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post #316 of 2529 Old 02-09-2013, 10:03 PM
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Has anyone ran 20" rims with street tires or 22" rims? I want a sporty street look and just gathering info


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20 inch is Std size for Overlands and optional on most other models. There have been a couple here run 22 inch rims, but I haven't.


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post #317 of 2529 Old 02-10-2013, 08:25 AM
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Would -18 offset stick out really far? Looking at the 18x9 Addicts which I've found in 0 offset and -18
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post #318 of 2529 Old 02-10-2013, 08:36 AM
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Actually -12 and +18 so I think I would probably go with the -12. Sorry I'm new to the WK2 stuff. Picked up my 2012 Overland yesterday. So excited
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post #319 of 2529 Old 02-10-2013, 01:47 PM
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I finally mounted new Nitto Terra Grappler 275/55/20's and wanted to post some pics and information. I've posted three pics:
1) Stock tires, no lift
2) Stock tires, RRO Leveling Kit installed
3) Grappler 275/55/20 installed.

The last two pictures show the wheel turned. The gap shown is what ruled out a wider tire (285/55). The wider tire brushed the upper ball joint. When I added spacers the tire at this position was about 3/8" from the fender. It would have rubbed when braking for sure. It's possible I could have tried shims or other mods to keep them but I decided to back off on the width - the extra bit wasn't worth it. I know others have fit larger tires - more power to them - but I wanted to stay closer to stock.

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Handling is HUGELY improved. The original tires have really soft sidewalls so going to something stiffer made a lot of difference. Road noise isn't noticeable. We had a week of slushy freezing rain/snow and the traction was AMAZING! I have the v6 and despite these being about 4.5% larger than stock I haven't noticed any difference in performance, but I tend to be light on the throttle. It's too early to tell about mileage - maybe it dropped a bit but despite what I said earlier I've sometimes been more aggressive since the tighter handling allows it.

I've got to say that the pictures don't really do the tires justice. IMHO the look much more aggressive 'live' than the pics show. The added height is also more noticeable. So for me it's a good balance between looks, performance, and vehicle modifications. Hope it helps others.
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post #320 of 2529 Old 02-10-2013, 01:57 PM
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I posted a thread to the wheel and tire sizes thread about getting my Nitto Terra Grappler 275/55/20's installed. I'm not going to repost the full content but for those interested the post is here.

Just to shortcut, these are mounted on the stock rims with no spacers and the RRO leveling kit installed.

Oh, and I sold my originals (with 10k miles) on Craigslist for $275.
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post #321 of 2529 Old 02-10-2013, 05:55 PM
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Marty - I'm really impressed with the progression of your Jeep. It's the road I'm headed down myself. I've got a Laredo X and I upgraded to OEM 20s. I also added the 1.25 Bora spacers. The difference is amazing. Don't know what you're finished idea is, but those spacers really add something. Anyway my wheels came with the stock Forteras and they've got 30,000 on them so I'll be replacing soon. If I get new Forteras I'm going to leave the suspension alone however after looking at your photos and seeing the transformation with each step, I'm leaning toward your set up.

So, can you give me some info on your RRO level kit? Did you install it yourself or pay a shop? If you paid a shop, how much did they charge you? If you already answered this earlier in a thread, I apologize. Just point me in the right direction and I'll go do the research.

Again, great looking Jeep.
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So, can you give me some info on your RRO level kit? Did you install it yourself or pay a shop? If you paid a shop, how much did they charge you? If you already answered this earlier in a thread, I apologize. Just point me in the right direction and I'll go do the research.
There are multiple threads dedicated to the Rocky Road Outfitters lift and level kit. I urge you to search for them and read up on those. Talking about it in this thread will only clutter it.

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Can you put 275/65r18 tires on 18x7in wheels or are those tires too wide?
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The recommended rim size for 275/65r18s is 18x7.5 to 18x10.5. Its close to an 11 inch wide tire, I don't think you would be happy with the squirm on anything less than a 8 inch rim.

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Is 265/50-20 the widest tire that will fit (within specs) a 20x9 wheel? Or what tire size would work best to get a little more width for 9"?
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20x9 to 20x11 is the recommended rim for a 295/20 width tire. A 265 tire is 7.5 to 10. I always find the tire a bit squirmy for my taste on the low side of rim width but for safety its OK.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp?item=Wheel-Tire is a good place to play with tire sizes and rim specs.

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275/55 or 285/50 would be nice sizes for a 20x9. 265/50 is a bit on the skinny side.

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The recommended rim size for 275/65r18s is 18x7.5 to 18x10.5. Its close to an 11 inch wide tire, I don't think you would be happy with the squirm on anything less than a 8 inch rim.
What about 265/65-18?
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18x7.5 to 18x10 for 265s

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WK2 Wheel and Tire fitment

I wanted to figure out some solid specs for the 2013 Laredo, no air suspension, stock height.

Maximum backspacing allowed: ?

Maximum tire size allowed, with or without minimal trimming: ?

I have the 17" stick alloy rims, and was looking at this tire/wheel package but am not sure what will and wont fit. Which is kind of a risk when ordering online.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92...0X_P4_B_PG.htm

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265/70R17

17" X 9"

Back spacing: 4.5"

Also, what is the maximum size/width tire we can put on the stock rims?
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