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Has anyone replaced tires yet on the Diesel Grand Cherokee? Wondering what everyone is thinking of upgrading to?
 

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I had the Forteras taken off before delivery and Michelin Latitude HPs put on. I have had the Forteras on a Durango and Envoy, so I never really liked them. The Michelins on the other hand have proven themselves in adverse weather in all seasons. I will likely get winter tires at some point but they did well this past winter which was bad.

2014 JGC Summit EcoDiesel.
 

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I bought a set of directional Fortera Triple Treads for my old Jeep. They were great on wet or snow covered roads but the tread life was pretty poor for such an expensive tire. I ended up replacing them with Cooper Discoverer AT3's. I really liked those... good price, aggressive tread but quiet riding, great tread life and American made. Unforuntaely, they don't have these to fit 20's.

Michelin LTX AT's are another tire I've had really good results with on my Jeeps.
 

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Michelin LTX AT's are another tire I've had really good results with on my Jeeps.
These or the LTX M/S2 would have been my preference but at the time also not available in a "similar" 20" size. My other issues with the Forteras were Tread life and why I went with the Michelin. Nothing bad to say about the Cooper's, know lots of guys very happy with those too.
 

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X2 on the dura tracs absolutely great off road tire, and they have better wear,on road, wet weather,and winter driving characteristics then any of the MTRs on the market ran these on my land cruiser for years and they will be on my GJC as soo. As the factory "slicks" wear out. You would think with the trail rated off road package they would include some decent tires:confused:
 

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I have the 20" wheels and want a replacement for the OEM Forteras. 9K miles so far on the car and tires, and there's noticeably visible wear on the fronts so I'm not happy about that. I need to rotate the tires, and I plan to do that soon.

I'll keep those tires until they wear out but then will want a 20" tire for mild offroad use: a more aggressive tread, stronger (more resistant to punctures / sharp rocks), and taller sidewall height so when I air down I'll have a smoother ride, better contact patch, and more height to protect the pretty OEM wheels (20 X 8, 5-spoke) from getting scratched. I don't care about a wide tire, in fact I'd rather go with a taller and narrower tire.
Ideally, a somewhat quiet tire so it's not obnoxious on our long highway road trips. I do not want to lift my JGC. I'll keep the suspension at the stock height. Oh, and a tire that gets good mileage too.

So yeah I want it all. :D In this order my priorities are:
- taller and skinnier 20" tire, to fill the wheel well as much as possible on the stock suspension setup
- more aggressive off road tread (an A/T should do, I don't need mudders)
- quiet(ish), and gets decent mileage (50K would be great)

This will narrow my options significantly but I'm pretty sure I can find a tire to fit. I already know I'll go outside of what the local tire shop says will "fit" on the rig.
 

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I'm running Nitto Terra Graplers on my 2014 Overland. Factory size on factory 20" wheels. They're great in the snow& rain. You can expect to get around 40K miles before replacement - if you rotate them. Good luck.
 

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I put Goodyear Duratrac on my original 18" rims. Love em!
What size did you put on? I noticed the closest size to the factory is LT275/65R18 in the Goodyear Wranlger Duratrac. I have had three Chevy 2500HD trucks with GY Wrangler Duratracs and love the tire. Did these tires increase the cabin noise at all?
 

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I put on 265/60R18 on. If you look on Tire Rack.com they have the size available there and decently priced. Cabin noise is a little louder but I've honestly just gotten used to it. I don't think it's that bad though. And it doesn't mess with the Quadra Lift like someone else asked earlier in this thread.
 

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I put on 265/60R18 on. If you look on Tire Rack.com they have the size available there and decently priced. Cabin noise is a little louder but I've honestly just gotten used to it. I don't think it's that bad though. And it doesn't mess with the Quadra Lift like someone else asked earlier in this thread.
Thanks for the quick reply and information!

We just got our new Jeep 6 days ago. I don't think I'll be able to convince myself to buy new tires for it just yet, haha. When I do, they will be GY Wrangler DuraTracs.
 

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I went with Goodyear Duratrax 275/65/18 on my stock Overland wheels. Tight fit as mentioned here but they do not rub. Sound is slightly louder than stock on some roads and not noticeable on others. I imagine they may get louder as previous aggressive tires have done. I think it looks pretty good with the stock wheels.
 

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View attachment 160 I went with Goodyear Duratrax 275/65/18 on my stock Overland wheels. Tight fit as mentioned here but they do not rub. Sound is slightly louder than stock on some roads and not noticeable on others. I imagine they may get louder as previous aggressive tires have done. I think it looks pretty good with the stock wheels.
Your Jeep looks great with those GYDT. I had those on my 08 Pathfinder and loved them. They did great in all weather and conditions. I was able to get about 55k miles out those tires. I'll be looking at those for my Jeep when the time comes.
 

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265/60R18 Nokian Rotiiva's on stock Overland wheels
 

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Those tires look good. I know there wasn't much snow in Utah but were you able to try them in the snow at all?
Went above Mantua and tried them a bit. They seemed to be okay. They seem to be as quiet as the Michelins. Thus nearly the "Cat's Meow"

I don't believe they will last as long as the Michelins because I think they are a softer rubber to make them excellent for ice and rain. I selected them after reading pages and pages of forum post's on AT type tires for our Jeep Grand Cherokee
 
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