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post #1 of 7 Old 09-23-2017, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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17" wheel tire question

I like the General Grabber AT2 tires. Had them on a previous vehicle and they worked pretty good for me. I live 2.5 miles down a dirt road and see snow in the winter, mud in the spring and dust the rest of the year. My WJ is stock ride height with the 17" wheels. When I searched for largest tires that would work, it shows 245-65x17". I don't see this as a size option for these tires. Any experience with what size would work with the Generals? Thanks

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-23-2017, 08:09 AM
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I just checked the tire chart for them & shows a diameter of 30.1", That's the smallest r17 tire they show. A 245/70r17 shows to be 30.5".

General size reference chart shows a 245/65r17 to be about 29.5".

Might want to consider a mild lift to fit the tires.

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-23-2017, 08:39 AM
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I'm thinking 30.1 would be pretty tight at stock height if you need to do any flexing at all. Might be doable with a bit of trimming.

I'm running the 255/70R17 (31.1") on OME HD springs. A year later, it's still a great combination for a daily driver.

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I take it that diameter is more important than the width of the tire. Maybe I should try a different brand. Any suggestions?
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I'm currently running the Hankook ATM, this is my second set and I'm happy with them, they are similar to the Grabber and reasonably priced, I have been thinking about replacing them with the T/A Ko2, not sure if the D load rating would make for a stiffer ride though.
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I have the ATM2's on my pickup. They come in the 245-65x17' that I was interested in and Tirerack has a rebate of $60. off a set of 4. They are a compromise tire (they are a AT after all) but my WJ is a daily driver. I could do far worse IMHO. I'll let you know how they work out. Thanks for everyone's input.
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I run 255/75/17 take off from a 2017 Wrangler.

I had to pull all the plastic from the fender well, remove front bumper(or cut) and my rusted exhaust pipe was rubbing so I pulled it off from muffler,back.

I think the less knobby tires will fit but if your gonna run mud tires or something with an aggressiveness e tread, you'll need a lift.

I have no articulation, at all, but I only needed it to be streetable.
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