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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Ive got a stock WJ on 225/75/16 tires, I just got a set of 265/75/16 tires from a buddy for free, they should fit with a 2" BB I am installing right? Whats the largest I can go on the 2" you think?

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Unread 09-09-2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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Ive got a stock WJ on 225/75/16 tires, I just got a set of 265/75/16 tires from a buddy for free, they should fit with a 2" BB I am installing right? Whats the largest I can go on the 2" you think?
Yeah they'll fit. If you cut metal. And lots of it.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 01:18 AM   #3
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I plan on trimming down the road for tires,
Maybe I wont be able to put them on, dont want to cut just yet, have other projects going on.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 06:21 AM   #4
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Hi
I have 265x75x16 tires on my jeep with stock rims at the moment. I have a 4 inch lift and had to trim approximately 1/2 inch off my front bumper thats all!

I do have 1.25 inch wheel spacers which were required with the wider tyre. 1.5 inch would be better, give more clearance to the control arms and rear shocks that are pretty close. Because the tires are wider and stick out more because of the spacers the front wheel will catch the back of the fog lights and front bumper when turning

With a 2 inch bb you will have to trim a bit more. The square fog lights on the 2002 do give more tire clearence than the round ones on the 2003 plus models.
You may have to trim 1" - 1.5" or so from the front bumper. The plastic is easy cut. Ive seen a few pics on here where people have cut out the front fogs completely that looks good. I am doing for my next job

You may not need to cut any more at the front depending on your driving (on the road you could be ok) but if you do need to cut the front arches it will be near the front doors. The front arches are easy just single skin metal. You may get away without trimming them at all.

I think the problem will be at the rear. Again the plastic bumper is easy to cut but the tire comes close to the front of the rear arch. It is double skin metal here and although easy to cut will leave a gap. Approx 1/4" I filled the gap with fiberglass resin and painted. Though there are many other options. High strength body panel adhesive. Welding. Or cutting a series of slots along the arch and bending the flaps inwards to close the gap.

There are lots of people running 265x75x16 on a 2"bb

Looks cool. Hope you get the tires on soon and post some pics!
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Unread 09-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #5
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And with the gap sealed . . .
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