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Unread 07-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Tires....help needed

I've been trying to search but I may have missed it...I have on 05 Jeep WK, I recently installed a 2 inch Daystar lift and am in need of new tires. Originally, the idea was to get new wheels but that just isn't in my budget right now...so my question is- What is the biggest tires I can fit without spacers or any further modifications. I was thinking 265/65/17's. I was looking at the General Grabber AT2's.

Any help or insight would be awesome, I don't want to buy the wrong tires. Also, any pictures would be helpful.



Thanks so much for the help!

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Unread 07-24-2014, 10:08 AM   #2
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I'll refer you to the first question on the FAQ:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/f...8/#post6663539
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Unread 07-24-2014, 10:35 AM   #3
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I've got a set of 265/70/17 General Grabber AT2s on my 2005 WK and love them. I have the RC 2" BB lift and when I first had the tires put on I used 1/4" wheel spacers on just the fronts. These spacers were universal ones from Autozone. I didn't want to have to trim the UCA bolt so these provided just enough clearance from the bolt. At full lock the tire rubbed the front sway bar pretty hard, however in reverse at full lock the tires rubbed on the frame so badly it was actually cutting small pieces of the tire off. I ended up putting on 1.25" wheel spacers all around and this stopped all the run completely.

I had no issues with the pinch weld or fender FYI.

Below is a great link for looking at the over all size differences of tires. However, keep in mind that it does not take into account different tread

patters. I.E a A/T versus an all highway tire...

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

Hope this helps!



I'll try to upload some photos at some point.
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Unread 07-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help guys.

I did see the FAQ but it was pretty vague and there seems to be a lot of variables so I just wanted to be sure.
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Unread 07-24-2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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255/70, 265/65, 245/75 will all work without any pinch weld mod, maybe a spacer.

you can run a 255/75, 265/70 at stock height with wheel spacers and some massaging of the pinch weld.
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Unread 07-31-2014, 12:59 PM   #6
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image-1273174457.jpg As promised, here's the photo of my WK with 265/70/17 general grabbers and 1.25" spacers.
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Unread 07-31-2014, 02:11 PM   #7
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Attachment 1513802 As promised, here's the photo of my WK with 265/70/17 general grabbers and 1.25" spacers.
This is actually what I'm aiming to do but with 1.5 spacers instead. From your previous post, did you mean you had no problems without the pinch mod or had no problems doing it?
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Unread 07-31-2014, 03:22 PM   #8
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I'm starting to wish I had done 1.5" spacers also.

And I did not have to do the pinch weld or cut the UCA bolt. Everything clears fine with the spacers.
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Unread 08-01-2014, 02:05 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help guys.

I did see the FAQ but it was pretty vague and there seems to be a lot of variables so I just wanted to be sure.
The FAQ is misleading and incomplete at best in terms of tire sizes without mods or spacers. For reference, I have an OME MD lift with Bilstein 4600 in front, stock wheels. I just went through this a couple weeks ago and ordered a set of 265/70-17 (Cooper AT3) based on the sizing recommendations in the FAQ only to find they rubbed pretty bad at full lock on the plate/frame at the rear inner wheel well. They also rub very slightly on the sway arm, but not enough to worry about. Everyone seems worried about the pinch weld but I have plenty of clearance.

One thing you will most likely have to do is cut the upper ball joint stud. Start with just cutting the nub off where the threads start and go from there. I ended up having to be pretty aggressive and cut most of the threads off but now have plenty of clearance. Cutting the stud isn't a big deal if you have an angle grinder or sawzall, and even a dremel or hacksaw will work if need be. If you decide to go with spacers, cutting isn't needed. I trimmed mine before I had the tires installed and trimmed them more when I got home from the tire shop as there was maybe enough room for a credit card to slide between the stud and tire and I wanted more clearance than that.

As far as sizes, 255/70 might still rub a touch, and 265/65 might fit but would probably rub a bit as well.

With $700 worth of new tires, I was pretty much forced to order a set of spacers, and I too went with 1.25" (spidertrax). They have been out of stock for a few weeks but apparently are shipping today so I should see them next week. Ideally I wanted 1" spacers but there are concerns with the wheel studs poking out past the spacer that could cause issues with my spare (stock wheels have opening that would allow room for the studs) so I decided to go with 1.25". From what I have gathered, if you go out much past this, like with 1.5" spacers, then you change the geometry just enough that the pinch weld comes into play. I have no personal experience with this so I can't say for sure either way but that is another reason why I didn't want to go wider than 1.25".
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