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Old May 15th, 2019, 10:58
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Tire recomendations for stock Daily Driver?

I have a no-lift, daily driver 1990XJ that requires new rubber on stock 15" rims (235/70R/LR15). My present set is Good-Years Fortera which is no longer made. These are the best tires I have had on this XJ for what I do, which is strictly city/highway commute. Dry/wet surface handling are high priority attributes that I am after. I have discovered a few favorable notes on the Good-Year Adventure. Suggestions welcomed.

https://www.goodyear.ca/en-CA/tires/...rain-adventure

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Looks like a reasonable tread, what are the numbers on it?
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Old May 15th, 2019, 14:01
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Looks like a reasonable tread, what are the numbers on it?
From what perspective? Trail, pavement? As mentioned in my original post, I'm only interested in a city/hwy tire. I hope the tread is not too aggressive for this use. The sidewalls look firm. Is every one only running 33" trail tires w/6" lift here? There has got to be some stock XJ's left out there.

The only numbers that I know are 235/70R/LR15. Are there any other I should be aware of?
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Old May 15th, 2019, 14:30
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Re: Tire recomendations for stock Daily Driver?

Our 1998 XJ runs the P235/75R15 Goodyear Wrangler Radial, which is kind of an AT just like what came on the YJ's and XJ's when they were new. They run good.

My 1994 XJ runs LT235/75R15 BF Goodrich AT KO2's and they are good too. They are more aggressive that what you probably need but they are wearing really well.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 15:24
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If it's really just pavement, just put an all season on it like every other stock vehicle on the road. I doubt any modern tire is going to be the limiting factor for handling on the street.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 18:17
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Being located in Alberta, Canada I am going to surmise you need to cope with water in varying degrees of freezing. I am going to suggest you look at tires such the Falken Wildpeak AT3W and the Hankook Dynapro ATM.

I have been running the Falkens on my XJ for several years now and have been very happy with their performance (I am running a 30" tire on a daily driver XJ that sees occasional trail duty). I am happy enough with the Falkens that I have also put them on my Suburuban which is The Bride's daily driver.

I am running the Hankooks on my dually. They are comparable to the Falkens. I do not have as much time on these as the Falkens though. I do think they are worthy of consideration and comparison.

Note that we are in Idaho. Probably a bit milder weather than yours, but similar issues throughout the year.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 22:19
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From what perspective? Trail, pavement? As mentioned in my original post, I'm only interested in a city/hwy tire. I hope the tread is not too aggressive for this use. The sidewalls look firm. Is every one only running 33" trail tires w/6" lift here? There has got to be some stock XJ's left out there.

The only numbers that I know are 235/70R/LR15. Are there any other I should be aware of?
I'm talking about treadwear, traction, and temperature.
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If it's really just pavement, just put an all season on it like every other stock vehicle on the road. I doubt any modern tire is going to be the limiting factor for handling on the street.
Seeing how my Jeep is just a DD I put some Cooper Discover HT's on her awhile back. An '00 with Ecco rims. 225 75 15. I like them. Not like I am testing their limits. Front end is tight and aligned. I keep them at about 34 lbs. Rotate yearly. Hating space saver spares I picked up an extra rim and purchased 5 of the tires. Spare is always part of the rotation. When I purchased them it was $532 out the door for the 5 using nitrogen instead of air. Got a $50 rebate and managed to get $80 for my old tires. I was OK with $80/per tire after the dust settled.
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BTW, I don't see that tire listed in your size?
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I'm talking about treadwear, traction, and temperature.
Found these;

60,000 mi./95,000 km Tread Life
Speed rating: T (190 kph)
Load index: 109 (1030 kg)
Product code: 758089572
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Our 1998 XJ runs the P235/75R15 Goodyear Wrangler Radial, which is kind of an AT just like what came on the YJ's and XJ's when they were new. They run good.
On-line reviews seem to have many negative response on these.

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My 1994 XJ runs LT235/75R15 BF Goodrich AT KO2's and they are good too. They are more aggressive that what you probably need but they are wearing really well.
Same kind of overall responses on the BF Goodrich's. I'll take a deeper dive into the KO2's.
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Being located in Alberta, Canada I am going to surmise you need to cope with water in varying degrees of freezing. I am going to suggest you look at tires such the Falken Wildpeak AT3W and the Hankook Dynapro ATM.
More so basic rain during the warm seasons. Once water starts to freeze around here, I'll have my winter tires on by then.

I'll look into the Falken Wildpeak AT3W and the Hankook Dynapro ATM.
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Seeing how my Jeep is just a DD I put some Cooper Discover HT's on her awhile back. ... I was OK with $80/per tire after the dust settled.
I'll see what I can dig up on these Cooper's. Around here in Canada, I've got a feeling I'm going to be paying around $200 CAN / tire when I find something.
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BTW, I don't see that tire listed in your size?
You are correct. I thought I did. No 75 either. No Adventure. Darn!
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Re: Tire recomendations for stock Daily Driver?

maybe a tire shop is better prepared to help?
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