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Old 01-27-2015, 01:03 PM
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Best 20" tires for street use?

On a 2013, White JGC Overland. It's 2 wheel drive so no offroad use just interstate(70+ mph) and around town. Most importantly is grip/traction both in the rain and on dry pavement.

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On a 2013, White JGC Overland. It's 2 wheel drive so no offroad use just interstate(70+ mph) and around town. Most importantly is grip/traction both in the rain and on dry pavement.

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Mine are michelin Latitude Tour HP in the stock 20 size. Excellent highway cruiser very smooth and quiet and handles great, good in wet also. They do ok in snow but if i were in a snowier climate i would not have picked them. These are the Tour HPs which are little different tread design than the 18" plain Tours that many on here dont like.
Couldnt get the forteras or Bridgestones to stop shaking after sevrral road force balancings. Put the tour HPs on and they were smooth as glass first time out the door. Very good handling highway cruiser if thats what you want.
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Re: Best 20" tires for street use?

Yes, that's exactly what I want to know. Slight chance of snow here in middle Georgia though we did get 24" of snow here way back in 1972.

Will check those Michelins out.
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Yes, that's exactly what I want to know. Slight chance of snow here in middle Georgia though we did get 24" of snow here way back in 1972.

Will check those Michelins out.
They are an all season and will do fine in snow but there are better choices for all season that emphasize snow if you are in a climate that needs them. But you give some things up like more noise or whatever else. Just have to buyem how you use them. Im in virginia and they are more than adequate for the winters we have
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Re: Best 20" tires for street use?

This is such a major subjective subject....

I chose the Nitto NT421Q when it was time to change from the OEM tires. Zero regrets. Great tires.
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Re: Best 20" tires for street use?

Try the Continental DWS all season. I run them in 295/40R20, but they have alot of sizes. It's a high performance all season.
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Re: Best 20" tires for street use?

Thanks y'all.

I'm picking up a 2013 JGC Overland tomorrow. I mentioned the wear on the tires. The dealer agreed to replace them with some 'takeoffs'. They are G/Y Fortera HLs. Guessing the buyer of a new JGC wanted something else. Even though I would have chosen one of the brands y'all recommended if I was buying tires, "beggars can't be choosers"😊. They are also installing a new Interstate AGM battery. Can't wait to get it!

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Thanks y'all.

I'm picking up a 2013 JGC Overland tomorrow. I mentioned the wear on the tires. The dealer agreed to replace them with some 'takeoffs'. They are G/Y Fortera HLs. Guessing the buyer of a new JGC wanted something else. Even though I would have chosen one of the brands y'all recommended if I was buying tires, "beggars can't be choosers"?de0a. They are also installing a new Interstate AGM battery. Can't wait to get it!

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Well i guess if you are getting them for free what can you say but many here dont like them, I got rid of mine at 10k. One thing i would suggest is that before you sign the paperwork test drive it on the highway and take it up to 75 and make sure it doesnt shake. One reason there are so msny fortera take offs around is because they cant get the stupid things to balance. GCs with the 20s are a sensitive set up and can be hard to get properly balanced as it is which can be exasperated by a low grade tire like the fortera. Some people are ok with them just make sure it doesnt shake before you accept it. If it does make em fix it before you sign! Good luck
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Re: Best 20" tires for street use?

The Forteras were just fine for me for the 40K miles I put on them and they still had a little life left. But I sure like my Nittos better since that replacement. Given they are giving you the take-offs to seal the deal, I see no reason to complain...if after driving for a year or two you don't like them, you can research the current market then and choose an alternative.
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Best 20" tires for street use?

I'll vouch for the Continental DWS. Best all season I've encountered. I think the max size is still a bit smaller than the stock tires, but if you are OK with that, they are great tires.

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Re: Best 20" tires for street use?

Oh, no complaints from me about the ' free tires". I was tickled when they agreed to the tires and the battery. The Nittos sound great but I can wait.
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Re: Best 20" tires for street use?

I also am interested what other tires are a good 20" all season tire for a V6 QT2 JGC. I currently am running the stock Fortera's with a good amount of tread left but like to hear from people about their experiences with other tires for when the time comes to replace them. Things I value are ride/handle well, good tread life, quiet, and aren't a joke in snow.

Primarily my driving is mainly on paved roads though there are some dirt and gravel roads in the area. I don't go off roading so mud/sand is not a major concern but Snow/Ice is. Now I know some people say the GY Fortera are not a good tire for snow but so far they haven't let me down and snow mode works well. On slick/iced road conditions they seem to grip less than I would like but slowing down and holding steady works there. Overall the Forteras have performed well other than some highway vibrations at times but if there is a tire that betters them in most categories that would be good to know when the time comes to replace.

As for winter conditions I drive through I live in NW Pennsylvania which currently has the number one city spot for snow at this site - Current Top 25 Snowiest US Cities | Golden Snow Globe National Snow Contest Snowiest US City Pop 100,000+
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