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Re: finally got overland wheels

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I'm a firm believer in this -- although in general, do not think the Forteras are a great tire. I had OE Cross Terrains on a Mariner. Everyone raves about them. I thought they were mediocre at best. It's true that car manufacturers strike deals with tire manufactures. Not all Forteras (or many other OE tire for that matter) are created equally. There's a reason for this:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...65&diameter=17

Check how many Fortera HL Edition there are in 245/65/17! They range from $129 - $175. Click on each, and then click the OE tab. First @ $129 is for Jeep. Second @ $142 is for Explorer, etc. etc. I can bet you the one for $175 (with NO "OE" tab) is the best.

PS. Sorry to hijack your thread. Your new wheels look great! Fortera are a great looking tire, and ride pretty good. I had them as OE on a Sport Trac. They would have needed replacing before 30k.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:10 PM
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Re: finally got overland wheels

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I'm a firm believer in this -- although in general, do not think the Forteras are a great tire. I had OE Cross Terrains on a Mariner. Everyone raves about them. I thought they were mediocre at best. It's true that car manufacturers strike deals with tire manufactures. Not all Forteras (or many other OE tire for that matter) are created equally. There's a reason for this:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...65&diameter=17

Check how many Fortera HL Edition there are in 245/65/17! They range from $129 - $175. Click on each, and then click the OE tab. First @ $129 is for Jeep. Second @ $142 is for Explorer, etc. etc. I can bet you the one for $175 (with NO "OE" tab) is the best.

PS. Sorry to hijack your thread. Your new wheels look great! Fortera are a great looking tire, and ride pretty good. I had them as OE on a Sport Trac. They would have needed replacing before 30k.
True, but that is not the case in the 20" size. THere is only one Fortera HL listed in 20".
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Those wheels look great. I'm waiting delivery of my 20" overland wheels as well. They should be here on Friday. Installation hopefully on Saturday. Can't wait.
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Re: finally got overland wheels

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Supposedly manufacturerers and dealerships buy in bulk and get not as good quality products even though the same. A lot of my friends work for tire companies. And I've read it on jeep garage somewhere as well.

You read it somewhere from someone that doesn't know what they are talking about. Its the same tire a Foteria HL and it is an OEM tire. A lot goes into selecting an OEM tire and price is one of those things but so is noise, fuel economy, handling and many other factors. I think the Foteria is not a bad tire I am happy with mine for the most part.
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^In this case (20"), it may be the same tire. However, in a 245/65/17, they definitely are not all the same.
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