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post #1 of 30 Old 10-11-2019, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Max Tire Size

I’m presently looking for a KK and was wondering what the maximum tire size would be that I could use. I have no plans of lifting the vehicle. My thoughts would be keeping the same height as the 235 but going with a wider width and also keeping the stock 16” wheels. Thanks

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post #2 of 30 Old 10-11-2019, 10:54 AM
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245/70/16 is a bit wider than the stock 225/75/16 without being taller and rubbing. It will look beefier, especially if you get an AT type tire. I had Cooper Discoverer AT/3s for a while before I lifted mine and liked them a lot.

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I just put these on. No lift. 245/65R17
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All great guys. Sorry for this late thank you. I’ve been using General Grabber AT’s on my XJ (my 3rd set) and I can’t believe how great they are in the rain and in the snow using 2wd. I would definitely put them on my next Jeep. As for the size I like the beefier look without having the interference problems. Again many thanks
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Hi. 1st post. Looking to buy an 08 limited for teenager. Seller says it has 235/60/18 as tire size.

As used cars go, probably will need new set. What sizes will fit the vehicle with those 18s? No lift. (Not yet anyway-insert maniac laughter here).
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Not a lot of tire choices for the 18, at least not unlifted.

You can find 16’s easily on Craigslist, and there are a lot of good tire options for that. For example, a set of four ‘08 two-tone OEM Liberty rims with tire pressure sensors is going for $250 on the Philadelphia Craigslist right now.

Other option is to get aftermarket rims. Stay to 7” wide with 5” of backspacing to stay with OEM specs. 8” wide with 4” of backspacing is an option for wider tire sizes.

Stock tire height is 29” or so, I think regardless of whether you have an 18”, 17”, or 16” rim.

2.5” of lift lets you run 31’s (30.5” technically) like a 245/75R16.

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post #7 of 30 Old 11-18-2019, 06:14 AM
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Thank you for your response. Am I able to put alternate size tires on the vehicle? Staying with 18 that is.
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post #8 of 30 Old 11-18-2019, 11:54 AM
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Thank you for your response. Am I able to put alternate size tires on the vehicle? Staying with 18 that is.
Sure. Just make sure it’s not too tall to cause rubbing when you turn or when the suspension articulates. Find out the overall diameter of the tire you’re looking at and make sure it’s close to 29” or 29.5” if you’re not lifted. You can look at TireRack.com for the stats on most everything even if you don’t end up buying from them.

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Thank you for your response. Am I able to put alternate size tires on the vehicle? Staying with 18 that is.
Sure. Just make sure it’s not too tall to cause rubbing when you turn or when the suspension articulates. Find out the overall diameter of the tire you’re looking at and make sure it’s close to 29” or 29.5” if you’re not lifted. You can look at TireRack.com for the stats on most everything even if you don’t end up buying from them.
Stopped by discount tire. They said a 255/55/18 would work?
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post #10 of 30 Old 11-18-2019, 05:51 PM
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If you're looking for max tire size, then you probably want to keep it skinny, something like 235/65/18

https://tiresize.com/tiresizes/235-65R18.htm

https://www.walmart.com/ip/COOPER-EV...iABEgIzg_D_BwE

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post #11 of 30 Old 11-18-2019, 09:22 PM
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I have an 11 Limited with the 18 inch wheels.

Just today, I ordered a new set of 17 inch wheels, with 245/65/17 Falken Wildpeak tires.

The tires alone were about $40 cheaper each, in the 17's than the 18's. I figured that paid a portion of the wheels, and I will sell the 18's and pay for the other half of the wheels and half the tires.

Going forward, the tires will be much less expensive, and there are a ton more choices, in the smaller tire.

Folks seem to also go to 16's for many of the same reasons.

You can go slightly larger, like 235/65/18, which will be same width, 30 in vs 29 inch tall. 245/60/18 should also fit - slightly taller and slightly wider. This was the size I had chosen prior to deciding to get new 17 inch wheels.

Check out wheel-size.com. You can play with some sizes there.

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Hi. 1st post. Looking to buy an 08 limited for teenager. Seller says it has 235/60/18 as tire size.

As used cars go, probably will need new set. What sizes will fit the vehicle with those 18s? No lift. (Not yet anyway-insert maniac laughter here).

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[QUOTE=tomknight;40797355]I have an 11 Limited with the 18 inch wheels.

Just today, I ordered a new set of 17 inch wheels, with 245/65/17 Falken Wildpeak tires.

The tires alone were about $40 cheaper each, in the 17's than the 18's. I figured that paid a portion of the wheels, and I will sell the 18's and pay for the other half of the wheels and half the tires.

Going forward, the tires will be much less expensive, and there are a ton more choices, in the smaller tire.

Folks seem to also go to 16's for many of the same reasons.

You can go slightly larger, like 235/65/18, which will be same width, 30 in vs 29 inch tall. 245/60/18 should also fit - slightly taller and slightly wider. This was the size I had chosen prior to deciding to get new 17 inch wheels.

Check out wheel-size.com. You can play with some sizes there.

Thank youvery much
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Im leaning to either 245/60/18 or 255/55/18.
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post #14 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 09:56 AM
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You may wanna check to make sure those 255's fit. I really don't know, but 10 inches seems wide with no rub.

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post #15 of 30 Old 11-20-2019, 12:04 PM
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You may wanna check to make sure those 255's fit. I really don't know, but 10 inches seems wide with no rub.
Yes I should do that. Actually, more I think about it, maybe stay with stock 235/60/18. Can get either yokohama go15 or falken wildpeak.
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