post #1 of Old 02-22-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Would 255/75/17 tires fit a stock '99 XJ?

A friend of mine will sell me a set of tires from his '11 Wrangler they are 255/75/17 rims included. Would these fit on my stock '99 Cherokee? He said the bolt pattern is the same. I have done a few searches and couldn't find any real answers so I figured I better throw it on here. I bought the Jeep for at the cabin and am not the most informed on lifts, suspension, etc. If they would not fit stock, what easy lift would accommodate these? Or am I completely clueless and it would require a major overhaul?

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post #2 of Old 02-22-2013, 04:15 PM
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Tire/rim size

I would say NO. I am going to try and SQUEEZE 245/75/16 under my stock
XJ and I might have to trim a little for those. I really doubt the size you are talking about will fit. If you really look at it -- the wheel opening for XJ's is
pretty small.

good luck, Randy from Oceanside, CA
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post #3 of Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 PM
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You are going to need a lift, but also wheel adapters. The bolt patterns are different. Yours are 5 on 4.5. 07 and new wranglers are 5 on 5.

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post #4 of Old 02-22-2013, 10:44 PM
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Yes they will fit, However you will need wheels with back spacing in the 4" - 3.75" range. You will also need to Trim the fenders, And extend the bumpstops !

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