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2013 Grand Cherokee Overland tyres


kenm

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Done 18000 miles since new and part way through my second set. Original tyres, Continentals, did 9000 miles, This set, Michelin Latitude Sport have done 9000 and have 4mm on front and 6mm on rear. They may do around 12000 if I'm lucky. Both are a summer tyre. Useless on any kind of off road conditions.

Tried to find an all season tyre but no one seems to make one for the UK market. Pirelli made the Scorpion but stopped production last year.

 

My last GC, a 2006 model had 18" wheels, was shod with Goodyear Wranglers, car and tyres performance was great and gave me around 300000 out of a set.

 

If Jeep/Fiat read these posts then kindly get your act into gear and make sure that you provide orig equip that is fit for purpose. A Jeep on summer tyres is not a lot of use and rather than change tyres AGAIN I will consider changing the car -  to another make.  Have been a loyal jeep customer for 20 years but the time has come to move on!!!!

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I'm assuming you can't get another set of Wranglers for your Jeep?  I opted for General Grabber All Terrain on my XJ Cherokee a few months ago and they're good on road and excellent off road. Fuel consumption is a bit heavier than the previous Wrangler highway terrain tyres, but handling seems pretty similar and noise levels are fine. I agree with you that it's pointless having a 4x4 with summer road tyres on it as it'll get stuck on damp grass if you're not careful. You'd have the same problem whatever vehicle you go for.  It might be a good idea to speak to a 4x4 tyre specialist like Micheldever because they know what products are out there and what will be a suitable alternative for your existing tyres.  Good luck.

 

 

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Iain, thanks but the previous GC was on 18" rims and Goodyear still make a tyre to suit. It's the 20" rims that are the problem and with air suspension I am loathe to buy a new set of rims at some high price and then find that they foul the body somewhere. I will try your suggestion but have been n the web for ages and cannot find any company that makes all season tyres in this size and which are available in Europe. In the USA  there are many to choose from, even Goodyear Wranglers. Why they are not available in Europe is beyond me. Ken

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I managed 20k out of my continentals and just sold it with 30k on and the second set were half way down. I know what you are saying my previous GC's never wanted for tyres, apparently they give excellent handling and good economy and they were pretty good in the snow but are nowhere near as good as previous GC's.

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