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Old 08-11-2013, 10:19 AM
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

If you are going to do any off roading, you want the 18". Imagine going over a big rock with the 20's - there goes your rims. You need the side wall height to off road without damaging the rims. The 20's look great, but too impractical for off road use. The 18's will also give you a smoother ride. The only advantage to 20's is cornering at higher speeds.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:43 AM
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I'd like to hear more about the Nittos too if anyone has input. Those are the ones I'm looking at but having a tough time finding the size.
I am on my 4th set of Terra Grapplers on my diesel Excursion with 160k. Mine are 325/65r18's. They are quiet for their size and wear is average at 25-30k per set. Its a sand tire, not an aggressive mud tire at all.

I drive pretty hard so they may last better on a lighter, lower performance vehicle.

My size run $1200 installed. Its time for another set next week. Ouch!

My (on order) '14 Limited CRD w/ORA2 might get a set after the stockers wear out.

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Old 08-11-2013, 11:07 AM
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

Would Terra Grapplers, fit on a stock 2014 overland with 18" wheels? Good all around tires with a not to agressive tread for sand driving is what I am intersted in. Anybody in nyc area what to meet me at a tire shop next week and buy my stock rubber? Selling the stockers is only chance I can swing new tires.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:46 AM
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

I love the 18" wheels on my Trail Hawk. With the Goodyear Silent Armor tires that come on them, I think they look sharp.


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Re: 18" Overland wheels

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I love the 18" wheels on my Trail Hawk. With the Goodyear Silent Armor tires that come on them, I think they look sharp.


Nice improvement over the stock 18"'. Nice deep, red color.
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While we're on the subject of tires:


I really like the look of the Nitto Terra Grappler's. I live and work in North Dakota and the winters here can get a little rough (read: A LOT of rough). How do they perform on ice and snow?

I'd really like to avoid having two different sets of tires for the muddy season and the snowy season. Would a different tire be a better bet? Goodyear? Firestone? Michelin? Conditions here vary wildly, so I'm looking for the widest range of capabilities I can get, from dry highways to deep wind whipped blizzard snow and everything in between.
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I live in the south. We get about 1 week of ice and snow. My Terra Grapplers work pretty well on my 4x4 Excursion but I can't compare them to other tires since I've on run the TGs. I don't hesitate to get out my tow strap and help rescue cars in the ditch. I suspect a knobby tire would work better but really I have no complaints.

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Re: 18" Overland wheels

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I agree about the 18" option, but in this case you get cheaper wheels and cheaper tires for an additional cost.
Well maybe the tires are not cheaper, but they are not off road tires.
ORAII on an Overland gets you skidplates, a trail rated badge, and the tire size change. Seeing as OA1 option (basically skidplates and the badge) on a limited runs $595 or something near there, you are technically getting a credit giving up the dubs with OA2 on an overland.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:14 PM
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Well, my '14 overland arrived just in time for me to fly to Florida to visit family. So I'm down here hangin' in the Redneck Riviera dreaming of my new Jeep back in Minnesota!

While I'm down here, the dealership is switching out my stock wheels with the black mopar wheels (still 18") and terra grappler tires. Can't wait to see what it looks like when I get home just in time for Winter to see how the grapplers handle the snow.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:09 PM
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I would be very interested in hearing how quiet they are. Too bad you wont be able to compare.

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:14 AM
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Just found out my wheels are back ordered until November. Figures! Tried to get the dealership to take care of this during the EIGHT WEEKS we had to wait for my order to come in, but no one got back to me. Grrrr.... OHHHMM!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:16 AM
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BTW, Excursion; I just put brand new Terra Grapplers on my 2001 Grand Cherokee and was a little disappointed in how quiet they are (was hoping for at least a little hum but can't hear me at all). But since I'm giving that jeep to my girlfriend, she's very happy with them not making any noise. :-)
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