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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #1
PueNm
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Looking for confirmation on Tires and Rims for 02 Lib

I have a 2002 Liberty Sport V6 4WD with around 245,000 miles on it.
It's my daily driver and I do about 75 miles a day on it, mostly highway. I live in a pretty rural area so I do drive on rutted dirt roads and rough mountain roads at times but not frequently.

I have the dreaded (as I take from comments here in the forum) 215/75/16s on it now and need new tires. I would like to try 235/70/16s now. My main question is, if I do this, do I need new rims? The current rims are the stock ones.
Would 225s be a better option? I have browsed through other tire questions but hope to get confirmation and any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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stock rims are fine actually some models came with 235-70-16s as stock size, mine did as a matter of fact
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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Yeah, based on a previous tire question I looked at the sticker on the bottom of the glove box and saw the three tire sizes listed as opposed to only the 215s noted on the door.

Even though I have the ugly peeling stock rims, no corrosion cause its the high desert, they suit me fine. Also getting new rims on top of 5 new tires was an expense I need to consider.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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I actually managed to squeeze 265-70-16 tires on my stock rims.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #5
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7 inch wide rim is all you need on any tire you can run on a KJ
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