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Unread 01-22-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Widest (not tallest) Tire Without Lift?

Hi,

I'm looking to buy a set of Toyo Proxes S/T II tires for my 2011 Renegade. The need is for mostly for on-road driving with occasional sandy soil type excursions (in Florida).

As pictured, the previous S/T tires in size 275/60R16 were mounted without issue on my ex 2004 Renegade.

Anyone know if I'll encounter a problem? My concern is the rear trailing arms. They're a bit close but I'm only increasing the section width by about 1.5 inches (.75 per side).

Am I missing something?

Thanks!

Overall diameter of the stock 235/70R16 tire is 29" and the width is 9.5" according to Tire Rack.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

The 275/60R16 Toyo's are 28.9 and 10.9 respectively.

http://toyotires.com/tires/pattern/p...l-season-tires

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Unread 01-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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I can't see how those wouldn't rub on the pinch weld and wheel well liner in the front.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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I can't see how those wouldn't rub on the pinch weld and wheel well liner in the front.
On which? Or both? I never had any rubbing problems on the '04. But then, my off-roading was mostly low-speed.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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On both, granted i'm not a kj owner but i would think a 275mm wide tire would rub like crazy.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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I don't even know if those will fit on the stock rim
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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have to remember that the KKs sit about an inch lower from the factory than the KJs did
So there lies one issue possibly
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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I don't even know if those will fit on the stock rim
I was looking at this reference:

So, only a hair wider.

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have to remember that the KKs sit about an inch lower from the factory than the KJs did
So there lies one issue possibly
That's a good point, however, these 275s are actually shorter in height than the stock Goodyears.

It's the tire's width that I'm questioning.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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Just reading through that WIKI
so much misinformation in it that , ...well its not even funny
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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #9
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Do Spidertrax spacers enable a wider tire?
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Unread 01-23-2013, 07:54 PM   #10
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That would make it worse
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That would make it worse
Ahhh...thanks for the reply. I had/have no clue about back spacing, clearance, etc.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 08:02 PM   #12
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By pushing the tire out further it changes the arc, thus making it hit the wheelwell when turning
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Unread 01-23-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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By pushing the tire out further it changes the arc, thus making it hit the wheelwell when turning
Got it. Makes sense, extend the"radius" and the tire travel/arc would be longer/bigger. Thanks again.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 09:58 AM   #14
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I have 275/45/20 on my jeep, I rub when im about to be a full lock, doesn't help that 1.5 inches lower than normal either. I think you'd be fine. My next set of tires are going to wider
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Unread 10-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #15
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Okay, I went ahead and bought the TOYO Proxes S/T II as planned (275/60R16). What a difference! The appearance and, more importantly, the ride has improved so much. Also, they're very quiet e.g. elevated highway speeds result in wind noise only (mostly from the door mirrors).

And... get this! Absolutely no rubbing whatsoever. Anywhere. Even when jumping on the brakes with the steering at full lock. Note: Everything is still stock; wheels, no spacers and no lift.

Lastly, these tires have the same outside diameter as the OEMs so no changes in the speedo, NAV, nada.

I'm happy!
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