When buying a set of aftermarket off-road tires for your truck, Jeep or SUV there are several factors to consider.
Tire size is necessary to know before you buy a set of off-road tires. If you don’t know the size of tires you need for your truck, Jeep or SUV there are several places you can look.
- Vehicle Owner’s Manual
- Inside of the Driver’s Door
- Vehicle Window Sticker
- A Tire on the Vehicle
If you want to change the size of the tire your vehicle uses, aftermarket modifications are necessary.
Truck, Jeep and SUV tires have three different tread types available to choose from.
- Symmetrical treads have thick groove patterns that wear down evenly over time.
- Unidirectional treads move in a single direction and are the most common type of tire tread.
- Asymmetrical treads offer the highest level of traction control.
Max Load Capacity
All tires have a rating for a maximum load capacity that tells how much weight that set of tires can support.
Off-road tires have a stamp on the rubber sidewall with a max load rating. This rating ranges from A to F it indicates the max weight the tire can support.
Different off-road tire types have a different noise depending on where you drive.
Mud-terrain tires are generally pretty loud driving on the city streets and highways.
All-terrain tires are quieter on paved roads but they still have a slight sound to them.