What tires should I buy for my Jeep Wrangler?

By: Discount Tire – Via Treadwell

Jeep wrangler with KM3 tires

Trim levels: Sport, Unlimited Sport, Rubicon, Unlimited Sahara, Unlimited Rubicon

About: Lisa lives for taking her Wrangler places it normally shouldn’t be able to get to. To do so, her rig is a far cry from how it was shipped from the factory. With bead-lock wheels, a lift, stiffer springs, shocks, skid plates and a big cactus-crusher, her current set of oversized mud-terrains have climbed literal mountains -- but have also seen better days.

Use: 49% dirt trails, 25% bouldering, 25% mudding and water fording, 1% pavement

Budget: $$

Jeep Wrangler tires - our picks

Recommendation #1 - BFgoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM3

three tire view bfgoodrich mud terrain km3

If you’re looking for a dedicated mud-terrain tire, the BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM3 is widely lauded as one of the best available. Preferred by Jeep owners and off-road enthusiasts alike, this tire exceeds expectations and will take your journey to the next level (while also looking stylish to boot).

The KM3 is the real deal. Its patented tire pattern is designed with notched shoulders and wide lateral grooves to give you better grip and increased traction on even the most aggressive of trails. Additionally, it’s engineered with BFGoodrich’s new Krawl-Tek compound and CoreGuard Max Technology, which work in synchrony to provide enhanced grip and puncture resistance. By equipping these on your Wrangler, you’ll be more than ready to handle any terrain in any weather.

The price can be get hefty depending on the wheel size and trim level of your Wrangler, but the KM3 does its job as a tough-as-nails dedicated mud-terrain tire and is no doubt a suitable choice for all Jeep Wrangler trim levels.

Recommendation #2 - Falken Wildpeak M/T01


three tire view of falken wildpeak mt01

Why reinvent the wheel? As the original equipment tire of the current Jeep Wrangler, the Falken Wildpeak M/T01 is a tough mud-terrain tire that can go the distance on any trail. Backed by many Jeep owners and industry experts, the Wildpeak M/T01 gives your Wrangler the power to handle even the harshest terrain.

Falken has engineered the Wildpeak M/T01 with its own DURASPEC three-ply sidewall technology to prevent damage and increase tire life. Its thick offset shoulder blocks help protect it from sharp objects while its lower sidewall reduces potential heat damage. With tread grooves built to eject mud, reduce buildup and strengthen the grip for comfort both on and off-road, it’s becoming a more popular choice for Jeep Wrangler owners all over the country.

One of its special features is its three-pitch tread pattern, which provides a quieter and more comfortable ride than most mud terrain tires. What’s more, these Falkens should more than provide what you need for the ultimate off-road experience all without breaking the bank.

Recommendation #3 - Cooper Discoverer MTP

three tire view cooper discoverer mtp

The Cooper Discoverer MTP is becoming a popular choice among the Jeep Wrangler community. Many Jeep owners and off-road enthusiasts have vouched for just how capable the Discoverer MTP is.

Some of the more definitive features of the Discoverer MTP include:

  • A large shoulder tread with wide shoulder grooves
  • Alternating shoulder lugs for good off-road traction
  • A two-ply sidewall with an aggressive pattern
  • Built-in stone ejector ribs

Make no mistake, this design allows for true off-road performance and can hold its own in snow and ice conditions as well.

These tires have a pretty wide price range, but they deliver on their promise of providing a thrilling off-road experience as described by many of our customers.

Exclusive to Discount Tire, the Discoverer MTP is suitable for all trim levels of the Jeep Wrangler—so don’t shy away from equipping these at any of our locations.

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