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post #1 of Old 04-02-2010, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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What size of tyres for a WJ with +4" lift and rims with -12mm offset

Hi Guys , my name is thierry , I'm from France and I'm all new on your Forum , I have just posted my first message in " introduction "

I have just buy a Grand Cherokee WJ 2001 4L7 since 1 month and I need your advice

I have put on my WJ a Zone OffRoad Lift of +4" and I have buy 4 rims dik cepek DC-2 in 16x8 with an offset of -12mm

I have try yesterday with a tyre in 285/75/16 and it's very very too big , I can't turn the steering wheel , the tyre touch immediatly the bumber or the fender

what is your advice , what is the best size of tyres for my WJ for playing offroad with the sway bar disconnected ?

and sorry , I hope that I'm clear because my english is not very well

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Try a 265/75/16.

They should work but you may have to trim the lower corner of the bumper. Nothing to crazy, just a little bit of plastic.

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post #3 of Old 04-02-2010, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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yes , many thanks for your answer brian , I have look on the forum that some WJ's with 4" of lift had this size of tyres 265/75/16 , but all the WJ's that I have look with this tyres are on the stock rims , do you think that my offset of -12mm on the DC-2 is a problem , because I think that the stock rims have a big positiv offset

there is someone on the forum with a WJ +4" and dik cepek rims in 8x16 ?
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those rims just help your backspacing so they would allow you to have a wider stance for more stability they also may allow you to fit a slightly larger tire. People often times keep the stock rims and use wheel spacers for the same effect. this is what i'm doing i'm also on the Zone 4in lift. my build thread is in my sig

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Hi appolo21 , and many thanks for your answer , I have look on your ^post that you have 265/70/17 , is it the same than the 265/75/16 ?

and are you enjoyed by your zone lift?
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we talk about backspacing instead of offset here for rim dimensions. the backspacing means a whole lot more.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Hi appolo21 , and many thanks for your answer , I have look on your ^post that you have 265/70/17 , is it the same than the 265/75/16 ?

and are you enjoyed by your zone lift?
my tires measure 32.25in and they rub a lot i had to trim a good amount to make it able to drive on the street. i do like my zone lift and would recommend it to anyone. it should also be noted that i have a 3/4in spacer up front to give me a little extra.

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ok well , you are sure that they fit well with my 4" zone ? but it's rub a little

if I don't want to rub what is the biggest size that I can choose ?
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probably a 31.6 with your offset although i'm not positive

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OK , many thanks appolo for your advice ,

and if someone have mounted the DC-2 on his WJ , if they have pictures for me , it's cool
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Hi Guys , it's the **** , I have buy today 4 tyres in 265/75/16 Bridgestone dueler Mud terrain , I have mount 1 tyres this afternoon on a DC-2 with the offset of -12mm and when the car is on a clean flat surface, when I turn the steering wheel, the tyre touch the bumper or the fender ,

I think that the problem is the offset of the rims , and if the Tyre touch the bumper when I turn on a flat surface , I think that I will be big problem in offroad ,

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it just means you need to trim

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yes , I have look this morning , trim the bumper is not a problem but I'm afraid to trim the inner metalic fender
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you should not have to trim that part if you are properly bump stopped

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ok well from what i can find it has 4inches of back spacing,which is borderline. although it has 4inch of back spacing it is a 16x8 which means it is sticks out further than a wheel with spacers. if the wheel had more back spacing like say 4.5 it would prolly solve some problems. having a wider stance does not realy allow for a bigger tire because it doesnt allow it to fit in the pockets designed for it. with less off set you more prone to hitting your fender and bumper due to the pivot point.

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