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Old 04-08-2012, 07:12 PM
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

When its time, I'll probably go with BFGs or Michelins (same company). I put a premium on ones made in this country. Considering the size vs the load (and I have the lightest WK2), the Goodyears should last quite long (usually I replace tires when they get to be over a decade old, not because they wear out) but my last experience with Goodyears (two sets of GT +4s) was not good. Of course by then I would not be surprised to find everything quite different.
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

Thanks everyone for your input. I checked Discount Tire and they have the Yokohama Parada, Nitto NT420 and the Kumho Solus KL21 all for around $200. Any thoughts on these choices?
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

I don't have experience with those particular ones but check out the surveys and reviews at Tirerack.com. I find it to be a good resource.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/index.jsp
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

I would choose the Fortera's again. However, I will do some research when it is time. I don't have any real complaints
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

I've not been all that impressed with the Forteras in snow and sand. I'm a good year or so out from having to replace them, but if I had to do so now, I'd look at the Nitto Terra Grappler AT pretty hard.
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

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I've not been all that impressed with the Forteras in snow and sand. I'm a good year or so out from having to replace them, but if I had to do so now, I'd look at the Nitto Terra Grappler AT pretty hard.

I would be careful with other tires in this size, a lot of them are V rated which would mean a harder ride then the T rated Foterias. I know you have talked about the hard ride of the foterias in a previous post.
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

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I would be careful with other tires in this size, a lot of them are V rated which would mean a harder ride then the T rated Foterias. I know you have talked about the hard ride of the foterias in a previous post.
Nah, wasn't me. The Overland rides like a Caddy as far as I'm concerned. And if it weren't for the 4-5 times a year when I really need an AT tire, I'd probably stick with the Goodyears, because they're nice on the highway and around town. I just haven't been impressed with their traction in the snow and sand.
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

I wouldn't go w/ the Forteras again because I don't think they're good in wet, granular snow. Other tires I've used have done much better. I also think the Forteras should be quieter on the highway given that they're basically a car style tread - I upgraded to Toyo all terrain tires and they are literally quieter than the Forteras were at highways speeds.
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

I haven't had any issues with performance in snow or summer on my stock Forteras, but don't push my vehicles hard on the road much to test their limits. Is it possible the Forteras suck depending on size? Mine are the 20" 50-series and I never had traction issues even in the deeper on-road snow in Michigan's UP. Not my first choice in rubber for on-off road use (I'd pick a Cooper Zeon LTZ or AT3), but no complaints about the 20" 50-series Forteras on the road anyway for over 12,000 miles.
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

I replaced the factory Conti's with Yoko's on my Ford SUV (that I traded on the Jeep). The OEM factory Conti's had lousy wet, ice and snow traction so I replaced with the Yoko's at 17K miles. The Yoko's had better traction and were quieter initially, but were practically worn out after another 20K miles. Thankfully, I bought the Yoko's at Discount Tire and they gave me 2/3rds credit back (the Yoko's were a 60K warranteed tire). So at 37K miles I replaced the Yoko's with Goodyears. The Goodyears were outstanding - great traction, quiet and wore well. I was so impressed, that I bought Goodyears for my wifes car last year and 10K miles later they are just as impressive. I buy all my tires at Discount Tire.

I am very happy with the 18" Michelin Latitudes on my GC, and would replace them with the same.
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Thanks everyone for your input. I checked Discount Tire and they have the Yokohama Parada, Nitto NT420 and the Kumho Solus KL21 all for around $200. Any thoughts on these choices?

Based on your choices you seem to be looking for an ALL-SEASON street tire.

I too have considered the three tires you have narrowed your choices down to.

the Yokohama is the only directional tire in the bunch.

I have used the Parada Spec X on another car simialar in size to the JGC and the ride was smooth and there was little tire noise..... I did not keep them long enough to rate there longevity

I have been considering the Nittos because I know a guy that has had a set on his montero from 2006 with no issues, they seem to last long and have a high load rating and they also are heavy.

The Kumhos are standard equipment on some export WK2 I have seen them on some of the Aussie WK2 and I saw a set on a forum member in Dubai the few reviews I have seen on tirerack for this tire are not good..... But for the price I may give them a shot because they are V-Rated and they are an OEM choice for the WK2 in export markets that don't have a governor on the WK2
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Re: Would you go with Fortera's again?

I bought Fortera Silent Armours for my '05 Pilot and they came standard as Fortera HL on my next '09 Pilot. I have no complaints as an all-season tire and with their tread wear. I have the 20" tires, and before I agreed to take them, I looked at Tire Rack. Seems the 18" Michelin are over $300 more expensive to replace all 4. In fact Michelin does not make 20" tires to replace the stock size according to Michelin's web site. So you can't get Michelins at this time. My neighbor who owns a Michelin dealership also sells Toyo's. He is not a fan of any Goodyears, so he recommended a Open Country for all-season. Bridgestone also makes this size, but again $532 for 4 20" Forteras and as much as $1200 for the others. So what are you going to spend, I guess it depends on what you do with them and if the Fortera meets your need.

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