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Stock-tires don't do the Commander justice

I want to replace the stock tires... Daily-driver... Beefier profile? Lettering? What have others done? Photos would be helpful. Thanks!

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I think saying the stock tires don't do the Commander justice is an understatement. Also in my experience they are horrible in snow.

You might want to search through the forum's tire threads...there's a lot of info floating around on options, if you have a few hours.
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A good option for slightly more aggressive daily driver tires are the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors. I had them before on a different Commander and they fit the bill. They looked more aggressive and handled well in snow and rain. I used to drive 90 miles a day during the week and I was very happy with them. Unfortunately I didn't hold on the Commander long enough due to the amount of driving I was doing so I didn't get to experience how they wear down, but I also haven't heard anything bad in that regard.

Like BBCBIRD mentioned, there's plenty of pics and threads in the forum regarding tires so have a look but also do some research into the Silent Armors.

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Really? Interesting. I liked my Fortera's. They did a great job. I had no issue with them in snow or mud while doing donuts. If i got another suv just for hauling people and other junk i would buy those tires again.

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Coop...I'm glad you've been pleased with them in snow but unfortunately I can't say the same.

On two occasions last winter I ended up sliding across the roadway (once ending up backwards and nearly into a ditch), while driving under 25mph on a road I was very familiar with. My tire tread was at about 70%, I'd say. There was about 2" of snow on the road. Just days before, I was driving my non-4WD car on the same road and under the same snow conditions and it wasn't a problem at all. The only difference was the car was front wheel drive and the tire tread was better then 95%.

I really got a bad feeling about the OEM tires based on how they handled last winter. I'm planning to swap to a set of the BF Goodrich KO or KO2, before the snow comes around this year.
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I will do some looking around this forum for information. But I also wanted to clarify what I am looking for... I thought there might be a tire that better fills the wheel-well... And has a better looking profile?
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245/65-17

So... My stock-size is 245/65-17. I've found a 245/75-17. Anyone use larger?
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You won't find a taller tire that will fit without a lift and possibly some trimming. 245/75R17 is very close to rubbing on a stock setup, but I found that at least with my particular tires, I had zero rubbing, even with some off road and decent compression strokes. Of course, once I installed my lift/spacers, I rubbed on full lock until I worked on the fender liners some. See my thread below of the install pictures on mine otherwise stock.

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I want to replace the stock tires... Daily-driver... Beefier profile? Lettering? What have others done? Photos would be helpful. Thanks!

Okay, I can't help it, I've got to be a smart a$$, nit-noid. Those aren't stock tires on that Commander.

The stock tires are Goodyear Fortera's, with black lettering (not white) which is a great all around tire for a stock Jeep that lasts longer than any other OEM tire I have seen.

You mean stock tire size.

Keep in mind, different overall diameter tires will turn at different rpm per speed. This virtually changes your gear ratio's. Bigger diameter tires will result in less torque to wheels. Within an inch or so of overall diameter, it won't be very noticeable, but the taller the tire, the more sluggish the vehicle will be off the line. Also, rotational inertia is much greater than linear, so bigger tires will also be more massive, greater diameter will increase the rotational inertia geometrically, braking performance will suffer as well. The Commander has big brakes, it should be able to handle bigger tires with reason.

And finally, keep in mind the Commander has ESP/BAS/Roll Mitigation/Traction Control, etc. Tire diameter will effect these systems and the computer will read different rpm per speed than it expects, this can cause all sorts of unintended reactions from these systems. The electronics can be reprogrammed with the tire diameter to get these systems to react properly, so make sure you do it, if you switch tire sizes and have a different overall tire diameter.


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I took a look at the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors... It seems they are only available in black-wall?

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A good option for slightly more aggressive daily driver tires are the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors. I had them before on a different Commander and they fit the bill. They looked more aggressive and handled well in snow and rain. I used to drive 90 miles a day during the week and I was very happy with them. Unfortunately I didn't hold on the Commander long enough due to the amount of driving I was doing so I didn't get to experience how they wear down, but I also haven't heard anything bad in that regard.

Like BBCBIRD mentioned, there's plenty of pics and threads in the forum regarding tires so have a look but also do some research into the Silent Armors.
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