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post #286 of 2417 Old 12-07-2012, 12:33 PM
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A few photos of my Jeep with new Mopar 18" Off Road rims and 275/65r18 Maxxis MT-762 Bighorn tires. I bolt these on when I go off road, then I switch back to the stock 20" wheels and tires when I get home. So far they have performed very well off road. I've encountered no rubbing in my 2012 Quadra-Lift equipped Overland, (i.e. park mode, aero mode, off road at full articulation, etc.). I'm taking a trip up to Fraser Island at the end of the month. That should provide an excellent test to see if they rub.

These were the only mud terrain tires I could find in Australia in this size. They were plenty of dual use and all terrain options, but this was the only mud terrain tire I could find. They are quite loud on the road, needed to turn the radio up a bit to drown them out. And I did notice a small loss in power. Since I only use them off road, and they perform great there, I don't mind too much.

The first photo is in Off Road 2. The next 2 photos are in Normal Ride Height. The off road photos were taken at the Glass House Mountains just north of Brisbane.
I think this is the best looking wheel and tire combo yet! Nicely done!


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post #287 of 2417 Old 12-28-2012, 03:12 PM
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So I didn't want to start a new thread because my question is on par with this one. Something I keep forgetting while on my tire search is will a full size spare of it fit without raising the trunk lid? Pretty much concerned about the width here. Like I saw someone had taken a picture of his 275/65r18 mud terrain mounted under the floor and the floor couldn't close all the way. Anyone else experiencing problems like this?
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post #288 of 2417 Old 01-01-2013, 08:53 PM
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I bought my car like a girl - "Look at the pretty wheels, I'll take it"

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post #289 of 2417 Old 01-02-2013, 09:42 AM
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I bought my car like a girl - "Look at the pretty wheels, I'll take it"
Looks good did you get that at Morehart Murphy up here in Durango? They had one exactly like that.

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post #290 of 2417 Old 01-03-2013, 08:41 AM
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I heard they had one. I bought my one at Advantage in Farmington.
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post #291 of 2417 Old 01-03-2013, 10:04 AM
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So I didn't want to start a new thread because my question is on par with this one. Something I keep forgetting while on my tire search is will a full size spare of it fit without raising the trunk lid? Pretty much concerned about the width here. Like I saw someone had taken a picture of his 275/65r18 mud terrain mounted under the floor and the floor couldn't close all the way. Anyone else experiencing problems like this?
Mine just fit if you take the plastic trays out; I don't think you can go much taller or wider and still get them to fit in there. I can take a pic if you want to see it. My tire size is below in my sig.

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post #292 of 2417 Old 01-03-2013, 10:34 AM
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Mine just fit if you take the plastic trays out; I don't think you can go much taller or wider and still get them to fit in there. I can take a pic if you want to see it. My tire size is below in my sig.
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?
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post #293 of 2417 Old 01-04-2013, 04:50 PM
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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
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post #294 of 2417 Old 01-06-2013, 01:46 PM
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Sorry my bad. Just looking for anyone who may have a similar setup or more are more familiar with wheels that work.


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post #295 of 2417 Old 01-07-2013, 06:57 AM
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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.
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post #296 of 2417 Old 01-07-2013, 07:56 AM
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I have factory 18s. I guess I could go down to 17s if that makes it easier. Haven't seen many rims in the chrome off road variety.


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post #297 of 2417 Old 01-07-2013, 04:13 PM
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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.




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post #298 of 2417 Old 01-08-2013, 06:06 AM
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Thanks!! Ok well at least it fits. I definitely don't want to go too wide and not be able to close the spare tire cover. Wife would not approve lol.
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post #299 of 2417 Old 01-09-2013, 03:03 PM
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I think this is the best looking wheel and tire combo yet! Nicely done!
Hey, thanks! They've certainly performed well. Got plenty of positive comments during our 10 day trip to Fraser Island.

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post #300 of 2417 Old 01-09-2013, 03:17 PM
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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.

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Mopar 18" Off Road Rims & 275/65r18 Maxxis MT-762 Bighorn Tires
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