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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-12-2016, 11:52 AM
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Holy thread resurrection, Batman!

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I have almost 60K on the OEM Firestone Destination A/Ts and they're just now getting worn to the point that I plan on swapping them out before bad weather hits. If it were spring rather than late fall, I'd run them through the summer, easy. In fact, I'm considering buying a winter tire/wheel set and putting these back on in the spring they're still in that good a condition. So yeah, they wear really, really well. Road noise is typical passenger car level by my observation.

Nonetheless, based on TireRack's reviews, which I generally find to be incredibly accurate, I'm looking forward to trying a set of BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2s when I buy another set of all-seasons.

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The Firestone Destinations are the OEM tire for the Trailhawk. I obtained good tire wear with them, but found the sidewalls to be weak when off roading. I considered the Hankook's for awhile, as I have heard good things about them from a friend. I ultimately replaced the original Firestone's with BFGoodrich A/T KO2's. The BFG's have been great for hard core offroading. A great investment for that aspect of the Cherokee.
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The Firestone Destinations are the OEM tire for the Trailhawk. I obtained good tire wear with them, but found the sidewalls to be weak when off roading. I considered the Hankook's for awhile, as I have heard good things about them from a friend. I ultimately replaced the original Firestone's with BFGoodrich A/T KO2's. The BFG's have been great for hard core offroading. A great investment for that aspect of the Cherokee.
I've always heard good things about the BFG's (heh, BFG... ), although how is the road noise on-road? Sure, they are great off-road tires, and for an A/T tire, also pretty good in all weather conditions. But what about normal dry on-road conditions?

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But what about normal dry on-road conditions?
You can hear them at highway speeds, that is no question. However, they are a lot quieter than others I have used, ie Goodyear Wrangler and Cooper. There are really not bad at all. IMHO
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You can hear them at highway speeds, that is no question. However, they are a lot quieter than others I have used, ie Goodyear Wrangler and Cooper. There are really not bad at all. IMHO
My Dad owned a 2001 Wrangler for a little over a year to see what all the hubbub was about (our Chriopractor is a Jeep enthusiast, so he was happy my Dad decided to give it a go). This one did have the BFG A/T KO's on them, and I recall it not being that bad on the highway in terms of road noise, and was also pretty good in the snow. Never took it off-road though, but I also zero experience on off-road trails. I hope to fix that with my TH one of these days.

So with regards to those BFGs you have, that is definitely good...

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As far as road noise goes, I'm extremely happy with the Yokohamas I just put on my limited (Geolandar GO15s). Coming from the stock Continentals, I'm not sure that the slight increase in noise isn't actually in my imagination. I haven't yet had a chance to test them in anything other than good driving conditions, but they're 3PMSF rated, and get pretty good reviews for off-road performance as well.


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Coopers are quiet popular here, not the best about the noise but most says its tolerable. Eyeing them on next tire change.

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is that factory or did you lift it any on your AD1?
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Is this factory AD1 height or did you lift it?
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I've had great success, in all kinds of terrain and weather with the Firestone Destinations. When they eventually wear out, I am not certain which direction I will go, but for the time being, I have not complaint with the Firestones. They have taken me over some pretty rocky terrain at Moab with no issues.

I have to agree. Except for some nicks on the sidewalls mine have been great, but are very noisy now at 48K and the inner thread is worn from the negative camber on the rear suspension. They might go to 50K and will be replaced with Kumho AT51's shortly. Good ratings and on the low end of the price range like $110 delivered from JEGS.

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