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Cooper Discoverer A/T3 6 23.08%
Yokohama Geolander A/T GO15 6 23.08%
Hankook Dynapro AT-M 6 23.08%
Kumho Road Venture AT51 3 11.54%
Falken Wildpeak AT3W 5 19.23%
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post #11 of 77 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 12:24 PM
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Add General Grabber AT2 to the list. They have similar tread to the KO2 but really much cheaper, come in P and LT, and are snowflake rated and studdable.
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And their side walls are thick enough to have survived me bumbling over rocks in Moab
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I live in Maryland and travel to PA frequently. I get the snow requirements and occasional light off-road use.

Why are LT tires out of the question if you don't mind my asking? I was wondering what you didn't like about the OEM Firestones until I got to that part.

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LT stands for light truck. Heavier reinforced sidewalls to handle more load, and about 10lbs more per tire, etc. Not really needed unless you do some serious rock bashing. Alot of people including myself find the extra weight, loss of mpg, and rougher ride not worth it.
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With the max rating of the Cherokee, I can't see that the LT rating would do you any good for loading.
But for the extra thick sidewall, for offroading, it's critical.

So if you don't go offroading a lot, the Geolanders or even the TH stock Firestones would work great.

I drove with the Geolanders on m old Patriot for years and they held up great... even when i pushed the Patriot past it's limits offroad.
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Add General Grabber AT2 to the list. They have similar tread to the KO2 but really much cheaper, come in P and LT, and are snowflake rated and studdable.
Thanks for the recommendation. I need tires that work well in the dirt and deep snow as they don't plow here so this seems like a good mix in a tire.

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Why not the factory Firestone A/T? I've run two sets on my '08 Ford Escape, and will probably put them on my Trailhawk again when the time comes (unless it is actually mine by then, and not my wife's).
The OP's ride probably came with all-season tires, not the Firestone A/T that comes on our Trailhawks.
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I got Falken wild peak 3W and they been great tires on and off road and I think they they best looking A/T tires out there and cost about 135 per tire for 265/65/17
Yeah, those Falkens do look good. I was worried they would be noisy but their reviews usually comment about how quiet they are. Many reasons they're on my short list.

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I just got a set of Cooper Discoverer A/T3 put on a couple weeks ago. I'll finally get to hit the dirt this weekend, so as of yet I can't attest to their off-road performance. But from their reviews they seem to do very well off road. I've put several hundred miles on them on the highway and city streets, and so far I'm very happy with them. I can't tell any difference in noise vs. my previous tires (touring tires), and their road manners are pretty good. On one highway in my area, the road is concrete with little grooves in it, and when I drive on this stretch of road, the road kinda carries me a bit. But on normal asphalt roads they drive great. We've only had light rain since I've gotten them, and they've been great on the damp road, but I haven't driven through puddles and standing water yet. Time will tell, but so far they are promising

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I read that they are excellent on wet pavement. Glad to hear that they perform well on dry pavement too. I also like that they're made in the USA, like the Cherokee.

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I live in Maryland and travel to PA frequently. I get the snow requirements and occasional light off-road use.

Why are LT tires out of the question if you don't mind my asking? I was wondering what you didn't like about the OEM Firestones until I got to that part.

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As others have already stated, weight and sidewall stiffness. P245/65/17 weighs about 34lbs whereas LT245/65/17 weighs about 45lbs. Since I only plan on light off-road use and 95% street driving I think a P rated tire is a better fit for me. I've got Firestone all-seasons on my Latitude and have no experience with the Destination A/Ts.

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I just put AT51's on my TH and the Quiet is back after suffering for months wondering what it was in my drive train that's coming unraveled. The Firestone's were nice up to about 25K and unbearable at 40K, but I have to admit they were abused. At around $100 per tire I won't mind if the AT51's need replacing more frequently, time will tell.
Going off-roading for three days soon so will have a bit of experience with them to share.
Good to know about the Firestones getting noisy as they wear. Apparently that is not uncommon for some AT tires. Like you said, at least with the AT51s costing so little it won't hurt too much to replace them a little earlier. I really like how aggressive the AT51s look and the low cost.
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Add General Grabber AT2 to the list. They have similar tread to the KO2 but really much cheaper, come in P and LT, and are snowflake rated and studdable.
I'm a big fan of General tires but IMO the Grabber 2 is more off road oriented than what I'm looking for. It's also not available in the P245/65/17 size that I want. P245/70/17 would probably fit my ADII okay but I really prefer to stay with the shorter sidewall for my 90% highway use.

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With the max rating of the Cherokee, I can't see that the LT rating would do you any good for loading.
But for the extra thick sidewall, for offroading, it's critical.

So if you don't go offroading a lot, the Geolanders or even the TH stock Firestones would work great.

I drove with the Geolanders on m old Patriot for years and they held up great... even when i pushed the Patriot past it's limits offroad.
I agree with you on all of that and appreciate the feedback. I'm certain that P-rated A/T tires are all that I need. I'm still torn between my short list tires.


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The OP's ride probably came with all-season tires, not the Firestone A/T that comes on our Trailhawks.
Indeed it did. P225/65/17 Firestone all-season touring tires on 17x7 wheels.

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That's good advice but according to Tire Rack the best is the Geolander followed by the Kumho with the un-listed Firestone in third. Problem is that the Hankook is unrated and Tire Rack doesn't carry Cooper or Falken. I'd prefer to buy the Coopers because they're made in the USA but only if they're good enough.
My choice is the Cooper AT/3s as well. I have them on my Commander in 255s. They have never failed me in sand, mud, dirt, rock or asphalt. Only weakness is the sidewall, which is also why they're so comfortable and provide good feedback. I've punctured a couple.
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