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Old 08-22-2011, 10:09 PM
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

Well, Hello, Hello, Hello... I have an update somewhat, so if you are patient enough to read through all of this, then something may help you out here ie: pictures With all else ado here you go, I am getting further along on my tire hunt

The Cooper Zeon LTZ - well looking more into these I don't think I am going to go with them. Just not my forte :/ unfortunately. Now someone I talked to today did recommend the Cooper LT3 (?) which caught my eye, but once again just another tire to look into and get more reviews on. :O I am starting to get burnt out on the research scene!

Nitto Terra Grapplers - I know quite a few people have had luck with these, but after I talked to more and more shops... they happen to put a bug in my ear that these tires are a tad bit noisy on the road as well as the tread wear isn't that good. The shops were saying that the tread wear is around 30-40,000 miles... :/ I'm looking for a tad bit more. Another tire scratched off my list.

Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 - I'm still looking into these. The shops here aren't too familiar with these tires, so I will have to do my own research on these one's. But so far so good, they get good reviews. I will just have to do more checking on fitment for the Jeep.

Now a NEW tire :O UGH what the heck LOL Nokian Vativa A/T - I feel in love at first! And they fit (pictures also) thank you to Johnson's tire Shop, the guys bent over backwards to satisfy a customer! They actually test fitted this one on my Jeep. Only bad thing, is they are the only shop in Alaska that sells and can sell that tire :O Again more research, because the other shops didn't know about that one. :P

First picture is with the Jeep at "PARK" height, all the way down! No rubbing, no touching nothing! PERFECT!


Picture #2 is with the tire turned all the way to the right. Again no touching. I figured the A arm and the stud/ball joint stud with the nut on it would be the most important part as far as the tire touching goes at least for me it was!


Now final pic, is a picture without the tire turned at all! Again it didn't touch the stud/ball joint stud or anything with the A arm.


1 last note on that tire, turning it hard left, it didn't touch anything including the felt/fender well, now turning the tire hard right, it touched the felt/fender well up in front but not much at all! Even saying that it touches may be pushing it a tad bit... once you drive around a little and wear the tire down it won't touch it at all. Sorry no pics on this one. Now that is only turning hard right.

A couple of the shops I went to also brought up the Bridgestone Dueler A/T, so I will be possibly looking into this one. :O

One last note, please don't smoosh me on this one if I'm wrong. But at one of the shops I went to, he did some math for me on I guess I could say what my odometer would be off, well the figure came out to be 4.85% running the 275/55R/20's. Which equals out to be something like 260 miles over a 100,000 miles on the Jeep. But whenever a programmer comes out for the Jeep, I might just be looking into purchasing one to fix that

Sorry forgot 1 more thing. I asked the dealer up here, if for whatever reason putting larger tires on my Jeep would void the warranty. He said NO! Of course there is a but, as long as whatever I brought my Jeep in for work wise wasn't caused by the tires...

So I'm hoping that this post will help someone out somehow at least as far as fitting 275/50R/20's on the Jeep goes, with 20" wheels.

Thank You everyone for you time. Take care and have a good week
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:23 PM
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

Good write up. Its nice to see a tire shop go out of the way to test fit a tire for someone who wasn't even going to make a purchase that day! By the way, why is that tire so exclusive to this particular dealer? I haven't heard of the brand before either but then again Im not a tire freak.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:41 PM
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

Hey J13ntv, I agree! I was SO happy that they did this for me! I liked the tire too, which helped!

You know they didn't really say why they were the only one's able to sell that tire... weird. Supposedly this tire's made in Finland... Not like that matters as far as the shop selling it goes, but I just thought I'd throw it in there

I'm learning a lot about tires just doing this hunt trying to find a set for myself
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

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Well, Hello, Hello, Hello... I have an update somewhat, so if you are patient enough to read through all of this, then something may help you out here ie: pictures With all else ado here you go, I am getting further along on my tire hunt

The Cooper Zeon LTZ - well looking more into these I don't think I am going to go with them. Just not my forte :/ unfortunately. Now someone I talked to today did recommend the Cooper LT3 (?) which caught my eye, but once again just another tire to look into and get more reviews on. :O I am starting to get burnt out on the research scene!

Nitto Terra Grapplers - I know quite a few people have had luck with these, but after I talked to more and more shops... they happen to put a bug in my ear that these tires are a tad bit noisy on the road as well as the tread wear isn't that good. The shops were saying that the tread wear is around 30-40,000 miles... :/ I'm looking for a tad bit more. Another tire scratched off my list.

Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 - I'm still looking into these. The shops here aren't too familiar with these tires, so I will have to do my own research on these one's. But so far so good, they get good reviews. I will just have to do more checking on fitment for the Jeep.

Now a NEW tire :O UGH what the heck LOL Nokian Vativa A/T - I feel in love at first! And they fit (pictures also) thank you to Johnson's tire Shop, the guys bent over backwards to satisfy a customer! They actually test fitted this one on my Jeep. Only bad thing, is they are the only shop in Alaska that sells and can sell that tire :O Again more research, because the other shops didn't know about that one. :P

First picture is with the Jeep at "PARK" height, all the way down! No rubbing, no touching nothing! PERFECT!


Picture #2 is with the tire turned all the way to the right. Again no touching. I figured the A arm and the stud/ball joint stud with the nut on it would be the most important part as far as the tire touching goes at least for me it was!


Now final pic, is a picture without the tire turned at all! Again it didn't touch the stud/ball joint stud or anything with the A arm.


1 last note on that tire, turning it hard left, it didn't touch anything including the felt/fender well, now turning the tire hard right, it touched the felt/fender well up in front but not much at all! Even saying that it touches may be pushing it a tad bit... once you drive around a little and wear the tire down it won't touch it at all. Sorry no pics on this one. Now that is only turning hard right.

A couple of the shops I went to also brought up the Bridgestone Dueler A/T, so I will be possibly looking into this one. :O

One last note, please don't smoosh me on this one if I'm wrong. But at one of the shops I went to, he did some math for me on I guess I could say what my odometer would be off, well the figure came out to be 4.85% running the 275/55R/20's. Which equals out to be something like 260 miles over a 100,000 miles on the Jeep. But whenever a programmer comes out for the Jeep, I might just be looking into purchasing one to fix that

Sorry forgot 1 more thing. I asked the dealer up here, if for whatever reason putting larger tires on my Jeep would void the warranty. He said NO! Of course there is a but, as long as whatever I brought my Jeep in for work wise wasn't caused by the tires...

So I'm hoping that this post will help someone out somehow at least as far as fitting 275/50R/20's on the Jeep goes, with 20" wheels.

Thank You everyone for you time. Take care and have a good week
Thanks for the write up. Can you post pics from the side of the whole jeep at the lowest and regular height settings?
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:36 PM
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Thanks for the write up. Can you post pics from the side of the whole jeep at the lowest and regular height settings?
I dont think she owns them yet...
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

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One last note, please don't smoosh me on this one if I'm wrong. But at one of the shops I went to, he did some math for me on I guess I could say what my odometer would be off, well the figure came out to be 4.85% running the 275/55R/20's. Which equals out to be something like 260 miles over a 100,000 miles on the Jeep.
Not to smoosh, and I dunno if the 4.85% difference in tire diameter/circumference is accurate, but 4.85% over 100,000 miles is 4850 miles or so... so you actually travelled 104,850 miles instead of the 100,000 indicated... not much. A speedometer indication of 60 mph with the new tire size would be the same speed as 62.5 indicated using the old size tire, so watch your speed limit margin you will be moving a little faster than you think.
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Thanks for the write up. Can you post pics from the side of the whole jeep at the lowest and regular height settings?
I'm sorry Smoove7410, I don't own these tires yet, Johnson's Tire Shop only test fitted this for me to see if it would fit or not.
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

^Gotcha. Thanks for the pics and info. That is nice of them to test fit them for you...here....we mount, you buy period. When you do buy a set, please post up your thoughts and pics.
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

Honestly I would go with the nitto terra grapplers if you want an AT/AS tire. They are not loud at all and I had a set on my wife's old Expedition that lasted well over 60K miles and they still had nearly half tread left at that point when we sold the Expedition. When we first got them it was raining that day and they did feel slick when cornering but that was due to the tire having the release compound still on it. After a couple hundred miles the grip was way better and they did tons better as far as wet and dry traction is concerned. Only one con as far as I am concerned fuel mileage dropped from 16.5 average to 14.5 average with no changes other than the terra grapplers going on (same size as the stock continental conitrac suv tires)
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

The two sets of Terra Grapplers I had on my suburban's were somewhat louder than the stock tires (Alenza's) but not enough to keep me from purchasing them twice. I did use them for one winter and they performed fine, but I prefer to use a dedicated snow tire for our winters in southern Montana.
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Re: Another 275/55R/20 forum... I'm still confused

So I am still researching more and more about what tire I want to go with. Right now I am leaning towards the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10's size: 275/55R/20XL. But something just popped up in my head the XL rating on the tire... which I'm looking into now. XL - Extra Load rating, but this is a "P" rated tire if I am correct. I'm looking for the "LT" rated tire, reason being is reading the different reviews I haven't heard a lot of good things about the "P" rated tire.

Can anyone clarify this for me, please. I can't say this will be a deal breaker, but I just need a peace of mind on the "P" rated versus the "LT" rated tire.

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I hope timgo from jeepforum doesn't mind, but he posted this link to his modded WK2's from photobucket that he put together. I figured this may help some people out... BIG THANKS TO TIMGO!!!

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