Off Road 18"s - Page 18 - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Export Grand Cherokee 2011+

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #205  
Old 06-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Red PeeKay's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Anywhere where work ain't
Posts: 394
Thanks: 5
Thanked 66 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1761
Red PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmcrh View Post
Is the price quoted supply, wheel balance and fit?
Yes. Front end alignment extra. Can't find anywhere close to this in Melbourne. Would just about be worth the drive to Sidenee.. and back!!

__________________
"My life is so much better,
than your best vacation"

2014 White Laredo CRD
ECB Bullbar
Full Underbody Armour (inc. Chief Bash Plate)
Towing kit
Tinting
BFG All Terrain T/A's
Precision LED's
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #206  
Old 06-11-2014, 12:36 AM
BobT's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posts: 2,265
Thanks: 1,130
Thanked 202 Times in 170 Posts
Rep Power: 74952
BobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond reputeBobT has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red PeeKay View Post
After much reading and discussion I've decided to run with the BFG 265/65R18's. They have 26.5mm greater rolling diameter to the stock tyres, so should fit comfortably. I've run these on all my cars (BFG AT TA's) and am happy with them. I've been quoted in the vicinity of $450 - $550 per tyre, however found them for $360, the only drawback being this is in Tempe NSW and I'm in Melbourne. Will try to use this online ad to leverage a better price down here.

My question is, what are you going to do with the spare. Its a 245/65R18 which looking on the BFG site they don't do. What are my options? Cheers.
I've only recently become aware of the proximity of the steering knuckle to the tyre. It is not immediately obvious so hasn't been mentioned but there again it doesn't seem to have been a problem either. You should check this before fitting an over-sized tyre to the front. Run your hand over the inside shoulder of the top of the tyres and feel the clearance between the tyre and the steering knuckle. There is not a lot there even with OEM tyres.
__________________
Ordered 9 Nov 2011 - Delivered 3:30pm Friday 13 April 2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3L CRD, Black Forest Green Pearl, Quadra-lift, Off-road Adventure II, Front Recovery Hook, Mopar Tow Bar, Mopar Rock Rails, 150A Projecta Battery Isolator, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Bridgestone D697 265/60R18 LT, Kimberley Kamper Special Edition
MudMap M7 off/on road sat nav, Chief Recovery Hooks "chrome", Chief 3mm Sump Protection Plate, Bluespark pro+boost tuning module set on C9, Chief Lower Front Guard
Reply With Quote
  #207  
Old 06-11-2014, 01:06 AM
Barboots's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 2,445
Thanks: 137
Thanked 347 Times in 294 Posts
Rep Power: 42411
Barboots has disabled reputation
Re: Off Road 18"s

I believe that the knuckle will be OK with any of the typical oversizes that we're talking about. With the standard offset 18"s and 275s there's enough clearance... and most aftermarket rims add clearance rather than reduce it. Sectional width is quite consistent, and on the WK2s it's around this point that contact with the knuckle would occur.

What we've seen is that the tyres with a unusually wide tread can get too close to the guard liners and front bumper forward lip. BFGs notably... so this is definitely something to watch when fitting a tyre size that has been proven to clear, but in another brand. There are variations which can eat up the small tolerances available.

I have previously posted that there is very minor guard liner contact with my 275/65 General Grabber ATs on OEM Laredo 18"s. Their tread width is 225mm (according to my tape measure, not manufacturer's data) . When I next put them on I will be sticking the guard liners back against the wheel well with Sikaflex, as there is plenty of room between the tyre and the bodywork... it's just that the liner is a bit loose fitting. Now they have a bit of damage they are more likely to grab on the tread and perhaps get significantly torn up.

As an aside, did anyone else get a laugh out of the tyre destroyed by a kerb on House Rules? You gotta be nice to that Passenger Rated stuff peeps!

Cheers,
Steve
__________________
2014 Overland CRD
Perth, Western Australia
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Barboots For This Useful Post:
  #208  
Old 06-11-2014, 01:08 AM
Matty470's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Melb, AUS
Posts: 416
Thanks: 27
Thanked 40 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 3395
Matty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond reputeMatty470 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red PeeKay View Post
Thanks Benn0, looks like the BFG's it is then. Now to get the tyre dealers here in Smellbourne to come to the party at $360 per tyre!!
Give Lindsay's tyres a call in Mt Evelyn.
He verbally quoted me under $400 a tyre for the BFG's, even though he doesn't rate them highly at all, he's primarily a Mickey Thompson dealer.

Lindsay's Tyres — Expert 44 tyre supply and fitting
__________________
MY12 Mineral Grey Overland CRD.
Reply With Quote
  #209  
Old 06-11-2014, 04:22 AM
Red PeeKay's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Anywhere where work ain't
Posts: 394
Thanks: 5
Thanked 66 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1761
Red PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matty470 View Post
Give Lindsay's tyres a call in Mt Evelyn.
He verbally quoted me under $400 a tyre for the BFG's, even though he doesn't rate them highly at all, he's primarily a Mickey Thompson dealer.

Lindsay's Tyres — Expert 44 tyre supply and fitting
Thanks Matty, will do. I suspect tyre preference is a bit like opinions , everyone's got one!! I've run the BFG's for over 15 years and have been happy. That being said, there are lots of people both here and elsewhere who extol the virtues of nearly every other AT off road tyre. Horses for courses I guess.
__________________
"My life is so much better,
than your best vacation"

2014 White Laredo CRD
ECB Bullbar
Full Underbody Armour (inc. Chief Bash Plate)
Towing kit
Tinting
BFG All Terrain T/A's
Precision LED's
Reply With Quote
  #210  
Old 06-11-2014, 06:20 AM
Boxheadmr's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 453
Thanks: 78
Thanked 49 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 17189
Boxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond reputeBoxheadmr has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red PeeKay View Post
Thanks Matty, will do. I suspect tyre preference is a bit like opinions , everyone's got one!! I've run the BFG's for over 15 years and have been happy. That being said, there are lots of people both here and elsewhere who extol the virtues of nearly every other AT off road tyre. Horses for courses I guess.
stick with what you believe is the best. I got talked into a different brand once by the dealer and ended up taking them back due to the increase in road noise.
Reply With Quote
  #211  
Old 06-11-2014, 07:44 AM
SNUKE's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sydney, Aus
Posts: 3,901
Thanks: 139
Thanked 547 Times in 425 Posts
Rep Power: 7442
SNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond reputeSNUKE has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by Matty470 View Post
Give Lindsay's tyres a call in Mt Evelyn.
Ahh Mt Evelyn, good place to do an unintentional summersault or two on your mtb bike. I have fond memories.
__________________
I'm just want it for the "shorter headlamps".

MY14 GC Limited, 3.0 CRD, Lux II, Granite Crystal, 18" Wheels, Tubular Side Steps.
Could I get my avatar much larger?
Ordered: July 7 2013 Delivered Nov 25th
Reply With Quote
  #212  
Old 06-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Barboots's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 2,445
Thanks: 137
Thanked 347 Times in 294 Posts
Rep Power: 42411
Barboots has disabled reputation
Re: Off Road 18"s

That'll learn you for choosing non-motorised transport
__________________
2014 Overland CRD
Perth, Western Australia
Reply With Quote
  #213  
Old 06-13-2014, 12:43 AM
Sege's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Perth Western Australia
Posts: 203
Thanks: 30
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 2286
Sege is on a distinguished road
Re: Off Road 18"s

Well I am down to Hankook ATM / Yoki ATS or Goodyear ATS. I can get a special on the Yoki's which makes them pretty much same as Hankooks and the Goodyears are way more expensive. Had Yokis in the past and are a good tyre except for sidewalls being vulnerable. Any thoughts out there?
Reply With Quote
  #214  
Old 06-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Brisbane,QLD
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 2283
fireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond reputefireball has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Off Road 18"s

currently tossing up the idea of using the yokohama ats g012 265/60 18s as well . got quoted $1540 for 5 tyres in Brisbane with the current deal on on the yokies

how much are the hankook atm?

maybe we should add a thread on not only what off road 18s can be used but pricing on them as well, that way we can see who's getting ripped off and where and how much to bargain them down by.
Reply With Quote
  #215  
Old 06-13-2014, 01:48 AM
Red PeeKay's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Anywhere where work ain't
Posts: 394
Thanks: 5
Thanked 66 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1761
Red PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by fireball View Post
currently tossing up the idea of using the yokohama ats g012 265/60 18s as well . got quoted $1540 for 5 tyres in Brisbane with the current deal on on the yokies

how much are the hankook atm?

maybe we should add a thread on not only what off road 18s can be used but pricing on them as well, that way we can see who's getting ripped off and where and how much to bargain them down by.
I was quoted $273 on the Hankook ATM's, however that is for the passenger weight tyre and not the light truck (P265/60R18). The light truck jumps in size to 275/65R18 and that was around $500.

The BFG AT (265/65R18) I've been quoted between $360 at Tempe and $390 at Lindsays Tyres, Mt Evelyn. They also suggested the Micky Thompson STZ 265/60R18 for the same price however that also has a passenger weight carcass. All the other prices I got, Cooper ST Maxx and Bridgestone 697's ran around $500 per tyres. They are all also running the larger tyres (275/65R18). I'm not sure if they will scrub in certain instances and whether the spare will fit without issue.

If another thread is started with price, if someone buys a different brand, could you also post whether the spare fits without the cover lifting and if there is no scrubbing.

Cheers
__________________
"My life is so much better,
than your best vacation"

2014 White Laredo CRD
ECB Bullbar
Full Underbody Armour (inc. Chief Bash Plate)
Towing kit
Tinting
BFG All Terrain T/A's
Precision LED's
Reply With Quote
  #216  
Old 06-13-2014, 01:51 AM
Red PeeKay's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Anywhere where work ain't
Posts: 394
Thanks: 5
Thanked 66 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 1761
Red PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond reputeRed PeeKay has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Off Road 18"s

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNUKE View Post
Ahh Mt Evelyn, good place to do an unintentional summersault or two on your mtb bike. I have fond memories.
Ahhhh, a fellow paid up club member of the handlebarring club I see. Done a bit of that myself Snuke, alhough it really ended in tears. A couple of months in the spinal unit at the Austin and then the rest of the year rehabing at Royal Talbot. All "sorta" good now, but have had to scale back the adventurousness!!
__________________
"My life is so much better,
than your best vacation"

2014 White Laredo CRD
ECB Bullbar
Full Underbody Armour (inc. Chief Bash Plate)
Towing kit
Tinting
BFG All Terrain T/A's
Precision LED's
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2014 Grand Cherokee.."BEST American product on the ROAD!" Scottina06 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 2 03-04-2013 01:08 PM
Mopar WK2 18" "Off-road" Wheels BobT Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 1 01-13-2013 01:19 AM
2011 Grand Cherokee "Off Road Edition" XenonDepot Members Rides-Showoff 12 07-19-2011 12:15 PM
18" vs 20" wheel with off road package canis Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 8 05-27-2011 02:40 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.