I believe you have that information backwards. 265/60 is stock, and a 65 series tire will be the "taller" one.
Originally Posted by bandwagn
has a very useful calculator/visualizer
+30 will give you about an inch more offset than the stock +56 (56-30=26mm=1")
265/65 is stock size, right at 30.5" - going to 265/60 should give you another inch (31.5")
and wouldn't run into rubbing concerns. I think you can go to 275 (32.1") but may get close on rubbing without a lift and/or with quadra lift at entry/exit
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Along the line of the OP's thoughts, I originally bought my GC for winter usage, so I sold the OE Michelins, and replaced them with a set of Nokian WGRs, in the OE 265/60/18 size. Nokian claims that these are "all weather" tires, but with a strong winter performance bias. After driving them through last winter, I'll vouch for their performance in snow.
Here's my quandary....I didn't plan on driving the GC in the summer as much as I have been, so A) I'm putting more miles on these Nokians, which will wear them, and diminish their snow carving ability much sooner; and B) although they handle well, I'm sure that there are better tires for dry pavement handling.
Yes, this GC will NEVER handle as well as my Corvette, but I'm pretty sure the Nokians aren't exactly helping me in this area. I recently took a 700 mile road trip, and on day 1, the weather was very calm, and all was well. The second day, the return trip, it was rather windy, and I was all over the road. Yes, I'm aware that I was driving a tall, 5000 pound vehicle, not the greatest thing to have on a windy day. However, I'm sure that different tires would have helped out.
That's my "back story"..........
So, despite my initial desire to avoid dragging a set of HEAVY wheels and tires up and down from my basement, twice a year, I'm considering a second set of wheel/tires for my GC.
I've been looking at Enkei wheels for several reasons. First, I had a set of their wheels on a Firebird, back in the 80s, and I found them to be a high quality wheel. Secondly, they appear to have a couple of wheels that are "hub centric" for Jeep GCs, with a 71.6 MM centerbore. My only disappointment, is that their widest wheel is only 8.5" wide. I was hoping to find something in the 9-9.5" range, as a wider wheel will provide a better base for a wide tire.
In conclusion, anybody here have any experience with Enkei wheels on a GC?