17" factory wheels & tires 245/70r17 seem to open up many more options for aggressive tires or choices in general. 20" factory wheels & tires 265/50r20 although I like the way the wheels look don't seem to have many tire options in the stock 265/50r20 tire size.
If you wouldn't mind, I would appreciate that. Ultimately, I want to run 275/65/18 but that is not going to happen so lol... so you are just a little taller than factory right?
Sorry for the crappy phone pics but it was fastest. You might be able to get a 275 in there and still close it but I'm not sure. These are a little taller than factory.
2011 Laredo X 4x4, ORA 1, Quad Trac II 4WD, Wild Country XTX Sport 265/70/17, American Racing ATX series AX188 Ledge, RRO 2.5 lift, PIAA 510 & 520 ATP Aux lights, Yakima roof rack, Mopar rock rails, dealer OEM hitch, RR winch mount and brush bar, Smitty 10K winch, RR pre-runner skid plate, slightly de-chromed.
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So I'm confused there are guys that run 275/65/18's on overlands with QL correct and others that say they won't fit? So will they is my question I've looked and can't seem to find a definite answer. I'm looking to get some mud tires because I hunt a lot and it gets muddy in Louisiana
I've had no problem with my 275/65r18's. I've used them at all height settings, full articulation, even bottoming out at speed in the sand (oops)... no rubbing at all.
Before making your purchase, I would check the rolling diameter of the tire you choose. Even though tires are supposed to be a standard size, some are actually taller than others. The tire manufacturers website should tell you. The rims you use will also make a difference, especially if they are wider/narrower or have a different offset from stock.
FYI, the Bighorn MT's I'm running have been great in the red dirt/clay/mud we have in Australia, (which is somewhat similar to what you have in Louisiana if I'm not mistaken).
Hope that helps.
2012 Grand Cherokee Overland - Mineral Grey - 5.7L Hemi - Quadra-Lift
Mopar 18" Off Road Rims & 275/65r18 Maxxis MT-762 Bighorn Tires
The 9" wide rim will still sit in the same location, as the offset is measured to the center of the wheel. You will have less sidewall bulge with the wider rim though. What size tire are you looking at? With my 285's (31.5" tall) I get some rub on the drivers wheel well on big road dips with the stock suspension. If you use a lift or leveling kit, you will have no problems.
2013 White V8 Limited, 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers, 25000 miles problem free
2011 Black V8 Overland, retired at 46000 miles with QL problems