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Help with wheels/tires

Hey everyone, new grand Cherokee owner here. I've been reading these forums over the last week or so since I've ordered my new wheels


After reading I'm thinking I should have came to you fellas FIRST lol. Anyway, my question to you guys out there is what is the largest size tire that I can go without modification? I'm in a 2014 grand Cherokee limited. From reading the forums it sounds like 275/55/20 is usually safe, but all wheels are different. Has anyone seen rubbing with any brand/model tire in that size? How about experience going even larger?

My first choice is the Nitto Terra grabbler g2's, but on discount tire direct right now with rebates it looks like I can grab the Yokohama geolandar a/ts for $550 after mail in rebates so I may be going that route.

Open to suggestions and all opinions. Thanks so much for any help!

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Depends on what you mean by biggest. You can also fit the stock SRT tire size with no issues. I run 295/45/20.
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Depends on what you mean by biggest. You can also fit the stock SRT tire size with no issues. I run 295/45/20.
Haha I'm 28 and this is my first time ever purchasing tires. I obviously don't keep cars very long. I admit that me trying to wrap my head around how the sizing works and what the numbers mean was quite interesting. To be clear, I just want to fill as much wheel gap as possible without rubbing and still being functional
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Re: Help with wheels/tires

SRT size looks the best IMO like Mofsteel said, but I suppose that depends on what look you're going for (offroad or more street). Should have checked out his set which was (maybe still is) for sale...black SRT Goliath reps with tires. Nice looking setup!
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Re: Help with wheels/tires

Thanks for the input. The tires that I'm looking at have more of an off-road look (Nitto Terras and Yokohama geolandar ats). But the wheel I picked has more of a street/srt look. So we will see if it looks silly, I guess lol.

After looking at posts on this forum, I definitely like the look at the "meatier" off road tires
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Re: Help with wheels/tires

After seeing pictures, 295/45/20 looks bad ass and really fills the wheel gap. But I would definitely be looking at more "street" tires. Would these give me a problem in the winter? I live in New York, need to be able to drive in any weather conditions
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Just remember that if you upsize the tires at the four corners...you need to get the spare to the same diameter, too. 4x4 requires identical diameters all the time.
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Re: Help with wheels/tires

So which one are you going for?
You first mention looking for a "meatier" all-terrain tire because you like the look of an off-road tire. Thirty minutes later you mention looking for a street tire?
Everyone has their own view point, in my mind the 20's definitely set you up more for a street tire look. If you were wanting to go meaner/off-road, 17s or 18s are the way to go.
If your worried about the snow in the winter time, then might need to look at a 2nd set of tires. Lots of folks run a dedicated winter/studded tire for the winter months.
If you do upsize your tires, as Jim-in-PA mentioned, don't forget about your spare.
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So which one are you going for?
You first mention looking for a "meatier" all-terrain tire because you like the look of an off-road tire. Thirty minutes later you mention looking for a street tire?
Everyone has their own view point, in my mind the 20's definitely set you up more for a street tire look. If you were wanting to go meaner/off-road, 17s or 18s are the way to go.
If your worried about the snow in the winter time, then might need to look at a 2nd set of tires. Lots of folks run a dedicated winter/studded tire for the winter months.
If you do upsize your tires, as Jim-in-PA mentioned, don't forget about your spare.

I am going with the 20" wheels which are en route to me already and going with Yokohama Geolander ATS in size 275/55/20. I was able to get four for $475 shipped since they were discontinued for a newer model and there's a ton of Memorial Day rebates.

And the spare totally slipped my mind lmao. I'll have to get on that. Derp. Will it be sufficient as is to just put on if I get a flat and get me to a tire shop? I know the ride won't be nice but will it do the job?

Hopefully they get on with no issues.
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Re: Help with wheels/tires

make sure to post pics.
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Re: Help with wheels/tires

Turns out the yomohamas I ordered were out of stock, got a call from the website I ordered from and they were very helpful. I ended up ordering Goodyear duratracs still in size 275/55/20, after a bunch of Memorial Day rebates I got all four for $620 so seemed like a good deal for a slightly higher quality tire. Still nervous about them fitting (I've read people have problems if thy have QL but the people with the standards suspensions have been fine.) I'll keep you guys posted.
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Those should fit with QL, but this size may not fit in the spare tire hole.
This is a good read concerning spare size-
What is the largest tire I can get on a WK2 Overland w/ 20" rims and QL? I really lik
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