As many experienced Jeep off-roaders are aware, not all off road tires are created equally. With so many selections to choose from, it may be a bit overwhelming for anyone who is not as familiar with the different tire types. We are going to try and make it a little easier for the newbies to find the right type of tire for their adventures.
First of all, it is important to know what type of terrain you will be primarily using your tires on. If you are going to be driving your vehicle primarily in muddy terrain, you will want to choose a tire that was designed to be used in that situation, specifically one that has a tread design that was designed to be used on mud and dirt. It is also important to keep in mind that if you have a lift kit installed on your Jeep it will affect the size of the tires that you can use.
If you plan to use your Jeep on snow and ice, choosing a tire that features spikes will offer you better traction when you are on ice. You shouldn’t use these types of tires on the road; it can damage them and render them useless in some cases. Having tires that were designed to be used specifically in winter conditions will help to keep you safe and give you the stability that is needed on this type of terrain.
If you are just planning to use your vehicle for fun and drive it primarily on dirt and gravel, there are many tires to choose from. Depending on how rough the terrain is and what it consists of your tire needs will differ. If you are unsure of what type will best suit the needs of your outdoor adventure, it is best to consult with an expert in the field. They can tell you what you need and what will be the best fit for your situation. Having the right tire on your Jeep will help you get the most out of your off-roading experience.