2018 grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Donald187
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2018 grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Unread post by Donald187 » November 22nd, 2017, 1:46 pm

Hi all,

New to 4WDing and the forum so please excuse my lack of experience and knowledge.

Just ordered my first 4WD - Jeep GC TH which arrives in Jan.

Looking for advice/suggestions on Tyres & wheels as I am getting conflicting stories from 4X4 shops here in Brisbane.
Also looking to add Snorkel along with anything else recommended. We plan to do mostly beach driving on Bribie, Fraser, Moreton with very little inland driving at this stage. Not towing however will have gear on roof kayak, fishing ect and in rear.

Looking at Yokohama, Coopers and BFG but not sure if i should also change alloys or are the std sufficient.

Any help and advice will be appreciated.

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Re: 2018 grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Unread post by Peter Aawen » November 27th, 2017, 6:59 pm

Generally, the OE Alloys are likely to be stronger/more robust than most aftermarket alloys that've been made to a price, especially if that price was budget!! So chances are that the OE alloy's will stand up to more punishment off road than anything but the most expensive 'made specifically for off-road' alloys... The downside of the OE units is that if you DO damage one, break it or scrape it badly & you want to replace it, it'll probably cost you your house & your first born child!! OE Alloys generally aren't cheap!! :eek: But remember, neither are the really good quality after market alloys! Still, the OE Jeep alloys wearing good quality LT Tyres from any of those tyre manufacturers are likely to be more than adequate for what you have in mind - personally, I'd choose Cooper or Yokohama tyres over BFG's, but that's only because I was told by one of their Senior reps that they were no longer interested in selling tyres to real off roaders (like I was back then) the big money they were chasing was now in the mainly town & road driving wannabees who prized image over function! ;)

However when it comes to rims, I prefer my old school steel safety rims that I can beat out with a hammer if I bend one, and I also still own a manual 4WD too; despite knowing that the good alloys AND good auto's available today are far better off road for just about everything you can legally do or go these days! But I should add that despite owning a modded 'tuff as nails & then some' manual GQ with twin Detroit Lockers, steel rims, & ultra low gearing, I do own and drive an alloy shod auto 4WD too! :p
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Re: 2018 grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Unread post by Donald187 » November 28th, 2017, 8:01 am

Thank you Peter. appreciate your advice.

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