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post #1 of 12 Old 12-28-2004, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Changing tire size for 2002 Liberty


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.
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-28-2004, 02:38 PM
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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 o2 limited came with 235.70.16.

max size with no rub is 245.70.16


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post #4 of 12 Old 12-28-2004, 08:24 PM
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FOr what type of driving?

You didn't mention what type of driving that you do.

If you do any type of offroading (or driving in the snow), then I'd have to suggest the BF Goodrich TAKOs. Amazing tire.
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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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post #6 of 12 Old 12-29-2004, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #7 of 12 Old 12-29-2004, 11:50 AM
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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???
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-06-2005, 11:25 AM
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Looking for tires in the spring myself when my snows come off. What about 255/65-16? Same height as a 235/70-16. Anybody running those?

Do they rub?

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Tire size - Max recommended

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.
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-08-2013, 07:30 PM
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Liberty Tires

I have a 02 Liberty and have 255/70/16s on it and it rides fine. No rub.
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Wow after 8 years a thread reappears

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post #12 of 12 Old 09-09-2013, 12:13 AM
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If I put 245/70/16's BFG ATOK on a pre lowered 02 Libby you think I'd get rubbing??
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