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Unread 11-09-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Tire size

07 gc overland hemi. Has stock 245/65/17 tires. I have a set of rubicon wheels and want to upgrade to either 265/65/17 or 265/70/17s. I think I will have to run spacers but any other clearance issues with out a lift?

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Unread 11-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Unread 11-09-2014, 07:49 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the help. Let me add this thought - I understand the overland sits 1" higher than a normal gc, but I haven't Ben able to verify that. If so will a 265 fit?
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Unread 11-09-2014, 08:58 PM   #4
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Unread 11-10-2014, 01:30 PM   #5
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Ok thanks for the help. Let me add this thought - I understand the overland sits 1" higher than a normal gc, but I haven't Ben able to verify that. If so will a 265 fit?
Measure from your axle to fender. 265 is a width that will be an issue with "the bolt" grinding or adding spacers should alleviate that.

The older models stood a bit taller with the overland option. That Does not seem to be the case with the WK's.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...5r17-265-65r17

265/65r17's ~30.5" tall should be fine height wise.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...5r17-265-70r17

265/70r17's ~31.6" tall will require a lift and/or pinch weld mod.
From our FAQ already posted above:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/f...-wk-xk-703598/

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Q: What is the biggest tire you can fit without a lift?

A: Without any trimming or bolt cutting, 255/65/17, but you may have some rubbing at full lock(steering wheel turned all the way in one direction) with some tires depending on tread depth and design. The largest 18" tire you can add on the stock 18" rim without a lift is a 265/65-18.. The more aggressive looking the tread, the less clearance you will have. If you are unsure whether a tire will fit, go to a local tire chain(Big-O, Les Schwab, America's/Discount Tire Co, etc) and have them test fit that tire on both front wheels. You can then check the bolt for the Upper Control Arm(UCA), just above and to the inboard side of the front tire. Turn the steering wheel to full lock in each direction and check for the tire rubbing against the wheel well on the edges of the tire.
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Unread 11-10-2014, 02:11 PM   #6
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Also keep in mind that if you go with 265/70/R17 you will also have to do a bolt mod to the trailer hitch so you can fit that sized tire in the spare carrier.
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Unread 11-10-2014, 02:31 PM   #7
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Also keep in mind that if you go with 265/70/R17 you will also have to do a bolt mod to the trailer hitch so you can fit that sized tire in the spare carrier.
Assuming that you have a trailer hitch. No mods required to fit a 32" without the hitch on my Commander.
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Unread 11-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #8
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Where does one adjust the computer for the tire size difference? Can any scanner do it.. or which scanners can adjust the tire size difference so the speedo is still correct with the larger tires?
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Unread 11-10-2014, 05:06 PM   #9
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Where does one adjust the computer for the tire size difference? Can any scanner do it.. or which scanners can adjust the tire size difference so the speedo is still correct with the larger tires?
AFAIK all of the tuners available have this option. My hypertech max energy was able to do it.
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