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View Poll Results: What Tires Should I get? (WK2 18" 4x4 Diesel ORAII)
Michelin LTX Defender M/S 11 36.67%
Michelin Premier LTX 1 3.33%
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 8 26.67%
Michelin LTX M/S2 (if I can still find them) 3 10.00%
Something else? Suggest in thread. 7 23.33%
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Re: Tire shopping - overwhelmed ('14 WK2 Diesel 4x4 ORAII w/18")

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Review is a bit old at this point but a good read for AT tires.

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Re: Tire shopping - overwhelmed ('14 WK2 Diesel 4x4 ORAII w/18")

I'm loving my Goodyear Duratracs. Will buy again.
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Re: Tire shopping - overwhelmed ('14 WK2 Diesel 4x4 ORAII w/18")

I wouldn't do ATs for the driving you describe. A good all-weather tire is going to be more comfortable, quieter and do the job. There are some really good options available, including a couple on your list. I recently went with the Pirreli Scorpion Verde Plus and am extremely pleased with them.
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Re: Tire shopping - overwhelmed ('14 WK2 Diesel 4x4 ORAII w/18")

The Nokian WRGs were mentioned, so I'll add my $0.02 worth. When I first bought my '15 GC Limited, I tossed the OE Michelins, and put on the Nokians. I figured that since most of my anticipated driving was going to be in the winter, they'd be a good choice.....and for the winter, they most certainly are. However, I found myself doing more summer "road trips", than originally anticipated, and found the Nokians not an ideal tire for 70 MPH jaunts down the Interstate, especially in windy conditions, on a tall, heavy vehicle.

I found a good deal on a set of "take off" wheels, from my local Jeep dealer, and scored an equally good deal on a set of Michelin Premiers. IMHO, the Michelins are as good on the Interstate, as the Nokians are in the snow. I swore I wasn't going to do the 2 sets of tires and seasonal change routine, again, but I just couldn't help myself.....
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Re: Tire shopping - overwhelmed ('14 WK2 Diesel 4x4 ORAII w/18")

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The Nokian WRGs were mentioned, so I'll add my $0.02 worth. When I first bought my '15 GC Limited, I tossed the OE Michelins, and put on the Nokians. I figured that since most of my anticipated driving was going to be in the winter, they'd be a good choice.....and for the winter, they most certainly are. However, I found myself doing more summer "road trips", than originally anticipated, and found the Nokians not an ideal tire for 70 MPH jaunts down the Interstate, especially in windy conditions, on a tall, heavy vehicle.

I found a good deal on a set of "take off" wheels, from my local Jeep dealer, and scored an equally good deal on a set of Michelin Premiers. IMHO, the Michelins are as good on the Interstate, as the Nokians are in the snow. I swore I wasn't going to do the 2 sets of tires and seasonal change routine, again, but I just couldn't help myself.....
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Re: Tire shopping - overwhelmed ('14 WK2 Diesel 4x4 ORAII w/18")

Greetings,

In all honesty, you have to be more specific on the type off-roading you do even if it is just occasional as you clearly mentioned. All it takes one off road trail, one non paved road with the wrong conditions and the wrong tire to have a really bad day.

If you do require an AT tire, my first recommendation is the Nokian Rotiiva AT. A small and very proud group here, including myself own this tire and have excellent results. You can even find some here that match your description in your post. Other tires your should research are Nitto Grappler's series and Coopers for example. A lot threads here on these tires as well. IMHO, the BFG KO2 is going to be overkill for you unless you need that for trail conditions. Make sure you get a an tire that has a snowflake symbol on it.

That being said for AT tires, on to the next area of all weather all season tire:

Again my first choice for a tire since you fall into the winter category, is the Nokian WRG3 SUV. Despite the previous review, many here that own this tire and swear by it as the reviews posted in this forum. My 2nd choice would be the Michelin's Premier LTX. Both of these tires use a soft tire compound that gives you the traction needed for winter conditions and a both snowflake rated. Besides being suited for the winter conditions, they are excellent for the other 3 season and more importantly for highway driving as your main concern.

Again, many other tires out their to look at and mentioned in this thread. My father taught me that a tire purchase should be consider the most important thing for your vehicle. It is all about safety of the occupants and yourself. Take your time and research.

Just my 2 cents.

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Re: WR G3's
I respectfully disagree.

OK, and I'm not trying to start a "urinating contest", but let me just say this....Have you ever tried both of these tires, "back to back", like driving the Nokians at 9 AM, and the Michelins on the same vehicle, on the same roads, at 10 AM?
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I had Michelin LTX M/S 2's on my MY11. They were quieter than Nokian WR G3 SUV's are at current 27,000 miles. They were very good in snow, but not good on hard pack or ice. I would do Nokians again.
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.....Again my first choice for a tire since you fall into the winter category, is the Nokian WRG3 SUV. Despite the previous review, many here that own this tire and swear by it as the reviews posted in this forum. My 2nd choice would be the Michelin's Premier LTX. Both of these tires use a soft tire compound that gives you the traction needed for winter conditions and are both snowflake rated. Besides being suited for the winter conditions, they are excellent for the other 3 season and more importantly for highway driving as your main concern.



Just my 2 cents.

Best for now.

Again, not to start an argument, but let me say this, in the interest of accuracy. I have BOTH the Nokian WRG3s, as well as the Michelin Premiers, V speed rated version, in my possession. The Nokians are indeed M+S, as well as "snowflake" rated. The Michelins, however, are only rated as M+S, unless the snowflake logo is only embossed on one side of the Michelin's sidewall.....
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Re: Tire shopping - overwhelmed ('14 WK2 Diesel 4x4 ORAII w/18")

I used the BFG Rugged Terrain T/A on my Jeep Liberty for quite a while. I was impressed with these tires. They did good in snow, took them through Moab a few times, and in some mild Oregon mud. Mostly did long highway trips, where they were quiet and smooth. The Rugged Terrain is not as aggressive at the KO2, but is still an aggressive looking tire with good bite.
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Again, not to start an argument, but let me say this, in the interest of accuracy. I have BOTH the Nokian WRG3s, as well as the Michelin Premiers, V speed rated version, in my possession. The Nokians are indeed M+S, as well as "snowflake" rated. The Michelins, however, are only rated as M+S, unless the snowflake logo is only embossed on one side of the Michelin's sidewall.....
Greetings,

In the interest of accuracy, I rechecked their website and yes, I did not find the snowflake rating. It might have not qualified due to the low tread depth. However, the tire compound is designed for low temperature traction. Similar technology that Nokian has been using form many decades.

In my previous post regarding the the Michelin Premiers I have repeated that due to the low tread depth, is not advisable for deep snow until more reviews covering this particular item.

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I used the BFG Rugged Terrain T/A on my Jeep Liberty for quite a while. I was impressed with these tires. They did good in snow, took them through Moab a few times, and in some mild Oregon mud. Mostly did long highway trips, where they were quiet and smooth. The Rugged Terrain is not as aggressive at the KO2, but is still an aggressive looking tire with good bite.
Greetings,

I had these on the JGC when I pulled off the Lat's. I was not that impressed with them for the winter conditions. I got them as soon as they were on the shelves for the 18's. For every other condition, they very good and I had no problem with them. I did find them noisy after I hit the 10K mark on them.

I do not see them on BFG website any longer and limited availability else were. I am wondering if they are getting upgraded for next spring when BFG generally introduces new tires.

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