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Posted: 8/22/2001 11:32:00 PM EDT
My brother has Kirkland Signature tires on his Jeep Grand Cherokee- I know they are manufactured by Goodyear but are stamped Kirkland. Are these decent tires for highway use? I do not offroad much. They are much cheaper than other tires, do you just pay a lot more for the brand name? My bro hasn't had any problems so far. Any recommendations/advice? thanks, radioman
Link Posted: 8/22/2001 11:37:45 PM EDT
No problem with the Kirklands - I have used them on street cars with no trouble... BUT - if you think your Grand may spend any time offroad, or if you have "primitive roads" in your area of the PRK, I would get the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO tyres. Worth the price, ready to go anywhere, and excellent road manners... FFZ
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 7:25:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2001 7:27:06 AM EDT by idaho-ar15]
radioman, my father has the kirklands on his toyota 4x4. They work fine for highway driving but off-road they do leave something to be desired. The previous poster recommended BFG which are a great tire but I have think they wear faster than most other off-road tires. I run Kelly Safari AWR tires on my lifted wrangler, these are not the most aggresive tires on the market but they do hold up well off-road and still have great on-road manners (unlike the super swampers I've run on the jeep) My wife runs a set of Dunlop Radial Rovers on her lifted cherokee, great tire but not as good on snow and ice as the Kelly safari. Around here you can pick up a set of 31x10.50x15's for around $89 per tire installed. That's pretty comparable to the kirklands. One other reason I'd stay away from kirklands at least in my area is the shop monkeys at costco can't balance a tire to save their life!! idaho-ar15
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 7:55:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2001 7:55:30 AM EDT by 7]
Originally Posted By FreeFireZone: BUT - if you think your Grand may spend any time offroad, or if you have "primitive roads" in your area of the PRK, I would get the BFG All-Terrain T/A KO tyres. Worth the price, ready to go anywhere, and excellent road manners... FFZ
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I'll second this opinion. BFG AT's are excellent tires. When my swampers die (soon) I'll probably throw BFG AT's on them for street driving.
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 10:28:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 10:32:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 10:41:08 AM EDT
Tires are allways a big deal to me, I have not had a really bad set but there are some that are much better than the rest. BFGoodrich are the only tires I will buy now. I have BFG LTs on my S-10 and they drive good on the hwy and don't do some bad off road. Your Jeep is about 3500lbs-4000lbs same as my truck it should drive about the same. Give then a shot you will like them,good over all tires.
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 10:49:15 AM EDT
Bridgestone Desert Duellers last forever. They are rated for 70,000 miles and work pretty good for offroad/snow too. They are a medium priced tire. Noise levels are medium.
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 10:56:09 AM EDT
I also like the the BFG AT KO's I had 33x12.5x15s on my Ranger. GREAT all purpose tires. Work great in snow, mud etc. I paid about $120 per tire. BrenLover
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 1:59:45 PM EDT
I have a full size conversion van that I run Dayton 60,000 mile all weather tires on, I believe Cooper makes them. I have bought at least 3 sets and never have had a problem. Cheaper but still a fine tire.
Link Posted: 8/23/2001 2:02:36 PM EDT
I worked for Discount Tire for 5 years and Mich. are the best, but expensive. I personally have BFG AT's on my Silverado and have over 70,000. Tires will last much longer if you keep them rotated correctly.
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