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post #1 of 5 Old 12-20-2006, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just got married back in March and inherited from the wife a 2001 Grand Cherokee Limited with 47K on it. Really dig the vehicle! V8 has tons of pick up and that traction system hooks up awesome in the wet! Here's my deal, needs new tires now and I'm thinking of a VERY minor upgrade. Currently running 235/65/17's and I was thinking about going a bit larger but don't want to modify ANYTHING. I was thinking of holding the width the same and just adding a bit of height, like 235/75/17's on the stock rims??? By my calcs this would bump the overall diameter by 1.85", obviously only affecting the height of the vehicle by half that. I can't see that that could cause any rubbing problems, especially since it's no wider than stock but was wondering what you guys think? BTW, I'm looking at the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's and would appreciate any thoughts on those too.

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did you take a look through any of the pics in the stickied threads to see what they are running with similar stock suspension setups like yours?


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You have to buy 5 tires since you have either qaudra-trac or quadra-drive....

245/65R17 is the biggest you can go at stock height without rubbing, and you can go to 245/70R17 with minor rubbing.

The 235/75R17's I think will rub even more...I would go with the ones I listed if you're stuck on revos.

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I agree with Nick. 245/65R17 would be a good tire for you

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Appreciate all the responses!

Nierace, man you threw me when you pointed out the fact that I'd need to replace the SPARE TOO!!!!! You are totally right! I didn't even think of that! That right there might be a deal breaker for me. I was trying to do just a little something without spending any extra money or hassle, ie. lift kit, etc.

I think given the small difference I would get with the sizes that would fit, I may just scrap the whole idea and just go with the stock size in the Dueler Revo's. The tires will prob. be a bit cheaper in that size anyway AND I can get by with just buying 4 !!!!

Thanks for the help guys!
If I ever want to do it right, that is lift, rims and tires, I'll look you up again!!!
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