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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:06 AM   #166
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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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Unread 01-09-2013, 04:03 PM   #167
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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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Unread 01-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #168
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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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Unread 02-09-2013, 08:12 PM   #169
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WK2 Tire and Wheel Sizes

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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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:03 PM   #170
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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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Unread 02-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #171
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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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Unread 02-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #172
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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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Unread 02-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #173
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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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Unread 02-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #174
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Can you put 275/65r18 tires on 18x7in wheels or are those tires too wide?
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Unread 02-12-2013, 07:40 PM   #175
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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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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #176
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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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Unread 02-13-2013, 07:36 AM   #177
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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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Unread 02-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #179
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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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Unread 02-15-2013, 03:58 PM   #180
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18x7.5 to 18x10 for 265s
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