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#20380 of 23397 Tire Question
Nov 29, 2005 (10:15 am)
I have a 2001 Wrangler Sahara with aluminum wheels and antilock brakes. The vehicle came with Michelin P22570R16 mud-snow tires. At the time that I bought my Wrangler, it wasn't possible to get On-Off Road tires with antilock brakes. I believe the saleman said he combination of the two could cause problems in certain circumstances.
I'm about to get new tires for my Wrangler and recently checked with both Jeep and my dealer's service department. Jeep said to check with my dealer. The dealer said there wasn't any reason not to get the OOR tires, but recommended that I don't go any bigger than the current size.
I would like to get the OOR tires, but still feel a little uncomfortable about it. I would appreciate any advice that anyome might have.
Thank for your help.
#20381 of 23397 Re: Tire Question [peter_l]
Nov 29, 2005 (11:14 am)
Welcome to Edmunds Jeep Wrangler.
I hope Mac will chime in here, but I believe oversize tires can be a problem with anti-lock brakes, but I can't imagine how the tread pattern could matter.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#20382 of 23397 Re: The Tomster has a new Jeep Buddy [tsjay]
Nov 29, 2005 (11:52 am)
I am going to have to hook up with you guy's someday and go down there...great pic's...especially the one with the dog looking out the back of the stuck Jeep
#20383 of 23397 You mean...
Nov 29, 2005 (12:14 pm)
#20384 of 23397 Re: Tire Question [peter_l]
Nov 29, 2005 (12:36 pm)
I believe the saleman said he combination of the two could cause problems in certain circumstances.
It's rare to find a salesman with any technical knowledge of the vehicle he's selling. Even rarer to find one that'll say "I don't know", rather than spout something that makes him sound knowlegable.
The relatively simple ABS system on the Wrangler just has to look at any difference in wheel speed while braking. It's completely unconcerned about the size of the tires, the type of tread on them, or whether or not they have solid or outline white lettering!
The only thing that can affect it's operation would be to have tires of different sizes (which would obviously rotate at different speeds). It's therefore possible that having tires of the same nominal size, but of differing styles or manufacturers, could cause ABS problems as the tires may wear at different rates. A similar situation could also arise if you have to use an unworn spare to replace a heavily worn tire, which is another good reason to always do a five tire rotation.
#20385 of 23397 Best tires for a 2003 wrangler?
Nov 29, 2005 (4:22 pm)
Hello, I have a 2003 jeep wrangler that needs new tires. I do a lot of city driving, but I also tow a trailer and do some 4-wheeling. Right now I have the factory tires on, they're Goodyear P215/75R15. I'm wondering if these are the best tires for what I do or if there are other viable options? Thanks for your help! leslie
#20386 of 23397 Re: You mean... [tsjay]
Nov 29, 2005 (4:41 pm)
We're asking members to keep picture sizes down to about 100 kB - for reference.
#20387 of 23397 Re: Best tires for a 2003 wrangler? [leslie8]
Nov 29, 2005 (5:27 pm)
There are numerous choices available, but one popular option I can recommend from personal experience is the BF Goodrich AT KO. Normally just referred to as the BFG AT, the AT stands for 'all terrain'. They work well on all surfaces both on and off road, except for mud. If your four wheeling is going to be heavily mud oriented then consider the BFG MT (mud terrain).
With correct rotation and balancing you can expect 40-50 thousand miles from the ATs. Maximum, and seemingly most popular, size which you can fit without any modifications except maybe adjustment of the steering stops, is 31"x10.5"x15".
#20388 of 23397 Re: Tire Question [mac24]
Nov 29, 2005 (7:16 pm)
Dear Tom & Mac,
Thank you for the tire information. I currently have P22570R16 tires (including a spare that hasn't been used). The tires I'm thinking of getting (Courser AT's) come in a P23570R16 size. My question is, if I get a flat with the new tires and put on the spare, what type of problems can it cause with the ABS (assuming that I don't drive more than 100 miles on the spare).
Thanks for your help.
#20389 of 23397 Best replacement tires for 2003 wrangler
Nov 29, 2005 (7:47 pm)
Since your original tire is 215/75/15. That means you have the 3.07 axle ratio if 6 cyl. or 4.15? if I-4 cylinder. The maximum tire sizes you can go , without your vehicle performance being affected (acceleration etc.) would be
30 x 9.50 x 15. I really would like 31 inch tires but my axle ratio will not allow good performance. As for the best all around all terrain tire, it would be the Bridgestone Dueler REVO. The lowest noise level, best handling, and competitive off-road performance compared to other tires. Also if you just go one size larger to 225/75/15, you can retain your all of your trailer towing and off-road capability.