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High-performance all terrains?

Hi all,

Currently debating between 20" or 22" set of art repros for a 2014 grand Cherokee overland Hemi. I'd like a set of tires that will handle great on the highway and paved backroads, as well as snow and sand. I'm thinking Cooper zeons. Thoughts? I'm looking for something I can run all year long, have the sporty look and still drop into OR2 and deal with beach sand.

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Hi all,

Currently debating between 20" or 22" set of art repros for a 2014 grand Cherokee overland Hemi. I'd like a set of tires that will handle great on the highway and paved backroads, as well as snow and sand. I'm thinking Cooper zeons. Thoughts? I'm looking for something I can run all year long, have the sporty look and still drop into OR2 and deal with beach sand.
For the kind of use you want out of them id go with the 20s not the 22s. Terra grapplers or the zeons are a fairly aggressive tread but keep in mind the more aggressive the tread the more noisy they get on road which is where you will likely spend the majority of time.

I am kind of in the same boat as you I don't change tires in winter whatever I have must handle year long. I also need something to handle beach driving, mild-medium trails, snow and have good on road manors.

The one iam going to be putting on in the next month or two which touches each of these areas adequately is the 265/50R20 Michelin Defender LTX MS. It's a little less of an aggressive tread than what you are looking at but is outstanding on road while meeting the other areas also. For me I could care less what the tread looks like as long as the tire meets what I want it to do.

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Re: High-performance all terrains?

You don't need an aggressive tread for the beach. You do need to air down. That doesn't leave much sidewall with 22's.

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Re: High-performance all terrains?

Thanks for the quick feedback. I'm thinking the 20"s are a better pick. I also go up north a lot to go skiing and riding. Would prefer to have an all terrain.
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Re: High-performance all terrains?

Go with the Nitto Terra Grappler G2's then. The coopers wear out quickly I've heard. No experience with them though, but I have had two sets of the previous generation grapplers and liked them for the most part.
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Re: High-performance all terrains?

Nitto has a new tire out called the Ridge Grappler.....maybe give that a look.
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Re: High-performance all terrains?

The ridge grappler is only a LT tire (load range E, 10 ply sidewall). I would not suggest that if you want on-road comfort. The terra grappler you can get in a 275/55r20 P-range (4 ply sidewall) and is much lighter, comfortable of a tire. The ridge grappler would be substantially heavier, thus reducing fuel mileage a good 2-3mpg I'd guess.
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Re: High-performance all terrains?

Good point
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Re: High-performance all terrains?

My vote is for the Nitto TG all the way. Street manners are great (stick well in the curves) and handle forest roads easily. The lugs self clean pretty well in mud and snow. My only limitation in last year's Mid Atlantic blizzard was ground clearance, although removing the front air dam helped. Air down to 28 PS in soft sand. They will dig if you spin up.
Cons- more road noise but not horrible. It is a true AT after all.
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Re: High-performance all terrains?

I just installed stock size Terra Grappler G2's on my 2012 GC Overland 4x4. Loving them! They drive wonderful, no added nice that i've noticed and bumped that I used to feel on the road are virtually gone. They add a badass aggressive look without being too in your face. First post so I'm not too sure how to upload all of the pictures
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