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Unread 09-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #556
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...LT275/65R18 Nitto Terra Grapplers... I mounted them on some black chrome Diamo 39 Black Chrome Wheels.
What kind of backspacing on those rims, same as factory? I just got my 2013 GC Trailhawk and looking to change the tires as soon as this are done. Just need to know if I cna keep the same rims or do I need to get new ones.

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Unread 09-18-2013, 09:17 PM   #557
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I switched tires from the OEM 18" Michelins to 275/65/18's on my 12 GC Larado X that I had from a Navigator. I like the look and it seems to ride fine without any rubbing. I have not considered until now, the impact on the All-Wheel Drive system in the event of flat. I keep my stock spare tire. It appears the stock tire rotates 660.8 times per mile, while my new tires rotate only 628.8 times per mile. If I had a flat and replaced the flat with my spare would there be an impact to the drive system? If there is a flat should a deflate my tires to match the height of the spare or am I just over thinking this?
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Unread 09-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #558
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Not sure when the stability control or traction control would kick in, but if you have QT I there should not be any driveline issues. That is a completely open system but I wouldn't drive too far. QT II is not completely open. A few slow miles in an emergency is probably not going to hurt regardless, but don't use 4 low.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #559
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Thanks ColdCase. I have QT 1.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #560
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2014 JGC Limited takeoff wheels on 2014 JGC Summit 5.7

Hi guys

I'm just trying to confirm something before pulling the trigger. It's my understanding that I can go down from 20" to 18" on the 2014 JGC Summit 5.7.

I've found a good deal on a 2014 JGC Limited take off wheels and I wanna buy for a set of snow tires to use on the Summit, I've heard some issues regarding offsets on different wheels but I'm assuming both Jeeps should be structurally the same and I would have no issues using the Limited wheels on the Summit.

Am I correct? Is this as simple as just put the 18" wheels and drive kinda task?

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Unread 09-19-2013, 11:14 AM   #561
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Without any problems. I can recommend Blizzaks in 18" size for snow tires. thats what I have on my GC in the winter. Michelins for approx $50 more per tire.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #562
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Hi guys

I'm just trying to confirm something before pulling the trigger. It's my understanding that I can go down from 20" to 18" on the 2014 JGC Summit 5.7.

I've found a good deal on a 2014 JGC Limited take off wheels and I wanna buy for a set of snow tires to use on the Summit, I've heard some issues regarding offsets on different wheels but I'm assuming both Jeeps should be structurally the same and I would have no issues using the Limited wheels on the Summit.

Am I correct? Is this as simple as just put the 18" wheels and drive kinda task?

Thank you!
You need to familiarize yourself with the Rules and Guidelines. We have multiples threads dedicated to wheels and tires including one solely for wheel and tire sizes.

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Unread 09-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #563
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Without any problems. I can recommend Blizzaks in 18" size for snow tires. thats what I have on my GC in the winter. Michelins for approx $50 more per tire.
thanks! yeah thinking I'm gonna get the blizzaks, found quite good reviews on them most better than the michelins and also it's cheaper! both have rebates going on right now, so good time to buy!

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You need to familiarize yourself with the Rules and Guidelines. We have multiples threads dedicated to wheels and tires including one solely for wheel and tire sizes. Merged.
my bad man, sure will be whatching out the forum to get familiar with the rules!
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Unread 09-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #564
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thanks! yeah thinking I'm gonna get the blizzaks, found quite good reviews on them most better than the michelins and also it's cheaper! both have rebates going on right now, so good time to buy!



my bad man, sure will be whatching out the forum to get familiar with the rules!
No problem, dude. Just trying to keep everything organized. That way people don't have to hunt for hours and hours. They can search or see "hey..there is a thread on wheel sizes and I have a wheel size question". Done.

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Unread 09-19-2013, 01:39 PM   #565
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Hi guys

I'm just trying to confirm something before pulling the trigger. It's my understanding that I can go down from 20" to 18" on the 2014 JGC Summit 5.7.
WK2 18 and 20s are interchangeable between trims. 17s typically only work on V6s with standard brakes. Stay with the OEM sized tires and there is no problem.

Many here have a similar setup, OEM overland 20s with a highway tire, OEM standard 18s with Blizzacks (or AT). Blizzacks have excellent ice and snow traction, but if you spend a lot of time on dry highways, they will wear fast.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 01:54 PM   #566
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Blizzacks have excellent ice and snow traction, but if you spend a lot of time on dry highways, they will wear fast.
I don't usually get much snow in the city that would last for days, so I end up driving quite a bit on dry as well during the winter. Would the X-ice Xi2 be a better option in this case? or any other tire... I was looking into those two actually...
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Unread 09-19-2013, 02:17 PM   #567
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Any tire with a snow flake symbol would work for you, unless you deal often with ice and want the best traction you can get. If so Blizzacks are the way to go. Nokian make decent snow tires also. V-ice is decent.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #568
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I switched tires from the OEM 18" Michelins to 275/65/18's on my 12 GC Larado X that I had from a Navigator. I like the look and it seems to ride fine without any rubbing. I have not considered until now, the impact on the All-Wheel Drive system in the event of flat. I keep my stock spare tire. It appears the stock tire rotates 660.8 times per mile, while my new tires rotate only 628.8 times per mile. If I had a flat and replaced the flat with my spare would there be an impact to the drive system? If there is a flat should a deflate my tires to match the height of the spare or am I just over thinking this?
deflating wont help much at all. it is not diameter but cirumference that matters to drivelive

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Unread 09-21-2013, 11:25 AM   #569
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deflating wont help much at all. it is not diameter but cirumference that matters to driveline.
And you think the tire radius does NOT directly affect circumference? The effective circumference is a direct product of the loaded radius of the tire.
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And you think the tire radius does NOT directly affect circumference? The effective circumference is a direct product of the loaded radius of the tire.
What he is saying is that the tire circumference is not going to change by deflating the tire, those steel belts do not shrink. The tire just goes out of round, miss shapes. The tire will have the same number revolutions per mile.

Now it does help reducing the vehicle height for those low clearance garages.
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