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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Im currently running 235/65/17 on my 2.7 CRD has anyone got any thoughts on fitting lower profiles? say 50s.

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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Yes don't do it ha ha

It will look horrible on stock rims

if you bought bigger rims then lower profile tires would look better and make more sense

Ive 245/65R17 ATs fit nicely
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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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YEA I know what you mean just thought lower profiles would make it handle a little better.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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YEA I know what you mean just thought lower profiles would make it handle a little better.
They will but a set of Billys and a stronger anti roll bar will do a better job. I run my Grabbers at 42 psi on the road and that eliminated some of the side wall flex you might be feeling. Also I run the extra load version of the tyre which has stiffer sidewalls.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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Thanks Alf but what are Billys?
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Unread 05-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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Going from 235 to 245 wide will give you more grip. If you are just interested in road use only a stiffer rear sway bar will make it handle better.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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Thanks Alf but what are Billys?
Bilstein shocks.
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YEA I know what you mean just thought lower profiles would make it handle a little better.
I had 20's 50 profile tires (255/50/20) on my Jeep, it sure did handle like a sportscar,,,
I dont have Those anymore, for several reasons, and i dont miss them,
With stiffer springs, better shocks, upgraded swaybars, and Good 70 profile tires, it will handle about the same.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #9
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Thanks for your thoughts guys Im looking to try cheaper options first, So far air up to 36 psi £0.50 and does feel a little better they only 30 PSI.
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If the shocks have never been replaced that will make a huge diffence. Sway bar was awesome too!
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Unread 05-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #11
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Thanks for that sprocket
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