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Unread 06-13-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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another tire size thread

I am going to be putting some 2" pucks in possibly this weekend. I have the up country springs on my WJ, so that should give me around 3" of lift correct? Give or take.

My question is, I want to run the biggest tire that I can fit without any trimming? I dont really want to be hacking up my jeep just yet. I saw a killer deal on some goodyear MTRs that are 245/75/16, but I didnt really know if they would fit.

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Unread 06-13-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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31" maximum. Don't try to fit anything bigger than that.
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Unread 06-14-2010, 11:35 AM   #3
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Apparently the saying about assuming is correct. I assumed that I had 16" wheels on my jeep and turns out that I have 17". That would have been a bad mistake. That narrows down my choices since I wanted to try out the treadwrights. I see that they have 235/80/17, 245/75/17, 265/70/17. I think the 80s will be pretty tall and skinny looking. The 245 and 265s are a 31.7" tire. If I put on some spacers, could I get those to work or would it require trimming? What amount of trimming would be required for some 32" tires on a BB with up country springs?

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Unread 06-14-2010, 12:06 PM   #4
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You will be looking at a lot of trimming with 32's. To put it into perspective for you, I have a 4" lift and had to trim (just a little bit, but still had to trim) to fit 31's.
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Unread 06-14-2010, 04:33 PM   #5
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Dang. So that means that even with 31.00" tires I will probably have to trim a bit. Will spacers help at all? I know it will get the tires away from the shocks, but will it help with the bumpers?
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Unread 06-19-2010, 11:44 AM   #6
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I have found a pretty good deal on some 265/70/17 hankook RT03 tires. Will they fit with my UC springs and 2" BB?

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Unread 06-19-2010, 12:45 PM   #7
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if it were my jeep id definitely do the 265/70/17's, the amount of trimming required will be so minimal, and if you do have to trim it'd only be on the bumper and liner, all plastic, certainly no metal. its frustrating how small WJ's wheel wells are.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #8
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well I have been searching around the forums, but its hard to find anyone running 17" wheels so I can see what they look like and how much they had to trim. My jeep will be mostly for DD and a camping/fishing trip here and there, so I wont be flexing it out or stuffing tires. I just want no rubbing during normal driving.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 02:35 PM   #9
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What kind of look are you going for? You could look for some 16 inch wheels and open up all kinds of possibilities.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 02:57 PM   #10
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I wouldn't mind dropping down to a 16" wheel, but I like the look of my rogues that came on my freedom edition a lot. I don't want to go to steel wheels and I'm not really looking to sink a lot of money into wheels at the moment. I want my Jeep to not look like such a soccer mom SUV while also making it a bit more offroad friendly.

I missed out on the deal on the Hankooks, but I am still looking at the wardens or sentinels from treadwright.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 03:47 PM   #11
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you rim size is not going to change whether or not you have to trim. its just going to change your rim size. Whether you trim or not will be total lift vs. total tire height. put a 13" rim on with 31's and you still have a 31 inch tall tire. You just have way more wall on your tire then say on a 17" rim.

By the way Check out Dunlop Radial Rover AT's. Had a set on my truck, now i have a set on my jeep i love them, and there not pricey. Got the set for my truck for 550, jeep was 700 (but thats cause of AZ they have weird tire tax and laws) Also check out General Grabbers. Good tire. My boss had some on his durango. 40k and they were not even half warn. Great traction too.
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