Tire question - Ironman All Country

Discussion in 'Tires / Wheels' started by TheCanadian, May 20, 2020.

  1. TheCanadian

    TheCanadian Full Access Member

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    Has anyone used the ironman all country 10ply tires before?

    I'm just wondering if they are any good before I buy them. My jeep is stock, no lift and no re-gearing.
     
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    I personally think 10ply tires are unnecessary on these jeeps unless you do some serious off-road. It's extra weight that you'll feel in the mpg and power loss.
     
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    I take it that there is no way to regain the power loss back besides re-gearing correct?

    My MPG is roughly 16MPG city give or take, I'm not too sure about highway since I've never really noticed much.

    I'll have to hook up my OBD2 reader and find out a solid number.
     
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    I remember when I first got my jeep with the Stock S**T tires, it got ok mileage but had no traction.
    Then I get some heavy Kevlar tires, lift it, add a push bar, roof rack, additional skids, gear ++ oh oh, bye bye fuel mileage.
    Re-gearing will probably get you an additional 3-5 mpg depending on your tires, accessories, weight of your Jeep.

    I put my jeep on the scale. The KJ curb weight is around 4033 lbs. KK is 4269 lbs.
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    Add 2 extra persons, all the camp gear incl heavy coolers, extra fuel etc, add another 800lbs easily.
    Keeping your Jeep on a diet helps regarding fuel mileage !
    I did not buy the Jeep for fuel mileage though. I have a real 4x4 that gets me around in style. :)
     
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    10 ply tires are overkill on a KJ
    They are made to haul huge loads, and yes as mentioned they are heavy
    Plus I tend to buy manufactures tires that is I'm 2000 miles from home can still find a replacement if needed
     
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    I have the cooper discover at/3's currently and am not a fan of them at all. During the summer their great but in the winter I get no traction at all with them. Going off-road with them wasn't great either. I don't tend to carry any extra weight unless going on a trip but even then it's not much.
     
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    My kevlar silent armor's were ok for the first few years, and then as the tread wore, not so good anymore for winter.
    I think you will find the Good Year wrangler Dura-Trac's are an excellent choice !
    They offer great off road & winter traction, & last a very very long time.