Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 07-18-2012, 06:29 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 685
loue37 is on a distinguished road
2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

Anyone have any thoughts to an uprade to the stock 17 inch wheel tires. Forteras don't seem to be aggressive enough for east coast winters. Im looking for something related to the nitto grapplers. Thx!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-19-2012, 11:46 AM
AAAA's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,430
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 1543061
AAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

The Nitto's would certainly handle winter and anything else you come across! For a tamer but more than adequate tire many here are running GY SilentArmors. I am using Michelin LTX M/S'2. I do not know about 17" sizes though. Let us know what you end up getting.
__________________

__________________
Limited, White Gold/Frost Beige- Michelin LTX M/S 2's, chrome fog bezels, front and t. c. skid plates.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-19-2012, 02:43 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 685
loue37 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

Thx for the feedback. I'll look into those for sure. Need to sell my crapteras first!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-19-2012, 05:20 PM
kaflyboy's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cornelius, NC
Posts: 446
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1621
kaflyboy is on a distinguished road
My nittos should be in Saturday. Had them on my suburban. Loved them. Good mileage out of them and great traction.
__________________
Mineral Grey Summit with Saddle
Date ordered: 02/01/2011
Arrived in Garage 04/11/2011
Current status: Delivered
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-19-2012, 05:37 PM
kevster's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: WASHINGTON STATE
Posts: 122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 783
kevster is on a distinguished road
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

The tires are the first thing that I change on my vehicles from the get go, but I actually like the GY Fortera in the 20's on my new rig... I may be changing my mind come winter if they do not perform well but if so than next year will be a tire upgrade. I like Cooper tire..
__________________
2012 LAREDO WK2,HEMI X PACKAGE. TINT, MOPAR FRONT SKID PLATE,MOPAR SPLASH GUARDS,MOPAR WINTER MATS AND CARGO MAT, MOPAR T SHIFTER ACCESSORY ITEM. MOPAR CHROME FOG BEZELS, NITTO TERRA GRAPPLER AT 265 50 20 TIRES. GIBSON AXLE BACK EXHAUST # 617407. TAILLIGHT SOLUTIONS REAR FOGS HALOGEN. HARDLINE BLACKOUT SPINOUT WHEELS 20X9.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-19-2012, 06:23 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 685
loue37 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

Pls post pics. I don't off road my rides but love that 4wheeling look!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-19-2012, 06:24 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: CT
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 685
loue37 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

I'm sure their nice on the 20 inch wheels. Look underwhelming in 17.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-19-2012, 07:39 PM
67rally's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1455
67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

I have the Toyo Open Country's and love them. I had them on my last SUV as well. Great grip in the snow and rain, they handle well in the dry and are pretty quiet as well.

I had the Fortera's for 200 miles before I changed them out.

I went with 265/65/17's and they fit fine. Here's an old post of mine: Goodyear Fortera's in the snow?
__________________
My Garage:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS
1967 Camaro RS/SS
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-19-2012, 09:48 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 175
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 325195
johhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond reputejohhn14 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

I had Michelin LTX M/S a few years ago on a Pathfinder I had and loved them. They handled NE snow quite well. I will be due for tires on my Overland sometime this winter and plan to get some LTX MS2's
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-20-2012, 06:12 AM
67rally's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 1455
67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute67rally has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

Toyo's Open County's:



Nitto Terra Grappler's:

__________________
My Garage:
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS
1967 Camaro RS/SS
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-20-2012, 06:33 AM
Hitchhiking
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dave2002ti has a reputation beyond reputedave2002ti has a reputation beyond reputedave2002ti has a reputation beyond reputedave2002ti has a reputation beyond reputedave2002ti has a reputation beyond reputedave2002ti has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

Remember AT's are not winter tires. And all seasons are really no seasons. For the winter get a set of quality winter tires from Nokia, Vredstein, Bridgestone or Michelin. Another advantage winter tires have is when temps fall below 40 degrees the tread compounds provide better traction on snow, ice, in the wet and dry then AT, MTS and no seasons. Go with a 70 series or narrower for a winter tire.

My preference in winter tires is Michelin followed by Nokia and Vredstein. The distributor for Vredstein is/used to located in CT.

Consider upgrading to a 18" wheel and tire for the rest of the year.

a quality winter tire will offer superior performance in snow, ice and wet conditions when compared to a AT or MT tire.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-20-2012, 06:49 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 203
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 1041
comnjeep is on a distinguished road
Re: 2012 Laredo looking for a tire upgrade

I think nokia is in financial trouble... And makes phones. It is nokian i think.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Audio Upgrade on Laredo frog_a_lot Audio/Visual/Navigation 22 04-08-2013 08:13 AM
2012 Cherokee HVAC upgrade Twilight_Imperium Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10 04-08-2012 08:22 PM
tire chains on my laredo sleepy93 Tech Tips/DIY/How To 6 01-11-2012 04:00 PM
Tire upgrade question Diezel134 Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 13 01-11-2012 12:42 AM
tire upgrade Allaboutjeeps14 Grand Cherokee - WK 6 10-20-2009 05:36 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community