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Unread 05-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Will 245 75 17 cause any issues without a lift?

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Unread 05-18-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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I don't believe so- they may be a tad wide in the front. Great tire, loved mine
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Unread 05-18-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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I don't believe so- they may be a tad wide in the front. Great tire, loved mine

Will that cause issues just on full lock only, or will it affect off road?
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Unread 05-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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Pretty sure you'll hit the pinch weld, spacers may help
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You shouldn't have any problems with no lift. Wouldn't go any larger with no lift and off road, might have just a small bit a rubbing the frame at full lock, but very minor. I wouldn't use spacers as that would cause problems and require a pinch weld mod as it messes with your scrub radius. It pushes the tire farther out and into the fender liner.
Stock width keeps the tire narrow and able to eliminate rubbing.
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Unread 05-19-2014, 04:31 AM   #6
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You shouldn't have any problems with no lift. Wouldn't go any larger with no lift and off road, might have just a small bit a rubbing the frame at full lock, but very minor. I wouldn't use spacers as that would cause problems and require a pinch weld mod as it messes with your scrub radius. It pushes the tire farther out and into the fender liner.
Stock width keeps the tire narrow and able to eliminate rubbing.
Couple of questions, so sorry for sounding dumb but the pinch weld is where and what is it.
The General Grabber AT2 that are about to come off are 255/65/17
What are your thoughts on going back to a 245 but going taller to 75's?

I also see some interesting mods on your profile which interest me
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Couple of questions, so sorry for sounding dumb but the pinch weld is where and what is it.
The General Grabber AT2 that are about to come off are 255/65/17
What are your thoughts on going back to a 245 but going taller to 75's?

I also see some interesting mods on your profile which interest me
im about to go with that size myself, 245/75s. i honestly dont see any issues running those at stock height- theyre a hair under 32" and just at 10" wide. shoud have no contact anywhere running these. it might be close to the UCA bolt in the front, but not making contact. for peace of mind ive always ran a 1/4" slip on spacer(been running them for 3+ years no problems).

im running 255/80s right now on JK 18s, thats a 32x10 and im practically at stock height, no contact/rubbing anywhere
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Hey Penguin,

the pinch weld is that bump / bulge on the rear part of the inner wheel arch, just above where the mudflap would attach.
Basically you remove the plastic arch cover, put 4 or 5 horizontal cuts in the seam that you will find behind it (cut down to the level of the body) and then with a lump hammer fold the sections over and smash them flat against the body. Protect against rust with some Hammerite or something then put the plastic shroud back on.
Then get a heat gun and heat up the plastic bulge until it is almost melting and with a flat edge fold it and flatten it to make is as flat as possible.

There are a few, much more comprehensive write-ups on here but basically it buys you about 1.5 inches more space in the wheel arch, which is useful if you have big tyres.

Enjoy!
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Couple of questions, so sorry for sounding dumb but the pinch weld is where and what is it.
The General Grabber AT2 that are about to come off are 255/65/17
What are your thoughts on going back to a 245 but going taller to 75's?

I also see some interesting mods on your profile which interest me
What GrandDubai said is excatly what it is and needs to be done. 245/75/17 tire should be no problem 255/75/17 can usually be fitted with no lift and minimal rubbing. And should clear the UCA bolt as well.
Thanks on the mods, I am working on a full build at the moment. I tried to get some 275/70/18 tires with no lift, but that didn't work so I am going with some 1.5" spacers and custom fenders. Wish I had time to get my extended control arms done.
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running a set of 255/60/17s with zero rubbing issues. have over 40K - wear like iron, above reproach in the snow, and no road noise what so ever.
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Unread 05-26-2014, 03:48 PM   #11
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running a set of 255/60/17s with zero rubbing issues. have over 40K - wear like iron, above reproach in the snow, and no road noise what so ever.
I already run 255/65/17 with no issues, but I'm going taller to 245 75 17.

Which is an additional 2" diameter
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Unread 05-26-2014, 08:18 PM   #12
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2" taller. Your speedometer will be 4 mph low at 60 mph. So 60 mph on your speedo = 63.92...64mph actual speed. You have been warned! Lol
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