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post #466 of 2534 Old 07-22-2013, 01:15 PM
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Cool, I just got a hell of a deal on those wheels at the pa jeep show this past weekend. You think a 285/55-20 would fit?
I don't recommend a 285/55 r20 simply because of how tight the 275 was up front. Before installing the leveling kit I could not even get my hand inserted between the front of the wheel and the fender. I suspect that the 285s will rub constantly without a leveling kit and possibly even rub some with it.


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post #467 of 2534 Old 07-22-2013, 02:23 PM
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post #468 of 2534 Old 07-22-2013, 03:59 PM
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Not sure if you're looking for another vote (and this really belongs in the wheel and tire thread) but I tried 285/55/20 and even with the lift and spacers they just didn't fit without rubbing somewhere. The 275/55/20's with a leveling kit and no spacers fit beautifully.
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post #469 of 2534 Old 07-23-2013, 07:55 PM
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Thinking about getting some 275/65-18s on my 12 v6 overland with ql (seems to be the largest that will fit ql on stock rims?), top contender so far is the firestone destination a/t, anyone here go from stock ora2 Michelins to this tire? If so care to comment on any mpg changes, road noise, highway road handling differences and rain/snow? Would the larger size A/T give a noticeably smoother ride over destroyed pothole roads / speed bumps or make it seem sluggish on turns? Car sees mostly highway, pothole covered pavement and some 4x4 trails on road trips to CO, also plenty of snow in winter.
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post #470 of 2534 Old 07-24-2013, 05:03 PM
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I tried to put on 285/55/20s on my stock rims ('12 Limited) and they didn't fit - way too close to the top A-arm for comfort. I tried them with 1.5" spacers and that provided room there but the diameter put them too close to the fender openings. I didn't check all the possible clearances but in the end I backed off to a 275/55/20. Both tires were Nitto Terra Grapplers.

Siltsurfer put some larger tires (33"?) on his WK2 (you can search for his threads/posts) but the last I remember was that he thought he went too large and going smaller would have been a better choice. I hope I'm not putting words in his mouth.
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post #471 of 2534 Old 07-28-2013, 02:49 PM
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Best off road tires for wk2

Any thoughts?
Good on mud, snow, and pavement.
Ill stick with the factory 18" rims

'14 limited 3.6l 4x4 lux 2,Ora 2

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post #472 of 2534 Old 07-28-2013, 04:13 PM
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Any thoughts?
Good on mud, snow, and pavement.
Ill stick with the factory 18" rims

'14 limited 3.6l 4x4 lux 2,Ora 2

Margaret
Go off road? Since you live in MI I would advise getting a set of winter tires and wheels for your GC. ATs and MTs just arent that great in the snow and ice and have issues in temps below 40 degrees on the pavement. Mostly related to tread compounds.

What type of off roading? What percentage is spent off road? What seasons?

The 18" Michelins suck in mud but they are a great 3 season tire but perform well on the highway in the dry and wet. They also do well on dry and wet dirt farm roads and driving across grass fields.

An AT or MT terrain tire will be nosier, effect your mpgs, effect your on road handling and braking.

I also like the Toyo Open Country H/T.
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post #473 of 2534 Old 07-28-2013, 05:50 PM
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Tires can be a pretty subjective issue from person to person. You really have to decide what your usage is going to be. I did a lot of research before I swapped out my factory Michelin Latitude Tours for the Michelin LTX M/S2 P265/60R18 tires I now have. My driving is probably 90% paved roads. We average over ten feet of snow a year where I live, and my off-roading is mostly dirt back roads and fire trails that can be a bit rocky, but nowhere near what you would consider extreme. These tires are very quiet on the highway and handle well in both wet & dry conditions. I know they will handle much better than the Latitudes in the snow. The wear rating is also very good, so I should get many miles out of them. The size is identical to the OEM tire, so fitment and speedometer will be fine. Tire Rack has a lot of good info to compare tires. Their survey info is culled from millions of miles of usage. No one has all of, or perfect comparisons of tires but they do use a fair amount of data to draw their conclusions.
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post #474 of 2534 Old 07-28-2013, 10:11 PM
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My two cents... I switched to Nitto Terra Grapplers after one years/10k miles. They are an AT tire but handle really well on the road. I haven't spent any appreciable time offroad but the snow/ice performance was great. I went a bit larger than stock but Nitto makes stock sizes as well.

I looked at the other common tires but I'm happy with my choice. If I was to do it again I would choose a MT but that's for my reasons. I'll just say that I like the Nittos alot.
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post #475 of 2534 Old 07-29-2013, 12:26 AM
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I've had good luck with Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor out west.

Have taken my Jeep out into the desert with some deep sand and also minor rock crawling and these tires are exceptional.
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post #476 of 2534 Old 07-29-2013, 09:45 AM
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2013 Rubicon wheels on 2011 WK2

I'm really looking to get black wheels for my '11 stone white Laredo and I'm thinking that the 10th anniversary Rubicon wheels would look pretty good..but will they fit without modifications?
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Just mounted yesterday. I washed her last night and took pics today. 20X9 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Chrome Replicas. What do you think?





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post #478 of 2534 Old 08-02-2013, 01:08 PM
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Installed my 20" Nittos and 20X9 Black Sabis

Retrieved the new tires and wheels from DiscountTireDirect's warehouse and installed them last week.

Tires are Nitto NT421Qs, their new premium, all-season, hi-performance SUV/sporttruck tire, and they're made in the U.S. of A.!
http://www.nittotire.com/Tire/nt421q

These are 275/55-20s, which, when I was helping loading and then unloading and rolling them around the garage, seemed huge. At almost 32" OD, they are c. 1-1/2" larger than the originals, but they seemed merely heavy…very heavy…as I was installing them. [I bought Nitto Motivos (also made in USA) last year for my Escape and am very happy with them.]
Wheels are 20X9" Black Rino Sabis…
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...w=9&vid=020081
…which, I just discovered, will fit over the 15" front rotors and 6-piston calipers from the Grandokee SRT8, if I'm ever so inclined.

All hardware including 22 locking nuts was included. I also had new tire-pressure sensors installed so I didn't have to 'steal' the old ones from the original wheels.




The additional 1" of wheel width is pushed out instead of in, so the stance of the vehicle is a little wider and more aggressive, which I like.




The tires are at least as quiet as the original Michelins and seem to ride well, too. I'm happy. :-)

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OE Wheels inc.

Has anyone ordered from this company. And if so, are you familiar with the black chrome rims? Thanks
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post #480 of 2534 Old 08-07-2013, 09:59 PM
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The outfit has been around for awhile. I purchased my TPMS sensors from them in 2011.

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