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Yes, another tire question... but different

So I have done a lot of reading on here. I've contemplated going with an aggressive tire (KO2, Duratrac) or just more of an all around all terrain tire. My situation is this:

I love the look of the aggressive tire. However, I am in sales and most of my driving is on the road/highway. To say I go off roading is not true. I do however go to friends farms and things and need somewhat of an off-road. I have the 2014 base model Laredo. I def want to go to an 18 inch wheel so looking at different options I've seen on here size wise. I do not want to put a lift or spacers on it. Just a bigger tire and move up to 18 inch wheels. I have seen on here multiple options as far as tire size. 265/60r18, 255/70r18, 265/65r18.

What have those that are in my situation found is the best route to go tire wise? Tire brand and size??

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So I have done a lot of reading on here. I've contemplated going with an aggressive tire (KO2, Duratrac) or just more of an all around all terrain tire. My situation is this:

I love the look of the aggressive tire. However, I am in sales and most of my driving is on the road/highway. To say I go off roading is not true. I do however go to friends farms and things and need somewhat of an off-road. I have the 2014 base model Laredo. I def want to go to an 18 inch wheel so looking at different options I've seen on here size wise. I do not want to put a lift or spacers on it. Just a bigger tire and move up to 18 inch wheels. I have seen on here multiple options as far as tire size. 265/60r18, 255/70r18, 265/65r18.

What have those that are in my situation found is the best route to go tire wise? Tire brand and size??

Thanks in advance.
Probably your best bet is to go with the factory (or similar) 18" wheel with the 265/60R18 OEM size tires.

You would not have to worry about your speedo being incorrect.

I'm running Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tires and I think they look great. And they perform great too. I've now driven in summer, rain (including a massive downpour), and winter snow and they perform great in all conditions.

The Goodyear tread is 1" wider than the OEM 18" Michelins and weight about 4lbs more per tire. I lost about 1mpg around town, but still get 25mpg on the highway (same as with the OEM tires).

Another good option would be Michelin LTX AT2 tires.
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Re: Yes, another tire question... but different

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Probably your best bet is to go with the factory (or similar) 18" wheel with the 265/60R18 OEM size tires.

You would not have to worry about your speedo being incorrect.

I'm running Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tires and I think they look great. And they perform great too. I've now driven in summer, rain (including a massive downpour), and winter snow and they perform great in all conditions.

The Goodyear tread is 1" wider than the OEM 18" Michelins and weight about 4lbs more per tire. I lost about 1mpg around town, but still get 25mpg on the highway (same as with the OEM tires).

Another good option would be Michelin LTX AT2 tires.
The LTX AT2 is notably noisier than the LTX MS2 [now the premier IIRC] with less tread life and no noticeable increase in traction for mud, grass, mild trails, and worse traction than the MS2 on water/sleet.

If you can find the Nokian WRG at a decent price, several folks here seem to like them.

I'm considering the Pirelli Scorpion Verde as it is less expensive than the Michelin Premier LTX... but I have tried several other tires and keep coming back to the LTX [Premier] MS2 as the go to for spring/summer/fall use.

Winter--Nokian Studs. If they aren't legal in some state, I don't move there.
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Re: Yes, another tire question... but different

265/65/18 is a great size, it's tall enough that spare size matters. I decided on 275/60/18 in a nitto and I'm 95% happy, it's a much heavier tire but only feels so in bumps, rolls like a marble and highway is better than the latitudes, I can hear them but not bad. There are tens of tires our in a good lookin pattern, for me it's wet traction and braking. I couldn't justify higher pricing with the wear I get out of tires.
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