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Unread 01-15-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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Largest tire without a lift

Wondering if anyone has run a 245/75-16 or 255/70-16 without lift?
We aren't talking about a huge difference in size over the 235/70-16 but it opens up a number of additional tires with cost benefits. Basically talking a 29" verses a 31" tire, and 9.4" tread width verses 10"...

I'll likely add a couple inches of budget lift come spring but the snow and cold are in full swing here and I have no interest in playing with suspension in the winter weather. However the stock tires have to go.

So you all know I have a JK for serious playing offroad so the KK only see's lite duty

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Unread 01-15-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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245x70x16's will work without lifts. Nothing taller or wider.
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Unread 01-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #3
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Ok? And why is it that 245/70-16 is the widest/tallest?
Are you saying the KK can't accept a 1 inch taller and 1/2 wider tire? without modification/lift?
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Unread 01-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #4
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Without pounding the pinch weld and some bumper trimming that is correct.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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what would be the biggest you could put on with the pinch weld/trimming mods without the lift? I eventually want to get the rockfather lift but can't do it yet. Thus, i want to get the biggest "budget lift" via tire size without too much issue.
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Unread 03-28-2011, 08:35 AM   #6
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Thanks for this. marking my spot so when i go to buy tires this fall i'll look this up cuz I know ill forget what size lol
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Unread 03-28-2011, 02:38 PM   #7
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Without pounding the pinch weld and some bumper trimming that is correct.
Help with my question above? You seem to know what you are talking about. Also, where exactly are these pinch welds that need to be modified? I tried looking for them the other day and didn't see anything that obviously would need to be modified. Thanks a bunch.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #8
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You could probably get away with a 245/75/16 barely without a lift and the pinch welds pounded in. With the lift added later on you would have no problem fitting 245/75/16. With the wheel straight, the pinchweld is directly behind the tire towards the front doors. Its behind the black plastic inner fender wheel well. You should feel it slightly raised up
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Unread 03-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #9
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Awesome thanks! I will let you know how it goes once i get it all done.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
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alright so i'm not good with the metric size tires...so could someone please tell me what the largest tire on a 17" rim would fit without a lift or pinch weld pounding???
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Unread 03-31-2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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alright so i'm not good with the metric size tires...so could someone please tell me what the largest tire on a 17" rim would fit without a lift or pinch weld pounding???
According to what i have gathered, anything over 30 inches will probably start getting some rubbing when you are actually off-roading. You can use the Miata tire calculator (Google it) and play with the specs and figure out what you need. Basically one size smaller than what i am thinkin about would be 245/65/17 for you. which is a 29.5" tire. I want to put 245/75/16's (30.5") on mine and have heard conflicting threads that you will either rub or not rub, so i am debating what to do. As i would rather not have to mess with the pinch weld, but i have a entire fire department's arsenal of tools at my disposal so i could go to town on the pinch weld fairly easily, im hoping.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 07:03 PM   #12
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ha yea i went with a 235/75/16 tire on stock setup and on the Miata calculator it says they a 29.9" haha thats cutting it close and yea i only get very slight rubbing at full lock when reversing.
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Unread 09-09-2011, 04:55 PM   #13
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Does this still matter if you have wheels with a 0mm offset? Instead of the stock 45mm or whatever it is...
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Unread 09-09-2011, 07:06 PM   #14
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Kinda glad this question came up. I'm adding the Hankook DynaPro ATM tires to my list lol. I was thinking about 245/70-16 and I wanted to make sure they would fit. Now that I know they won't rub, thats the size I'll go with. Not too sure about the tires yet, I still have to get some reviews.

Do any of you use em? I'm not in a rush, its more of a in the future thing.
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Unread 12-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #15
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Hi.
I'm new here. Just signed up to investigate my wife's 04 Liberty.
She needs tires and she drives long distance in snow, slush, highway speed, some cleared/uncleared roads early in the morning, late in the evening.
I need an all around good tire that will get her through the winter OR a suggestion on a set of winter tires that will fit that I'd put on Steel rims I guess.

I look forward to a response.

Sorry for the hijack, but I thought forum guys have the answers more so than google. Thanks.
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