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Currently I own a 2012 Rubicon that run BFG's Mud-Terrain T/A tires which overall I have no complaints about, although I know there are some about excessive noise. It's a set I have been used to driving day in and day out around the city and to the cottage and back. I won't mind running these same tires or a successor them on the JL. But, to everyone on here that clocked a lot of miles on whatever set they have on a JK (or other Jeep or SUV), what make and model of tire do you like and can realistically see being offered on the JL?
 

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We can probably look at what Jeep is currently offering with the Wrangler as there's a high cahnce they'll be available for the new Wrangler JL too. Maybe some BF Goodrich or Bridgestone tires. There's also three sets of optional on/off road tires and a set of P245 / 75R16 OWL All Season Tires. Definitely Goodyear as an option if not standard.
 

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We can probably look at what Jeep is currently offering with the Wrangler as there's a high cahnce they'll be available for the new Wrangler JL too. Maybe some BF Goodrich or Bridgestone tires. There's also three sets of optional on/off road tires and a set of P245 / 75R16 OWL All Season Tires. Definitely Goodyear as an option if not standard.
The BFG's mentioned are one of them.

Tried finding out the make and model of tire on test mules but that's hard to figure out, pictures aren't clear enough or let you zoom in enough to see the writing.

What tires are you running?
 

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Right now I'm roaming around in an old Rav 4 with some generic Michelin tires. They're okay for what I paid for but the tread is starting to wear down after a few years. They are a good budget option for the Wrangler if I don't want to spend too much on tires.
 

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Right now I'm roaming around in an old Rav 4 with some generic Michelin tires. They're okay for what I paid for but the tread is starting to wear down after a few years. They are a good budget option for the Wrangler if I don't want to spend too much on tires.
Oh so you probably have Prius tires :D

If you actually end up getting the JL then it will a good option for getting into this market. Too bad you didn't come from anything like it from Toyota, such as the FJ, even the 4 Runner.
 

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Lol Prius tires ! Quite a few cars come with them, and I love how they try to justify them by saying "You can grip through the turns or you can drift it!" how about no... LOL
 

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Lol Prius tires ! Quite a few cars come with them, and I love how they try to justify them by saying "You can grip through the turns or you can drift it!" how about no... LOL
Depends which vehicle your talking about, can't imagine that being the case with a Rav 4, unless you happen to be on a thick enough patch of snow/ice which in that case any tire can pull it off.
 

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Prius tires are definitely an option if you want to drift a Wrangler. :grin2:

Maybe I'll look at the BFG's Mud-Terrain T/A tires, they seem to handle both city and country roads adequately.
 

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Prius tires are definitely an option if you want to drift a Wrangler. :grin2:

Maybe I'll look at the BFG's Mud-Terrain T/A tires, they seem to handle both city and country roads adequately.
We might be lucky enough for it or something just as good to come factory with the JL. At that point you might want to play around with tire pressures. Beyond that I can't imagine many people going aftermarket unless they're doing an entire wheel and tire upgrade, along with suspension.
 

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Tire pressures are a huge thing depending on what you're doing. Going off-roading, you can typically run the tires around 12-15psi I've heard. Obviously for on-road purposes, those pressures would be up to 32ish. Obviously depending on your tire sizes and types of tires those values will differ a little bit, and you also have to be conscious of making sure the tire doesn't de-bead when you go off-roading with those low pressures.
 

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that shouldn't be a problem since if your new to this there will always be someone at the range that'll give pointers and have the process down to a science. so if you need information specific to that trail and not just general off roading advice, doing that sort of checking helps as well.
 

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Most definitely, when it really comes down to it there are so many variables to consider when making adjustments to your vehicle to make it optimal and suitable. The real "veterans" at the range are the gurus to ask. Those guys take it real seriously
 

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Sadly for some new guys it results in some battle scars that translate into scratches on the bumper maybe lower portions of the body, wheels.

Rewinding this back to tires, what sizes do you guys think we should expect? As far as with goes i know with the JK it ranged from 225 to 255.
 

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Assuming the JL body size is similar to the JK, we'll probably see the same 225 to 255 wheels. Maybe narrower tires so it's more fuel efficient, that seems to be one of the selling points of the new Wrangler.
 

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Assuming the JL body size is similar to the JK, we'll probably see the same 225 to 255 wheels. Maybe narrower tires so it's more fuel efficient, that seems to be one of the selling points of the new Wrangler.
That's what I was thinking at least for the lower trims since the higher up you go, there's more of a need to better complement the rest of the features. Lower down when aiming for mass appeal a smaller tire is expected. Do you think it will remain the same even in other markets that could get the JL?
 

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If you're referring to global tire options, it could differ depending on the region. I can see Jeep offering something with better grip in the sand for countries with plenty of sand dunes.
 

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If you're referring to global tire options, it could differ depending on the region. I can see Jeep offering something with better grip in the sand for countries with plenty of sand dunes.
But it's not like there are whole communities that live on sand and only drive on sand. It's just an option to them as much as off road terrain in the northern or southern part of the USA are to us.
 

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There will be like... 2 different options I can really see happening. They would want to stock 8 different tire options for global distribution, just wouldn't make sense. They'll have one lower profile regular sized, and perhaps one knobbier bigger size.
 

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I really hope they have a stock option for bigger tires. I wonder what size tires and lift options could they have in the top end models like the Rubicon. Will it be the same old 255s tire option and only one option or will they make something bigger. I hope they have a 33 or 35 inch option tire that is 12.50 wide with a nice stock lift as well.
 

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If you haven't already you might want to check out what JK owners are reporting on tires. Might be some they recommend that Jeep won't offer as optional.
 
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