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Old 08-15-2013, 01:47 PM
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Re: LT275/65/18 vs P265/60/18

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Originally I was against getting a 275/65/18 as it's so much bigger, but after seeing a customer of mine with his WK2 on that size, and talking with him and he said he has never rubbed "and the tires didn't look like that had been" and he had never been stuck....and well ...it looked SEXY with all that rubber stuffed under it....

He had a 2012 with QL, so I don't see any reason why they wouldn't work on a 2014.

My next tire is still either going to be a Nitto or the GY Silent Armor again...though I'm still on the fence on a 265/65/18 or 275/65/18 ....both should fit just fine
Lots of us are running 32"-OD tires on our WK2. I chose 275/55-20s...


...for my '13 Limited. I chose Nittos again, after being very happy with 19" Motivos on my 2010 Escape...


For the JGC I chose the new premium M+S-rated sport-truck/SUV NT421Q. I'm VERY happy with the '421s, overall, but I chose 'street' tires because about 99.9% of its miles will be on streets and hiways. But I drove a fairly serious trail with other Jeepists the other day, and everyone was impressed with the JGC's off-pavement agility.

BTW both of these Nitto tires are made in the USA.
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JefferyBehr,

Do you have QL suspension with your 275/55-20s? Wondering if they rub on the lowest settings. Did you get the speedo adjusted?
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The speedo might be off by almost 5%
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jeffreybehr, do you have QL suspension with your 275/55-20s? Wondering if they rub on the lowest settings. Did you get the speedo adjusted?
Yes, I have QL. The Jeep was on Normal height for the 2 pics and those below; I since have discovered that the Sport terrain mode drops the height about a half-inch, and that's what I now use all the time on the street. The tires don't rub anywhere at any time and at any height setting.

The speedo is now 3.1% slow, based on a careful comparison of more than a dozen different speeds and compared with the speed displayed (to the tenth of a MPH) by my Garmin GPD receiver.

A few more pics. I really like the look of the stance of these wider tires and wheels.



Also, I understand that the speedo can be recalibrated by the dealer only for factory-supplied tire sizes and NOT for other sizes...so I just drive a little more alertly. Fortunately in Phoenix and Arizona generally, officers generally won't cite folk unless they're traveling more than 10MPH over the limit. Other Arizona cities, especially the suburbs west of Phoenix, ticket at lower speeds.)
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Re: LT275/65/18 vs P265/60/18

I've had Silent Armor 265/65/18s (31.5" diameter) on for the last 12K miles, and am very pleased with them as a year-round tire, including on snow and ice here in the Northwest. This size fits perfectly w/o rubbing on my 2012 Overland with QL.
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Great. I guess I would leave the speedo calibration alone then. If my brain is working right, it would record that percentage less miles than actual driven miles then.
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Great. I guess I would leave the speedo calibration alone then. If my brain is working right, it would record that percentage fewer miles than actual driven miles then.
Yup.
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