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Winter Tires Question

I have nearly new set of Dunlop M2 winter tires with set of rims from Chrysler 300. Specs are 235/60 R18 107H. Any chance these will work on new Overland to replace Grand Fortera's in winter? fyi, those specs are 265/50, but I was thinking since i have the rims, this winter set up could work? TPMS issues? Odometer issues? other?

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Re: Winter Tires Question

you have the stock 18s? those should be 265/60 not 265/50(that's 20s)
if you do then yes no odometer issues since it's only a narrower tire, same diameter...
tpms will still work since you're using same wheels, that's np

if you ever have questions about tire diameters and affect on speedo, play around with sizes and see the difference between them with this calculator
http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp

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Re: Winter Tires Question

thanks! actually don't have either yet. going to place order soon and just can't seem to decide between 20s (like the rims) and 18s w/offroad package (superior functionality) I figured if I could use these winter tires then maybe go for 20s. do you believe the forteras are that inferior to Michelin's, making winter tires more of necessity? I live in upper Midwest with occasional heavy snow but mostly light snow/sleet.
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Re: Winter Tires Question

If you don't have to do hills, and can drive really defensively on the few snow days you get, you might be o.k. managing on all season tires. I have hills, and drive up long canyons on big powder days, so I use winter shoes on all my cars. Check out the braking and handling differences on these test videos and then decide if they are a necessity....


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Re: Winter Tires Question

I believe the stud pattern is different from 300 to GC, so the rims wont fit?
Not sure about the offset or caliper clearance either.

Grand Cherokee 1999 - present is 5 X 5. Not sure what the 300 is.

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Re: Winter Tires Question

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you have the stock 18s? those should be 265/60 not 265/50(that's 20s)
if you do then yes no odometer issues since it's only a narrower tire, same diameter...
tpms will still work since you're using same wheels, that's np

if you ever have questions about tire diameters and affect on speedo, play around with sizes and see the difference between them with this calculator
http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp

I have to disagree....235/60-18 (Chrysler 300) are a different diameter than 265/60-18 and so speedometer readings will be off.

235/60-18 = 29.1" dia
235/60-18 = 30.5" dia
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Re: Winter Tires Question

appreciate the links. Difference in tire performance on ice in turn was enlightening. I guess the 20s + set of winter tires is fine choice, considering that I don't anticipate offroading. I was hoping 18" w offroad package could handle anything not requiring seasonal changes, but that appears to be unrealistic. the tirerack reviews of Michelin's seem far superior to forteras, but I don't believe I've seen many negative comments here.
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... I was hoping 18" w offroad package could handle anything not requiring seasonal changes, but that appears to be unrealistic.
I don't know why Jeep is shipping the GC with Off-Road packages with the 18" Michelin Latitudes. I like Michelins generally, but I would prefer the LTX A/T2 for modest off-road and better snow tread pattern. I suppose they are catering to the suburban market.

I'll probably change to the LTX tires if the OL ever arrives, and keep them on year round.
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