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For those of you that had the chance to drive in the winter with the Michelin Latitude Tour tire on your 18" wheels, how do they perform in the snow? I just got my new 2014 Limited and have these tires. Most of the reviews for this tire on the Tirerack website have not been good for snow performance. Looking at the picture of this tire on Tirerack, the sidewall looks slightly different compared to mine. Mine appears to have additional tread blocks on the sidewalk. Updated?
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:28 PM
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

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For those of you that had the chance to drive in the winter with the Michelin Latitude Tour tire on your 18" wheels, how do they perform in the snow? I just got my new 2014 Limited and have these tires. Most of the reviews for this tire on the Tirerack website have not been good for snow performance. Looking at the picture of this tire on Tirerack, the sidewall looks slightly different compared to mine. Mine appears to have additional tread blocks on the sidewalk. Updated?
I would take those in a second over the awful Goodyear Forteras that they put on my 20 inch wheels!
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

The Latitudes on my 2011 sucked so much in the snow. Much worse than the Forteras on my 2008 WK1. I did change to Winter tires and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
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I recommend Discoverer AT3. They perform really well in the snow with QT1.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:04 PM
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Re: Michelin Latitudes

I dumped the Latitudes last week for a more durable tire. Latitudes are no good off pavement and stone puncture easily as many JG members have found out! The Cooper Discoverer AT/3 gets very good ratings and is a good looking tire. I find it to be just as quiet as the Latitudes.
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I dumped the Latitudes last week for a more durable tire. Latitudes are no good off pavement and stone puncture easily as many JG members have found out! The Cooper Discoverer AT/3 gets very good ratings and is a good looking tire. I find it to be just as quiet as the Latitudes.
There just seems something blasphemous about a Michelin being punctured in the tread area. Must be using softer steel belts than the more traditional Michelins to get better claimed gas mileage.

The traction on them also seems well below that of the M+S/2, my favorite all time all season, mild trail, and moderate snow tire.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:50 PM
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The Latitudes on my 2011 sucked so much in the snow. Much worse than the Forteras on my 2008 WK1. I did change to Winter tires and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
I agree. Those Latitudes on my 2011 were terrible in winter compared to other Jeeps I had with Good Year tires. So rather than putting new tires on my 2011, I ordered a 2014 Overland with the Good Year tires. Will find out this winter if they are any better. Al
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The GoodYear Forteras that are going to come on your 14 are AWFUL. They handle like crap in the snow or any kind of weather IMO. I would take a look at some other options and seeing if a local tire shop will do a trade while they are new.
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There just seems something blasphemous about a Michelin being punctured in the tread area. Must be using softer steel belts than the more traditional Michelins to get better claimed gas mileage.

The traction on them also seems well below that of the M+S/2, my favorite all time all season, mild trail, and moderate snow tire.
The really bad aspect of this is that Jeep continues to use this tire with off road packages and Michelin expressly says these tires are not for off road use.
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The GoodYear Forteras that are going to come on your 14 are AWFUL. They handle like crap in the snow or any kind of weather IMO. I would take a look at some other options and seeing if a local tire shop will do a trade while they are new.
and they are noisy as hell and shake, they are just cheap tires you get what you pay for they are half the price of anything else it that size category.
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The GoodYear Forteras that are going to come on your 14 are AWFUL. They handle like crap in the snow or any kind of weather IMO. I would take a look at some other options and seeing if a local tire shop will do a trade while they are new.
You are kind of caught between a "rock & a hard place" with Jeep. On the Overland, you either take the 20" Good Years that are standard or pay $1K extra to get the "Off Road Package" that takes you back to the 18" Michelin Latitudes. At this time not sure what I will do. Might ask the dealer if any customers have complained or changed out the 20" Good Years. Thanks for the warning. Al
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The Latitudes suck in snow. The first time I drove in light snow, the Jeep fish tailed even with light throttle at every street turns. I purchased a set of wheels/tires that came off a new 2012 JKU (Bridgestone Dueler AT I think) for winter and trail driving and they performed very well in snow. I use the Latitudes for summer driving.

Once they wear out, I will get a set of Blizzaks for winter.
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