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post #151 of 2470 Old 11-06-2011, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by VA2NY View Post
pardon my naive-ness but my wife and i will be getting a new 12 next week and this will be my first SUV ever. just wondering what are the cons of using larger A/T tires? is there a significant impact on MPG or wear to the shocks? if there is a difference is it noticeable or drastic? thanks!
Depends what you are looking for ride wise and how you classify significant...? MPG wise you will see a drop for sure but it hasn't ever stopped me, I'd bet maybe one MPG or more depending on tire and what size. Ride quality will be affected as well. The rig will ride a little stiffer and probably have some more road noise. Your shocks shouldnt be affected. Those are the quick cons....pros they look better and perform much better off road.

IMHO the changes have never been drastic enough for me to not do it!! I will say that waaaaay back in the day my mom could always tell the difference ans *****ed about it. So who knows what your wife will think.

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post #152 of 2470 Old 12-11-2011, 06:28 AM
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Has anyone tried 255/70/18 ? At 32" overall diameter but .4" more narrow than stock it seems like a winner. Doesn't even seem to be on the table as an option in all these threads though, am I missing something?
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post #153 of 2470 Old 12-11-2011, 12:53 PM
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Yes, I have a set of 255/70/18's on Sahara wheels. Looks and works great but the tire selection is limited. See http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...tires-1263508/
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post #154 of 2470 Old 12-12-2011, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by hutchison101 View Post
These are 265/65/18
Hutch, does the spare allow the spare tire hatch to sit flat.

Btw looks great..
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post #155 of 2470 Old 12-19-2011, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo51 View Post
Does anybody know will these tires fit on my non QL Laredo?
Search for rolexjake on this forum, he has this isze on some kmc addicts on a non QL with no issues. On stock wheels I am not sure, I think have seen one post on that combo working.

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post #156 of 2470 Old 12-30-2011, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JayB View Post
Guess I better check back in here with more info....

so I ended up buying a set of the JK Wrangler Sahara 18" stock wheels with 255/70/18 Bridgestone Dueler tires.
Tires are 32" dia. (815mm). The wheels are offset 46mm, 7.5" width instead of stock 18" WK2 at 56mm and 8" width. I'm giving up about 0.4" of tire width, but in my opinion the 32" tire size looks great on the WK2. I have no issues with clearance (have QL. checked on all settings). I don't think I'd have issues with a 275/65/18 either (don't quote me on that though....)
Have you tried the 275/65/18s yet? I have a set of these wheels and am thinking of trying the bigger tires.
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post #157 of 2470 Old 01-05-2012, 08:25 AM
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265/70-18's on Sahara Wheels

Has anyone tried a 285/70-18 on Sahara 7.5x18 wheels, or any other wheel for that matter? I know the 255/70-18 will clear and these are only .5" taller and less than .5" wider but to much is still to much. What do you think?
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post #158 of 2470 Old 01-26-2012, 10:05 AM
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Winter wheels & Tires

Hello all. First post for me. Looks like a great forum.
Just picked up a 2012 Grand Cherokee Limited in BC. As I travel through mountain passes on a regular basis and need 4 wheel drive to get up my 750 meter driveway for four months of the year, I would like to get a set of winter wheels and tires to replace the stock Michelin Latitude Tour. I'm finding that aftermarket wheels are hard to come by due to the new bolt patern/size and offset. Any suggestions? Has anyone had experience with the Latitude Tour in winter condidtions? Thanks in advance.
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post #159 of 2470 Old 01-26-2012, 11:35 AM
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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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post #160 of 2470 Old 01-26-2012, 03:26 PM
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Tire rack, you put your vehicle in and it picks the wheels and tires that fit.

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post #161 of 2470 Old 01-26-2012, 03:29 PM
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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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post #162 of 2470 Old 01-26-2012, 04:05 PM
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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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post #163 of 2470 Old 01-27-2012, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by DJK555 View Post
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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post #164 of 2470 Old 01-27-2012, 08:42 AM
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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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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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