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Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

I am looking to replace the stock tires on my 2015 Overland with 20" rims. I find the ride to be a bit more rough that I would like.

As someone who rarely to never takes their jeep off roading, I wanted to hear suggestions for the best on-road tire. Most threads on this forum talk about snow and/or off road ability, what about on-road/wet?

One tire I found was the Pirelli Scorpion Verde. One of the reviews on tirerack.com was from an owner with a JGC.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Pirellis have good reviews. Can't see your location on my phone but if you live where it doesn't snow or if you do live where it does. Michelin defenders ltx seem to be a good choice for an all around good tire. #1 tire on tire rack. It is one of a couple tires I am considering to replace crappy Fortera's on my 15 altitude.


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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Im in Dallas, TX. IF we get snow, its generally for a day or two. Mainly its just really hot or intense rains. Plus the occasional tornado but the tires arent going to help with that one too much.

Im also thinking about putting a thicker tire on the JGC. The stock 4x2 overland has a 265/50/20. I was thinking of using a 285/50/20 (which is what those pirellis are). The more rubber should equal a smoother ride. Thoughts?
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

The Pirellis are an option on the MY16 Summit so they are likely worthy of consideration.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

agree with this^^^^^ Pirellis have high marks. Number 1 on the tire rack surveys compare to the fortera and number 15 towards the bottom. Kudos to Jeep for spending a few dollars to put a decent tire on as stock now.

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since they are stock on the new ones, go out and take a new one for a test drive and you can get a feel for what they are like without having to buy the tire.


if you do a few trails now and then go with the Michelin defenders LTX M/S


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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Is there a 'performance' oriented tire that's better than the Pirelli Verde? Only stipulation is it has to be able to operate in temps below 42f so not a summer only tire.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Very happy with the Michelin Defenders. For your use in Texas quiet, smooth ride, better handling all around and exceptional in the rain including gullywashers. Have about 5,000 on them with no signs of wear yet.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

Michelin Premier LTX 265/50/20. Nice onroad attributes. Smoother and quieter than the stock Forteras. I went with those over the defender ltx, which is better suited for the m+S/light offroad IMHO.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

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
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

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.
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

I appreciate all the answers everyone has given!

Im leaning more towards the Pirelli Scorpion Verde AST. The reviews on Tirerack and their rating makes me think there has to be something positive about them. I found a Discount Tire by me that has an Out The Door price of $808.60 (Tires, installation, balancing, etc).
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Re: Best Tire for the Asphalt Loving Jeep

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I appreciate all the answers everyone has given!

Im leaning more towards the Pirelli Scorpion Verde AST. The reviews on Tirerack and their rating makes me think there has to be something positive about them. I found a Discount Tire by me that has an Out The Door price of $808.60 (Tires, installation, balancing, etc).
Damn it, what are you waiting for then? :-)
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