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Angry Overland 4x4 2014

Just bought a 2014 Overland Eco Diesel. Does the tow package come as standard equipment on this Jeep. I also noticed the spare tire is a different make and size than the good year 20's that came on it. Can some one give me some answers on this.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:27 PM
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I also noticed the spare tire is a different make and size than the good year 20's that came on it.
That's your "full size spare" and it's how everyone else's is too that got that option.

It's silly and the "full size" description is misleading, no doubt.
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Re: Overland 4x4 2014

How are you supposed to run a different size tire and not screw up the running gears? Has anyone ever pushed to see if this could be straightened out?
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How are you supposed to run a different size tire and not screw up the running gears? Has anyone ever pushed to see if this could be straightened out?
It's the same overall diameter as your stock ones, which is all that's needed to ensure you don't hurt anything. And it saves them money so why wouldn't they do it?

I'd say there's little to be done but buy an extra matching tire and wheel, which may noy fit propetly in the spare well if you have the 20's.
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Re: Overland 4x4 2014

I believe the tire/wheels on the vehicle are too wide to sit in the well. They don't allow the cover to go all the way down. There was a thread last year where somebody built a raised floor to allow a true full size tire to fit. Considering how often a spare is needed, I just leave the spare that came with the Jeep, check the pressure occasionally, and hope to never put it on the vehicle.


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I have a 2014 Overland 4x4 with the 3.6L V6 and 20's... it has a full size spare tire and wheel.

What I didn't realize until recently is that while mine came with Goodyear Fortera's, the spare is a Khumo Solus. I don't ever recall having a vehicle where the brand of the full size spare didn't match what was on the vehicle.
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Re: Overland 4x4 2014

Glen,

I just picked up a new Overland Diesel this month as well, love this thing! The Tow Group IV is standard equipment according to the standard equipment list posted on the WK2Jeeps.com - 2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee website, a great resource for WK2 owners, check it out...

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/pdf/2014_wk2...ipment_USA.pdf
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I believe the tire/wheels on the vehicle are too wide to sit in the well. They don't allow the cover to go all the way down. There was a thread last year where somebody built a raised floor to allow a true full size tire to fit. Considering how often a spare is needed, I just leave the spare that came with the Jeep, check the pressure occasionally, and hope to never put it on the vehicle.

Actually all the stock tires will fit in the well (except the SRT's 295 profile size), it's the wheel that is too wide for it to get the lid to close. That's with the 20" rims though. With mine, I'm able to fit a matching wheel and matching tire, because they aren't so wide and it's a definite benefit and reason why I chose the 17" for functionality. I think the 18" wheels should fit in their too, without the bins of course.


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I have a 2014 Overland 4x4 with the 3.6L V6 and 20's... it has a full size spare tire and wheel.

What I didn't realize until recently is that while mine came with Goodyear Fortera's, the spare is a Khumo Solus. I don't ever recall having a vehicle where the brand of the full size spare didn't match what was on the vehicle.
Again, why would Jeep feel the need to give us a matching (more expensive) Fortera tire as a spare, when most people will never even look to see the Kumho is a different size and brand because they never have to use the spare?

If you guys are so worried about it, like I said, go buy another matching wheel and tire to ease your woes. Then you'll have to figure out a way around spare well fitment, but it's easily doable.

I remember seeing someone flip their 20" over in the well, so the face of it was pointing up and they created an extended thread section for the screw to keep it secured. Worth investigating. YMMV.
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