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Unread 11-12-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
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265/65/17 On a Un-lifted 2009 Liberty KK

Hey there, I'm new on the forum! I just bought at 2008 Liberty KK.

Well well, I'm planning to buy some new wheels since the current ones are too old.. so well, It has original stock wheel size (think is 245/70/17), so the deal is, i got a nice offer on some 265/65/17 AT wheels and I was wondering if that size fills my KK without rubbing.. (It has no lift)

Thanks everyone! Nice forum you have here!

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Unread 11-12-2014, 04:13 PM   #2
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If you do in fact have the 245-70-17 on now with no rubbing then the new 265-65-17 should not rub since they are the same height basically.
BUT have to consider with full tread, tread pattern, style of the new tires they may or may not still rub. Some tires have more agressive tread pattern and will rub when turning etc, PLUS the fact with the age the KK will be sagging more

And calling your tires " wheels" will confuse a lot of people
Tires are the rubber bands that mount onto the wheels which are of various metals depending on brand and type
So you do not have 245-70-17 wheels
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Unread 11-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #3
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Sorry well, I ment Tires,

My KK has 245/65/17 stocks, and I want replace them with 265/65/17 Pirelli Scorpion ATR without lifting or modification.. so thats kinda the whole thread..

Can this be possible?

Thanks in advance
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Unread 11-13-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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http://www.goodyearautoservice.com/c...eName=TireSize

Read all of that.

Basically the first letter(s) indicate what type of tire it is. The first series of numbers indicates how wide it is in milometers, the second series of numbers indicates how tall the tire is in relation to its width via percent.

Convert 65 to a decimal 65%= 65 / 100 = 0.65
0.65 x 265 = 172.25

172.25mm = 6.781 inch or round it to 6.8 inches wide.
265mm = 10.4 / 2 = 5.2 inches tall from top of rim to top of tread.

Hope that helps.
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Unread 11-14-2014, 02:46 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by JDePietro View Post
http://www.goodyearautoservice.com/c...eName=TireSize

Read all of that.

Basically the first letter(s) indicate what type of tire it is. The first series of numbers indicates how wide it is in milometers, the second series of numbers indicates how tall the tire is in relation to its width via percent.

Convert 65 to a decimal 65%= 65 / 100 = 0.65
0.65 x 265 = 172.25

172.25mm = 6.781 inch or round it to 6.8 inches wide.
265mm = 10.4 / 2 = 5.2 inches tall from top of rim to top of tread.


Hope that helps.
Pretty sure you got this backwards. 265s are roughly 10.5" wide.

Anyways, 265/65-17s are roughly the same height as my 245/75-16, just a bit wider.

So to answer your question, no they will not fit. If you want to run them, you'll need about 2.5" of lift or so. The width might mean you'll have to pound the pinch weld, but that's no big deal.
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Unread 11-14-2014, 10:48 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by JDePietro View Post
http://www.goodyearautoservice.com/c...eName=TireSize

Read all of that.

Basically the first letter(s) indicate what type of tire it is. The first series of numbers indicates how wide it is in milometers, the second series of numbers indicates how tall the tire is in relation to its width via percent.

Convert 65 to a decimal 65%= 65 / 100 = 0.65
0.65 x 265 = 172.25

172.25mm = 6.781 inch or round it to 6.8 inches wide.
265mm = 10.4 / 2 = 5.2 inches tall from top of rim to top of tread.

Hope that helps.
Wrong sir.

265/65R17

Width = 265mm = ~10.4"

265/65R17

Aspect ratio (sidewall height) = 65% of the width = 0.65*265 = 172.25mm = ~6.8" multiply by two for top and bottom = ~13.6"

265/65R17

Rim diameter in inches = 17"

Therefore total tire width (varies after being mounted to a rim depending on the width of the rim) = 10.4"

Total tire height = 13.6" + 17" = 30.6"

To answer OPs question - probably not. I'm running that same size with +15 backspacing and I get some rubbing at full lock in reverse and I have 3.5" of lift
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Unread 11-14-2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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You're both right, I had my figures crossed.
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