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18" Winter Combo Installed ☑

MTMark

Active member
I have to agree with winter tires. I just put mine on and am waiting for the snow to fly. Winter tires make these jeeps feel so secure on snow and ice. I can’t imagine that all terrains would do as well. Add snow mode and the Jeep feels downright boring. It’s hard to make it slide or drift. When the snow gets deep, I use mud/sand mode to avoid the sensation that it’s “bogging down”.
 
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Sarge

Well-known member
You should try the Michelin X-Ice snow SUV next time you need snow tires. Best snow/wet/dry there is ATM. Same compound full tread depth, handle much closer to all seasons in the dry, predictable, progressive traction loss in snow, and higher snow and ice performance than anything I’ve driven in the past (w 35 years of aggressive snow tire shenanigans)
 

MTMark

Active member
We’ve been using Blizzaks since we moved into the mountains. They’re great but only last 2-3 winters. Sometimes I will “burn them off” in the summer if it doesn’t look like I’ll get another season out of them. They practically melt away.
 

Sarge

Well-known member
It;s a wonder that lemon hasn't veered into a ditch...hang on to that wheel!
You think you're joking, but the self-steering system has ostensibly tried to do that many times. It's like trusting a five year old to steer. That said, it mostly works well enough that I don't want another car without it, and I never thought I'd want a car that drives itself.
 

Sarge

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Finally got mine installed today :) Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek 265/60R18's with OEM TPMS. Was originally looking at K02's, but these are 3 peak rated and apparently better in the wet.


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I'm curious how much noise they added, too. They seem like a pretty big compromise for mostly road use, unless you need them. And if you do, you should put Rocky Road's sliders on there.
 

RichSNJ

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I'm curious how much noise they added, too. They seem like a pretty big compromise for mostly road use, unless you need them. And if you do, you should put Rocky Road's sliders on there.

They are definitely a little louder than my stock Continentals, but not too bad. I'd say that below 50 or so, they're fairly imperceptible from a noise perspective. Above 50, you can hear them, nothing too bad, so I basically turn the volume knob up about a quarter turn, and then I can't hear them anymore. I've been in trucks with much much louder tires before and this is not like that.

To be honest, my wife has a Kia hybrid with 40K miles and original stock Michelin tires, and they're way louder than these are, and have been for some time.
 
I got these BBS wheels and Blizzak DM-V2s for about $600 with mount and new lug nuts with a few thousand miles on them each. Sadly the wheels came from a 21 Durango which apparently is incompatible with the GCL for TPMS. I couldn't find anything saying these would fit but all the numbers said they would so I gambled on it. I'll probably spring for some TPMS sensors when these tires die in a few seasons since it makes getting my car inspected far less annoying.
 

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RichSNJ

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I got these BBS wheels and Blizzak DM-V2s for about $600 with mount and new lug nuts with a few thousand miles on them each. Sadly the wheels came from a 21 Durango which apparently is incompatible with the GCL for TPMS. I couldn't find anything saying these would fit but all the numbers said they would so I gambled on it. I'll probably spring for some TPMS sensors when these tires die in a few seasons since it makes getting my car inspected far less annoying.
Yeah, they changed the sensors for the WL and other new Jeep products after '21. Don't know about '21 WL's... The sensors are cheap, but you have to pay to install them. Cost me $140 at AAA for them to do it for all 4 wheels.
 

Sarge

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I got these BBS wheels and Blizzak DM-V2s for about $600 with mount and new lug nuts with a few thousand miles on them each. Sadly the wheels came from a 21 Durango which apparently is incompatible with the GCL for TPMS. I couldn't find anything saying these would fit but all the numbers said they would so I gambled on it. I'll probably spring for some TPMS sensors when these tires die in a few seasons since it makes getting my car inspected far less annoying.
Those wheels are actually kind of a nice find. They are very close in design and color to the WK2 wheels, which I have on my WL. But they’re 20 inch. Smaller wheels in the winter are good. It wouldn’t matter if you got any other wheels, other than WL specific wheels as far as the TPMS sensors go. You just have to buy the WL specific tea PMS sensors from the dealer, because no other sensors currently are compatible with the system on the WL.
 
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