There's a guy somewhat local to me selling some tires / rims for $100:
I have a set of 4 nearly new tires (around 90% tread left) already mounted to factory Cherokee rims for 100.00. They are Wild Country Radials and are a 215/75/15 size which is just a touch bigger than the factory size.
I'm interested in tires only, of course, but figured maybe I could sell the rims to some Jeep owner for a few bucks.
Any feedback on these? I think they're sold through Les Schab tire, I might stop by one of those to look at the tires since this guy is a good 40 minute drive away. Sounds like a really good deal if they're ok.
Pretty sure they'd fit my stock OB, which has 205/70/15. I'd be losing 5% gearing and speedometer. I'm looking to make my OB more off-pavement worthy, and my 4 or 5 year old Michelins are starting to get a bit tired, plus they have developed cuts from rocks and gravel roads as lately I've been using the car more for what I actually bought it for: camping trips and forays out into the boonies. But, reality check: It's the daily driver, and most all of the miles are going to be around the boring paved suburbs. Also, it has to get me through the snow to the ski resort.
When I searched the only mention I saw of these was not very positive... but I only found one comment, it was for a different size and maybe different tire... not sure. Here's the quote:
#5 Cooper AT 26/8.50/14 (mine were a Les Scwhab copy called Wild Country AT)
Off road * On road **** Tread life **** Price**
Off road should be limited to dry surfaces, stay away from sharp rocks, the sidewalls are weak. Do OK in snow, but are useless in mud.
Overall quiet and smooth on road ride.
Will give you the appearance of being an "offroader" because they are taller than the 13's your Soob came with. (Zapar)
EDIT: FWIW, called Les Schwab tire and the LT's (as opposed to P's) were $485 for four, mounted, balanced, stems, tax, etc. out the door. I'm assuming what we're dealing with here are LT's, but I guess I'll have to verify w/ the guy selling them.