Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 01-22-2013, 04:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 83
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1723
avalys is on a distinguished road
Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well

So, I have a 2012 Overland with the ORA II package. It came with 18" rims and 265/60 tires.

I would like a thicker sidewall for off-roading. A bit wider tire, too, if it will fit. I don't mind removing the bins from the spare tire well, but I would like to be able to close the lid.

I would like to buy 5 tires. I do not mind getting a spare tire that is a different size, as long as the outer diameter is close enough that I could still drive ~100 miles on it without screwing up the 4WD system.

What is the largest size I can go with? I am concerned that even tires sizes that people say "fit" the wheel wells without rubbing while the car is driving through a parking lot will still rub when the suspension is more deflected off-road.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-23-2013, 10:43 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 4.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1710
jeepken is on a distinguished road
Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well

I have the same question. The wife saw a hulked up WK2 and now wants to start making hers tougher. I want to start with real off-road tires and rocker guards/steps. Very interested to see feedback on this tire question.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-11-2016, 03:54 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 11
Thanks: 13
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 165
Fobio is on a distinguished road
Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well

Were these questions ever addressed in another thread? Also very interested in this info for my 2015 Overland EcoDiesel.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-12-2016, 08:01 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 178
Thanks: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 1352
JohnC is on a distinguished road
Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well

All of this has been mentioned a thousand times. So much so that my brain hurts from reading them all. Yes you can go taller and wider. No the spare won't be the same. The spare needs to be narrower and taller to match what you end up with. Like a 255 with one higher aspect ratio. There really needs to be a sticky for the upsize tires. 18" and 20"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JohnC For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 04-21-2016, 12:54 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 11
Thanks: 13
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 165
Fobio is on a distinguished road
Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
All of this has been mentioned a thousand times. So much so that my brain hurts from reading them all. Yes you can go taller and wider. No the spare won't be the same. The spare needs to be narrower and taller to match what you end up with. Like a 255 with one higher aspect ratio. There really needs to be a sticky for the upsize tires. 18" and 20"
I really did go looking...here, google and FB...I also wish that this was stickied. I even had my friend come over to take a look and he told me to leave it...which sucks.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-21-2016, 01:37 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 178
Thanks: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 1352
JohnC is on a distinguished road
Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well

[QUOTE=Fobio;1284481]I really did go looking...here, google and FB...I also wish that this was stickied. I even had my friend come over to take a look and he told me to leave it...which sucks.[/QUOTE

Didn't mean to come across as a dick, I was just trying to express frustration on why a thread isn't stickied that has all of the common info
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JohnC For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 04-22-2016, 06:02 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 59
Thanks: 16
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 630
CG27519 is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well

I have 275/55/20 ~31.9"OD, the KO2s I have are a little bigger than the norm and are closer to 32" OD. I have a 255/70/18 (32.1" OD) Sahara take off in my spare well that just barely bits without the bins. That might be a bit narrower than you'd like but it's a good size spare. You definitely wouldn't be able to go any wider or bigger than that.
__________________

__________________
2012 HEMI -- 2.5" RRO Lift -- 1.5" Spidertrax Spacers -- 275/55-20 BFG AT KO2 -- Mopar Rock Rails -- X-Pipe Mod
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CG27519 For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White Sidewalls on GC Limited! ColoradoJeep Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 24 04-29-2012 10:52 AM
wj fenders? bematare Visual Modifications 2 10-05-2011 09:35 AM
Spare Tire: biggest size? WABCLawyers Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 4 09-03-2011 09:31 PM
Will a 275/45/20 tire fit in spare location?? blackpepper Grand Cherokee - WK 3 04-19-2011 08:22 PM
what is the biggest tire you can fit dmlong47 Wheels/Tires/Brakes 3 12-16-2010 08:38 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.