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Unread 12-18-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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245/75/16 On stock WJ

Question guys,

Looking to do a 2" lift come spring. But, I need new tires now and see a lot of you guys have 245/75/16 or 265/75/16. Question is, will these tire size work on a stock WJ without tire rub?

Thanks for any info!

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Unread 12-18-2014, 11:58 AM   #2
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It has been rumored that a 245/75R16 tire on stock rims (without wheel spacers) will work for on road driving with minimal rubbing on the front fascia.

A 265/75R16 will rub quite a bit.
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Unread 12-18-2014, 12:09 PM   #3
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Without tire rub, no. As Chris said, the 245 will give minor rubbing on road, and quite noticeable off-road.
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Unread 12-18-2014, 01:24 PM   #4
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I rubbed the front bumper with 245/75r16 on a 2" bb with my old WJ. No way in hell I would have tried it without the bb.
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Unread 12-18-2014, 01:43 PM   #5
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I can't remember if I had my bumper trimmed when I had them put on mine without the BB, or if I trimmed after getting the BB. Come to think of it, it might of been before. I have the fog lights cut out now as I wheel without the swaybar connected, and it would rub pretty bad when tucked.
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Why don't you search craiglists for a set of 16inch steel rim takeoffs from a JK they come with 225/75/16 and you can get a whole set with tires for 200-300 or less if you look around.
run those for however long and when you get the money for a good lift and tires sell them and do your lift.
If not biggest I would go is 245/70/16 I know that size fits it was a stock option and I had them before I don't think they would look bad with a 2inch lift either mine look a little big without a lift.
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Why don't you search craiglists for a set of 16inch steel rim takeoffs from a JK they come with 225/75/16 and you can get a whole set with tires for 200-300 or less if you look around.
run those for however long and when you get the money for a good lift and tires sell them and do your lift.
If not biggest I would go is 245/70/16 I know that size fits it was a stock option and I had them before I don't think they would look bad with a 2inch lift either mine look a little big without a lift.
So, your running the 245/70/16 with no lift?
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So, your running the 245/70/16 with no lift?
I am
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Unread 12-18-2014, 08:33 PM   #9
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I have been running 245/75/16 duratracs(fairly meaty) on stock rims no spacers no lift since 2010 with only slight rub during full lock to the right in reverse and same offroad I stuff these tires all the way up into fender wells without any major rub. only damage is plastic fender liner burning through, but thats after four years of putting it through hell. i recommend going as big as you can expecially if your going to lift. if you don't mind being mindful of how far you turn while backing up for a few months.
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So, your running the 245/70/16 with no lift?

Yes had those on stock now I have 245/65/17 which is the same size really 29.5, no lift some say you can go the next size up but what I got seems to be the biggest I would even try without a lift.
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It has been rumored that a 245/75R16 tire on stock rims (without wheel spacers) will work for on road driving with minimal rubbing on the front fascia.
I have run them on a stock WJ. You need to cut about 2" from the bottom lip of the front bumper. Never had it offroad without a lift but expect some more bumper trimming would be required. Rear was fine.
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Thanks for the info guys, Think I'm going to go with the 245/70/16 as Losttech mentioned.
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Unread 01-03-2015, 06:46 PM   #13
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I put on a set of 245/75/16 BFG AT earlier this week and they're working out fine with no lift. Was some rubbing on the plastic fender liner but I suspect that's because it was missing a couple screws. Lift should be coming later this week.
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I had 245/75/16s with no lift for a few weeks, it was tight but useable. A set of cheap spacers made it much better..
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I rubbed the front bumper with 245/75r16 on a 2" bb with my old WJ. No way in hell I would have tried it without the bb.
Same here, but I have a 2.75" spring lift. They just fit on/off road. Now I run 265/70R16's and had to trim the front fascia. I run Spidertrax wheel spacers on stock silverblade wheels too. I can't imagine either of those two tire sizes working without mods on a stock WJ.
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