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Old 10-30-2012, 05:06 PM
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Re: Off road on your 20s?

I have the 20's with Cooper Zeon LTZ's and I have had no issue off road. I've taken the Jeep in some pretty rocky stuff in Nevada and Arizona. Here's some pictures. Half are with the Fortera tires and half with the Coopers. The photo with the mountains in the background had some pretty good washed out old jeep trails to get there. It was on the back trail to the Desert Bar in Parker, AZ. I also attached a picture of a pretty good scratch I got on a rim, that I probably would not have got if I had smaller rims, but the 20's are just too sexy.
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Re: Off road on your 20s?

Great pictures! I think i actually saw your jeep in a video on youtube. That first picture looks extremely familiar! It does look like you've conquered some tough terrain on 20's. Kudos to you and good to see someone getting it done!
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Re: Off road on your 20s?

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Great pictures! I think i actually saw your jeep in a video on youtube. That first picture looks extremely familiar! It does look like you've conquered some tough terrain on 20's. Kudos to you and good to see someone getting it done!

I don't have any videos out that I know of. Would be pretty fun to find it, if there is.

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Re: Off road on your 20s?

Someone else was filming. Their were JKs to the left driving up some steep stepped rocks. Ill try to find it later and post it.
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Re: Off road on your 20s?

Here ya go, starts at about 5:50 in.

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Re: Off road on your 20s?

Geez, did not know they were filming that. That was the first weekend after I bought it. The new tires would have been nice on that trail.
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Re: Off road on your 20s?

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I have the 20's with Cooper Zeon LTZ's and I have had no issue off road. I've taken the Jeep in some pretty rocky stuff in Nevada and Arizona. Here's some pictures. Half are with the Fortera tires and half with the Coopers. The photo with the mountains in the background had some pretty good washed out old jeep trails to get there. It was on the back trail to the Desert Bar in Parker, AZ. I also attached a picture of a pretty good scratch I got on a rim, that I probably would not have got if I had smaller rims, but the 20's are just too sexy.
Would you let me know how those Cooper tires perform on the highway when you have time? I love the look of them, and would like something a little better off road, but I take some long highway trips and I have always wondered how they would do compared to the forteras.

ETA - Noise, vibration, comfort overall I guess at 80mph cruising across the western US on asphalt.
ETA2 - Are those the 275-55-20's?

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Re: Off road on your 20s?

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I have the 20's with Cooper Zeon LTZ's and I have had no issue off road. I've taken the Jeep in some pretty rocky stuff in Nevada and Arizona. Here's some pictures. Half are with the Fortera tires and half with the Coopers. The photo with the mountains in the background had some pretty good washed out old jeep trails to get there. It was on the back trail to the Desert Bar in Parker, AZ. I also attached a picture of a pretty good scratch I got on a rim, that I probably would not have got if I had smaller rims, but the 20's are just too sexy.
The 54mm positive offset is what's causing your rims getting damaged not the size. They do look good when new but aren't a good choice for offroad.
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Geez, did not know they were filming that. That was the first weekend after I bought it. The new tires would have been nice on that trail.
I think they extra inch of height the tires would have provided would have probably kept ya from getting hung up. Nice work getting it out there though, especially on the OE goodyears! There were some stock Wranglers that were struggling to make it up what you did on that vid.
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Would you let me know how those Cooper tires perform on the highway when you have time? I love the look of them, and would like something a little better off road, but I take some long highway trips and I have always wondered how they would do compared to the forteras.

ETA - Noise, vibration, comfort overall I guess at 80mph cruising across the western US on asphalt.
ETA2 - Are those the 275-55-20's?

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I drove about 180 miles each way on them right after I had them put on and I could not tell a difference. Cruised at about 75-85 the whole way. I already think the cabin is kind of loud when the radio is off, so I noticed no difference in road noise.

They are the 275-55-20's.

Still my biggest concern is how close that knuckle bolt (don't know what it is called) is to the tire. Supposedly it is fine, but I worry about it when flexing the tire off-road.

Also, there is a 3 MPH difference at high speeds. Your speedo will read slower than you are actually going.
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Re: Off road on your 20s?

What's the smallest wheels I can put on my 2013? I'm thinking of picking up some 16s off an older Cherokee. Would that work?

Would these work?

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What's the smallest wheels I can put on my 2013? I'm thinking of picking up some 16s off an older Cherokee. Would that work?

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From what I understand, 17's are the smallest you can go without the towing package.
If you have the towing package, due to the oversize brakes, you need 18's.
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