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post #1 of 7 Old 09-17-2017, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited...it has a 6.5 inch Iron Rock lift kit and wheel spacers...I'm running 265/70 R17 on standard jeep rims....any ideas on what's the meatiest tire I can put on these rims and not worry about rubbing?

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-18-2017, 12:26 AM
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I have a custom 5 in lift and im running 18s with just about the same size tires and 2 in spacers and they only rub when im pulling out of a parking spot going backwards and turning
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-18-2017, 09:16 AM
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You could fit a 35" tire, maybe some minor trimming. The problem is the stock axels will not hold up for any serious wheeling with 35's. If you have the 4.0 then you will need to re gear to 4.56 gears. Even with 33" tires the d35 will eventually break, mine did. Everyone told me that it's not if the axel breaks it when, 3 months later I broke the rear axel. With the 4.0 and stock gears it was a pig, after the gears it works great. Looks like you have the 4.7 so might work without gears because you have the d44a in the rear.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-18-2017, 10:10 AM
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Good rule of thumb is you can add 1in of tire for every 1.5-2in of lift on WJs. That being the case, stock was 29.7, so theoretically with no rubbing would be around 34-35. I run just shy of 32s on a 3in and had to trim my bumper. Different manufacturers have different tread depths though, so do some research before you pull the trigger. Spacers change the game also, so what may fit on stock may not fit on spacers and vice-versa.

baby jeep: 04 WJ Laredo w/ 242, IRO 3in w/ bilsteins & adj trackbar, IRO adj short front/rear UCA/LCA/A arm, 265/75/16 Laufenn Xfit, 4.56 gears
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm familiar with measuring tires like 265/70 R17 but how does this correspond to the measurement in inches like 35 inch....maybe I'm over thinking this
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-19-2017, 02:30 AM
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm familiar with measuring tires like 265/70 R17 but how does this correspond to the measurement in inches like 35 inch....maybe I'm over thinking this
Google "265/70r17 in inches". Thats what i always do.
The tire manufacturer usually lists the exact size in their specs, too. Tire rack has that info on their site.

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post #7 of 7 Old 09-19-2017, 05:34 AM
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http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp

is also a good resource if you want to know what metric corresponds to which inch tire.

baby jeep: 04 WJ Laredo w/ 242, IRO 3in w/ bilsteins & adj trackbar, IRO adj short front/rear UCA/LCA/A arm, 265/75/16 Laufenn Xfit, 4.56 gears
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