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post #1 of 14 Old 09-01-2007, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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who put bigger tires and/or wheels on their WK?

I want to beef up the meats by getting rid of the "mini van" tires,..and maybe the wheels,..anyone modify their wheels and tires? if so,..PICS

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-01-2007, 10:28 PM
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Loads o' people. Here's mine:



Jeep: 2006 Midnight Blue Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Bells Whistles
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Very nice,..ya see,...that fills up that wheel spece much nicer than the 245's,...love the color! are those the forteras?
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-04-2007, 07:50 AM
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Your WK looks great T-Rated. Did you have any issues with the Final Drive Control Module? I seem to remember someone posting that they had to have a reflash due to the increased overall diameter. How far off is your speedo now?
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are those the forteras?

Look like Bridgestone Dueler AT Revos to me
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My speedo is a mile or two slow at 60. Still within 3%. Zero problems with FDCM. When I got the computer set, the service manager said he bumped it up to the 245's and changed the axle ratio setting a bit, too, hoping to compensate for the larger tires.


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post #7 of 14 Old 09-05-2007, 04:36 AM
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I have fitted the Cooper STT 245/70/17s's with no issues or rubbing or scuffing. See the link in the Glasshouse Mountain run here in Australia for the look of the tyres and they went awsome offroad in the mud.

http://www.aussiejeepimages.com/gall...2_itemId=67753

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those look good,..glad to hear no issues,...wonder if yuo could increase it to 255/70 R17???
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-05-2007, 01:24 PM
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Jeep w/ stock suspension and 265/70-17s:




Jeep w/ 4" Lift and 285/70-17s (I'm guessing you meant stock WKs but just in case):



AKA DurangoZJ
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Jeep w/ stock suspension and 265/70-17s:
"Pictures"
Holy cow that's a mean looking Jeep! Kudos!
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those look good,..glad to hear no issues,...wonder if yuo could increase it to 255/70 R17???
I was thinking same thing and thought of trying my mates JK set and see how they go. May be some minor rubbing but nothing to write home about.

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how much bigger are the 265/*70 R17 to the 265/65 R17 ??
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post #13 of 14 Old 09-11-2007, 08:07 PM
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how much bigger are the 265/*70 R17 to the 265/65 R17 ??
I believe that's about 1 inch of difference between 265/70(31.6 inches) and 265/65(30.6 inches.)

You can compare any tire size here: http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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post #14 of 14 Old 09-11-2007, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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great resource,...thank you
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