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Old 11-10-2016, 11:22 PM
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I just picked up a 03 Laredo for my sons 16th Birthday and he wants a bigger tire.
First off what is the biggest tire you can put on a OEM 17 in wheel, one that will not rub or scrub.
Then being I need to put shocks on anyway, I was considering a rough country 2 in lift kit( or similar kit for same money).
With a 2 inch lift what is the tallest tire to go that route.
I appreciate any help and would like to see pics with tire size and lift kit possibly..
Thanks In Advance..
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I do not have an answer but here are comparison pictures to give you an idea. First is stock height on stock size wheels. Second is 2" lift on stock wheels. Perhaps a 30" tall tire would fit.
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Okay, I have a 2000 WJ with 245/70R16s on it and they are 29.5" tall. If I went to 245/75R16s, they are 30.5" tall and they'd rub the inner liners at full lock. A 2" lift isn't going to change this, but wheel spacers or wheels with a different offset will. You'd have to convert the sizes to 17" for overall diameters, but you get the picture.

A tire's profile, 60/70/75, is the % of tire width above the rim. SO, the tire's overall diameter will be the width X the profile X 2 + the rim. Most good tire websites will list a tire's OD.
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I agree with you Dave, two inch lift does not allow more space for bigger tires. I plan on keeping stock size, just needed more ground clearance.
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I know. That post was for Whitelx1. I was thinking about a 2" lift myself just for snowpack in the wheelwells, but I decided not to mess with something that already works. The 245s are the factory optional size for my beast and they just about fill the wells.

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My 04 WJ Overland came with 235/65R17's from the factory.
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There! You see? Running a larger wheel size, you have to go lower on the profile to fit the same OD. I believe he's also running the Upcountry suspension.
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Originally Posted by dave1123 View Post
There! You see? Running a larger wheel size, you have to go lower on the profile to fit the same OD. I believe he's also running the Upcountry suspension.

Dave your right Up Country pkg. on mine. Here it is with my XJ on a trailer hooked up behind.
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Steve your wheels look a lot better black than stock you did a great job!
I bet Dave's would also with his paint setup, can either of you Photoshop Steve's wheels onto Dave's WJ to check it out?

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Originally Posted by dave1123 View Post
Okay, I have a 2000 WJ with 245/70R16s on it and they are 29.5" tall. If I went to 245/75R16s, they are 30.5" tall and they'd rub the inner liners at full lock. A 2" lift isn't going to change this, but wheel spacers or wheels with a different offset will. You'd have to convert the sizes to 17" for overall diameters, but you get the picture.

A tire's profile, 60/70/75, is the % of tire width above the rim. SO, the tire's overall diameter will be the width X the profile X 2 + the rim. Most good tire websites will list a tire's OD.
Thanks for the info, he wants the lift kit for more clearance..
But I appreciate the info. Is it safe to run those spacer kits, and what kit is good to go with that we will not have a problem..
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Also I just purchased a mint set of overland wheels that he liked so I guess that is what we are working with now...
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I'm running 265/75/16 on my 04, with a 2.5 inch lift. But I'm running wheels with 4 inches of backspacing. And I still rub a little at full lock. Don't have a picture with it setting level, so this will have to do.
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Originally Posted by SteveMongr View Post
I do not have an answer but here are comparison pictures to give you an idea. First is stock height on stock size wheels. Second is 2" lift on stock wheels. Perhaps a 30" tall tire would fit.
What size tires are on your truck
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Originally Posted by Whitelx1 View Post
What size tires are on your truck
P245/70/16
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Originally Posted by GUARDIAN View Post
I'm running 265/75/16 on my 04, with a 2.5 inch lift. But I'm running wheels with 4 inches of backspacing. And I still rub a little at full lock. Don't have a picture with it setting level, so this will have to do.

Very nice WJ looks good with those wheels I can see where you would have an issue with rubbing, but love those tire's also.
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