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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Bad news. The Pirelli's I want are on back order with no ship date in sight. The guy at discount tire said he can get me the same tire but in 255/55/20 (compared to 265/50/20). It would add about 1/2 diameter to the tire and throw off my speedometer by 1mph.

He also recommended the Yokohama YK580 but I cant even find them on tirerack. So now I need a new tire to put on there or wait until the correct pirellis are available

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Old 02-11-2016, 06:59 PM
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Very happy with the Michelin LTX MS2 on my '14.. but I'm on 18s..
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

The Discount near me is soon to have a basically new set of Pirelli Scorpion Verde take-offs in a couple weeks. I already know that my 2016 Summit is coming with them, and I'm planning on swapping them for the Defender LTX right away (mostly for the better snow/off road capability). Discount is giving me $90/ea for the Scorpions. My dealer only offered $50/ea. I hate giant corporate dealerships! (Autonation)
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

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I guess it all depends on your intended use. Silvermax and a few others on the forum make that point. I am in the Northeast NYC metro area and asphalt 99.999% of the time. So the decision was based on a bias toward pure road performanc vs. some offroad/M+S capability, (irrespective of the each tire's wear/load attributes).

I ultimately chose the premier ltx. I think Silvermax has the predecessor latitude tours and is intending to switch to the defender ltx. You could refer to individual reviews on the manufacturer website and around the web as well. No regrets in my choice so far and living up to expectation and consistent with reviews I've gleaned from around the web.

I had not considered the Pirelli's as I've always gone with Michelin (even my Jeep wk1 were on 2x on the LT MS tires). Hope its helpful.
Nelson Iam very bias towards Michelin also, Defenders are still top of the list and will be my replacements. Glad you are liking the Premiers they are still too new to be showing on the ratings but my guess is they will be up there in the number 1 or 2 slot in the touring tire reviews once they do. anytime I have strayed away from Michelin I have always regretted it. The Pirellis are getting high marks though they would probably be my next choice if Michelins were not around.
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Bad news. The Pirelli's I want are on back order with no ship date in sight. The guy at discount tire said he can get me the same tire but in 255/55/20 (compared to 265/50/20). It would add about 1/2 diameter to the tire and throw off my speedometer by 1mph.

He also recommended the Yokohama YK580 but I cant even find them on tirerack. So now I need a new tire to put on there or wait until the correct pirellis are available
Tire rack has both versions of the Verde plus in stock ($199 for the reg. $192 for the XL-higher weight rating). You could have them shipped directly to discount, or any other tire shop for that matter.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

I looked into getting Tirerack to just ship em. But it bumps the price up from 806 installed to over $1000+. Just the shipping adds another $125 and installation is atleast $90.

Im going to call the Discount Tire and Firestone near me tomorrow and ask if they have the Michellin LTX in stock. They seem to be getting a lot of love on here.

I have yet to call my dealership. So theyre on my list for tomorrow as well.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Yeah, that's a pretty hefty price jump. I can see why you wouldn't go the Tire Rack route.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

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After combing through other threads and this one as well (thank you everyone for your input!), The top 3 tires that I am seeing are listed below:

Michelin Premier LTX 265/50/20

Pirelli Scorpion Verde 265/50/20

Michelin Defender LTX 265/50/20


The question is how to choose the appropriate tire? They all have great reviews on Tirerack but most seem to talk about their ability in snow which doesnt help those of us that dont have that issue
They are all great tires that is a good list you have there from an all season standpoint, I added one more to the end I think is a good one for the all season tire snow crowd.

Think about them concerning how you will be using them that may help you decide. I put a few of my opinions next to each of them.

-Michelin Premier LTX 265/50/20 - all season tire - tilted to good on road manors and wet traction

-Pirelli Scorpion Verde 265/50/20 - all season tire - tilted to good on road manors and better handling (they use the run flat version of these on the SRT)

-Michelin Defender LTX 265/50/20 - all season tire - tilted to some mild-medium off road ok and ok on snow

-Nokian WRG3 SUV 265/50/20 - all season tire - tilted to snow and winter driving. (maybe slightly more noise than the others)

Those four in my opinion would be the best of the all seasons with each having their own flair in different directions but all generally great all season tires. That said the Michelin Defender LTX will be my next.
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I looked into getting Tirerack to just ship em. But it bumps the price up from 806 installed to over $1000+. Just the shipping adds another $125 and installation is atleast $90.

Im going to call the Discount Tire and Firestone near me tomorrow and ask if they have the Michellin LTX in stock. They seem to be getting a lot of love on here.

I have yet to call my dealership. So theyre on my list for tomorrow as well.
To be honest the best price I found by far anywhere was the dealer when they have their buy 3 tires get 1 free mopar coupons going. I had my dealer do an estimate for me on the Defenders and it truly was get 1 free. It was around $800 for the defenders out the door, that was about two months ago. not sure if they still have that deal going but you could ask them or check the coupons on mopar.

Also something I recommend is spend a few extra dollars and request road force balancing and save yourself dealing with the shakes on the highway. its money well spent with these larger 20 inch rims and the sensitive grand Cherokee suspension setup.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Just spoke with my jeep dealership. They can get both tires (Pirelli verde or Michelin defender ltx). They are currently offering buy 3 get one for $1

The Pirelli are 745 installed and the Michelin are $845 installed. My advisor said that the michellins are better, even though the perellis Are now standard on the summit. Any advice between the two?
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Just spoke with my jeep dealership. They can get both tires (Pirelli verde or Michelin defender ltx). They are currently offering buy 3 get one for $1

The Pirelli are 745 installed and the Michelin are $845 installed. My advisor said that the michellins are better, even though the perellis Are now standard on the summit. Any advice between the two?
If it were me it would be the Michelins because i have a lot of experience with Michelin but I don't know Pirelli as well, they are ratted well though.

glad you got the buy 3 get 1 free that's the best deal around on tires
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I would go with the michelins
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