I have an addition to the tire talk from throughout the thread. Today I had a set of Cooper AT3 265/70-17 installed on my stock wheels, running them without spacers on an OME MD lift. I don't have any rubbing on the pinch weld, but I had to cut the ball joint stud almost to the nut to give what I think is adequate clearance. I initially cut the stud at the base of the threads and I had about 1-2mm clearance, which to me was too tight. I also had quite a bit of rubbing at full lock in both directions (passenger was slightly worse) on the frame/metal plate that is located at the rear portion of the wheel wells. I took a BFH and folded the lower lip on this plate in a touch so it hopefully won't grab the tire, and I also hammered on the face of the plate at the two rubs to hopefully provide enough clearance. I cleaned, prepped, cleaned again, shot it with primer, and then a quick shot of rubberized undercoating when I was done. It was still tacky so I haven't driven it yet tonight so not sure if I will still have contact or not.
Point of all this is that I don't think the original recommendation of 265s (31.6") for a 2-3" lift is correct without saying there will most likely be rubbing. Everyone is worried about the pinch weld but that sharp lip on the frame can do damage to your new tires as well. I've seen in this thread, as well as numerous other threads, 265/70-17 being recommended with no rubbing, and from what I've seen today this simply isn't true. Granted, different tires, styles, manufacturers are going to have variations in diameter and width, but I can tell you for sure that the Cooper AT3 in that size rubs with the OME MD lift. I really don't want to run spacers, and I'm considering calling my tire place in the morning to see if they'll swap out the 265 for 255, or possibly 265/65-17. However, between the cost of the remounting and balancing, and the additional cost due to the 255 being a less common size, I'm already at the cost of a set of spacers so I might just cave in and use them until I can find another set of wheels.
I've also posted similar info in the tire/wheel thread and a couple others that get read often. I hope this info helps out others that are in the situation I was in and wondering what size tires to go with after they get their new lift on. For what it's worth, I've been driving with the lift for about a week and it settled at most about 0.25" from when I first put it on. I'm now at about 22.25" from center of hub to the wheel well in front. I have the CRD, no armor or bumper (no real plans to put armor on, though I may get the front "suspension" skid in the future) using 4600 in the front.