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Better Tires for a '98 TJ (slip sliding away)


 
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woodsytc
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:41 am    Post subject: Better Tires for a '98 TJ (slip sliding away) Reply with quote

I have a 1998 TJ with a 4cyl/2.5L engine. we had a bit of snow/icyness recently in VA and had our first REAL need for the 4WD to be engaged. i was surprised at how easily the jeep broke traction and slid with the Bridgestone LT's came with it from the car lot. it also slips easily in the rain in 2WD (example: when turning right at a stoplight the inside tire will take off spinning under easy/moderate acceleration) Rolling Eyes

this is my wife's commuter car and it will continue to live on the roads and highways 99% of it's life. Wink

can anyone recommend a better highway/all season tire for a TJ that can stick in the wet/snow any better?
(this jeep does get off pavement occasionally but... it's easy off-roading. fire trails, power line trails, dirt mountain roads, campsites, etc...) Smile

thanks,
woodsy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BFGoodrich ATKO
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

going with a good all terain tire will work well for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BFG ATKO is a great tire, I ran them on the XJ for awhile. They are completley worthless in mud though, so if you do any mudding, keep that in mind.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thephantum wrote:
The BFG ATKO is a great tire, I ran them on the XJ for awhile. They are completley worthless in mud though, so if you do any mudding, keep that in mind.


Great tire, great traction in the slick stuff, average for off-road...

...I havn't had them in the mud yet, but I'm planning on having a tow strap and a ZJ with me.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZJ huh? you talkin about me? hehehe yead id run the BFG A/ts friend of mine has them and he likes them alot
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking from expeirence with slick roads, Jeeps, and having BFG ATko's in the past(and many others) I would say they are the best overall AT you could ever put on any rig.

Great ride, smooth and quiet on road. Stick great in snow and greasy conditions. Very good off road for most drivers.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1fox2go wrote:
ZJ huh? you talkin about me? hehehe yead id run the BFG A/ts friend of mine has them and he likes them alot


Yea I'm talking about you!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was talking bout you "friend of mine"
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