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post #3466 of 3484 Old 11-06-2019, 11:58 AM
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Everyone seems to be missing the point on the JGC tires- it is still a car SUV and not a truck, so when looking for your tires, remember you must look for passenger car designed side walls which flex differently than the truck tires. The tires come in most of the AT designed treads and weigh less than the light truck tires. TRUCK TIRES DON'T FEEL GOOD ON GRAND CHEROKEE The tire must start with a P and not a LT. If you want excepional AT tires, Look at the Fakken wildpeak, Pirelli Scorpion AT, Continental AT and a few other P rated tires. NOT LT.
Those going offroad into areas with sharp rocks and/or tree limbs/roots need a heavy sidewall tire with puncture resistance. I've seen too many Jeeps and SUVs venturing off into the mountains or woods with flat tires. Yes they ride a bit harsher on the road, but I'll take that over changing out a flat on the trail any day. I've done that once many years ago and don't plan on doing it a again ever.

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post #3467 of 3484 Old 11-07-2019, 01:56 PM
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Everyone seems to be missing the point on the JGC tires- it is still a car SUV and not a truck, so when looking for your tires, remember you must look for passenger car designed side walls which flex differently than the truck tires. The tires come in most of the AT designed treads and weigh less than the light truck tires. TRUCK TIRES DON'T FEEL GOOD ON GRAND CHEROKEE The tire must start with a P and not a LT. If you want exceptional AT tires, Look at the Falken wildpeak, Pirelli Scorpion AT, Continental AT and a few other P rated tires. NOT LT.

Although it's a unibody and not body on frame, it still weighs in at more than 5000lbs. That requires at least XL load rated tires or you're going to severely reduce the treadlife of the tires.
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post #3468 of 3484 Old 11-08-2019, 10:30 AM
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Michelin Defender LTX is a great tire on a GC.
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post #3469 of 3484 Old 11-09-2019, 03:45 PM
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Waiting on delivery of my 2020 Trailhawk, and plan is to put some 265/65 tires on some Black Rhino Overland wheels, which poke out a bit more than stock. Has anyone run into any warranty problems due to using non-oem size tires or wheels? Don't want to risk it.
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post #3470 of 3484 Old 11-20-2019, 03:23 PM
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Tires. Cooper SRX or Nitto Dura Grabber

Any thoughts my fellowJeepers. 2015 Grand Cherokee
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post #3471 of 3484 Old 12-02-2019, 01:11 PM
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Update on the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires:

My wife has been raving about the performance of these tires in the rain (a dramatic improvement from the useless Goodyear Forteras that were OEM to the vehicle). Now that we're in the winter weather, I can offer some further feedback. We were up in the Adirondacks after a recent snowfall, and the ground was mostly hardpack snow, ice, and slush. The Nokians did very well, and at no point did my wife feel a loss of control of her vehicle.

She was driving through a snowstorm today and called to rave about the tires' performance in the white stuff. Her biggest compliment was the way the vehicle cut through the lines of slush between lanes in the interstate - the previous tires would make the vehicle jerk as it cross the line of slush. With the Nokians, she said, "I saw the slush, and I heard it, but I didn't feel it at all." So far, so good with these tires.


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I've 2016 wk2 limited with 18 inch factory rims ? Whats the biggest size all-terrian tire i can go with ? I can also add spacers if required. Thanks
Search works well for this. Been covered a hundred times in this thread alone. 32Ē O.D. is the biggest. Spacers usually not required, depending on tire.
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Any thoughts my fellowJeepers. 2015 Grand Cherokee
You need to provide more info. They are probably great on the road, but wonít be worth much off-road.


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Search works well for this. Been covered a hundred times in this thread alone. 32Ē O.D. is the biggest. Spacers usually not required, depending on tire.



You need to provide more info. They are probably great on the road, but wonít be worth much off-road.


I swear itís all over Internet forums; people canít seem to do any research on their own or use the search function. So annoying.
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post #3474 of 3484 Old 12-06-2019, 12:44 PM
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Jut got a flat on my Cooper rear tire. Found some sort of nail in it.

Put the temporary spare tire on.

All the tire shops are swamped! Anyone try and plug a tire at home? Did it work for long? These tires are 2 years old.

I see some take the tire off and plug it from the inside. Better idea have the pros do it? Discount tire is my go to peeps.

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I've plugged several over the years and never had a problem. If you have a steel belted tire, they can be a pain to plug. You will probably need more than the cheap variety plug tool.

The best repair is a patch on the inside but plugs work fine in the tread area. They can eventually be cut by steel belts and perhaps fall out. Most shops won't do plugs now days due to some litigation awhile ago.

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I brought it to discount tire. I need all new TPM sensors anyway.

ADD: what MHZ do these sensors run at? OEM says 315 Mhz and RA says 433 Mhz.

$60 for a new sensor installed. They were so busy I had to put the tire back on myself!
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Question 275/65-18 bfg t/a ko2

Is there anyone here with actual hands-on experience running BFG T/A KO2's in 275/65-18 on a WK2? These are the tires I like in the size I want, but I'm concerned about the fact that they only come in load range E. Would be great if someone could actually articulate how much stiffer the ride felt when they ran these exact tires. Worst case, I go with the DuraTrac's instead, but I'd really prefer the BFG's.
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post #3478 of 3484 Old 01-02-2020, 10:57 AM
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I ran that same size KO2 for 50K miles, in short, I wouldn't recommend it. The first 30K miles or so were livable, I enjoyed their capabilities and looks. MPG, road noise, and fender liners were all impacted. The last 20K miles increased road noise and harshness, to the point I didn't enjoy taking the Jeep off road or anywhere frankly. Perhaps they were overkill for my needs. The Nitto G2's (265/65/18) I replaced the KO2s have been much more friendly both in daily driving and off road. Most tire shops have a 30 day return policy, fit the KO2s if you'd like and then see how they perform for your lifestyle.

FWIW - We have a Sliverado fitted with the Duratracs, and are looking to replace them with the Nitto's.
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post #3479 of 3484 Old 01-03-2020, 11:03 AM
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Thanks, appreciate the quick reply! I was considering the DuraTrac's because I'd really like a more aggressive look, is there a particular reason you're moving away from them?

Of note, I have previously run BFG M/T KM2's on my other WK2 Trailhawk, and while noisier and rougher it didn't bother me that much, but those were load range C, not E.
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Thanks, appreciate the quick reply! I was considering the DuraTrac's because I'd really like a more aggressive look, is there a particular reason you're moving away from them?

Of note, I have previously run BFG M/T KM2's on my other WK2 Trailhawk, and while noisier and rougher it didn't bother me that much, but those were load range C, not E.
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