Geolandar vs Hankook AT2 vs Wildpeak A/T

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  1. tomknight

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    In my Limited KK with the dumb 18" wheels, those are my basic choices. I have found Kenda Klevers and Atturo AT's also, but think I will go with one of the above. Standard size is 235/60/r18.

    All of the above are 150-170 each.

    I was wondering if anyone is running any of these tires, and your impressions of them.

    As an option, I do have a disabled KJ sitting out back with 17 inch alloys that I could swap out, which gives me a few more choices, and cost a little less. On the Falkens and Geos, it's about $20 less per tire on the 17's.

    I also then have Cooper AT3's, Toyo Open Country, and Nexen Rotiiva AT's as additional options, for around 130-160 each.

    Torn on whether I want to swap the wheels or not, but I am considering it.

    Anyways, any experience with the top line 3 (existing w18 wheels), or thoughts on wheel swap and the other 3 would be welcome.

    Thanks much.
     
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    I am a fan of Cooper Discoverer A/T3’s. I ran them before I went to Duratracs. They were quiet, had great traction in snow, rain, and off-road, and did not hit my gas mileage.
     
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    I have the Falken Wildpeak AT3 Ws on the 03 right now and like them a lot
    I ran the Duratracs on the 04 for over 90,000 miles and liked them a lot as well
    both you have to keep up on rotating them
    If buying today I would go back to the Wildpeaks again I think
     
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    Thanks for the input. I liked the look of the Falken AT3W's, but I will have to see if I can find them in the 17 inch size. The A/T Trails are available in both.

    I'll keep shopping. Leaning more towards swapping the wheels too so I have more choices. If I do that, though, I think I'll to buy 5, because I don't think the spare on the KJ is in too great of shape.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I haven't much in the way of reviews for Falken A/T Trails - maybe they're too new. I did find on Falken's website, though, that they come with 2 yrs or 3/32's road hazard warranty, which saves a little money on the install.

    So, I am thinking that will be the ticket. Year before last, I was stuck in my house for 3 days when it snowed. I don't want to be stuck again. That, and I have been enjoying driving in the National Forest in the mountains, and it's leaf season now, so time to head back up - going Sunday in fact.

    The Jeep came with new Atturo AZ850's, which are ok highway tires, but there have been times when I wasn't sure they were gonna make it on some of the trails.

    Hope to have them by this weekend.

    Think I'm going to leave the 18's for now. I hope to buy an engine and fix the KJ sometime soon, maybe over Christmas. The wheels that are on it go better with that one.
     
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    Another question on this.

    The factory tires (Goodyear Eagle Sport in my case) were 107 XL rated. If I go slightly taller or slightly wider, even in all-terrains, they are:

    28712816 235/60R18 XL 6 107H BSW 6.5 - 8.5 7.0 29.3 9.4 721 11 34.2 2149 50 680-A-A
    28712815 235/65R18 SL 4 106H BSW 6.5 - 8.5 7.0 30.2 9.4 702 11 36.8 2094 51 680-A-A
    28712811 245/60R18 SL 4 105H BSW 7.0 - 8.5 7.0 29.7 9.8 714 11 36.4 2039 51


    The top line is stock size, and is 6 ply 107 XL. The next line 1 inch taller, and is 106 SL. The last line is 1/2 inch taller, and 1/2 in wider. It is 105 SL. The latter two are 4 ply rated.

    I was thinking of choosing the last one, which is 105 SL. I guess my question is how much difference would there be in the real world between 105 SL and 107 XL?

    Thanks much.