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What winter tire to choose for my Cherokee

Hello everyone,

This is my first jeep cherokee 4X4 V6 North edition and i am looking for a winter tire to put on. I looked a few reviews for Toyo and it looked pretty good but what do you think ?

Uniroyal - Tiger Paw 3
Michelin - Ultra Grip Ice
Toyo - G3 ice
Toyo - GSI-5
Good Year - Ultragrip Winter
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Hello everyone,

This is my first jeep cherokee 4X4 V6 North edition and i am looking for a winter tire to put on. I looked a few reviews for Toyo and it looked pretty good but what do you think ?

Uniroyal - Tiger Paw 3
Michelin - Ultra Grip Ice
Toyo - G3 ice
Toyo - GSI-5
Good Year - Ultragrip Winter
Hi there,

Mind if I ask where you live (roughly) ? And how much winter do you actually get ? How are the roads in winter where you are ? Ice, hard pack, slush, mostly pavement, etc...
How much are you willing to spend ? Are you buying winter wheels ?

Edit to add : please don't start new identical threads for the same question. One is enough. You can delete the other one (in the Tires section).

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Hi there,

Mind if I ask where you live (roughly) ? And how much winter do you actually get ? How are the roads in winter where you are ? Ice, hard pack, slush, mostly pavement, etc...
How much are you willing to spend ? Are you buying winter wheels ?

Edit to add : please don't start new identical threads for the same question. One is enough. You can delete the other one (in the Tires section).
I live in Quebec. We have 4 good months of snow. Good part of my driving is done on the highway and there is ice and a lot of slush but since i will be more adventurous with my jeep than my accord i will go also in some snow covered road in the country side. I need to buy 4 plain winter rim offcentric i was told to choose.

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I just saw a video for Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme ? Never herd of this brand before ?
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I installed on my Jeep Cherokee ....General Tire Altimax Arctic... excellent !

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I installed on my Jeep Cherokee ....General Tire Altimax Arctic... excellent !
Here's a second recommendation for General Altimax Arctic tires.

I found a set of steel 17" take-off wheels from a Sport, bought the General's from Tire Rack, ordered OEM TPMS snesors online from Steve White Motors in NC, and had a buddy assemble everything at his shop. Total cost was under $550. No more hassle swapping winter tires.
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I live in Quebec. We have 4 good months of snow. Good part of my driving is done on the highway and there is ice and a lot of slush but since i will be more adventurous with my jeep than my accord i will go also in some snow covered road in the country side. I need to buy 4 plain winter rim offcentric i was told to choose.

Thanks
I'm in Quebec too, I was just wondering which part of Quebec (big province )
I'm *en Abitibi* so roughly 5 months of winter. I guess you're in the Montreal area (less cold and less ice but more slush).

Honestly, I suggest Blizzaks. Toyos are good, so are Vredestein Wintracs, Altimax Arctic (I would stud these though). Michelin X-Ice are good on ice, but not for slush/soft snow.

The wheels you need are "hub centric", not off centric. Hub centric means the center hole on the wheel fits precisely on the hub, providing alignment and some load support for the wheel. You can buy non hub centric wheels too, but then you'd need to buy what are called *hub centric rings* that match the wheel's center hole diameter to the hub's.

Do you want steel rims ? Alloys ? I bought mine last year online from an outfit near Sherbrooke. PMC Tire. They ship for free, and if you choose a tire/wheel package they mount and balance them for free too. They have alloy wheels good for winter, and also steel rims if you prefer those (and they are cheaper of course..).
Costco also sells winter tires and wheels (steel and alloy) if you are a member...

Most tire manufacturers offer mail-in rebates right now for winter tires. Check those out too.

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What @Mark_ said. I have purchased three sets of tires and rims from PMC, they are great to deal with. Bruno in customer service knows his stuff. I also have the Blizzak WS80.




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Hello everyone,

This is my first jeep cherokee 4X4 V6 North edition and i am looking for a winter tire to put on. I looked a few reviews for Toyo and it looked pretty good but what do you think ?

Uniroyal - Tiger Paw 3
Michelin - Ultra Grip Ice
Toyo - G3 ice
Toyo - GSI-5
Good Year - Ultragrip Winter
I ran Toyo Observe GSI-5s on my old Mazda3 Sport SkyActiv, never had an issue. Managed a drive down the west coast of Newfoundland in a snow storm with ease. I was impressed enough to get a set for my Trailhawk. They still haven't let me down.

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I had them all Toyo, Blizzak, Goodyear Ultragrip, BFGoodrich Slalom yes all good tires....yet real impressed with General's performance and price beat's all

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