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Unread 06-12-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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265-65-18s

I gotta buy new tires for my jeep, and I would like to know if anyone runs 265-65-18s without a lift on an 08?

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Unread 06-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Not going to happen.

I have 255 60 18 and they'll clear with no mods but another inch in height and a bit more width isn't going to make it.

Spacers and pw mod at least.
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Unread 06-12-2014, 06:23 PM   #3
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stock it is then..
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Unread 06-12-2014, 07:39 PM   #4
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I have been running 255 70 18 Bridgestones for 6 months now. Gives my rig an awesome big wheel look and way more ground clearance than stock. They do rub a bit at full lock and under some turning and terrain combos but it is not a serious problem and there has been no damage to either the tires or the Jeep. I did hammer over the sharp steel edge of the inside fender on the front so it would not nibble at the tires.

The 265 65 18's might fit but it will be very tight. You would have to mount one up on a front wheel and try it.
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Unread 06-12-2014, 08:30 PM   #5
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yeah but you have a leveling kit on your jeep? 255/70/18 is bigger than 265/65/18. at least in height anyways.
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Unread 06-12-2014, 10:25 PM   #6
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I'm running stock JK sahara rims and tires with a JBA spacer and Bilsteins in the front with no problems.
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Unread 06-13-2014, 04:02 PM   #7
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yeah but you have a leveling kit on your jeep? 255/70/18 is bigger than 265/65/18. at least in height anyways.
Yes, the 255 70's are taller and narrower than the 265 65's. I wanted maximum ground clearance so I went with a taller rather than wider tire. Because the 255's are narrower I was able to go up to a 70 profile for the extra tire diameter I was after. The 255's are still wide enough for good flotation and I get extra ground clearance for offroading and awesome profile.

I'm not sure but I think I had the tires on before I did the lift and the fit was about the same.
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Unread 06-15-2014, 06:28 PM   #8
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My Jeep with 255 70 18's and 2" lift on stock wheels
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Unread 06-16-2014, 01:12 AM   #9
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265 60 r18 is the max. i'm running goodyear all-terrain adventure w kevlar at that size. no rubbing at full lock but extremely close to the bolt. i might just add front leveling spacers for peace of mind
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Unread 06-17-2014, 05:17 AM   #10
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i think with a 1" spacer youll be ok in the front... i mean its roughly the same size as a 265/70r17.. like i said im running 255/70r18, which is a 32x10 and i am running a 1/4" spacer in the front and rear just for the hell of it- they rit regardless...and im at stock height
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