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Goodyear Wrangler HP worth a @#$%?

Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by Stomper, October 7, 2002.

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      Stomper Elite Explorer

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      Has anyone ever used Goodyear Wrangler HP's?

      I am 99% sure that there are better performance all season tires out there, but they have the tire size that I'm looking for, 255-60-18.

      So if anyone has had any experience with 'em, please tell me if they are worth a @#$%. :p Or if you guys have any recommendations for another similar tire, lemme know. Thanks for the help, gents!
       
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      Hmmm, that's the only tire that I can find in that size by quickly looking. So I guess you either have to go with them or get another size.

      Personally, I'd get Pirellis, Dunlops, Michelins, or BFGs over those.
       
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      Don't the new Rams with 20s have HPs? Find a new Ram owner and ask them.
       
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      I tend to agree with you. I'm no brand whore :D , but I do believe that Goodyear is not the best choice for performance and quality over some of the others.

      If they had the right size, I'm impressed with the Nitto NT404. Alec, I didn't even summon you this time! Have the X God's assigned you to keep watch over my project? HAHA!! For the tires you suggested, correct me if I'm wrong on the models:

      Pirelli Scorpion Zero (Have those now in 275-60-16...obviously not for snow)
      Dunlop Sport Rover GTX
      Michelin ? (Pilot LTX? Kinda looks like X-terrain.)
      BFG ?

      You already suggested that I should be running two sets of tires/wheels being in the snow belt.....dedicated set for summer and winter. But, I'm a blockhead and still trying to find a combo that will work well for all year. My stock tire diameter is approx 30" (255-70-16), so the game plan is to keep the same tread width, go with a lower profile via larger wheel diam (no larger than 18), and select a good tread pattern and compound.

      I'm probably looking for the impossible, but there's what I'm trying to work with, so get out your tire size calculator! :D

      OH, and kkreit01, I will keep an eye out for Ram owners. HP's are orig equip on Land Rovers too. Good suggestion.....Thanks!
       
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      For more options, you could go to a 255/55/18. Those would be 1" smaller in diamter than your stock tires. Or you could bump up to a 265/60/18, which also gives you more options. The 265/60s are 30.4". If you want to use them year around, consider going with 17s....I run 17s during the summer, and 30x9.5 15s in the winter. I usually run the winte set from Halloween to Easter. It's almost like having a different vehicle twice a year....
       

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