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Unread 06-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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265/75 tire on 09 Liberty

I'm new to this whole thing so I'm sure this question has been asked at one point. I have a 2009 Liberty and I need new tires. I am going to be installing the Daystar 2in front and rear spacer kit. I've gone to multiple tire places and asked what size tire I would be able to go up to. The biggest they mentioned was a 265/75r16. Has anyone put this size on their KK liberty with this size lift? I want bigger tires but I would like to avoid rubbing. Thanks all!

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Unread 06-17-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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I'm new to this whole thing so I'm sure this question has been asked at one point. I have a 2009 Liberty and I need new tires. I am going to be installing the Daystar 2in front and rear spacer kit. I've gone to multiple tire places and asked what size tire I would be able to go up to. The biggest they mentioned was a 265/75r16. Has anyone put this size on their KK liberty with this size lift? I want bigger tires but I would like to avoid rubbing. Thanks all!
First I would say get rid of the spacer lift and do it right to begin with using new springs and shocks all around. You'll be much happier in the long run.
Second, yours is now 5 years old, it has sagged some so even with a 2 inch spacer lift NO WAY would a 32 inch tall tire fit, wouldn't even when brand new.
Third, bet no one has mentioned that to run successfully a 32 inch tall tire you'll need to regear, preferably to 4.56s.
Fourth with any lift in the 2-3 inch range stick with a 245-75-16 or 265-70-16 ( both are similar in height) Forget the 265-75-16 until you go to 4 inches of lift and have regeared
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Unread 06-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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Thank you for the info! Very helpful.. I have just been told about 5 different things from different people and I figured this may be a good place to get some accurate info. I will probably go with 245/75r16's then or another tire dealer mentioned 255/70r16's. Haven't looked much into that size. At least I have narrowed my size down and eliminated the 265/75 for sure. Makes things a little easier...
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Unread 06-17-2014, 06:11 PM   #4
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I noticed the 265/75 and 265/70 are the same width. Is the width not an issue?
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Unread 06-17-2014, 06:33 PM   #5
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Here's what 245/75/16's look like on my KK. They are as large as I need to go. 245/75/16's are doable without regearing, although you will notice some power and mileage loss on the highway. You can run them with a 2.5 inch lift (mine is 4).

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