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post #1 of 14 Old 08-07-2005, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Size Compatibility

It's finally time to replace the stock Goodyears...YAY!.....Question I have is........
My stock tire on my 2003 Jeep Liberty is Goodyear 215/75/16. All the tire sites I checked on said the stock tire for the Jeep Liberty Sport V6 should be 235/70/16. Are these two tires interchangeable? In other words can I now shop for 235/70/16 tires. This would give me a lot more choices, and I just wondered if the 235/70/16's would fit my rims and be compatible with my vehicle. Thanks for any help, cause I'm not buying Goodyears again, no matter what.

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-07-2005, 03:54 PM
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mate you can go up to 245/70R16 No problems

i have fitted them on my stock 04 with no rubbing

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when i am lifted i will be running Goodyear MTR's 245/75 R 16 on a set of stock 16 Steel Rims

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The newer models come stock with 225/75 (little taller and wider than yours) or the 235/70 (fairly wider, but about as tall).

Most are fitting the 245/70 (really wide and a little taller), and I think the 235/75 would work too, but this hasn't been confirmed

Here's the aforementioned sizes:

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lt215/75r16	28.7 x 8.46
lt235/70r16	28.9 x 9.25
lt225/75r16	29.2 x 8.85
lt245/70r16	29.6 x 9.64

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post #4 of 14 Old 08-08-2005, 07:23 AM
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mate you can go up to 245/70R16 No problems

i have fitted them on my stock 04 with no rubbing

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when i am lifted i will be running Goodyear MTR's 245/75 R 16 on a set of stock 16 Steel Rims
here is the pic so people dont have to go to the link
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-08-2005, 08:28 AM
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Tire size chart

Here is a link to a tire size chart. Hope this helps. Later...Clint

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-08-2005, 10:30 AM
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245/70 works

Here's another vote for 245/70.

I just replaced the stock Goodyear 225/75s on my '05 Renegade with Firestone Destination A/Ts in 245/70 with no problems (so far). This size is noticeably wider and only slightly taller, but it does fill out the wheel well nicely, IMO. The more aggressive tread and squared off edge, look much more appropriate for a Jeep.

I have before and after pics that I'll try to post when I get a minute (after Camp Jeep!).

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Here is a link to a tire size chart. Hope this helps. Later...Clint

Tire Size Chart
Good chart, Thanks Clint...it makes it real clear what you can fit without worrying about rubbing. One other question....seems to me that the wider you go on the tire, the more control you have, but you sacrifice gas mileage????? am I right?
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personaly i think it really depends on the tires you get but in theory you would loose mpg with more rubber on the ground.

when i had my avalanche i went from goodyears to a rather agressive dick cepek tire. they were about 2 inches wider i lost about .5 mpg. i really didnt even notice unless i did the math.

again personaly i feel if you get an AT style tire you wont notice to much of a difference. if you drop MTs on then you might kiss your mpg good bye.
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Yea maybe

Yea I kind of have to go with Gundrated... if you are looking for mileagfe then an AT tire would be much better. MT eat mileage. I have 2 sets of wheels and tires. Small stock tires on alum. wheels for everyday driving and I also have a set of steel wheels with MT/Rs on them for off road. Hope that helps. l i know a few other folks do the same thing in our club. Later...Clint
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another question

any suggestions on which all season tire would be best on ice and snow?????
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post #11 of 14 Old 08-08-2005, 05:49 PM
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I would recommend the Dueler A/T Revos if you want A/T's. My friend has them on his Exploder SporTrac and they work pretty well. I personally favor the M/T's--I didn't purchase a KJ for the mpg's--but they are getting rather loud now.
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Here is a link to tirerack.com's ranking of A/T tires. Of course, take everything on-line with a grain of salt, but these ratings are supposedly compiled from actual product users with scores in multiple categories including snow/ice:
Tirerack A/T Rankings

Here are some pics (sorry about the quality, they were taken quickly inside) of the stock Wrangler vs. the Destination:

Goodyear Wrangler ST 225/75R16 Side Top Angle

Firestone Destination A/T 245/70R16 Side Top Angle
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Here is a link to tirerack.com's ranking of A/T tires. Of course, take everything on-line with a grain of salt, but these ratings are supposedly compiled from actual product users with scores in multiple categories including snow/ice:
Tirerack A/T Rankings

Here are some pics (sorry about the quality, they were taken quickly inside) of the stock Wrangler vs. the Destination:

Goodyear Wrangler ST 225/75R16 Side Top Angle

Firestone Destination A/T 245/70R16 Side Top Angle

i have the wangler st on my crd and i cant wait to get rid of them. i would not tell even my worst enemy to get those tires i only have 6500 miles on the tires and they are coming off before the snow flies in CO (most of the time September).

they might be good tires but jeep really made a mistake putting them on the crd. went it rains (not very often in co) i have to use full-time 4x4 to keep the wheels from breaking loose. no i dont have a heavy foot ... the motor just puts out way to much torque for the tires. the last spring storm we got (back in march) i almost got stuck in 2-3in of snow going up hill. as soon as i hit 18-1900 rpm the back tires went spinning ...... lol. it was kind of funny. even in part-time 4x4 i was sliding all over the road with all 4 wheels spinning.
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i have the wangler st on my crd and i cant wait to get rid of them. i would not tell even my worst enemy to get those tires i only have 6500 miles on the tires and they are coming off before the snow flies in CO (most of the time September).

they might be good tires but jeep really made a mistake putting them on the crd. went it rains (not very often in co) i have to use full-time 4x4 to keep the wheels from breaking loose. no i dont have a heavy foot ... the motor just puts out way to much torque for the tires. the last spring storm we got (back in march) i almost got stuck in 2-3in of snow going up hill. as soon as i hit 18-1900 rpm the back tires went spinning ...... lol. it was kind of funny. even in part-time 4x4 i was sliding all over the road with all 4 wheels spinning.

I included pics of the stock tires in reference to my previous post of switching to Destinations so folks can see the difference, but I didn't mean to imply that they were recommended. I have read a lot of negative impressions about the STs, but since I didn't leave them on long, I never had a bad experience to report. I swapped all the Wrangler STs (including the spare) for the Destinations at 1900 miles. However, the ranking and scores for the all-terrain Wrangler AT/S and the all season ST on Tirerack are absolutely pitiful for a name brand tire.

I switched to the Destinations for a more aggressive and wider all-terrain tire.

After that glowing review, anybody interested in a set of 5 Wrangler STs?

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