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So you say you are "tired" of the subject?
Ha Ha well ya kinda....
I'm facing this same thing this fall and every time I am convinced that "XXXXX" is the tire to buy, I hear or read that " They wore out in 30K" or "Loud on the road " or " Slippery in rain" and then I'm back on the same old rabbit trail again.... I'm sure than any one of the top suggestions on here will do the job.
I always say I'm tired of reading all these threads, but then I go ahead and read them anyways !

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Re: WK2 Overland- What tires should I buy

We currently use Goodyear Assurance Triple Treads on our current JGC and have used this tire and the previous version - Aquatred - for years. It is an excellent tire for rain, does well in the icy snow that we get in the DC area and the tread has worn well.

I intend to get the same for the new JGC we will purchase within the next week or so - either an Overland or Trailhawk. Will have to confirm that I can use 255/70/18s. If not, then I will be happy to have the other recommendations on the forum - good information on here!

While we do occasionally drive on farm roads, through fields and washes, we don't do it often enough to really need a true off-road tire. These are definitely all-season - not off road truck tires.
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WK2 Overland- What tires should I buy

Consider Crosscontact, Continental LX20 or the new OEM Tire on the 2016's and up on Overland and Summit. I've had both and ride smooth and wear well. the OEM Goodyears were junk.
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....... - either an Overland or Trailhawk. Will have to confirm that I can use 255/70/18s. If not, then I will be happy to have the other recommendations on the forum - good information on here! .....
I can confirm 255/70/18 will fit without modification. Mine is a '14 Overland, with OEM Jeep rims from a 2016 Sahara (JKU). The tires are 255/70/18 BFGoodrich KO2. I have no spacers, and originally mounted them with the suspension unaltered.

Here is a photo, though this is at OR1 (which no now my "Normal" height with the use of custom links).


And a trail shot for fun. Doesn't really show of the tires, but just because it's the "luxury model" doesn't mean you can't have fun too. I don't do anything extreme, and certainly don't beat on it, but with the suspension at OR1 or OR2 they can even handle the unevenness of the trail without rubbing.


And a little bonus info for you. The 255/70/18 WILL fit in the spare tire well, under the floor. With very little trimming you can also adapt your spare tire caddy and storage bins to also fit in the well with bigger tire. Just an FYI
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Re: WK2 Overland- What tires should I buy

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I can confirm 255/70/18 will fit without modification. Mine is a '14 Overland, with OEM Jeep rims from a 2016 Sahara (JKU). The tires are 255/70/18 BFGoodrich KO2. I have no spacers, and originally mounted them with the suspension unaltered.

Here is a photo, though this is at OR1 (which no now my "Normal" height with the use of custom links).


And a trail shot for fun. Doesn't really show of the tires, but just because it's the "luxury model" doesn't mean you can't have fun too. I don't do anything extreme, and certainly don't beat on it, but with the suspension at OR1 or OR2 they can even handle the unevenness of the trail without rubbing.


And a little bonus info for you. The 255/70/18 WILL fit in the spare tire well, under the floor. With very little trimming you can also adapt your spare tire caddy and storage bins to also fit in the well with bigger tire. Just an FYI

Nice Overland and beautiful trail shot! I understand the love folks have for our JGCs as a daily driver.... we use it for that, too.... however, we also use it for every bit the SUV capabilities, room, and clearance that mean it's going to go off the hardball every once in a while. Nothing like the rock climbing and challenging off-road recreational trails that I see but for utilitarian use. :-)

Thanks so much for confirming the tire will also fit in the spare well - that is important and I had not thought of that, forgetting that the newer models have the storage bins around the sides!
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Re: WK2 Overland- What tires should I buy

I got good life out of the Forteras--no real complaints, honestly; replaced them with Nitto NT421Q and recently replaced those with Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires...which I'm truly enjoying. They are not as "harsh"/hard as the Nittos were and are of a much better design than the Forteras.
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How many miles did you get out of those forteras Jim? Why did you dump the next set so quickly?
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Re: WK2 Overland- What tires should I buy

Greetings,

I am looking for the perfect tire. Can somebody help me please?



Hold the press!!!

If you can answer that question, I will be a monkey's uncle.


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How many miles did you get out of those forteras Jim? Why did you dump the next set so quickly?
I changed the Forteras out at 40K miles and 6/32". I don't really like going below that because of the highway driving I do and the increased issue of hydroplaning at that point...no matter what the tire in general. And we had a very long driving vacation planned with the JGC fully loaded with four people plus luggage. I felt safer going with new tires prior to that; otherwise, I would have waited a few more months.

The Nittos that replaced the Forteras were wearing fast and were at 5/32" after only about 30K miles. And forget about the "tread life" warranties...they are almost impossible to benefit from due to the "fine print". I loved the Nittos at first for their "grippiness" and tread pattern, but the ride was not as good and I really did feel the grip lessening toward the end of their life with my JGC. They also had a propensity to flat spot at cold temps, making for a noticeable bumpiness until they warmed up from road friction. They were good in the limited snow we get here, but so were the Forteras in comparison. (I know that some folks don't share that view)

The Pirellis so far are making me very happy. I like the ride and since I spend a lot of time on the highway (for work), that's important.
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Thanks so much for confirming the tire will also fit in the spare well - that is important and I had not thought of that, forgetting that the newer models have the storage bins around the sides!
Glad to help. Just to make sure I was clear though. The tire will fit in the well without any alterations/modification. The trays though, WILL need altered to fit with the larger tire. I did a quick write up on how I did mine. If you use the stock spare rim, the tool caddy won't need altered. If you use the JK/JKU rim you'll have to trim a little bit of the foam to make it fit properly. Both projects are easy, and I've got photos if you end up needing them.
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Ha Ha well ya kinda....
I'm facing this same thing this fall and every time I am convinced that "XXXXX" is the tire to buy, I hear or read that " They wore out in 30K" or "Loud on the road " or " Slippery in rain" and then I'm back on the same old rabbit trail again.... I'm sure than any one of the top suggestions on here will do the job.
I always say I'm tired of reading all these threads, but then I go ahead and read them anyways !

Cheap tires aren't good and good tires aren't Cheap....
There are few tires anywhere near as expensive as your vehicle, and none of those will fit anyway. Or as expensive as the bump in your insurance rates.

We won't go lugubrious and bring up the funeral costs...
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