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Unread 01-14-2014, 06:27 PM   #346
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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.
That's disappointing, I have a mark I wanted to touch up too.

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Unread 01-16-2014, 12:45 PM   #347
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Unread 01-16-2014, 07:55 PM   #348
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Nice ride mcwushu. One of the best 20's set up I've seen
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Unread 01-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #349
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Nice ride mcwushu. One of the best 20's set up I've seen
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Unread 02-01-2014, 12:07 PM   #350
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Which Tires?

Hi all,

I have a 2011 Laredo. I'm pretty sure that means I have 17" tires. The tread on my front tires is wearing low. Probably 3/16" or so right now by my guestimation. The rear tires are fine except they do not match the fronts. I had a un-repairable flat a year ago and had to buy two matching tires on the spot.

My thinking is that I want them all the same. I could keep the newer rears for backup in case of another flat?

Now, the last time I got tires for my old ZJ, I got them from Tire Rack and the experience and price were both pretty good. Does anyone else use Tire Rack or are there other ways of good deals on tires that aren't junk?

I don't want to spend a fortune per tire. The two choices I have narrowed down to are the Firestone Destination LE 2 and the General Grabber HTS. The General is cheaper. But it seems the Firestone is a better tire. Thoughts?

The fronts right now I believe are the original Goodyear Fortera HL. The scores for these didn't look very good and they are $150/tire. No thank you.

I am mostly doing all highway driving but want good to excellent traction in rain and snow. The Firestone seemed good all the way around.

Any thoughts here?
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Unread 02-01-2014, 12:29 PM   #351
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Discounttiredirect and tirerack are still two favorites here. Over the past couple years, most of the local tire shops will match internet prices, when mounting and balancing is considered. In other words, for most tires you can buy tires online and get them delivered and mounted for about the same price as buying the package locally. Different story if you also intend to buy wheels.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 04:14 PM   #352
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Firestone is Bridgestone's secondary brand just like Nitto is Toyo's secondary brand and BFG for many of its tires is Michelin's secondary brand. I wouldnt put Generals or Firestones on a vehicle I was going to keep and the only time I would put those brands on if I was going to trade or sell the vehicle. You might want to look at Cooper. The money you spend on tires may just save your life.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 06:06 PM   #353
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Hi all,

I have a 2011 Laredo. I'm pretty sure that means I have 17" tires. The tread on my front tires is wearing low. Probably 3/16" or so right now by my guestimation. The rear tires are fine except they do not match the fronts. I had a un-repairable flat a year ago and had to buy two matching tires on the spot.

My thinking is that I want them all the same. I could keep the newer rears for backup in case of another flat?

Now, the last time I got tires for my old ZJ, I got them from Tire Rack and the experience and price were both pretty good. Does anyone else use Tire Rack or are there other ways of good deals on tires that aren't junk?

I don't want to spend a fortune per tire. The two choices I have narrowed down to are the Firestone Destination LE 2 and the General Grabber HTS. The General is cheaper. But it seems the Firestone is a better tire. Thoughts?

The fronts right now I believe are the original Goodyear Fortera HL. The scores for these didn't look very good and they are $150/tire. No thank you.

I am mostly doing all highway driving but want good to excellent traction in rain and snow. The Firestone seemed good all the way around.

Any thoughts here?
I dont know if they are availble in the laredo tire size but I've seen a few people have good luck with goodyear wrangler adventure tires. I've had good luck with my goodyear wrangler silent armor's but I don't know if those come in the right size either. Another one to consider are Michelin M/S2 tires.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 08:10 PM   #354
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The two choices I have narrowed down to are the Firestone Destination LE 2 and the General Grabber HTS. The General is cheaper. But it seems the Firestone is a better tire. Thoughts?

Any thoughts here?
Based on outstanding ratings on tire rack and other review sites, I ran the General Grabber HTSs on our Y2000 WJ for a couple years. They were pretty good the first year or so but wore pretty fast and were not all that great for a heavy vehicle. Got noisy after awhile. They were easy to balance.

We then went to the highly rated Firestone and that was a better tire in a heavy vehicle than the generals. Because of the tread design you need to rotate often to avoid cupping. The best 16-17 inch tire we had was the Michelin cross countries which I don't think they sell any more. That tire went over 80,000 miles without a complaint, had great all weather traction, a solid tire but at a high price.
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Unread 02-01-2014, 09:46 PM   #355
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Thanks for the input. I definitely don't want to spend more than $150 per tire. $600+ is steep for me.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 05:56 PM   #356
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Question Goodyear Wrangler Adventure AT v. Nitto Terra Grapplers

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Mostly road driving. Occasionally on a gravel or dirt road and with the unpredictable winters in the DC area, snow and ice.

Is there a better option than those two on the 20" rims?
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Unread 02-04-2014, 06:16 PM   #357
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Opinions....

Mostly road driving. Occasionally on a gravel or dirt road and with the unpredictable winters in the DC area, snow and ice.

Is there a better option than those two on the 20" rims?

An AT is going to be noisy and rough riding on the 495, 395, 95 and 66. I have the 18" wheels on my WK2 and have no problems going down gravel and dirt or worse farm roads and across fields with the OEM Michelin Latitudes. I have dedicated winter tires and wheels ie Blizzaks. My WK2 is offroad at least once a week. I live just south of you in Clifton, VA

If you dont need the AT try Toyo's Open Country HT.

And I can hear you coming usually if you are running ATs or MTs. Sorry they are noisier than OEMs or Open Country HTs
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Unread 02-04-2014, 06:54 PM   #358
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Mostly road driving. Occasionally on a gravel or dirt road and with the unpredictable winters in the DC area, snow and ice.

Is there a better option than those two on the 20" rims?
The Nito 421Q may be a better option, much better in the snow than the Forteras, but not as aggressive as the Terra Grapplers, which is also an excellent tire. The GY silent armors have had some decent reviews here.

see http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...l#post16089881

There are also other options discussed in the wheel/tire sticky thread.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 06:55 PM   #359
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I'm curious too, anyone had any luck with the Goodyear AT w/ Kevlar? I have heard they are very stiff due to kevlar sidewalls but that's about it. To the OP, probably more than you want based on what you described. The 20's have a stiff enough ride, add some tires with real stiff sidewalls and you might really have a harsher ride than you want.
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