The Wrangler’s lineage goes right back to the WWII US Army Jeep, and can be traced through the Jeep CJ-5 and CJ-7. Like the legendary military Jeep of 70 years ago, the Wrangler still has a slatted, stamped-steel grill, body-on-frame construction, folding windshield and rigid live axle suspension in front and back. What the Wrangler lacks in creature comforts, it makes up for in sure-footed, rugged off-road performance, of course. We rounded up a few suggestions for tires for your Wrangler.
Jeep Wrangler Tire Line Recommendations
The BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 is a great starting point, especially for off-road and rock climbing use. It’s the second generation in BFGoodrich’s KM line, and is designed with Goodrich’s Krawler TEK sidewall and body. The TEK technology includes resistance to cuts and goues to the sidewall, aggressive sidewall lugs and BFGoodrich’s three-ply polyester construction (TriGard), with up to 33 percent more strength than the previous Mud-Terrain T/A KM tire. Look for the industry’s mountain + snowflake symbol; the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 is built with sipes and large, smooth lugs that can confidently take on about any wintry or muddy conditions.
The Firestone Destination M/T is another popular choice for the Jeep Wrangler, with a long-link carbon tread formulation that offers long wear and wet-weather traction, with cut and abrasion resistance off road. The Destination M/T features a symmetric tread design with deep, self-cleaning lugs that claw at the sides of ruts for maximum traction. Internally, the tire is built with high-tensile, steel cord belts and Firestone’s Dura-Loc 3.0, a three-ply polyester cord body.
The Dunlop Radial Mud Rover is another great off-road tire for the Jeep Wrangler, with a self-cleaning lug pattern and an unusual six-ply structure under the tread…two nylon, two steel and two polyester layers. The off-road tread pattern is designed with alternating scallops and wide gaps inbetween, for traction in mud or ruts; center tread bars help contribute to good road manners.
A less aggressive tire for the Jeep Wrangler is the General Grabber AT2, designed with a symmetric tread pattern and five rows of independent tread blocks for off-road traction and on-road handling. The computer-optimized tread design is relatively quiet for highway driving, with twin steel belts and a polyester cord body. The Grabber AT2 is also branded with the industry’s mountain + snowflake tire, but only in select sizes.
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