With its four-wheel-drive system, ladder frame, and central locking differential, the Jeep Wrangler is one of the most popular vehicles among off-road enthusiasts. Aside from that, it has a retro-looking design which mirrors that of the Jeep Willys, which is why its drivers simply adore the Wrangler’s looks.
Additionally, different Jeep Wrangler models have the build to cater to different sets of audiences. For instance, while its latest model combines serious-off roading capabilities with comfort for casual on-road voyages, the Rubicon model, which is slightly older, has the suspension to deal with difficult terrains.
So many options are very good to have, unless you go about finding the best tire for them. Everybody has got an opinion of what the best tire for your model is, but everybody will tell you to ‘look for yourself’ before making the choice.
To shun this equivocality, we’ve come up with the best Jeep Wrangler tires.
Best Tires For Jeep Wrangler
Best All-Terrain Tires for Jeep Wrangler
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
Best Jeep Wrangler Tires for Daily Driver
If you came here looking in search of an all-terrain tire, chances are that you cannot go wrong with the Falken Wildpeak AT3W All-Terrain Radial Tire. It has been designed using state-of-the-art technology to perform under every condition and on all sorts of roads.
Drivers who consistently steer their vehicles towards difficult terrains are aware of the problem of heat generation. The Falken Wildpeak AT3W has tackled this problem by installing a heat diffuser in its lower sidewall, which protects the tire’s components from excess heat.
Then comes the 3D Canyon Sipe technology. It helps the tire become more water-resistant and gives it more grip on slippery surfaces. Also, you can count on this technology to increase the handling stability of your vehicle even when your Wrangler is heavily loaded.
Equally useful role is played by the rigid, rugged treads of this tire. They make sure that as your vehicle conquers difficult terrains, its tire’s grooves trap no stones. Add to the equation the support it provides to the tire’s ramps, and you can easily gauge how the rugged treads increase the tire’s stability.
Regardless of the terrain you might be driving on, you’d find the tire’s upper hard wall useful. It protects the tire against sharp objects such as rocks and increases its grip during the off-road drive. Also, even when the tire has low air-pressure or air-camber, the hard upper wall will ensure its performance.
Finishing our review of the Falken Wildpeak with a glance at its ratings, this tire comes with a T-speed rating and features a load index rating of 111. The speed rating means that you can safely drive this tire at up to 118mph, whereas the load rating tells you that it can carry 2,403lbs of weight.
- Safely diffuses heat
- Grooves don’t trap stones
- Protection against sharp objects
- 70,000-mile tread warranty
- Not designed to be driven on heavy snow
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
Best Jeep Wrangler Off-Road Tires
Despite being one of the most affordable all-terrain tires on the market, the Yokohama Geolandar hasn’t cut any corners to keep its asking price low. It is a high-quality tire that comes from a manufacturer that is famous for its high-end products. So don’t let its low price tag make you think that it’s low quality.
In contrast to most all-terrain tires that you see on the market (and even in this review), the Yokohama Geolandar prioritizes better mileage and longer wear. That means that this tire lasts longer and has lower fuel costs than other, similar all-terrain tires.
Two features are responsible for the tire’s low fuel consumption. The first of them is its patented Enduro compound whose special polymers help this tire maintain its pliability in wet conditions. Secondly, this compound also helps the tire encounter less rolling resistance, while also maintaining its traction.
You can also count on this tire to promote even wear. It comes with triple SD sipes on the treads which help the shoulder blocks to retain their stiffness, thereby taking care of even wear. This tire also features deep circumferential grooves which enable it to easily remove water from beneath its footprint.
As for its traction, that’s where you’d find the 3D sipes and RMA mountain/snowflake emblem most useful. The former increases the tire’s biting edges to make sure that it provides added traction on snow-covered pavements. The latter, meanwhile, is a guarantee of the same performance.
Finally, as far as its comfort and noise are concerned, this tire performs in the middle of the road. Keep the speed of your Jeep Wrangler low to moderate, and your ride would remain (almost) vibrations’-free. Increase it to give a boost to your adrenaline, and the ride might get bumpy.
- Great off-road performance
- Incredible all-season traction
- Durable and comfortable
General Grabber AT2
While its aggressive tread design makes it a must-have for off-road conditions, the presence of internal steel belts empowers this tire to make your road rides as smooth as possible. Juxtapose both these factors, and what you have is a tire whose unique selling point is its year-round utility.
All of us can agree to the basic fact that a tire is as good as useless if it doesn’t last a considerable amount of time. Fortunately, the double-v tread pattern of the General Grabber AT2 empowers this tire to last ages with minimal care from your side.
This tread pattern has an interlocking design that acts as a shield to prevent any off-road irritants from getting inside the body of the tire and troubling it from there. It will keep the tire secure as long as you don’t drive in sticky mud – in which case the tread pattern won’t be of much help.
As common sense tells us, the General Grabber AT2 doesn’t come in the one-size-fits-all category. Its sizes range between 25 and 35 inches in overall diameter. And with the change in sizes, you get two different internal structures: one with twin steel belts and other with reinforced nylon.
Regardless of which belt comes your way, both will be mounted on a cord body made of double-layered polyester. Such an arrangement helps provide this tire with improved durability. It also gives it more strength which the tire uses to absorb most bumps and vibrations.
Lastly, like most General tires that you see on the market, this one too comes loaded with technologies. It features Comfort Gen Technology to give you a smoother ride, has DuraGen Technology to provide better performance on rough trails and also contains StabiliTread Technology to give a longer tread life.
- Brilliant road performance
- Dependable on snow-laded trails
- Has a durable tread design
- Noisy on dry tarmac
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
As we gathered after interviewing the drivers of this tire, its stable handling and all-season utility is what makes the BFGoodrich T/A KO2 endearing. Both these factors add up to make this model a must-have option for both on- and off-pavement driving.
Starting with a glance at its construction, the T/A KO2 features a tough sidewall rubber which is both wear- and bruise-resistant. Its design also features a thick extended shoulder rubber which shields the sidewall from impact with curbs or raised hard shoulders.
Furthermore, it has an advanced deflection design which does exactly what its name implies. It makes sure that the debris rising from the road is deflected away from the sidewall. This feature helps the tire last longer by not letting the roadside elements split the sidewall.
To make sure the tire encounters minimum tear and chip during off-road driving, its tread rubber is specifically formulated. That is what makes the tire resistant in the face of hard objects that it might have to roll over during your off-road adventures.
Even if some stones make their way inside the tread, the tire’s stone ejectors will not only reject them but also save the tread from stone drilling. Its footprint design is such that as the tire moves on the road, the stress is evenly distributed to promote uniform wear.
You might find it good to know that its serrated shoulder design offers great maneuverability on all types of terrains. This tire lets you seamlessly drive it through snow roads with its 3-D Sipe technology. Its sidewall traction bars, meanwhile, ensure perfect rock, mud and snow traction.
- Good maneuverability on snowy roads
- Saves the tread from stone drilling
- Unique tread design promotes even wear
- Loud on off-road conditions
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2
Provided you’re looking for a tire that is capable of handling everything that you’re capable of throwing at it – and still come out of the ordeal smiling, the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 might offer the best bet for your money.
Many people aren’t aware that the classification of the A/T Revo 2 as a ‘light truck tire’ paves the way for it to be used on multiple terrains. From dry to wet, snow to mud and everything in between, this light-truck tire has got it all to make your ride a stable one.
At the same time, the fact that this tire is a jack of all trades doesn’t mean that it’s a master of none. It’s made with DuraTech technology which enhances the life of the tread compound. That means that you won’t have to start predicting its replacement date anytime soon.
One feature of this tire which you’d be hard-pressed to find in other models is its dual-layer tread. Both these layers work in separate shifts. As long as the outer layer is intact, the inner will remain hidden. It’s only when the outer layer is beyond repair that the inner layer will bare its teeth.
Most all-terrain tires aren’t known for their wet traction. The Dueler A/T Revo 2, however, is different. It has an open-shoulder tread design that empowers this tire to hold its own in wet conditions. And that’s not all; for this tire features saw-tooth grooves for added snow traction.
On top of everything else, it is equipped with big tread blocks. They make sure that whatever the terrain you’re going to conquer this weekend, the tire will remain up to the task. Shunning the rhetoric, what the big tread blocks do is give this tire comfortable handling and a stable footprint.
- Huge traction on snow
- Good wet performance
- Considerable tread life
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3
Coming from a manufacturer which was the first in the United States to make radial tires, the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 comes with all the bells-and-whistles which you could expect from a tire belonging to such a proud tire company.
The BF Goodrich T/A KM3 features large, staggered tread blocks that allow it to firmly grip the surface to increase the driving safety. Alongside the optimal shoulder tread design and high-void ratio, they ensure this tire’s mud-terrain traction and guarantees a safer drive.
That’s mainly because of the function of both these parts. While the large tread blocks feature more biting edges (which means more gripping power), the shoulder pattern improves the tire’s side bite, thereby letting it drive through loose dirt or deep mud.
Even as it rolls through the muddy surfaces, this tire’s special Mud-phobic bars will prevent mud and loose dirt particles from jamming its tread elements and block its contact with the surface. As a result, you can count on this tire to keep a clean footprint at all times.
The damage resistance of this tire is second to none. It features a shoulder compound, a thick sidewall, a steel belt internal structure and a durable reinforced polymer. The shoulder compound remains strong in the face of punctures, chips, and cuts and prevents them from shortening the tire’s shelf life.
Furthermore, to minimize stone retention, the tire features special stone ejecting tips. Located in the tread grooves, these ribs not only prevent the incoming stones to make a space for themselves between the tread but also eliminate eject existing particles.
- Extreme gripping power
- Incredible damage resistance
- Has Mud-phobic bars
- Lacks snow biting edges
Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx
Similar to the previous tire, the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx offers incredible off-road driving capability and durability throughout the year. It has a tread design that helps this tire to maintain its shape and comes with an internal structure which makes it damage resistant.
All mud-terrain tires are bound to be incredibly sturdy, right? Of course, but not many of them come with so many durability-inducing features as the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx. Think we’re over-selling here? Then you must know more about its Armor Tek3 carcass construction.
To make a positive contribution to the tire’s durability, it adds strength to the tread area and the sidewall, thereby minimizing the wear-and-tear rate. Similar could be said about the blended natural rubber and silicon which makes this tire as slippage-free as possible.
Furthermore, to make sure it doesn’t lose its grip on extra-slippery surfaces, its manufacturer has equipped this tire with an enhanced buttress design. That allows the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx to ensure ultimate traction on mud, loose dirt and (yes) snow.
To further sweeten the deal, Cooper has provided this model with some extras. The most useful among them are the stone ejector ribs which are located around the tire’s tread. They are built into the lateral grooves and effortlessly rid the tire of stones, rocks, and other debris.
- Stone ejector ribs
- Has an E-load rating
- Can take a beating
Dick Cepek Extreme Country
Although most Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts end up overpaying for car parts, the Dick Cepek Extreme Country tire will save you from breaking the bank. It’s a budget winter tire that comes with the necessary biting edges and traction-inducing features to make it a reliable option for sub-zero driving.
Similar to the majority of MT tires that you see on the market, the Extreme Country features M+S rating and has a deeper tread level. It is equipped with a strong tread compound which, together with its deeper tread level, increases the cut and chip resistance of this model.
Although you aren’t going to encounter many stones on snow-laden roads, Dick Cepek was taking no chances as it decided to equip this tire with stone ejector tread grooves. This tire also has notched inner and outer lugs and specially designed chamfers which help it provide a more responsive grip.
Naturally, this snow tire has its manufacturer’s Sidebiters that are etched one its upper sidewalls. Apart from giving an added protection layer to the sidewall, they empower the Extreme Country to give more traction on loose surfaces on which it’s most likely to be driven.
On top of everything else, we were left surprised by how good this tire performed on off-road conditions. We had maintained the air pressure at a solid 35 psi, but it didn’t interfere with our smooth ride. This tire soaks up bumps and potholes as if they aren’t there.
- Soaks up road vibrations
- Fares excellent on snow-laden roads
- Smooth and comfortable ride
- Not for the daily commute
Dick Cepek Fun Country
When choosing the best sand tires for jeep wrangler, we were especially looking for models that could do well on sand dunes, which means our target was to find a tire that would perform well on loose surfaces. That search process led us to the Dick Cepek Fun Country radial tire.
You might find it good to know that these tires haven’t limited their utility to one-terrain. True, we recommend that you use it on the sand to get the best out of their features, but provided you ignore our advice and drive them on, say, mud-terrain, they won’t give you any pain.
As you might guess, it’s their features that are responsible for these tire’s multi-terrain utility. It features offset tread grooves and also has stone ejector ribs, plus its ultra-thin sipes and wide lateral grooves offer an ability to handle most terrains with ease.
But what about its performance on sand? That’s where its deep, aggressive and multi-dimensional side biters come in. Supported with the notched shoulder edges, they plow their way into the sand and gives the tire the grip where you won’t even imagine it exists.
Secondly, its enhanced buttressed design and scalloped ribs also empower this tire to provide traction on loose sand particles. Similar utility is offered by its 18.5’’/32’’ tread depth which offers excellent lateral stability. All in all, then, this tire would make an excellent choice for your trip to the sand dunes.
- Effective across multiple terrains
- Long-lasting tread design
- Not noisy
- Poor ice traction
Best Big Tire for Jeep Wrangler
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
The Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor has the biggest rim diameter of any tire in this review. At the same time, however, it isn’t the biggest tires on the market. Wonder why? There’s a difference between having a big tire that (just) fits your Wrangler and the other which you can use on a daily basis.
When selecting the best big tire for Jeep Wrangler, we went for the latter option.
Despite its extreme dimensions, the Wrangler Silent Armor is capable of being used without a lift kit. That means that you’d have to make no special arrangements just to see this model rolling beneath your vehicle – a huge plus once you look at the size of this model.
On towards more important matters, and this tire has a Kevlar layer in its tread to absorb vibrations and give a quieter ride. It works well on dry pavement, in rice, and snow, though we’d recommend not testing this tire on mud terrains.
To provide more protection against cuts and punctures, its designers provided the Silent Armor with a Durawell 5 Tread compound. Its symmetric tread pattern helps the tire maintain traction on all surfaces (dry, wet and even snow).
Lastly, its tread features a Mountain/Snowflake emblem, the one you’d normally find on premium winter tires, to increase its winter performance. And if you have any doubts that Goodyear won’t take responsibility for this tire’s performance, its 50,000-mile tread guarantee does well to negate them.
- All-surface traction
- Above-average tread life
- Low road noise
- Not for mud terrain
How to Choose the Best Tires for Jeep Wrangler?
Unlike drivers of other crossovers and SUVs, Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts love the adventurous lifestyle which comes with off-roading. Sure, there is a minority that will buy the Wrangler for its looks, but the majority pays the astronomical price tag of this model for its all-terrain usability.
Why are we telling you this? Because it’s unlikely that you’ll be driving your SUV on one-type of terrain throughout its life. So when choosing the best tires for your Jeep Wrangler, make sure you decide a) what type of tires you want and b) their optimal size.
1. Type of Jeep Wrangler Tires
Mud Terrain Tires
Of all the tires that you see in this review, the ones with the ‘mud-terrain’ tag are the most durable. They come with specially designed tread patterns that allow these tires to handle the rigors of off-road. Also, they have sipes (biting edges) which allow them to grip easily.
Having said that, there’s a dark side to mud-terrain tires. Since they are designed to be driven on slippery surfaces, using them on the road will result in a noisy experience. Also, they will consume more fuel than their highway terrain and all-terrain counterparts.
- Provide a huge grip
- Won’t puncture easily
- Consume more fuel
All Terrain Tires
As their names make clear, ‘all-terrain’ tires are capable of handling any terrain with minimal effort. That’s mainly a majority of these tires come with asymmetric tread pattern. They have huge shoulder blocks and their inner steel belts are incredibly sturdy to give these tires an excellent load rating.
On the flip side, the softer rubber compound of these tires conspires to give them a short tread life. While you can get all-season models with tread warranties in excess of 60,000 miles, the average all-terrain tire won’t longer than 40,000 miles. Also, their aggressive tread design makes these tires prone to cupping.
- Open-tread design
- Reinforced sidewalls
- Excellent load rating
- Shorter tread life
- Prone to cupping
Rock Terrain Tires
Provided you have a knack of tacking boulders, you might as well invest in tires that come with good flex and large side lugs. Also, if you’re going to carry a lot of (heavy) gear with you, best go for larger tires to give the jeep more ground clearance.
However, while these tires undoubtedly perform excellently, they also charge an astronomical price for their services. And it should be obvious given the peculiar design that they aren’t designed for highways or paved street roads.
- Great performance
- Display good flex
Planning to go to the beach this weekend? Hoping to compete in the upcoming desert rally? If your answer to either of these questions is in the affirmative, you have two very good reasons to go for sand tires. These are extra-wide tires that will keep your Jeep floating on top of the surface.
As for their shortcomings, these tires aren’t designed to handle the rigors of off-roading (other than sand), neither are they capable of rolling carelessly on paved roads. That means that if you buy them for you, you should keep them on the sand.
- Good floatation capability
- Competitively priced
- Only for sand
Do you live in an area where mercury needs no invitation to nosedive to freezing levels? Then you must invest in those tires that can easily channel water from beneath their footprint, have the biting edges to stick in snow and the sturdiness to last in tough conditions.
All these capabilities are to be found in winter tires. Keep in mind that not all winter tires are the same. While some of them allow you to add studs to further improve their grip and traction, others, which are designed to be driven in less extreme conditions, are often studless.
- Extreme gripping
- Good stopping distance
- Great cornering
- Not for off-roading
Size of Jeep Wrangler Tires
The 33’’ tires are meant for those of you who won’t mind an occasional trip through the woods, but mostly use their vehicle on the streets. They offer impressive looks and increase their appeal with their great street-abilities.
One of the most popular Jeep Wrangler tires, they offer brilliant on and off-road capabilities. However, you need to be an experienced Jeeper to drive them as they require you to use a lift kit.
Want to go to the next level? This is the tire that will take you there. Unless you drive a monster truck – in which case the size 40 will suit you best – you won’t be making a mistake going for these tires for both on and off-road driving.
In addition to increasing an inch in height, these tires also undergo a 14.5’’ increase in tire width. Provided you end up choosing them, you’d need a lot of horsepower to back them up.
Unless you already have a 6’’ lift – or you have done some incredible body modifications to your Jeep Wrangler, these tires won’t fit it unless your next drive is on a monster truck.
There you have them; ten of the best Jeep Wrangler tires money can buy. We made sure while reviewing the tires that this article contained an option for every terrain (on-road, off-road, mud, snow, rock) and for every weather condition (dry, wet and snow). Therefore, regardless of what your needs are, you’d have them fulfilled by going through our selection.
See you on the trail!