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Re: Tires WK2 - OEM Good or Swapping to better?

I know the SRT8 will rock the better tires but they also will have the wider rims to make them work. I'm not into the 22's, 20's are just fine, I don't want to change rims, I like the 20's and I'm not looking for a max performance summer tire like the RE11's I run on the Porsche. The General UHP's look interesting but all the reviews are for small cars. There's the Yokohama AVID's too but again, these are car tires first so their use in this application is unknown.

I'll probably just wear these out and worry about it then. By then there should be some other options.
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Re: Tires WK2 - OEM Good or Swapping to better?

Do any of you have Bwoody's suspension links? Have those tightened up the body roll and helped on higher speed? I have a set to install with hopes the stiffer bushings will improve stability for highway & curves. Glad you mentioned the Pirelli's... I was pondering those as well.

Would a lower profile (260-255) @ .5-1" sm Dia help as well? Less sidewall flex, gear ratio a little bit better for RPMs and Accel.

I'd rather go the 22" & tires close to same Dia as 20" to gain sm sidewalls.
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Re: Tires WK2 - OEM Good or Swapping to better?

I can't even find another tire in the stock 265/60/20, let alone a performance oriented sneaker. DCJ, you may be right looking for a slightly lower profile for the 20's.

Thumbsup to the Bwoody links. While they don't stop the WK2 from tilting out on high speed hairpins, it is noticeably more stable when changing lanes or during slow and moderate speeds in the corners. No noticeable vertical compliance limitations, though I haven't had it on trail yet since the links went in. Tip: you'll have to drill a 1/2" or 12.51mm hole in the control arms to mount the bwoodys, as the existing holes are 11.87mm or 15/21" in size.
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Re: Tires WK2 - OEM Good or Swapping to better?

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Moosehead, can 17" be used on the WK2 or are the calipers to large?
In other threads, noticed some discussion on 275/45 or 285's on the 20". That would allow mild deflate if needed... but would think a gear change setup would be needed too. Any experimenting with these larger tires on 20"?
Calipers with the V8 are too large for 17's.

I too was thinking of the Blizzak's but read (on tirerack.com) that they are aren't the best for hot weather months - become too pliable, and we can get into the 100's in MD.

You could look at the Bridgestone Potenza's, Goodyear Eagle RS-A or the Kumo Solus. Really depns on your price range...

I feel the Fortera's are a good OEM tire for a Jeep... balanced blend of performance and ruggedness as well as a general aesthetic appeal as well as good treadwear. They will certainly satisfy 90% of buyers.

A tire size won't alter the speedo too much, but it will change. Just think of a new tire vs. one with no tread left (e.g., a tread depth of 15/32nd x 2 is nearly an inch). But, you can have the computer re-calibrated, my local Jeep dealership/off-road performance shop does it.

The bigger concern is the tire width. The knuckle assembly is very close to the OEM setup: the 10.43"wide tire and the backspacing/offset (whether 17", 18" or 20" OEM rim). So be mindful of that when selecting a tire and pairing it with a non-OEM rim.

Moosehead... Thought the stock 20" tires were a 265/50R20?
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Re: Tires WK2 - OEM Good or Swapping to better?

^my bad mhassler, you are correct 265/50/20's. others have tried to put 17's on the HD brakes from the Hemi and were not able to make them fit, there may have been one member who files the calipers a bit to make it happen but not ideal.

below interesting link from an infinity crossover forum on the 265 / 50 / 20 rubbers available, and another online seller with a few selections in this size, some performance, some AT.

http://www.infinitiscene.com/forum/s...t=12134&page=4

http://www.onlinetires.com/user/vehi...ds/page_1.html
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