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Unread 02-17-2014, 09:05 AM   #391
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Ordered my duratracs last Monday and they came in Friday and I got them installed - the guys at discount were impressed.

They were dead at 3pm so I got to talking to several of them. They had never seen the new diesel. They had never had to turn off the air suspension in the 14 (I showed them both ways). I had to tell them before they even started, that they will fit - within 10 seconds of them starting, I could hear them mumbling, so I had to turn around and reassure them they fit.


Absolutely changes the look of the jeep. They do drone/hum more than stocks, obviously. Which is fine and understandable. I remember someone said (on one of the jeep websites) that they can't hear them with the radio at10 and listening to talk radio. Uhhhh - they're either lying or deaf.


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Unread 02-17-2014, 10:34 AM   #392
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Why?

Do you want MT tires? You have more choices in 18" in all types of tires. ktr kevlar???? Not sure what brand this is? Wifey may not be happy with the noise from a MT tire.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #393
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Now that the dust has settled on a few of these posts, what load rating should I get - is E going to be too hard riding?
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Unread 02-17-2014, 12:24 PM   #394
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Now that the dust has settled on a few of these posts, what load rating should I get - is E going to be too hard riding?
Do you plan on heavy towing? If not, the E rating will ride very stiff and is not needed.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 04:20 PM   #395
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I assume MTR Kevlar by GY.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #396
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Now that the dust has settled on a few of these posts, what load rating should I get - is E going to be too hard riding?
I would use load range E would be a last resort. The ride will be really stiff no matter what. You could set the pressure lower but then what is thr point.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 10:38 AM   #397
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All-Season vs All-Terrain Tires

I still have my OEM Michelin Latitude Tour (all-season) tires on my 2012 Laredo X and was wondering what you guys advise to have as the next type of tire when my OEMs wear out.

I do probably 95% paved road driving and am pretty used to how quiet the Michelins have been. I live in Denver so we do get snow and the Michelins seem to do solid on snow/ice with quada-track system doing its thing. My instincts are to stick with all-seasons based on my driving habits. But I do like the look of all-terrain tires and the extra utility.

Any opinions? I'm between getting another set of Michelin all-seasons or Hankook Dynapro ATMs/BFG T/As...
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Unread 02-19-2014, 10:49 AM   #398
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I think you answered your own question

If you've had a solid experience with what you have now, I'd roll with them again.

However there are a lot of good options out there if you chose to make a change. If you're looking at moving to an AT, the Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure is the new version of the Wrangler Silent Armors I've had on my WJ and couldn't be happier. Great tire on dry or wet pavement and a beast in the snow.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 10:58 AM   #399
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Toyo Open Country H/Ts for a no season. Or the Michelin LTX M/S2. Hankook isnt in the same league tire wise as Michelin or Toyo. Since 95% of your driving is paved roads I would stick with a no season and seriously consider a separate set of wheels and winter tires since your live in Denver. Unless you are into the mall crawler look no reason for A/Ts. An A/T tire doesnt not perform as well in the snow as winter tire and some A/T tires are worse than no season in the snow on pavement. In the dry on pavement an A/T will not perform as well as a no season.

I am off road on crappy dirt farm roads or driving across acres of pasture at least once a week sometimes more. I have had no issues with OEM Latitudes.
I preferred the way the Latitudes performed on pavement over the Goodyears when I was testing GCs. Goodyears in 20" size were not as good in dry braking and chasing apexes.

If you switch from the Lats you might notice a decease in your mpgs of 1 to 2mpg.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 11:02 AM   #400
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Thanks for the input, gonna roll with Michelin all-seasons again I think. I'll look into a set of winter tires too. I use Blizzaks on my Lexus since it is RWD and they are great on that. Imagine they would be amazing with QT2 on the GC.
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Unread 02-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #401
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got new treads. just stock size. Falken Ziex. i loved em on my Ram. hopefully they serve us well on the WK2 as well.

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Unread 03-03-2014, 10:07 PM   #402
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2014 WK2 Diesel w/RRO Lift, 33" Nitto Trail Grapplers

I just got my new 2014 Diesel wk2 back from the shop. I had the RRO 2 1/2" Lift installed, the pinch welds bent, and the felt trimmed to fit my 18x9 Ultra Baron (+12 offset) Wheels and 33" Nitto Trail Grapplers (285/65R18). I was more than pleased with the results!
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Unread 03-03-2014, 11:29 PM   #403
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Nice !! Looks great !!!
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Unread 03-04-2014, 09:13 AM   #404
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I just got my new 2014 Diesel wk2 back from the shop. I had the RRO 2 1/2" Lift installed, the pinch welds bent, and the felt trimmed to fit my 18x9 Ultra Baron (+12 offset) Wheels and 33" Nitto Trail Grapplers (285/65R18). I was more than pleased with the results!
I wouldn't call them 33s. 32.59"x11.22".

The tires look awesome but they are almost half an inch from being a true 33" tire.
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Unread 03-04-2014, 09:18 AM   #405
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Nice !! Looks great !!!
I agree, looks great, but why offroad tires and lift when you have running boards and no tow hooks?
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