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post #1 of 10 Old 11-05-2019, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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I switched from 18s to 17s and put a set of 245/65/17 K02s on the Jeep last year before I did the 2” ome spring lift. I wasn’t planning on a lift but when I did the full suspension replacement I couldn’t find a good deal on stock replacement springs.

These tires were not impressive in upstate NY winter last year and they look really small for the Jeep now. I picked up some dedicated snow tires in 225/75/17, but I’m not crazy about swapping and storing tires every year.

I’m thinking of getting a set of Nokian WR G4s in 265/70/17, and want to make sure these tires were going to fit before ordering. The new wheel offset is 0, and I don’t want to have to do any other modifications if possible.

Anyone know if this size will work with the lift?

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-06-2019, 03:42 AM
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Not sure what my offset is on my Gear wheels but I'm running 265/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers on my 07 CRD with the OME hd lift and had to do the wheel pinch mod in order to turn the wheels lock to lock I could drive and turn the wheels forward and reverse but they would rub
Also running JBA upper control arms for lifted GC if that helps
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I switched from 18s to 17s and put a set of 245/65/17 K02s on the Jeep last year before I did the 2” ome spring lift. I wasn’t planning on a lift but when I did the full suspension replacement I couldn’t find a good deal on stock replacement springs.

These tires were not impressive in upstate NY winter last year and they look really small for the Jeep now. I picked up some dedicated snow tires in 225/75/17, but I’m not crazy about swapping and storing tires every year.

I’m thinking of getting a set of Nokian WR G4s in 265/70/17, and want to make sure these tires were going to fit before ordering. The new wheel offset is 0, and I don’t want to have to do any other modifications if possible.

Anyone know if this size will work with the lift?
Unless you include the wheel width, offset means nothing. If you speak in terms of backspacing, ( which doesn't change depending on width) the factory wheel backspacing is 6.25" , so anything less then about 6" will keep the wheel away from the ball joint stud. At 31.5" though, there's a good chance you will need to modify the pinch weld slightly to prevent rubbing .

If your new wheel is 7.5" wide - same as factory , with 0 mm offset , the backspacing is 4.25 " .. That means your new wheel will stick out 2" from where it is now + 10mm for the wider tire.

As for the tires, We've run the WRG 3 SUV for about 3 years on the Patriot and my wife really likes them. Easily comparable, if not better then the winter blizzaks they replaced. They wear a little faster but not having to swap them out was worth it.

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The wheel width is 8”. They do stick out a bit more than the original 18” wheels did. It looks like the current tire clears the upper bolt with 1.5” or so to spare. The new tire width would be just shy of an inch wider.
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Since you have them mounted and you know the new ones are 1" taller and 10cm wider on each side , I would just cut or make a 1" x 10.5" piece of board or cardboard to use as a gap check and then turn your wheels and see if / where the gap checker fits or you might have rubbing.

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Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like the only area that will be a problem is the rear most bit of the plastic inner fender liner. Not sure if it’s worth hacking that up or not.
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That's the pinch weld and the fix is the pinch weld mod people speak of on here. There is a good procedure in the tech write-up sticky if you're interested. I had issues with the fender liner on mine.

BTW - nice rims !

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Good to know. I would have thought the pinch weld was the metal underneath. I definitely don’t want to get into cutting or grinding that down. I might be willing to cut up the inner fenders though.

I’m thinking I might just go with another tire size. It’s already getting too cold to be messing around, and I spent all spring and summer “restoring” this jeep. Unfortunately the only way to get the WR G4 in a 70 series is with 265s.
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You're correct, the pinch weld is technically the metal behind the plastic . The mod just includes it all . sorry for the confusion .

Have you looked at the Rotiva AT line if your stuck on Nokians ? they look pretty nice for an all weather / AT. I'm running Cooper X/T4's All weather tires now. This will be my my 3rd winter and I really like them. Better then the GT radial Ice pros I ran in winter before that . If you're not stuck on the nokians I would recommend them . I also know people around here that run the Cooper A/TW All weathers and really like them as well.

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-07-2019, 06:03 AM
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If you want a little shorter tire, get the 265/65-17. It's an inch shorter, same width.

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