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July 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm #2698abhinavParticipant@abgpt
Fellow Jeepers, please put your Tyres Recommendations here.July 13, 2018 at 10:19 am #2773padamdeepKeymaster@padamdeep
me too looking for some new tires upgrade.August 27, 2018 at 6:14 pm #4745shiven_garg@shiven_garg
Michelin latitudeApril 15, 2019 at 6:32 pm #8172ksa171983Participant@ksa171983
Bridgestone/firestone for durability.(A/T apt for Jeep).-This has stronger side walls and ready to take more hits and rough patches
Micheline for noiseless comfort (apt for sedans in my view )- City and highway drive .softer than Bridgestone.
Continental- similar to micheline.November 10, 2019 at 9:25 pm #9487Xaverian92Participant@xaverian92
Upsized to 235/55/R17 michillen primacy
Going good so far.November 23, 2019 at 11:22 am #9494cavrajivParticipant@cavrajiv
What about Falcon all terrain tyres that come as original fit on trailhawk?December 24, 2019 at 12:00 am #9529abhinavParticipant@abgpt
Off late Jeepers have gone for Mich, Yoko and Coopers…January 8, 2020 at 8:26 am #9590mathewantonyjohnParticipant@mathewantonyjohn
Please note that, upsizing the tyres on the stock alloys may increase the overall traction and confidence.
But you have to sacrifice a little decrease in torque.
The applied torque is simply the product of the radius of the wheel from the centre and the resultant force.
So, when the tyre is upsized, the torque is reduced.January 17, 2020 at 5:23 pm #9597anilpromptParticipant@anilprompt
I have done around 8300kms on Cooper 235/60/R17 on almost all terrains like highways, expressways, sand, rock, slush etc and it’s doing very well. I have noticed that the 235 extra space has a better pickup and excellent braking as compared to earlier 225 stock tyres.
Also the grip on slush and rock is excellent as compared at the same place where I had been with the firestone tyres. Have driven a few ghat sections and not much of issue while cornering – got used to it after few hundred kms. Overall very happy with performance with Cooper Tyres and thanks to Jeepers across the world who recommended me to go for Cooper tyres.January 17, 2020 at 8:20 pm #9598mathewantonyjohnParticipant@mathewantonyjohn
FEW POINTS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY
Upsizing the tyres will help with overall traction and braking. No doubt in that.
But the torque offered on the wheels will decrease.
Torque is obtained by dividing the tangential force and radius of the tyre. Assume that you consider the applied force as a constant and if you upsize, the torque decreases. If you downsize, the torque increases.
The speedometer is also calibrated for the stock tyre sizes. Changing the tyre size will result in a speedometer error.
If we upsize too much, there are chances of the wheel touching the wheel arch, especially on full load.February 2, 2020 at 3:45 am #9731rajoana82Participant@rajoana82
another school of thought i would share is looks vs comfort….
a 16 inch rim vs 18.
a 16 inch one would have more height in the tyre wall…more comfort and less stress to the alloy wheel when off roading.
bigger rims lesser comfort but look nice but you also need hell of smooth roads not just roads with no pot holes.February 3, 2020 at 11:25 am #9734mathewantonyjohnParticipant@mathewantonyjohn
Totally agree! One has to sacrifice something to get something.
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