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Old 12-26-2012, 03:26 PM
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I am considering dropping down to the 18" wheels and going with the Yokamha Geolander ATS as they are a perfect blend of agressiviness and comfort. If I stick with 20's, I may try the Bridgestone Alenzas or maybe the Nitto Grapplers.

Our Tahoe had the Dueler Alenzas and had a lot of life left at 75k. They were quiet and smooth up until 70k. My forteras have 22k and are not far from being done for.
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

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Plus we get a whole lot more snow up here than the Philly folks.
Yup...that is true. I don't know if you saw it in the MY14 thread, but I'm originally from "up there"...Wayne County...so I do understand!
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I must say had the Nitto Terra Grapplers on my Ford Expedition 20" wheels, Great tire ! ,Great Traction ,Low Noise ( although louder han stock) , Great Ride, , the ony thing I thought was the tire was much heaver then others, other that the weight ,its a great on / off road tire , Snow ,Mud ,Sand and Rock

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I just put Cooper Discoverer AT3's on my Liberty. Next day we got a foot of wet slushy snow. The day after that it got down to about 15 degrees. Within a few days I "got to" drive in deep wet heavy snow, then on ice, then on powdery snow when it snowed again (gotta love Wisconsin). I already feel confident saying that these are the best tires I've personally driven on. They do come in 20's, not sure about the specific size you need. Highly recommended by me, FWIW.

Cooper Zeon LTZ's also seem to be highly regarded & are available in 20's.
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

Well, after reading about the stockers on other threads and this one, I really expected them to absolutely suck in the snow and ice. Now that we have had some snow and ice, here is my impression:

Overall - OK, but not great
Summer, dry road - quiet and ride nicely
Summer, wet road - quiet and ride well, grip is good in standing water, but that could also be due to the full-time 4WD being on
Winter, dry road - quiet and ride nicely
Winter, snow - they get through it a lot better than I thought they would
Winter, slush - they are floaters on slush. You may have to steer as if they were a rudder rather than a tire.

Overall - I have 18K on mine and the tread looks like it will make 60K. If I lived in an area with lots of slush, I would trade them out, but I only get slushy roads a handful of days per year, so I can live with them. They seem like a decent value tire, but that does not mean they excel at anything. When I replace them, I will probably look elsewhere.

In driving around in our recent snow (my first with the JGC), I was able to get up grades that had others slipping and sliding and a few that many were not negotiating. In all cases, my JGC did not slip a wheel (of course, I was not standing on the gas either).
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

Just ran the Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20 through some snow the other day and handled great.
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

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I see. What other tires have you tried on your Overland besides the Goodyears?
I dont need to try any others
I am happy with how these tires are for my needs
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I would go with the 20" and replace the tires once they wear down with some Revos
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I don't do any off-roading, just looking for a good all-season 20" tire. I am looking at the Nitto Crosstek CUV or the Bridgestone H/L Alenza when I replace the OEM Fortera's.
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well a HL tire.is not a good all season. lol

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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I bought a 2012 Laredo with the factory 17"wheels, which I sold on ebay. I sold the tires locally. I purchased OEM 2012 20" Summit wheels on ebay and bought the tires at www.discounttiresdirect.com and at the end of the day it cost $600 to move to the 20" wheel and tire. The tires that I purchased were Hankook Ventus ST's. They have great reviews and were a great price! We have put 5,000 kilometers on them and so far they have been great.

I am a big fan of the Nitto brand, especially the all terrains! in my opinion the Nitto Terra Grappler (which I have on my Ram) are a very aggresive all terrain tread. They last long and very quiet for the tread style. The problem is their aggresive tread looks rediculous on a SUV like the Cherokee. It just doesn't look right at all! The Terra grapplers belong on full size trucks. I think the GC has an elagant look to it and aggresive boots ruin that....IMO!
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Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?

I see people talking about LTX M/S 2 and Cooper Zeons. I don't see those tires big listed as match for WK2 with 20" rims. That being said what tire sizes are you guys running (obviously not OEM)? No rubbing, no issues? Do you have Quadra-Lift?

If I can get LTX M/S 2 I would be done. Went through 2 sets of those tires in my current truck and each lasted about 80K. I was very satisfied with overall performance in any condition of that tire. I currently have General Grabbers AT2 and they are absolutely awesome in snow (traction is just like on dry pavement, unreal). They are also not loud and decent on the highway for AT tire.
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