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Old 12-07-2018, 08:56 AM
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hello! New to the forum; did some searching but didn’t find what I was looking for.

bought my daughter a 17 Sport Altitude, it has 18” wheels. Looking for AT tire options without going larger diameter. In 18” the options are limited, I found BFG AT KO2 in 255/50-18 which is pretty close to stock diameter. Will this rub the fender liners being 1”
wider? I did find 3/4 spacers that would likely eliminate this problem. Anyone with any experiences with wider tires out there?

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:18 PM
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hello! New to the forum; did some searching but didn’t find what I was looking for.

bought my daughter a 17 Sport Altitude, it has 18” wheels. Looking for AT tire options without going larger diameter. In 18” the options are limited, I found BFG AT KO2 in 255/50-18 which is pretty close to stock diameter. Will this rub the fender liners being 1”
wider? I did find 3/4 spacers that would likely eliminate this problem. Anyone with any experiences with wider tires out there?

thanks!

255/55/18 will fit, lots of AT tires in that size.
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:12 PM
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Sorry that’s the size - typo. No rubbing with wheels turned max?

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Old 12-09-2018, 06:16 AM
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Sorry that’s the size - typo. No rubbing with wheels turned max?

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No rubbing
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:38 AM
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The tire shop refused to install them. I ordered some 3/4” spacers. MFC lif on the way as well.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:51 AM
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The tire shop refused to install them. I ordered some 3/4” spacers. MFC lif on the way as well.

Your shop is stupid, also wheel spacers on a KL generally make rubbing worse and doesn't actually allow larger tires. The MFC lift still isn't going to net you any larger tires that you couldn't put on before. After a certain diameter you require trimming of the pinch welds regardless of whether you are lifted or not. Since you are going to be lifted you may as well go for a 30" diameter tires as anything smaller is going to look silly if you are lifted.

So, your options are
235/65/18
255/60/18

Bother are 30" in diameter.

putting 255/55/18 on a lifted cherokee is going to look a bit off, lots of gap in the wheel wells
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Do the 30’s require pinch weld trimming?
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Do the 30’s require pinch weld trimming?
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30.5" and below usually doesn't require trimming

On my 2016 before the lift 245/70/17 which is 30.5" did not require any trimming
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Cool thank you!
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