loud at all.The BFG's are a bit loud for my taste.But since you are not planning on doing much offroading go with the BFG's All terrains...Plus also depends on what you can afford correct.