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Roki303 12-24-2012 03:58 PM

Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Hello,

I'm ready to pull the trigger on 2014 once order banks open up in Jan. I know that I want at this point but one thing that I'm struggling with is rim sizes 20" vs 18".

I don't want this thread go into 18" vs 20" battle as advantages/disadvantages has been discussed before but I'm more interested if I go 20" route what are my tire choices? I checked tirerack and the choices that you have are pathetic.

What are you guys running/considering once you wear out OEM tires? I'm interested only in 20" not 18" as for those there is a decent selection. If you have photos, even better.

I've been running LTX M/S for years on my old truck and have been happy with it. Recently put General Grabbers AT2 as I wanted to try something more aggressive.

johhn14 12-24-2012 04:14 PM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
I've got the MS2's on mine. Tons of threads on this. Do a search

JeeperJohn 12-24-2012 05:10 PM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Correct. There's a bunch of threads and everybody has an opinion. What we all agree on are the OEM tires are absolute crap.

To me it really depends what you're doing with your Jeep. I don't go crawling over rocks with an Overland or a Summit, but there are those who do. I want a good ride on dry road but something capable in the ice and the snow. I put on Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza's and love them. Great in the snow (with the snow setting dialed up), great in the rain and a good ride.

I'm sure someone will quote me and say they are crap on the Rubicon, and they probably are. You catch the drift.

My .02

bigrboland 12-25-2012 11:13 PM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
You've been a member here since 2011. I'm sure you've seen many threads concerning this subject. Search is our friend.

BuckeyeSRT 12-26-2012 09:31 AM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JeeperJohn (Post 728560)
Correct. There's a bunch of threads and everybody has an opinion. What we all agree on are the OEM tires are absolute crap.

I dont think the OEM tires are crap.

JeeperJohn 12-26-2012 10:17 AM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BuckeyeSRT (Post 728891)
I dont think the OEM tires are crap.

I see. What other tires have you tried on your Overland besides the Goodyears?

Jim_in_PA 12-26-2012 10:23 AM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
John, I think that Buckeye's comment could be read as they have been adequate tires and haven't caused him any grief. Frankly, I feel the same way...for my first 10K miles, the factory tires have performed well and I wouldn't use the "c-word" to describe them in that context. Whether they are the best is a different issue. That said, we are now getting into the potential of winter weather and I might change my mind. And when it's time to replace them, I'll consider all the options that fit my needs...quiet, safe and fuel efficient "shoes" that perform well on the highway (most of my driving miles) while affording safety in other general driving situations including winter. (I don't do "off road")

ajs800 12-26-2012 10:33 AM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BuckeyeSRT (Post 728891)
I dont think the OEM tires are crap.


I believe they are okay in terms of noise and comfort, but they are crap in terms of overall quality. I have two that balances too heavy and doesn't roll smooth and have horrible pulsating vibration at hwy speeds. tires had too many miles on them before I really tried to push things with dealer about replacing, so I tried two different tire shops and other than getting very little credit, GY isn't willing to do anything. The tire place said they see a lot of quality issues with the Forteras and do not recommend them.

If you're lucky and get ones that roll smooth, then yes, they are okay and will do the job for everyday driving.

I swapped out a set of stock 18s to test my jeep and the overall ride was so much nicer than the 20" tires. Granted the 18s will naturally provide a softer ride but overall it was nothing like my forteras at hwy speeds.

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JeeperJohn 12-26-2012 12:14 PM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim_in_PA (Post 728902)
John, I think that Buckeye's comment could be read as they have been adequate tires and haven't caused him any grief. Frankly, I feel the same way...for my first 10K miles, the factory tires have performed well and I wouldn't use the "c-word" to describe them in that context. Whether they are the best is a different issue. That said, we are now getting into the potential of winter weather and I might change my mind. And when it's time to replace them, I'll consider all the options that fit my needs...quiet, safe and fuel efficient "shoes" that perform well on the highway (most of my driving miles) while affording safety in other general driving situations including winter. (I don't do "off road")

You're right Jim. In the summer months the tires are just fine but when the winter comes, look out. If you find them adequate for winter driving its only because of the superior combination of QD2 and SelecTrac in your Overland. Plus we get a whole lot more snow up here than the Philly folks.

In any event the Forteras were shot at 25000 miles and it took about a third of the weights to balance the Bridgestones.

ColdCase 12-26-2012 01:23 PM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
I find the combination of wide tires and loose steering makes the WK2 dicey to drive in any winter weather regardless of tires.

My 20" GYs have been great, but I have read about the what seems like shoddy quality control. A year + ago there were a couple individuals here run competing brands in OEM sizes in a all season type tire and found the GoodYears to be superior and migrated back to them. All the brands seemed to have quality control or feel issues. I think a lot depends on what you expect from a tire.

I may try the Bridgestones next as the brand sure worked well on my sport cars. The Dueler Alenzas do come as OE on many of the GM cars/trucks

JeeperJohn 12-26-2012 01:37 PM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Actually I just need to start avoiding the dreaded tire threads and oil threads. It's really a matter of personal preference and there's no right or wrong choice. Over on the Challenger forums guys get flamed on filter threads, gas threads, you name it. Peace out.

Raptor 12-26-2012 02:51 PM

Re: Tires - what are good options for 20" rims?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JeeperJohn (Post 728560)
Correct. There's a bunch of threads and everybody has an opinion. What we all agree on are the OEM tires are absolute crap.

To me it really depends what you're doing with your Jeep. I don't go crawling over rocks with an Overland or a Summit, but there are those who do. I want a good ride on dry road but something capable in the ice and the snow. I put on Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza's and love them. Great in the snow (with the snow setting dialed up), great in the rain and a good ride.

I'm sure someone will quote me and say they are crap on the Rubicon, and they probably are. You catch the drift.

My .02

Yes I agree the OEM Forteras are crap! Even if some may not think so! :rolleyes:

Your input on tires is appreciated even if others disagree and don't see things the way you do. We all have different biases and different tire needs/expectations. No one can try every tire out there so your tire opinions and posts on your experiences with different tires is helpfull to all.

A replacement tire choice very much depends on how you plan to use them.......

I'm sure the Duelers you chose are a much better all-season SUV hwy tire the the crap Goodyear Forteras, but I don't see them as good or even capable snow and ice performers? Have you run them in deep snow? I can't imagine they would be good in snow or ice conditions, thats not what they were made for.

They don't carry the snowflak on the mountain winter tire rating and appear to be all season SUV highway tires, similar although I'm sure much better, than the Forteras they replaced. If you prefer Bridgestones why not go with the Revo2's which are much more of an all season SUV tire with winter ice/snow capability?


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