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Unread 08-20-2010, 10:52 AM   #16
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Yeah, typo on my part first time around, no worries... tight fit but looks great and handles much better than the Goodyear Wronglers

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Unread 03-31-2014, 11:09 PM   #17
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Liberty kk new wheels and tires help

Looking to get a set of Rockstar or KD rims on my 2008 liberty 4x4. 17" or 18". It is all stock as of now with 16" rims and I am trying to avoid the expense of getting a lift. I'm also looking to get on/off road tires (thick threads) to put on the rims. Any idea what size tire I could get away with on 17" or 18" rims without a lift? I don't mind sanding down my wheelwell if it comes to that just trying to avoid the lift. Much appreciated for all advice
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Unread 04-01-2014, 12:04 AM   #18
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It's going to be hard to find an aggressive tire(like you want) with 17s or 18s that will fit the KK. Stick to 16" rims. More sizes available, generally the tires are a little cheaper, and 16s are better for wheeling. You get more sidewall which will be better for airing down. I see you're in Westhampton, so I'm assuming you go on the beach.

Like I said, it's going to be hard to find aggressive tires in the size you'll need. Stock your stuck with tires around 245/70-16, or others with a similar height(about 29-29.5" tall). If you must get 17s or 18s, then stick to a 29-29.5" tall tire. Any larger and you'll need a lift or have some rubbing to deal with.

Did a little looking at the specs on Rockstars and the smallest size is 17x8, you might have some rubbing with stock sized tires because of the width. I'm not too sure there... either way, depending on the width of the tires, the 8" rim might be too wide.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 02:06 AM   #19
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It's going to be hard to find an aggressive tire(like you want) with 17s or 18s that will fit the KK. Stick to 16" rims. More sizes available, generally the tires are a little cheaper, and 16s are better for wheeling. You get more sidewall which will be better for airing down. I see you're in Westhampton, so I'm assuming you go on the beach.

Like I said, it's going to be hard to find aggressive tires in the size you'll need. Stock your stuck with tires around 245/70-16, or others with a similar height(about 29-29.5" tall). If you must get 17s or 18s, then stick to a 29-29.5" tall tire. Any larger and you'll need a lift or have some rubbing to deal with.

Did a little looking at the specs on Rockstars and the smallest size is 17x8, you might have some rubbing with stock sized tires because of the width. I'm not too sure there... either way, depending on the width of the tires, the 8" rim might be too wide.
Unlifted ^^^^ what he said, stick with 16s and in a 245 -70-16 size
larger rims less sidewall , harsher ride, less tires to choose from
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Unread 04-01-2014, 10:45 AM   #20
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I have the Firestone Destination ATs, which come in the size your looking for. I have had really good results in them both on road and off.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 11:16 AM   #21
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I'm getting ready replace my stock 225/75-16 Wrangler's with 25,000 miles on them as well. The tires I'm going with are the Firestone Destination LE2's. The optional tire size on my door sticker is 235/70/16. I'm thinking of going with 245/70/16 but wonder how they will affect my gas mileage. The Rev's per mile are less than the stock tires and are only .2" taller with the 245's. The wider tread width should increase roll resistance that would balance out the gain for less rpm's so I'm thinking the mileage should stay about the same? Here are the specs of each tire, am I correct in thinking that the mileage should stay about the same between the 225's and the 245's? I'm leaning towards the 245's.

225/75-16 29.3" Diameter/8.8" thread width/711 Revolutions Per Mile/tire weight 31 lbs.

235/70-16 29" Diameter/9.5" thread width/719 Revolutions Per Mile/tire weight 31 lbs.

245/70-16 29.5" Diameter/9.8" thread width/705 Revolutions Per Mile/32 lbs.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 11:31 AM   #22
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I have 245-70-16 Cooper Discoverer HTP and my mileage stayed the same at 17 city. I did have a slight bit of rub at full lock.

My cragar on the other hand decreased my mpgs by .5
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Unread 04-01-2014, 11:36 AM   #23
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I have 245-70-16 Cooper Discoverer HTP and my mileage stayed the same at 17 city. I did have a slight bit of rub at full lock.

My cragar on the other hand decreased my mpgs by .5
Was that rub before or after the 8" wide rims?

Garnet, you're pretty much buying a tire that's the same height as stock. Unless you go with a really aggressive tread you shouldn't see much of a hit in mileage.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 11:44 AM   #24
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It was before.

The offset of the new wheels pushed it out to where it didn't rub at all.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 12:00 PM   #25
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Garnet, you're pretty much buying a tire that's the same height as stock. Unless you go with a really aggressive tread you shouldn't see much of a hit in mileage.
Yeah I'm thinking I should be good with the 245's, no agressive thread on the LE2's, the AT's have the more aggressive thread. Hopefully they don't rub at full lock.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 01:11 PM   #26
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Mine was very minor not enough to cause issues. I only actually noticed it twice.

I was told my 16x8 wheels will cause rubbing but spun in circles and never rubbed.

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Unread 04-01-2014, 02:16 PM   #27
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Yeah I'm thinking I should be good with the 245's, no agressive thread on the LE2's, the AT's have the more aggressive thread. Hopefully they don't rub at full lock.
I'd go with the ATs , they are not an aggressive tire, just a good overall street tire. The LEs are OK, but the ATs are much better overall
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Unread 04-01-2014, 02:48 PM   #28
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Mine was very minor not enough to cause issues. I only actually noticed it twice.

I was told my 16x8 wheels will cause rubbing but spun in circles and never rubbed.

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Backspacing/offset has a lot to do with rubbing too. You picked the right numbers though lol

Garnet, I agree with Tom, I'd go ATs over the LEs. I just looked the LEs up and they look like the stock street tires. I personally like the look of offroad tires with the squared edges, etc. And ATs still have a highway design, just slightly more aggressive. When I think tires that will kill mileage, I think mud tires, and really aggressive all terrains like the duratracs.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 11:51 AM   #29
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Can't wait for my 255/70r16 General Grabber at2's. Just have to wait for my daystar lift to get here...
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Unread 06-17-2014, 02:17 PM   #30
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Can't wait for my 255/70r16 General Grabber at2's. Just have to wait for my daystar lift to get here...
Send the Daystar back before you install it, you'll be happy you did in a month
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