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Old 02-15-2016, 08:20 PM
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Mine is a beast in the snow!

Yep! Mine too!!! Did GREAT last year in a foot of slop even with the Forterras. This year 37" with Defender LTX's was even better! Can't see a reason for winter tires, at least not here in Md.

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Old 02-20-2016, 04:42 AM
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It seems common knowledge that the stock Goodyear Forteras are crap, not to mention my CPO car came with only 6/32 tread. I took it up to Whistler the day after I bought it, and while I didn't have any problems, it wasn't during a storm so the only snow I had to deal with was at low speed on flat plowed terrain in the village and parking lots, whereas the highway was clear all the way up/down.

I decided to upgrade the tires before taking it on snow again, so I upsized to a 275/55/20 Bridgestone Dueler Revo2 which is a true AT tire. It's rated to be one of the best AT's for rain and hydroplane resistance as well as highway noise/comfort. It's also highly rated for sand and snow. The next day I went on a road trip to Tahoe and this time around drove in snow/slush/ice/monsoon rain the whole time from about 30min from home lol the way until the end. Even with the single speed transfer case in my V6 Altitude, the 4wd + those tires did great on everything except stopping in slush and on ice. The only thing that would help on slush would be a much more aggressive AT like the BFG KO2 or a mudder. The only thing that would have helped on ice would be true snow tires or even studs.

Other than that the Jeep handled great and met my expectations. I've been up to the mtns with it many more times with no issues. Granted my Audi S4 with Quattro + snow tires is waaaay better, but the JGC does just fine. Bottom line what I'm saying is that the Jeep as a platform will do fine in normal snow driving conditions. As long as you have good tires like winters or AT's and not summers or all seasons, you shouldn't have any issues. It will never be as good as a Subie or Audi, even on QD2 models with Selecterrain because of the lack of a front LSD and the high COG.
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Re: Snow Capability?

I'm new to the 275/55-20 tires but love them so far. How do you like yours Triple8Sol?

I have yet to take mine into the snow. But I should. The Sierra Nevada is only a few hours drive and they just got dumped on with snow. But I'm heading to Mexico so snow will have to wait for now.
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I'm new to the 275/55-20 tires but love them so far. How do you like yours Triple8Sol?

I have yet to take mine into the snow. But I should. The Sierra Nevada is only a few hours drive and they just got dumped on with snow. But I'm heading to Mexico so snow will have to wait for now.
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It seems common knowledge that the stock Goodyear Forteras are crap, not to mention my CPO car came with only 6/32 tread. I took it up to Whistler the day after I bought it, and while I didn't have any problems, it wasn't during a storm so the only snow I had to deal with was at low speed on flat plowed terrain in the village and parking lots, whereas the highway was clear all the way up/down.

I decided to upgrade the tires before taking it on snow again, so I upsized to a 275/55/20 Bridgestone Dueler Revo2 which is a true AT tire. It's rated to be one of the best AT's for rain and hydroplane resistance as well as highway noise/comfort. It's also highly rated for sand and snow. The next day I went on a road trip to Tahoe and this time around drove in snow/slush/ice/monsoon rain the whole time from about 30min from home lol the way until the end. Even with the single speed transfer case in my V6 Altitude, the 4wd + those tires did great on everything except stopping in slush and on ice. The only thing that would help on slush would be a much more aggressive AT like the BFG KO2 or a mudder. The only thing that would have helped on ice would be true snow tires or even studs.

Other than that the Jeep handled great and met my expectations. I've been up to the mtns with it many more times with no issues. Granted my Audi S4 with Quattro + snow tires is waaaay better, but the JGC does just fine. Bottom line what I'm saying is that the Jeep as a platform will do fine in normal snow driving conditions. As long as you have good tires like winters or AT's and not summers or all seasons, you shouldn't have any issues. It will never be as good as a Subie or Audi, even on QD2 models with Selecterrain because of the lack of a front LSD and the high COG.
Have either of you experienced any rubbing or turn radius issues with the 275-55-20? Thanks!
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Have either of you experienced any rubbing or turn radius issues with the 275-55-20? Thanks!
None whatsoever for me, but clearance is extremely close at stock height...we're talking mm between the inner sidewall and one of the UCA bolts. I've got a lift going on next week though. Your results may vary since, even with the same size, different tires have varying sidewall thicknesses.
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None whatsoever for me, but clearance is extremely close at stock height...we're talking mm between the inner sidewall and one of the UCA bolts. I've got a lift going on next week though. Your results may vary since, even with the same size, different tires have varying sidewall thicknesses.
Thank you! I'm considering going to the 275-55-20 due to the price difference compared to the 265-50-20.
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Have either of you experienced any rubbing or turn radius issues with the 275-55-20? Thanks!
Almost never rubs. The only time is at Park ride height (QL) at full lock right, there is slight rubbing at the left front. No rubbing at full lock left.

Those have been the only times for me. Maybe my Duratracs are just a little bit larger than other 275/55-20s. I have posts on this you can search on if needed.

Other than that I am super happy with my DuraTracs so far. (2,000 miles)
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Almost never rubs. The only time is at Park ride height (QL) at full lock right, there is slight rubbing at the left front. No rubbing at full lock left.

Those have been the only times for me. Maybe my Duratracs are just a little bit larger than other 275/55-20s. I have posts on this you can search on if needed.

Other than that I am super happy with my DuraTracs so far. (2,000 miles)
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