What is the offset of your rim? Does the tire stick side the guard at all?
Looks like 18x8 38et maybe from googling the wheel model? I am still planning an 18x8.5 or 9 with around 18-25mm offset for the 285/60/18. That should create plenty of inner fender clearance needed for the width, and the 31.5" height should keep other clearances reasonable.
The rear wheels stock are tucked into the fender by almost 1.5" the front is around 1-1.25" . It will take a significant offset change or width change to get the wheel tire pkg flush or slightly outside of the fender stance.
I'm still trying to decide what I want to do, but I think I may be leaning toward the Yokohama Geolander AT/S tires. I had them once on a Tahoe I owned a couple of years ago and they seemed to do a pretty good job. Besides, they look to be one of the few AT tires you can get in that size that carry an H speed rating to help improve on-road manners while retaining off-road capability. Not that I expect my GC to handle like a slot car, but I ran a similar configuration on my Tahoe and was reasonably impressed with how the ride and handling improved over the stick GY Wrangler AT's that came on it.
Just out of curiosity, has anyone else run these?
Of course if I can manage to score a set up JK Sahara take-off's for a reasonable price I may go that route.
Sure my rig has seen the trail, but I wheel it like a soccer mom looking for a parking spot at Nordstroms.
I'm also trying to decide. I want to find a nice black offroad wheel and possibly fit 275/65/18 Goodyear Duratracs on them as they come out to 32.1 diameter and 9" width. Anyone else try the Duratrac's yet? I know based on these discussions, the 275/65/18 might possibly rub with QL depending on the tire? Thoughts?
Chiming back in.... so... I ended up buying 5 of the 18x8" steel wheels on Mopar.com for my Overland with QL. These wheels are the same 18x8" full size spare wheel that comes stock. I think they look great with Mineral Gray Metallic... a little mad max, very serious. I decided on steel wheels because they are durable and if you bend them out in the middle of nowhere, they can be fixed with a hammer. Aluminum will not bend back without significant weakening.
I first did test fit of the Cooper STT - LT275/65R18 (32.32" diameter). These fit fine. Yes, their is only about .5" clearance between the tire and the fender well on the front, but nothing touches in park mode or at max lift. All good.
I ended up going with the Nitto Terra Grapplers as most of my off road adventures will involve SoCal deserts. They are also cheaper and will be just as durable, especially the LT version. I got the LT275/65R18 size (32.01" diameter). They feel a little different than the stock 20's on asphalt, but minor. They are also just as quiet.
The Nitto's barely fit the spare tire well. The with keeps the spare tire hatch from closing all the way, but I can live with it. Also, the center screw that holds the spare down is not long enough to attach now... but again, minor.
Pics below of Cooper STT test fitment, and also of the Nitto's I ended up with for the full set (pics are in reverse order)
They are heavier than the stock 20's, by lifting them I guess by about 10-15lbs. The steel wheels are not too heavy, but being that the tires are the LT variant, they are def heavier than the stock tires. The sidewalls are about 3/4" thick!
I have the v6, drives the same as before... for power, I have an STI that I track/race when I feel like going fast. ;-)
As for the plastic bins, does not matter if the are in or out. Tire is just about 1/2" too tall to fit it flush. Not worried about it though. Once it it loaded up, wont make a difference.
And nope, dont need the 18's anymore! These steel wheels were cheap.
Headed to Death Valley next week, gonna go hit some trails. =)
285/60/18 Terra Grapplers do fit with these wheels and QL. Vision warrior 375 - 18x8.5 +25 offset. Tightest spot is back of the front wheel well, at almost full steering lock. There is 1/8" to the felt wheelwell liner at normal height, just touches it in park mode.
This widens the stance just over 1" per side (31mm) which really fleshes out the look of the WK2. Will need to drive and force the suspension through more travel to see if there are more rubs.
I'm looking for a set of wheels to sit flush with the outside fender walls. From the look of webspoke's setup (looks nice, but a little too aggressive for me) - I'm thinking 18x9.5-10" with a 35-40mm offset would be perfect... does this sound right?
35mm should do the job. There are some pics here of Rhino wheels 20x9 +35 with 285/50/20 that sit nicely in the fenders.
They are 275/65R18 stock was 265/60R18, went from a 30.5" tire to 32".
Originally Posted by getoutandplay
Each of you have installed a 32" x 10.83" tire on your factory wheels. One a 275/65r18 and the other a 275/55r20.
2011Hemi, I am not sure if you have QL. I know that getoutandplay has QL.
Since the time of your original posts have either of you experienced any problems with the 32" tire in your stock setup? More curious about when turning in a circle and things like that.
My reason for asking...
I installed the Rocky Road 2.5" Spacer Lift (you may have seen my post) and I am baffled on what size tires I can truly fit.
Rocky Road's website insists that a 275/55r20 (32" x 10.83") is the largest tire that will fit even with the lift. Obviously, there is plenty of room in there for a taller tire if one were to drive in only straight lines. But, I am unable to determine the amount of room for turning.
I would like to put a 275/60r20 (32.99" x 10.83") tire in there and I do not want to use spacers. I am not adverse to trimming the inner felt fender if needed.
Could either of you, or anyone else with a 32" tire and stock rim, take some photos inside your fender showing the amount of room with your 32s?
I'd really appreciate it.
2011 Wk2 Limited 4x4, Hemi, Tow IV, 2.5" Lift, Tinted Tails, Sharkfin Antenna
2010 M-Benz R350 4matic, PP1, AMG package,
1988 Ford Mustang GT, 5.0 V8, 108,000 original miles (1st car in HS)
1998 ZJ, Mopar Crate V8, Custom 9" Lift w/ 35" BFG MTs (sold Dec '08)