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Unread 01-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #151
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I drove in a 8" snowstorm here in Denver with the Latitude Tours and they worked just fine, but I wasn't going up any extreme grades on hills. The snow mode really helps it seems. You might want to give them a shot and if they aren't cutting it, then change them out.

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Unread 01-26-2012, 03:26 PM   #152
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Tire rack, you put your vehicle in and it picks the wheels and tires that fit.
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Unread 01-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #153
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I see several sets of the 18" Laredo X painted version of the Limited Wheels on e-Bay and our local Craigslist. That is the direction I would go personally, and keep it looking nice and stock even in the winter. The factory wheels will hold up to salt and road chemicals better than any steel or aftermarket alloys, in my opinion. I would also spring for adding TPMS sensors if you are going to have a winter set and a summer set of wheels & tires. Otherwise, you will have to look at a TPMS error code on the EVIC all winter long. For tires, I always find the best prices at Discount Tire for all brands.

My Latitudes are working fine for Minnesota/Wisconsin ice and snow for me. Not planning to get a 2nd set for winter and not planning on off-roading. But your needs seem quite a bit more extreme. Best luck.
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Unread 01-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #154
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I travel mountain passes regularly, through long winters with heavy snow. Bridgestone Blizzaks have been terrific for me, have had 'em on two Subarus and a previous Jeep. I get them from Tire Rack, shipped to my door. For the Grand Cherokee, I ordered the package, of tires, wheels, and TPMS sensors all mounted and balanced, just had to put them on.

I would bet that any of the major brands' "studless" winter tires would be good. I'll keep the OEM Latitudes on the factory wheels for summer use.
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Unread 01-27-2012, 05:56 AM   #155
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I'm finding that aftermarket wheels are hard to come by due to the new bolt patern/size and offset. David
The bolt pattern is the same as the previous WK's, it's just the width and offset you may have to consider. Has anyone tested the fitment of the 18" Wrangler wheels on the WK2's? Those would look pretty sharp for winter wheels and even have the JEEP center cap.
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Unread 01-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #156
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I ordered a set of rims and winter tires from TireRack, didnt have any issues. When they were delivered, all i had to do was unwrap and bolt them on.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #157
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How are the Duratracs wearing? Any regrets? Feedback after 8 months? Thinking of going with these on my 2007 GC CRD with 18" wheels. Im thinking 70 aspect ratio and may do a budget boost to fit them.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #158
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Also, what brand of rock rails are those? Thanks.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #159
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That is a great looking setup. I have been looking into those mopar wheels and they look way better mounted up and on a jeep than on the websites. Nice work.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 11:51 AM   #160
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How are the Duratracs wearing? Any regrets? Feedback after 8 months? Thinking of going with these on my 2007 GC CRD with 18" wheels. Im thinking 70 aspect ratio and may do a budget boost to fit them.
Duratrac are great so far, no regrets at all. I am running them at 45psi, which seems to give the best on road handling for them. Gas mileage has dropped to 11-15MPG but I expected that, plus I added the roof rack and extra weight with the accessories. I would definitely recommend them.

The Rock Rails are Mopar, I would recommend them as well.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 11:54 AM   #161
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That is a great looking setup. I have been looking into those mopar wheels and they look way better mounted up and on a jeep than on the websites. Nice work.
Thanks man, yeah you never know how they are going to turn out once they are mounted. I really like the way they came out.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #162
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I must say, I like your choice on the Duratracs! Ive got a set myself with a Rocky Road lift and I love them. Also, I have designed an external spare carrier and will post pics soon. Anyone else interested? I can build a quality carrier thay looks great and pivots out of the way of the tailgate with spring tension for about 250.00. Plus getting rid of the spare ads a lot of room in the back.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #163
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I must say, I like your choice on the Duratracs! Ive got a set myself with a Rocky Road lift and I love them. Also, I have designed an external spare carrier and will post pics soon. Anyone else interested? I can build a quality carrier thay looks great and pivots out of the way of the tailgate with spring tension for about 250.00. Plus getting rid of the spare ads a lot of room in the back.
Your Jeep looks great! I got an external spare tire holder from tiregate.com, it cost $995 so if you can build it for $250, thats awesome. Here are some pics of it and a rack I got from Garvin.







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Unread 02-14-2012, 11:40 AM   #164
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I must say, I like your choice on the Duratracs! Ive got a set myself with a Rocky Road lift and I love them. Also, I have designed an external spare carrier and will post pics soon. Anyone else interested? I can build a quality carrier thay looks great and pivots out of the way of the tailgate with spring tension for about 250.00. Plus getting rid of the spare ads a lot of room in the back.
I'm interested I love the look of rear spare carrier the only thing is that it makes your back up camera Obsolete. Post pics!
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Unread 02-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #165
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I'm interested I love the look of rear spare carrier the only thing is that it makes your back up camera Obsolete. Post pics!
I had to turn off the sensors with mine but I can still use the back up camera when I donít have the gas cans mounted. The tire partially blocks the view, but it is still useable when parking, etc...
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