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Hello All,

I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited which I love and I need to replace the tires. I've never kept a vehicle long enough to buy new tires On my truck now I have Michelin Latitude 265/60/18 tires, but when i read the reviews on the internet, they were horrible. I live in the Philadelphia and do lots of street driving with rain, snow and ice and on occasion I will ride through a park on some dirt hills. But, I need to know what type of tires are the best tires to buy that will fit the bill and also last for the mileage listed for the tires. I know men know alot about these type of things and this is why I joined the site. I hope I posted this in the correct forum.

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Welcome to Jeep Garage! When I purchased new tires I went with the Michelin LTX M/S2, and so have a number of other members on here as well. Keep researching this section of the forum and if the LTX isn't for you there are other options to choose from.


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Yup...lot's of good choices are available for your new tire selection! There are bunches of threads here that cover the gamut.

Personally, I chose the Nitto NT421Q to meet my own needs.
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Welcome to Jeep Garage! When I purchased new tires I went with the Michelin LTX M/S2, and so have a number of other members on here as well. Keep researching this section of the forum and if the LTX isn't for you there are other options to choose from.


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Thanks! I will go to the tire thread and check. Thanks a million.
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Yup...lot's of good choices are available for your new tire selection! There are bunches of threads here that cover the gamut.

Personally, I chose the Nitto NT421Q to meet my own needs.
I will look into those tires also. thanks a bunch~
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Greetings,

As the saying goes, what ever Philly gets, NYC gets later.

Based on your requirements that you stated, you can go for either a all season highway or an all season on/off road AT tires.

Here are some tires you should Google and search out here as well:


Nokian has either the WRG3 or Rotiva AT. Nokian's can be pricy, however, their is a small and growing user base here that love them.

Cooper is another tire to look into. They have the Discoverer HT Plus or the Discoverer AT3.

Michelin for highway driving look into the MS/2. I am not fan off their AT tire or BFG AT tires anymore.

Bridgestone you have the Revo AT2 is also a good tire.

Firestone has the Destination LE2 or AT.

The key factors you are looking for is water evacuation and siping on the tread block for gripping power.

Best for now.
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Greetings,

As the saying goes, what ever Philly gets, NYC gets later.

Based on your requirements that you stated, you can go for either a all season highway or an all season on/off road AT tires.

Here are some tires you should Google and search out here as well:


Nokian has either the WRG3 or Rotiva AT. Nokian's can be pricy, however, their is a small and growing user base here that love them.

Cooper is another tire to look into. They have the Discoverer HT Plus or the Discoverer AT3.

Michelin for highway driving look into the MS/2. I am not fan off their AT tire or BFG AT tires anymore.

Bridgestone you have the Revo AT2 is also a good tire.

Firestone has the Destination LE2 or AT.

The key factors you are looking for is water evacuation and siping on the tread block for gripping power.

Best for now.

Thank you! Whew! If I didn't love that Jeep Cherokee so much, I would trade it in. Didn't know all this about tires, but it is good to know. Well, back to Google to research the tires you recommended. And you're right, whatever NY gets, Philly gets so i will need something that is all season, good traction and good for the highway.
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Same advice goes for almost any vehicle these days, so JGC or not...no reason to "trade in"!
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Thank you! Whew! If I didn't love that Jeep Cherokee so much, I would trade it in. Didn't know all this about tires, but it is good to know. Well, back to Google to research the tires you recommended. And you're right, whatever NY gets, Philly gets so i will need something that is all season, good traction and good for the highway.
Greetings,

Your welcome and happy trails.

Also look into the Nitto 421Q it will better than the Terra Grapplers because of the open tread block design that allows the water to get out of the tire quickly. If you search here on the forum, you will find a lot of positive views on the Nokian WRG3 SUV. IMHO, these right now are the 2 best tires for highway driving in your category.

If you get new tires right now for the winter, depending on the tire, they do have to break in a little to get to the actual gripping stage. Today, it can be anywhere from 100 -250 miles or short drive to NYC and back.

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Also look into the Nitto 421Q
That's what I'm running...and I love them. The only downside is "local" availability. NTB doesn't carry the 265-50-20 size, so I had to order from Discount Tire and have my independent mechanic install. The latter wasn't a downside, however, and I did get a good price on the tires. Don't buy the fill stems from DT, however...they are not compatible with the TPMS.
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