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post #181 of 2849 Old 04-19-2012, 06:45 AM
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Just upgraded from an 04 Laredo to a 12 Overland and wanted to upgrade the stock tires to an A/T without upgrading the wheels. Does anyone have experience or feedback with the 265/50R20 Nitto Terra Grapplers?

Thanks.

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post #182 of 2849 Old 04-22-2012, 10:44 AM
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Forgive my ignorance but I have a question for everyone. Most of the tire size questions on here regard ql jeeps. Mine is a non ql hemi. My question is do the ql jeeps have a lower setting and thus more restrictive o tire size changes. Not many AT tires are available in the anemic stock size.
I would like to move up to either a 265 or 275 -65 18". Is this possible with stock wheels
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post #183 of 2849 Old 04-22-2012, 11:40 AM
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The QL has a "park" setting that lowers the vehicle substantially from normal ride height.

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post #184 of 2849 Old 04-23-2012, 05:20 AM
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From what I've gathered. You can lift the non-QL jeep with the 2.5'' lift. QL restricts tire size becuase they can't lock in the 2.5'' lift mode. It goes back to the normal height at driving speed. Bottom line you can fit bigger tires on the non-QL jeep than a QL jeep only becuase the non-QL jeep can have the 2.5'' suspension lift installed.
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post #185 of 2849 Old 04-26-2012, 08:40 AM
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One thing you might want to consider is that if a particular tire will clear a QL rig it should also work on a non-QL through most of the suspension travel. It's one thing for tires not to rub in the driveway or parking lot, it's something else out on the trail or back road.
Excellent point!! I like the way you think Richard.

For you guys that ditched your stock tires- how did you sell them and how much did you get out of them?
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post #186 of 2849 Old 04-26-2012, 08:59 AM
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For you guys that ditched your stock tires- how did you sell them and how much did you get out of them?
Craigslist, sold in 4 days. $100 for each wheel and tire each. Sold all 4 wheels and tires for $800 locally. I didn't really care to sell them to get a lot of money or get close to retail. The tires were $150 at discount and obviously stock wheels are more than $100 each. But I didn't have room for any of it so I wanted a quick sell. I am sure $1000 would have been good too but again...I needed them gone. $1500 out the door from discount for my wheels, tires, warranty, install, locking lugs, etc, minus $800 from my stockers, $700 out of pocket isn't too bad for my upgrade! I was and still am pleased.

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post #187 of 2849 Old 04-26-2012, 09:17 AM
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Just upgraded from an 04 Laredo to a 12 Overland and wanted to upgrade the stock tires to an A/T without upgrading the wheels. Does anyone have experience or feedback with the 265/50R20 Nitto Terra Grapplers?

Thanks.

I actually love my Terra Grapplers. They will give you a quiet ride. I'm running 275/65/18s, so I can't help you size wise, but mine have never rubbed (on or off road). You could do some calculations and compare sizes.

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post #188 of 2849 Old 04-26-2012, 09:50 AM
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From what I've gathered. You can lift the non-QL jeep with the 2.5'' lift. QL restricts tire size becuase they can't lock in the 2.5'' lift mode. It goes back to the normal height at driving speed. Bottom line you can fit bigger tires on the non-QL jeep than a QL jeep only becuase the non-QL jeep can have the 2.5'' suspension lift installed.
One other thing I have thought about is just because the QL will lift the body 2.5" for clearance at low speed doesn't necessarily mean that driveline or suspension angles are ok for high speed highway travel for long distances. I'm not sure when or if it will cause long term wear or alignment issues, but it's something to consider. Time will tell I suppose
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anyone know who's ride this is?

trying to figure out what size tires and if a leveling kit was installed.
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post #190 of 2849 Old 04-26-2012, 08:26 PM
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It seems that 285/60/18 Nitto Terra Grapplers actually do rub when flexing the truck...
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post #191 of 2849 Old 04-26-2012, 08:26 PM
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This is my buddies jeep. He's on **********.org. Username : Nlowell. The tires are 275/65/18. (31.7") rims are stock 18's powder coated black. He has the QLII so no lift. I believe this was taken at OR2 setting so 2.5" above "normal" ride height.


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post #192 of 2849 Old 04-27-2012, 09:53 PM
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Got some new shoes today..

So my GF just got her new wheels and tires today. Pretty excited for her as its new to her and first set of wheels she has bought. I ordered her Toyo Proxes ST II 285/45r22 and they are mounted on 22x9.5 (preferred the 8" wide but they were out of stock..) +13mm offset. They just kiss the front side of the fender flare while turning under compression. The outside of the tire is right off the edge of the flare, just how I wanted. Let me know what you think











Im gona lower the rear about an 1-1.5" and add bags to the coils in the next week.
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post #193 of 2849 Old 04-27-2012, 09:56 PM
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Very nice!

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post #194 of 2849 Old 04-28-2012, 08:55 PM
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Wahoo- your jeep is sick. Do you rescue people with that thing?! Ha. What's in the black tank on the rack? Looks sweet man.

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post #195 of 2849 Old 04-29-2012, 01:15 AM
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Wahoo- your jeep is sick. Do you rescue people with that thing?! Ha. What's in the black tank on the rack? Looks sweet man.
Thanks, no rescues yet, haha. Its an onboard CO2 Air system for inflating your tires or running air tools.
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