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Unread 12-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #331
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Why Its Not the Stock Tire

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I drove my GC from the dealer to my tire store last Friday, Dec. 20.
Switched the stock Michelin latitudes out.
Installed Goodyear Wrangler Adventure with Kevlar, stock size. 265x60x18. Adventure package.
I had about 75 miles on the jeep mostly highway some street.
The Jeep drove just as nice with the Goodyears as with the Michelins.
The Goodyears much more tire and on Tirerack rated much better.
Running 35 lbs cold.
Very nice tire.
Looks like it should be the stock tire to me.
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Fleet average mpgs under CAFE and Jeep may have gotten a good deal from Michelin. Have over 25K miles on the LAtitudes with no issues. Perform great on road and decent on unimproved dirt roads and across grassy fields etc. Latitudes will perform better on the street than the Gys. Tire Rack reviews are worthless since 90% of reviewers cant tell the difference between oversteer and understeer.

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Unread 12-24-2013, 05:43 PM   #332
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Fleet average mpgs under CAFE and Jeep may have gotten a good deal from Michelin. Have over 25K miles on the LAtitudes with no issues. Perform great on road and decent on unimproved dirt roads and across grassy fields etc. Latitudes will perform better on the street than the Gys. Tire Rack reviews are worthless since 90% of reviewers cant tell the difference between oversteer and understeer.
So you speak for the thousands of people on tire rack and have used both sets of tires on one vehicle to review them? Otherwise you are just speculating that the forteras aren't are good as the Michelins.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #333
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So you speak for the thousands of people on tire rack and have used both sets of tires on one vehicle to review them? Otherwise you are just speculating that the forteras aren't are good as the Michelins.
No never posted a review there. Forteras vs Lats??? Simple statement of fact 90+% of the reviewers on Tire Rack dont know the difference between understeer and oversteer.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #334
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Buying a tire is almost as subjective as buying a Jeep... and every tire is a compromise between mileage, traction, wear, pricing, ride feel.... Some tires fit ones situation more than others. I think every tire company makes excellent models as well as some duds. You need to read through the TR reviews, as well as other sites, to sense the experience reported and determine if it is at all relevant to you.

For example, I really like my OEM size 20 inch Nitto NT 421Qs. They are an extra load rated tire (stronger sidewalls, less squirm) that handle dry and wet pavement better than any truck or heavy SUV tire I've used including the OEM fortera, which is not a bad tire if you get a set that balances up. In most situations they are quieter than the OEM fortera. They also have very good snow and ice traction. But, on the other hand, the fortera sells for about the price of the Nitto. The Nitto isn't rated on TR because they don't sell them. So one buying a tire strictly by looking at TR ratings would be missing out on probably the best street all weather tire.

I wouldn't take them rock climbing or mudding, but they could probably take anything else thrown at them, including towing heavy. But they won't be the best tire for everyone here, not the prettiest tire.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #335
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Fleet average mpgs under CAFE and Jeep may have gotten a good deal from Michelin. Have over 25K miles on the LAtitudes with no issues. Perform great on road and decent on unimproved dirt roads and across grassy fields etc. Latitudes will perform better on the street than the Gys. Tire Rack reviews are worthless since 90% of reviewers cant tell the difference between oversteer and understeer.
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So you speak for the thousands of people on tire rack and have used both sets of tires on one vehicle to review them? Otherwise you are just speculating that the forteras aren't are good as the Michelins.
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No never posted a review there. Forteras vs Lats??? Huh. Read my post again, sir. Simple statement of fact 90+% of the reviewers on Tire Rack dont know the difference between understeer and oversteer. Same thing would hold true on this board.
You two wanna stop picking fights... at least this holiday season. The difference between understeer and oversteer is hardly relevant to a discussion about Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure tires.

I'd guess closer to 90% of the regulars here know the difference between understeer and oversteer... now over on those Rover forums, they would never know the difference or care... although they could tell you the difference between a Martinez and a Gibson martini without blinking an eyelash

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Unread 12-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #336
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Unread 01-06-2014, 11:32 AM   #337
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I'm curious about something with those riding on the Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20. I'm hearing that there aren't any rubbing issues, but what happens when you do go off road and there is some bouncing, whatnot going on. Will there be issues with this tire size.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 03:07 PM   #338
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I'm the new owner of a 2014 GC Laredo and looking to upgrade to some of the aftermarket SRT Replica wheels. All of the ads I am seeing say that they fit up to 2012 or 2013 - will these still fit the 2014s?

5x5" / 5x127mm bolt pattern

Also 9" width or 10" width - which is the best way to go?

Last question - can I have the tire pressure sensor removed from my current tires and put in the new ones?

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I swapped out the stock 20's with 20x9 (et +25) SRT replicas in Hyper Black. Re-used stock 265/50-20 GY Fortera tires and also re-used stock TPMS. Appologies if this question was already answered, thought i saw a couple of posts asking about re-using stock tires, tpms, etc.

Wider rim and less offset, does not stick out too far IMO.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 05:23 PM   #339
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I'd say those fit a lot better than the 20" stockers. Looks good.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 05:29 PM   #340
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I'd say those fit a lot better than the 20" stockers. Looks good.
Detailing wise I'm always a fan of simple 5 spokers!
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Unread 01-10-2014, 12:32 PM   #341
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Where did you purchase the rims from?
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Unread 01-10-2014, 09:27 PM   #342
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Where did you purchase the rims from?
Automotive Concepts. They are in New Hope, MN...about 5-10 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. Mike Secord set me up
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Unread 01-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #343
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Got a question. I have a 11' overland summit with 20" factory wheels. I bought the vehicle used and noticed one of the rims looks like it was touched up with paint. Someone must have curbed the rim and repaired it. The paint lifted and is somewhat noticeable. Do you know what paint is used and color to match factory wheels? Sorry no pictures available. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 01-14-2014, 03:39 PM   #344
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Got a question. I have a 11' overland summit with 20" factory wheels. I bought the vehicle used and noticed one of the rims looks like it was touched up with paint. Someone must have curbed the rim and repaired it. The paint lifted and is somewhat noticeable. Do you know what paint is used and color to match factory wheels? Sorry no pictures available. Thanks in advance.

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Not sure the difference in finish between the 2011 overland and summit wheels, but the overland wheel paint seems to be near impossible to match. There are a few wheel specialist outfits that will sell you touch up paint, but it is not easy to get right. I found wheel repair outfits charge almost as much as a new wheel (discounted not list) to fix minor curb rash on these "painted" wheels.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 04:39 PM   #345
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