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post #1 of 47 Old 07-17-2010, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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KK Max tire size

OK so my stock goodyears are going to need to be replaced soon. Looking at doing it before winter. I have been saving up for a JBA 2.5 lift and then life happens and unexpected expenses came up and drained some of the fundage. Looking at running BFG All-terrains. What is the max tire size I could fit on a KK stock without rubbing. Going on 20K miles of mostly highway and some offroading on logging roads and trails. The only other option would be the 3.5 rock krawler front fork lift. All opinions are welcome.


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post #2 of 47 Old 07-18-2010, 09:08 AM
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I think max size with no lift is 245/70/16. I am in the same situation my stocks are bald and ready for new tires but don't have the funds for a good lift and tires. BFG's in this size are expensive though and they are the only all terrain I've found in a 245/70
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post #3 of 47 Old 07-18-2010, 09:23 AM
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Unless you've just got to have tank treads () on your rims, I'd go with 245x70x16 Hankook DynaPro's. They're $144 each at Discount Tire.
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Unless you've just got to have tank treads () on your rims, I'd go with 245x70x16 Hankook DynaPro's. They're $144 each at Discount Tire.
^ All terrains or mud terrains?

Didn't find any hankook's that size on Discount tires website
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post #5 of 47 Old 07-18-2010, 03:30 PM
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They're there, at least in Phoenix. They're labeled AT's, but I see them more as road tires than AT's per se..
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post #6 of 47 Old 08-13-2010, 01:42 PM
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I have 265/75 R 17 on my KK and no issues at all, no lift, just stock
I was worried about the size and Discount Tire mounted the fronts ones up and test fit them for me before I committed... Glad I did, great choice
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post #7 of 47 Old 08-13-2010, 01:55 PM
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I have 265/75 R 17 on my KK and no issues at all, no lift, just stock
I was worried about the size and Discount Tire mounted the fronts ones up and test fit them for me before I committed... Glad I did, great choice
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265/75? I would have to say that's a typo. 265/75 is almost a 33" Tire. For a 31" you need at least 2" of lift. for 33" your going to need 4"+, pound the pinch welds and probably do some fender trimming.

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That was not a typo, just went out and looked at the tire again, Kumho Mohave AT 265/75 R 17
No lift is on the Libby...
Nice tire, it is super tight on the front, but no rubbing
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And you have no rubbing whatsoever at full lock driving forwards or backwards? No rubbing at full lock go over bumps? If so you the first i have ever heard of pulling off that size without a lift

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post #10 of 47 Old 08-13-2010, 07:17 PM
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You might find the tire calculator helpful.


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post #11 of 47 Old 08-13-2010, 10:20 PM
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That was not a typo, just went out and looked at the tire again, Kumho Mohave AT 265/75 R 17
No lift is on the Libby...
Nice tire, it is super tight on the front, but no rubbing
Let's see some pictures.

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post #12 of 47 Old 08-16-2010, 11:23 AM
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WOW, I feel like i am being attacked, guys I bought the Liberty this way from the dealer, pre owned in April, I will post some photos this afternoon when I get to work where my camera is.

The only thing I have done to it is side steps and window tint and of course taken it into the dealer for repairs on the sky slider 4 times now... they are replacing the entire roof this time around, the regional service rep wants to try that first...just waiting on the parts to come in now. they also told me they have bought back allot of these 08's for the roof issues... it doesn't help I live in the desert where the avg daily temp this time of year is 110 plus


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post #13 of 47 Old 08-16-2010, 06:53 PM
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No one is attacking were all just wondering how it could be possible with no lift. Is it possible you bought the KK used and the first owner lifted it? The only reason we ask is because we know of several KKs with 33" tires and it simply wasnt possible to have no rubbing without a lift and trimming. If you take pictures of your suspension and tires this should clear things up.

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post #14 of 47 Old 08-20-2010, 10:17 AM
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So I hope this clears up any questions or confusion
I bought my KK in March and it had these tires (265/65 R17) on it, no lift kit as of yet and I really don't have any issues with clearance.
It is tight, but no rubbing, no mods that i can see anywhere
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post #15 of 47 Old 08-20-2010, 11:17 AM
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Ahhhhhh that's why, there 265/65 which is a 30.6" tire. While that is a big tire for a non lifted KK it is plausible. You had said you had 265/75 which is a 32.6" Tire. The 32.6 would NOT fit on a stock suspension. Thanks for the photos, it definitely cleared things up

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