I have a 2002 Liberty Sport 4WD (V6) and I need to replace my tires.
So far the only tire I have found in the original size (215/75/16) is the Goodyear Wrangler ST (that's what it came with when I bought it also) but I haven't been too pleased with them.
Does anyone have experience with bigger sizes such as 225/70/16 or 235/70/16.
Are there any problems reported when going with a bigger tire size?
I assume this also means I will have to replace the spare as well ?
I would appreciate any feedback.
Go for 245/70/16 – Dunlop A/T Radial Rover...
I have a 2003 – 4x4 with Jeep alum rims...
If you go with anything above.... 245/75... it will rub.
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My 03 came with 235.70.16s. I felt that they were about the right size for both looks and function. I did however recently switch from the stock Goodyears to BF Goodrich ATs and I'm very happy with the new tires.
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Thank you all for the responses. Sandman71 you're right I should have pointed out that I don't do any off-road and most of my driving is in Northern California (good weather most times) although occasionally I may have to drive in the snow when I go skiing.
ok, everybody seems like they are changing tire size , but how about the oem jack for the liberty??? i dont think that little thing will be tall enough to lift taller tires, any ideas on replacing this inky dink oem jack???
I had the same question. I have an 04 with 235/70/16. when i got a flat they wanted over $150 for the OEM tire (low quality). I was told that the max recommended size is the 235/70/16. The door plate states a smaller size as stock. The main reason i was told that they recommended this as the max size was tire chains. The liberty is an s class when it come to tire chains (very little clearance) it looked and agree that i would not go bigger if the use of snow chains was ever to occur. So if you go bigger you might want to think about this otherwse damage (big $$$ cosmetic) may occur.