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post #1 of 4 Old 01-10-2020, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Best all season tires for heavy towing with Grand Cherokee

Hey folks, I'm pretty new to the forums and did a couple searches on this topic but didn't find the answer, so hopefully I'm not posting a duplicate thread here.

I'm looking to replace the stock Michelin Premiere LTX 265/60R18 tires on my Grand Cherokee. I do pretty heavy towing (~6000 lbs travel trailer) with my Grand Cherokee, and I've read online that LT / load range E tires are helpful in reducing side-to-side roll.

I've looked around and I really like the LT versions of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, but the smallest size they seem to make is LT265/70R18. These would fit on the rims, but I'm worried they're too big for the GC.

Does anyone here do heavy travel-trailer-type towing with their GC, and have any experience with LT / load range E tires and/or recommendations on what I should fit? I live in the northwest, so looking for an all-season tire that can handle mild winters and all four seasons on the rims.

Thanks, appreciate any advice folks have!

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-12-2020, 10:07 PM
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Lots of members running LT tires on their WK2’s. Based on your needs, I think that’s the right way to go. 32” (actually 32.1”) is the largest diameter you can run w/o rubbing in most tires, so 265/70 is larger than will fit (32.6”).

If you don’t do any off roading, an all season would work, too.

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-13-2020, 09:43 AM
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Your wheels aren't rated for the weight nor the tire pressure to use a LT in load range E. I would look at something like the below Cooper that is load range XL (2600lbs per tire). These should be plenty for the weight you are towing and have a stiffer sidewall than your current tires and are a close look to the tread of the Michelin Defender.


https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...omCompare1=yes

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-13-2020, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks folks--appreciate your insights!
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