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My ego took hold of me and didn't go for the Low RR tires I once spoke about. These are definitely more of an on road tire than the old tires I had. Much improved ride, sound, looks, and overall comfort over old tires. We will see about the longevity of these they are a (60k rated)620 treadwear, but the UTQG ratings on tires are not standardized, so we shall see how well the USA made Nitto does. I only got 34k out of the Cooper (also USA mfg.) 500 UTQG (50k tire) rated Big O Big Foot's I had. I religously had them rotated and every month would check T.P. (always kept at 40-42 psi.) Very dissapointed in those.
 

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We have the Crossteks on our 08 Wrangler and so far so good. A local tire dealer was selling them "buy two, get two free" so we jumped. The JK has 18" wheels so tires are pricey for that thing.

 

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Mine were buy 3 get one free.
 

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I'm getting the Crosstecks on my Commander tomorrow. We really like them on the JK. The local Nitto dealer is running the buy 2 get 2 free deal again with lifetime rotation/balance. I have to buy a road hazard/6 month alignment deal though. $700 out the door.

How have they done on the heavier XK? Do you still like them as well as you did?
 

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Well, after riding around on those crappy GY Forteras for 27k, the Nitto's feel really good! Its like going from wagon wheels to actual rubber tires kind of difference.
 

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Just got in from driving about 40 miles in a 6+ inch wet snow with a 1/2" of ice underneath it.

Traction was good, as good as the Fortera

Braking suffered some, the Crossteks seem to squirm a bit but it still felt safe under neath me.

I drove by piles of piled up cars and went by many stuck/wrecked SUV/CUV with no problems. I even pulled up to a old Rover that had spun out on a steep hill, I asked him if he needed to be strapped, he said he was going to back down and run the hill again but he would let me back down first. i just said, " No thanks, I'm fine" and to his dismay, I pulled away with ease LOL! The Rover was on BFG AT's, 33x9.5 pizza cutters which should have done well in the slushy snow. I guess its just the traction control or maybe the 4500lbs Hemi powered beast. Eitherway, the Commander is a TANK in the snow!

My wife parked her JK and borrowed my XK to pick up the kids. She said the JK sucks in the snow compared to the XK.
 

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I looked at those, they looked good but I opted for the Silent Armor's and they are great tires.. Probably the best all around tires I have put on a 4X4.. No noise, great on/offroad traction and nice looking tread..
 

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The Crossteks seem to be a good "all round" tire(except mud). I would prefer a more aggressive self cleaning tread for the snow(I don't use this Jeep in the mud) but they are very quiet and they shine on a wet road.

If we got more than 3 or 4 decent snowfalls each year I would have gone for the Grappler but I just don't need that much aggressiveness all year round.

Plus i have 5 other Jeeps in the driveway with more aggressive tires on them. I choose to drive the XK because it is so stable and gets such great traction all while riding in comfort.
 
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