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Unread 09-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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245/75-16 vs 265/70-16

i was about to order a set of 245/75-16 but saw that the 265/70-16 was slightly wider and only.1in taller will the wider tire fit my stock wheels (99 larado)the jeep is lifted 2"

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Unread 09-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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i have the 265/70/16 on my 04 2.5" lift, and i dont rub, but i got it because i liked the wider stance of the tires, plus i wanted a nice a/t tire that wasnt a load rated tire, i got the general grabber at2's i think i paid about $640 for the set? discounttiredirect.com only downfall is the wider tires wont fit in the spare tire well, so keep that in mind for s spare
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I just went from 245/5r16 to 265/70r16 on stock silverblade wheels. Here's some pics. Note I have a 2.75" KOR suspension lift and had to trim a bit on the inside of the front fender (under the fog lights), but not noticeably so. And I run 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers.

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Unread 09-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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did you ever try them without the spacers
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Unread 09-14-2012, 04:29 AM   #5
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i'm only at upcountry height, and mine fit - on jk wheels now. the spare 'fits' but the top/cover of the well is popped up about 1/2" (see sig)

i briefly ran spidertrax also and i had to trim a very small area of the front bumper because of the spacers (very small / easily accomplished with a utility knife)
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Unread 09-14-2012, 07:32 AM   #6
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I had 265/70 r16 for a while with no lift (only UC springs) :
@ rear with 1.25" spacers they rub at full flex in the wheel well, a lot in the front on the metal (and I ruined the tires) and only a bit on the bumper.
@front with 1.25" spacers it rub on the bumper at full lock, without it won't rub on the bumper but they rub on lower control arms and inside the wheel well.
here's some pics, the first 2 shows how I solved the problem on the rear(too late) removed the little piece of cladding and hammered the metal to bend the sharp edge (as you can see it acted like a knife on the tires)
img_0580.jpg   img_0581.jpg   img_0316.jpg   img_0366.jpg   img_0376.jpg  

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did you ever try them without the spacers
I only had the 245's on without the spacers. They fit and worked fine, no rubbing inside or out. I wanted a little wider track, so I put the spacers on. I would think that I would have needed to anyways with the 265's.
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I only had the 245's on without the spacers. They fit and worked fine, no rubbing inside or out. I wanted a little wider track, so I put the spacers on. I would think that I would have needed to anyways with the 265's.
i run the 265's on my 04 with no spacers and no trimming and no rubbing



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Unread 09-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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265/70 16

Im thinking about putting this size BFG Rugged Terrains on mine as well. What I was thinking is to put a 245/70 17 in the spare well since it is the same size diamater. That way the lid would sit flush. I have the Old Man Emu HD set up and am at about 2" lift over stock. It's either that or I am going to go with the 17's all the way. I have a used set of Availas off a Limited. Current wheels are the 16" Timberlines. Any thoughts?
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