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Unread 02-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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255 75 17 - will they fit without a lift?

I have a brand new set of 255 75 17's that I took off my Wrangler and would really like to put them on my Cherokee. I've read the faqs and I know it says 255 65 17's but has anyone tried successfully the larger size? I have no issue puting a 2" bb on it but my wife may have some objections. Lol

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Unread 02-12-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Let me know if this works. I am planning on putting larger tires on my stock WK.
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I have 255/75/17 winter tires on my stok WK
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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:25 AM   #5
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Let me know if this works. I am planning on putting larger tires on my stock WK.
Sure will, I'll post back what I decide to do.

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I have 255/75/17 winter tires on my stok WK
Thanks. Do you have any issues with rubbing at full turn? Her jeep never see's the trails so I'm not worried about flexing too much.

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Thanks but I did briefly look in that thread and found the only ones with this size tire are using spacers and lifts. Also, the op of that thread said to refer questions to the WK forum, which is what I have done.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:41 AM   #6
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I'm going to be in need of tires soon myself and am considering upsized ones on my non-lifted WK. I have not checked or tested any tires, mind you, but my time spent reading around suggests that 255-65-17's will likely fit, and sometimes a 255-70-17 will fit, depending on the specific tire. The tread thickness and sidewalls are slightly different from tire to tire, so at that max size it totally depends on the tire. Looks like a Bridgestone Dueler A/T series in the largest size will fit, but some others do not. I've personally not seen any postings of a 255-75-17 fitting on a non-lifted WK, but that's not to say its impossible.
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Thanks but I did briefly look in that thread and found the only ones with this size tire are using spacers and lifts. Also, the op of that thread said to refer questions to the WK forum, which is what I have done.
Yiu should be parepared to lift this vehicke for that tire size. It will be very challenging if not impossible to equip 255/75/17 on a stock WK. It would probably rub in the back during full compression. And the front would rub the sway bars if it wasn't already rubbing upper ball joints.
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Yiu should be parepared to lift this vehicke for that tire size. It will be very challenging if not impossible to equip 255/75/17 on a stock WK. It would probably rub in the back during full compression. And the front would rub the sway bars if it wasn't already rubbing upper ball joints.
Thanks for the info. Do you think I need spacers as well or just a 2" lift like the rough country one?
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Yiu should be parepared to lift this vehicke for that tire size. It will be very challenging if not impossible to equip 255/75/17 on a stock WK. It would probably rub in the back during full compression. And the front would rub the sway bars if it wasn't already rubbing upper ball joints.
^ agree, not sure how these ppl have 255/75r17 on a completely stock wk. mine rubbed after the lift & spacers until i folded the pinch weld.
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Thanks for the info. Do you think I need spacers as well or just a 2" lift like the rough country one?
If 255/75/17s rub the balljoint on a stock WK, they will rub on a lifted one too. Regardless, Moab rims will not clear the calipers unless you have at least a 1/4 inch spacer or a 2005-2006.5 WK. I'm just assuming you're using Moab rims because you said they're coming from your JK.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 04:54 AM   #11
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If 255/75/17s rub the balljoint on a stock WK, they will rub on a lifted one too. Regardless, Moab rims will not clear the calipers unless you have at least a 1/4 inch spacer or a 2005-2006.5 WK. I'm just assuming you're using Moab rims because you said they're coming from your JK.
No, it's just the tires from my Wrangler not the rims.
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