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post #301 of 2367 Old 01-31-2013, 06:09 PM
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Anyone tried (or bought) the Michelin LTX A/T tires?
Yes. I have used them for the last 3 sets on a suburban. Can't beat them. Quiet and 60-70k miles and they are good in snow.

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post #302 of 2367 Old 02-03-2013, 09:03 AM
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American Racing Fuel 321 with Goodyear Duratracs 245x70x17. This setup gives the stock tire circumference and increases the tire to control arm clearance (backspacing) to allow more room for tire chains up front. Couldn't use std chains with stock setup in front so bought expensive Thule XG-12 chains...which are still too close for comfort.
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post #303 of 2367 Old 02-03-2013, 08:43 PM
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tire size question

any one running a 275/65/18 tire of some thing that is of the same diameter and width?
im looking at some of these in a m/t and i see the width is the same as the 265/60/18 a/t that i currently have on the trailhawk...

any ideas on if this combo will rub or not. close to the same outer diameter as the jk 255 wheel/tire combo


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post #304 of 2367 Old 02-03-2013, 09:41 PM
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Seems to work. See the discussion starting about post 22 of this thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...22/index2.html

You could also try searching for 275/65/18

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post #305 of 2367 Old 02-06-2013, 08:57 PM
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New Jeep - Aftermarket Wheels/Tires

Hi all, great site this is my first post. I am planning on picking up a 2013 5.7 Laredo X tomorrow and have a question. I would like to get new wheels (20's) and tires right away but am unsure the best way to do that. What would one do with the stock ones? Would a tire shop or someone buy them? Is this something that is best handled at the dealer as they may have better use for the stock stuff? Any advice appreciated.
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post #306 of 2367 Old 02-06-2013, 09:20 PM
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Welcome. Depends on the shop. Discount tire should give at most $50 per brand new tire, that was their offer to me. So $200. Nothing for the wheels. I sold, locally, each tire for $100 and each wheel for $100. I am sure I could have gone higher but I wanted a fast sell. I dont think the dealer would be any better. Some owners even keep the stockers to use as winter setups or other setups for different terrains or seasons. I don't go that route so I wanted to sell them. I would try and sell locally if you have a large enough market otherwise it may be difficult.

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post #307 of 2367 Old 02-09-2013, 07:12 PM
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WK2 Tire and Wheel Sizes

Has anyone ran 20" rims with street tires or 22" rims? I want a sporty street look and just gathering info


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post #308 of 2367 Old 02-09-2013, 09:03 PM
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Has anyone ran 20" rims with street tires or 22" rims? I want a sporty street look and just gathering info


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20 inch is Std size for Overlands and optional on most other models. There have been a couple here run 22 inch rims, but I haven't.

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post #309 of 2367 Old 02-10-2013, 07:25 AM
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Would -18 offset stick out really far? Looking at the 18x9 Addicts which I've found in 0 offset and -18
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post #310 of 2367 Old 02-10-2013, 07:36 AM
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Actually -12 and +18 so I think I would probably go with the -12. Sorry I'm new to the WK2 stuff. Picked up my 2012 Overland yesterday. So excited
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post #311 of 2367 Old 02-10-2013, 12:47 PM
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I finally mounted new Nitto Terra Grappler 275/55/20's and wanted to post some pics and information. I've posted three pics:
1) Stock tires, no lift
2) Stock tires, RRO Leveling Kit installed
3) Grappler 275/55/20 installed.

The last two pictures show the wheel turned. The gap shown is what ruled out a wider tire (285/55). The wider tire brushed the upper ball joint. When I added spacers the tire at this position was about 3/8" from the fender. It would have rubbed when braking for sure. It's possible I could have tried shims or other mods to keep them but I decided to back off on the width - the extra bit wasn't worth it. I know others have fit larger tires - more power to them - but I wanted to stay closer to stock.

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Handling is HUGELY improved. The original tires have really soft sidewalls so going to something stiffer made a lot of difference. Road noise isn't noticeable. We had a week of slushy freezing rain/snow and the traction was AMAZING! I have the v6 and despite these being about 4.5% larger than stock I haven't noticed any difference in performance, but I tend to be light on the throttle. It's too early to tell about mileage - maybe it dropped a bit but despite what I said earlier I've sometimes been more aggressive since the tighter handling allows it.

I've got to say that the pictures don't really do the tires justice. IMHO the look much more aggressive 'live' than the pics show. The added height is also more noticeable. So for me it's a good balance between looks, performance, and vehicle modifications. Hope it helps others.
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post #312 of 2367 Old 02-10-2013, 12:57 PM
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I posted a thread to the wheel and tire sizes thread about getting my Nitto Terra Grappler 275/55/20's installed. I'm not going to repost the full content but for those interested the post is here.

Just to shortcut, these are mounted on the stock rims with no spacers and the RRO leveling kit installed.

Oh, and I sold my originals (with 10k miles) on Craigslist for $275.
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post #313 of 2367 Old 02-10-2013, 04:55 PM
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Marty - I'm really impressed with the progression of your Jeep. It's the road I'm headed down myself. I've got a Laredo X and I upgraded to OEM 20s. I also added the 1.25 Bora spacers. The difference is amazing. Don't know what you're finished idea is, but those spacers really add something. Anyway my wheels came with the stock Forteras and they've got 30,000 on them so I'll be replacing soon. If I get new Forteras I'm going to leave the suspension alone however after looking at your photos and seeing the transformation with each step, I'm leaning toward your set up.

So, can you give me some info on your RRO level kit? Did you install it yourself or pay a shop? If you paid a shop, how much did they charge you? If you already answered this earlier in a thread, I apologize. Just point me in the right direction and I'll go do the research.

Again, great looking Jeep.
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post #314 of 2367 Old 02-10-2013, 05:22 PM
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So, can you give me some info on your RRO level kit? Did you install it yourself or pay a shop? If you paid a shop, how much did they charge you? If you already answered this earlier in a thread, I apologize. Just point me in the right direction and I'll go do the research.
There are multiple threads dedicated to the Rocky Road Outfitters lift and level kit. I urge you to search for them and read up on those. Talking about it in this thread will only clutter it.
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post #315 of 2367 Old 02-12-2013, 05:48 PM
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Can you put 275/65r18 tires on 18x7in wheels or are those tires too wide?
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