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Unread 03-29-2014, 04:17 PM   #436
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Snow tires on 20" rims?

Hello guys and ladies,

I have a 2014 Limited with 20" wheels and I have an opportunity to buy an additional set of wheels locally for a decent price. I am sifting through the tire and wheel threads but I am looking for a quick answer as to whether I should be instead looking for smaller diameter wheels for the purpose of putting on snow tires.

I have to tell you that we made it through an Idaho winter on the stock tires but my desire is to have winter specific tires for this vehicle going forward.

Am I somehow making it difficult or more expensive looking for 20" snow tires or is this a non-issue?

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Unread 03-29-2014, 04:39 PM   #437
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Many here put dedicated snows on 18 inch rims because 18s are less money and not as much an issue if you damage them by sliding into a curb. Many here like the 20 handling and looks better than 18s and put 20 inch snow tires on. You can find good snow tires in either size, so that is not an issue. There are several on line and local shops that will sell you and entire wheel/tire package.. mounted and balanced. At this point in the season, you often find the more popular tire sizes out of stock, however.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #438
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Thanks ColdCase, exactly the kind of quick reply I was looking for.

I like the look of the 20" rims that were optional on our Limited. I believe they are what is normally provided as stock on the Overlands. There is a guy on craigslist 10 miles away from me that is offering a set that has about 1K miles on them...he says they are in perfect condition and he is asking $600 for the set.

I am also curious about the TPMS sensors...are these swapped between rims every time you change from your winter to your summer tires or is it better to have a set for each set of tires / rims?

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Unread 03-29-2014, 05:06 PM   #439
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In order to swap TPMS, the tire shop needs to unmount the tire, thats $80-$100. Every time you move a TPMS from one wheel to another there is a good chance the valve stem will be damaged.

I may have missed something, but I think you are saying you want a dedicated rim/tire set for snow and another dedicated set for summer, so why would you want to pull the tires off the rims and move the TPMS every seasonal change over? You could just remove one set and replace with the other. The WK2 computer will recognize the different sensors after a few minutes of driving. A set of OEM TPMS sensors on ebay is about $60.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 05:15 PM   #440
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Semi-related question - if you have two sets of tires, and only one has the TPMS sensors in them, will the WK2 computer complain when it doesn't see any sensors while driving? $60 isn't that much if I'm going to the expense of getting a second set of tires, but I'm curious...
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Unread 03-29-2014, 06:10 PM   #441
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No, ColdCase, I am wanting separate summer and winter tires on separate sets of rims. So if the answer is to buy a 2nd set of TPMS to put on the snow tires / rims, I will do that. Thanks.
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Unread 03-29-2014, 07:50 PM   #442
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Several here run without TPMS for one reason or another. You get a flashing tire indicator and a ding for awhile, then just a solid indicator. Not obtrusive. Dunno if they changed this in 2014. Some states will not pass the safety inspection with the indicator, if you care.
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Unread 05-13-2014, 03:38 PM   #443
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Shod with new shoes/Duratrac 275/65r18's

I replaced the Michelin tires that came with my Offroad II package - with some Goodyear Duratrac 275/65r18 tires. Thanks to Goonbash for giving me this idea originally when I read his thread from a while back and got inspired.

I liked how these Duratrac tires filled the wheel well and the reviews of the actual tire performance have been good. Really happy I went ahead with the decision - probably next will come the 18" Mopar offroad wheels I really like.





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Unread 05-17-2014, 07:05 AM   #444
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Got some new shoes on my 2013 Overland. I was going to get Terra Grapplers because I had them before but Discount Tire guy talked me into the Cooper ATP in 275/65R/18. Happy with the look and they sounded good on the way home. They are louder then stock, I can hear just a very light hum. There is no rubbing so far and I tried the different QL settings. I can feel the height difference. For $915.29 out the door with Road Hazard warranty and I will get a $50 rebate. I loaded pics of the highest QL setting and park mode
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Unread 05-17-2014, 08:39 AM   #445
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Very nice. That is why I wanted the 18s alas I had to get 20s because of configuration I wanted. Now I limited regard off road tires. I am considering another set of rims and tires.
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Unread 05-17-2014, 09:40 AM   #446
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I just picked up some Terra Grapplers as well. Got some new rims too. 275/55r20 and 20x9 +18mm. Really happy with the way it came out.






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Unread 05-17-2014, 10:51 AM   #447
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Any rubbing at all? Those do fill up those wells nicely.
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Unread 05-17-2014, 02:47 PM   #448
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Any rubbing at all? Those do fill up those wells nicely.
Nope, I've got another 1/2" to spare. I'd like to go test fit some Federal Couragia's. 33x12.5x20. They should only be another .7~.8in bigger. If I flatten out the pinch welds I'm thinking there's a possibility of fitting.

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Unread 05-17-2014, 05:00 PM   #449
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Those look great. I'm starting to second guess myself and kind of wish I would have gone with the trail grapplers instead of the terra's. But...I drive a lot of highway, so I think I made the right choice, I just like the more aggressive look of the trail's. Bah!
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Unread 05-17-2014, 05:35 PM   #450
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Those look great. I'm starting to second guess myself and kind of wish I would have gone with the trail grapplers instead of the terra's. But...I drive a lot of highway, so I think I made the right choice, I just like the more aggressive look of the trail's. Bah!
I would have love to have gone with the Trail, but there was a question of them fitting and they were an extra $150/tire.
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