I've seen KJ's with 245/75/r16 Tires. This seems like too wide of a tire to install without a lift. Has anyone installed this wide of a tire with no lift? Will I get wheel rub when I turn? Others mention hammering down a weld somewhere in the front fenderwell when installing wider tires, any info on this?
Also, I've heard mixed feedback on Silent Armors (wear down fast). Thinking of Goodyear DuraTrac's. Any Advice? Daily driver w/ some offroading...
My KJ has 245/70/16 (same size... 30x9.65"). Fits fine with no lift and stock wheels (with 6" backspacing). I do get a slight rub when making a full right turn from the front driver's side tire (rubs on the plastic liner). But it's not really an issue. No rubbing while driving otherwise.
My mpg did go down by 1 to 2 mpg over the stock 235/70/16 size, but I like them a lot better.
I'm also running Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVOS... love them!
youll need a lift for 245/75, you will have rubbing if you dont
2008 KK Liberty
Daystar 2" Spacer Lift With SkyJacker Hydro Shocks
JBA Gen 5.5 Upper Control Arms
Rokmen Riddler 8.25 Differential Cover
2 KC Slimlite 100 Watt Driving Lights on JK Light Bar
245/75/16 All Terrains
Mopar Front Tow Hooks
Mopar Rear Tow Hook
For 245/75/16's you will need a lift kit.
You will have to pound the pinch weld over flat.
You will have to heat up the plastic around the foglight area and push it in some.
And you will still get some rub on the front swaybar with the stock rims.
After market rims with 4.5" back spacing will get the tire away from the swaybar and also give you a wider stance.
It will rub, you'll have to pound the pinch welds flat that are at the rear of the front fenders. Do some searching and you'll find info on it on here.
You might also consider filling out your profile and info on your jeep. As you can see, I drive an 05 model. We are like one big happy dysfunctional family around here, and we like to know what others are rolling in. Also, you might consider introducing yourself.
I have 245/75/16 mud tires on stock suspension and stock rims. I have 1.5" wheel spacers. I haven't tried without the wheel spacers but I only get mild rubbing if I turn hard left or right. My pinch welds are also folder over, but this was done before I bought the jeep. With 3" of lift you'll likely be ok.
You just may need to do some mild trimming of plastic and likely pound your pinch welds.
By the way, I had that RC 3" lift in mine and I took it out because the struts were knocking against the upper control arms. I still have it and may put it back in once I buy a set of JBA control arms which should correct this from happening.
If I were you I'd consider having a big of cash set aside if you happen to run into this problem or you'll want to take it back out as soon as you put it in.
just because one tire size fits on your Liberty doesn't mean it will on all of them
Amount of sag of the springs
Type of tread design
Manufacture of tire
Just because one tire manufacturers AT style tires fit doesn't mean a different ones MT tire will without rubbing for example
Not sure how many times over the years I have heard , " well so and so said they would work, why are mine rubbing?"
04 Liberty, Kilimanjaro Edition, Rock Lizard RockRails/Roof Rack/Front-Rear bumper,32 inch Goodyear Duratracs,Moabs,4.10s/ 4.25 inch JBA Coilover lift /other goodies
I have an 05 liberty, im putting a 3" RC lift on her aswell as the 1.5" wheel spacers... can i run the 245/75r/16 duratrac with no issues?
I have that size Goodyears on the KJ.... 1.25" spacers, 2" Teraflex, folded pinch weld and trimmed air dam. Still rubs the plastic liners a bit at full lock, but not a big deal. I figure a future ARB bumper will fix that.