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post #1 of 9 Old 04-02-2016, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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in a pinch with tires

ok....first...i know this is a bad idea but i'm in a pinch.

i have a bad alignment, i think, and my tires have worn slick on the outsides on the front tires. Wires are not showing but i'd like to change the front. My rears are fine just fyi.

now...heres the question.

I ahve a set of limited 17" wheels and they basically have the same wear pattern. A hair better but not by much.

what I would like to do is use the 2 good rears of 17"s in the rear and the 2 good 16"s on the front. I know you can stagger wheels but its a weird situation. Who g=can give me some insight.

I know I can't use 4x4.

Any other issues besides not being able to use 4x4 and an uneven wear? I will not be going faster then 55 and can keep off highways if need be to keep it slower.

So, to wrap up. I would like to have 16"s up front and 17"'s in the back. Only for a couple weeks.

thanks folks


Edit: 245/70/16 is whats on the jeep now. 235/65/17 is the other set

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-03-2016, 02:11 PM
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Both sets of tires should be close enough in size to run without issues.

When new, the 245's should have measured about 1/2" larger in diameter than the 235's. And, if those 245's are more worn than the 235's, it'll bring them even closer in measure.


You can do a quick "static" measure to see where you're at. Simply get a yardstick and measure the mounted tires at their highest point (floor to top of edge of tire). And, if you're really compulsive about getting them sized to each other, you can inflate or deflate individual tires to match the diameters of the others.

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Both sets of tires should be close enough in size to run without issues.

When new, the 245's should have measured about 1/2" larger in diameter than the 235's. And, if those 245's are more worn than the 235's, it'll bring them even closer in measure.


You can do a quick "static" measure to see where you're at. Simply get a yardstick and measure the mounted tires at their highest point (floor to top of edge of tire). And, if you're really compulsive about getting them sized to each other, you can inflate or deflate individual tires to match the diameters of the others.

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So it shouldn't be that much of an issue since they are close to the same size already?

4x4 is still a no-go?
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-06-2016, 08:05 AM
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Why not buy 2 used tires of the same size/type off craigslist. I've had good luck with used craigslist tires. Currently running a full set on my TJ and F150.

Or even used from a mom/pop independent tire shop.

I am multi-talented, I can talk and piss you off at the same time.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-06-2016, 08:36 AM
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Rim size is not an issue. Worry about overall diameter of the tire.

Look up miata tire size calculator.that's what I use.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-06-2016, 09:28 AM
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Rim size is not an issue. Worry about overall diameter of the tire.

yeah. I think so
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-07-2016, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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craigslist isnt an option where i live.

I bought these from cl in OKC at easter thinking they were better then they were.

I've got the 17's on the bck and 16's up front and so far it rides fine. No issues, no rubbing. can't even tell a difference.
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-07-2016, 05:25 PM
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I should also mention. Walmart only charges to mount.

I bought Chevy rims with tires. Walmart dismounted 8 tires and then mount and balance 4 jeep rims for something like $25.

Then sold Chevy rims, win!

Hell even did it on my "nice" car. They treated me well.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-07-2016, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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all the places here tellus they will not put used tires on wheels unless you bought them from them.
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