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post #346 of 2535 Old 03-26-2013, 12:36 PM
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Hi guys....I have a winter tire question. I went through this thread and a lot of good tires but I didn't see any winter tire related discussion.

Currently I have 265-50r20 OEM. Can you please suggest a good snow/ice tire? In Vancouver, BC it doesn't snow much but when it does it becomes slushy and very slippery. I drive a lot on the highway so would also like to keep the noise to a minimum. This year I am also planning to go up to the local mountains and maybe test the Jeep in some real snow and try skiing

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post #347 of 2535 Old 03-26-2013, 02:53 PM
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I have the blizzak DM-V1 in 255/55 20. I went a little narrower and taller for snows. I am a fan of blizzaks but there are a lot of guys that swear by Nokians. I don't think you would be disappointed with either.
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I have ordered a set of wheels and I am unsure if they will fit considering all the reasearch I have done, as far as fender clearance, offset, and caliper clearance.

2011 Jeep GC Overland Summit Hemi, with Quadra-Lift
Wheel setup: Fuel Hostage Chrome, 18x9, 20ET, 5.8" backspace
Tire setup: Nitto Terra Grappler, 275/65/18

Does any one have any input or experience with a simular setup? Im specifically concerned about the low offset and clearing the Hemi calipers. The wheels are on back order so they are not available for a test fit.
To answer my own question, yes they fit. Kinda.

Here are my notes for anyone thinking of an aggressive offset and a 32" tire with QL:

Park mode: No touching, but don't think about turning your wheel or you may rip off the front bumper. Would not reccomend driving at this height.

Normal: Tires kiss the inner fender felt shroud and front bumper at full tilt. I removed excess fendershroud and secured the rest with screws and washers to keep it against the body. No longer have issues at any speed and turning. I have pics if anyone is interested.

Offroad height 1 and 2: No issues

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post #349 of 2535 Old 03-27-2013, 10:35 PM
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I removed excess fendershroud and secured the rest with screws and washers to keep it against the body. No longer have issues at any speed and turning. I have pics if anyone is interested.
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post #350 of 2535 Old 03-28-2013, 10:09 AM
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I have the blizzak DM-V1 in 255/55 20. I went a little narrower and taller for snows. I am a fan of blizzaks but there are a lot of guys that swear by Nokians. I don't think you would be disappointed with either.
I was doing my own research on winter tires, especially the two you mentioned and came across this video on Nokians. At 0:36 - to me it seemed like the truck they are showing with these tires on skidded but of course the editing was done and that part was cut. I thought it was funny. Anyways.....Blizzak has good reviews though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GnbhGENcnzM

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I've run Blizzak DM-V1 for two winters now and have never been disappointed. Don't think I ever spun a wheel and dry road traction is adequate. They do get a little noisy on the highway and wear pretty quick if run much above 50 degrees. Several folks here run them in the winter.

For more all season with decent winter capability, I use Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 on the liberty and Firestone Winterforce UVs on the WJ. Both excellent tires, dunno if they come in a size you like.

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I've run Blizzak DM-V1 for two winters now and have never been disappointed. Don't think I ever spun a wheel and dry road traction is adequate. They do get a little noisy on the highway and wear pretty quick if run much above 50 degrees. Several folks here run them in the winter.

For more all season with decent winter capability, I use Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 on the liberty and Firestone Winterforce UVs on the WJ. Both excellent tires, dunno if the come in a size you like.
I have used Hankook on my CRV and was very impressed with it....no complaints at all.

Since I have never owned a true 4x4 so thought to ask what others used on their GCs in the real world. Other reviews also mentioned that Blizzak tend to get noisy and that is the only thing that is stopping me since I drive a lot on the highways.

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post #353 of 2535 Old 03-31-2013, 08:34 AM
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Does anyone know if they changed the offsets or anything on the 2014 GC from the 2013? I am pretty sure they didn't but I'd love to confirm before I buy those overland wheels/tires off of ebay.

Also, do you guys use a Procal or anything to bypass the TPMS sensors? Or do you put TPMS sensors on your new setups? Thanks
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Or, do you think there is a chance of selling those? They are brand new, but I have no clue what to ask for them. Do you think there might be interest on this forum, or should I do craigslist or ebay?

I think I really want to buy some 17-18" wheels and some slightly more off-road oriented tires (I will spend 95% of time on road, so I appreciate something quiet and that wears well). I checked tires.com and tirerack.com, and they don't list many wheel options for this model. Does 2013 GC come with a funky bolt pattern or something?.
Not a funky bolt pattern but the offset is large, front wheel drive territory.

If you have HD brakes, 17s will not clear the caliber.

There is a parts for sale section of the forum classified section.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f16/

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Just to confirm...i have a 2013 overland with oem 20" wheels.

Will a 275/55R20 fit without rubbing anything at all the QL heights?

What about a 275/60R20?
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post #356 of 2535 Old 04-10-2013, 03:02 AM
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Will these wheels fit over WK2 hemi brakes??

http://www.boldride.com/ride/2013/je...cept#gallery/2

I love the look and stance of this concept for the 14' Trailhawk and these are the wheels that came on the new 13' Rubis, will these wheels fit my hemi wk2 Altitude Edition? i've checked out the wheel sticky but found nobody that has ran these wheels yet, thanks for the input and help guys.

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Just to confirm...i have a 2013 overland with oem 20" wheels.

Will a 275/55R20 fit without rubbing anything at all the QL heights?

What about a 275/60R20?
275/55/20 should work. That is a 31.9" tire. I have a 32.1" tire on my QL Hemi. Please see post #185 for details on this size.

I really doubt 275/60/20 will fit as that is a 33" tire.
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post #358 of 2535 Old 04-10-2013, 08:40 PM
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Help!

I've been through the search function and both wheel and tire threads and have found numerous mentions of speedo inaccuracy after moving to bigger tires. I can't seem to find anybody who has a solid answer to whether or not anybody can recalibrate speedos to accommodate larger tires without using a tuner. Am I missing something obvious or is the only way to recalibrate the speedo to go out and buy a tuner?

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Help!

I've been through the search function and both wheel and tire threads and have found numerous mentions of speedo inaccuracy after moving to bigger tires. I can't seem to find anybody who has a solid answer to whether or not anybody can recalibrate speedos to accommodate larger tires without using a tuner. Am I missing something obvious or is the only way to recalibrate the speedo to go out and buy a tuner?
Dealer can reprogram the computer. I did last year although I have no way to really tell if they did.

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Dealer can reprogram the computer. I did last year although I have no way to really tell if they did.

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Thanks! Wasn't sure if I had missed something. The best way to double check would be to use a dash-mounted GPS. Most will display your speed using the time it takes you to travel a certain distance based on your GPS coordinates, so it's not biased by wheel size. Set your cruise to 60, give the GPS a minute to catch up, and see if it reflects that you're traveling 60 mph. You want to stay at speed as long as possible to insure the GPS gets a good signal and read (They normally update every second or so). It's a quick and easy way to make sure your speedo is accurate. If you don't own a GPS see if you can borrow somebody's. 70 or 80 would be a better speed to use (because speedo inaccuracies will be exaggerated at higher speeds) but some folks don't have roads on which they can drive that fast.

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