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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

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For what it's worth, I'm kind of in the same boat / Jeep lol. 2011 Overland with QL & 20's. Want to go to a wider tire. Guy at Tire Rack said 275 50R is the largest. Said 275 55R might rub due to slightly increased "height". Read someone here is running 285 50R with no issues. Would love to know for certain?
All depends on the tire itself and the actual OD and how square the sidewall is. Many people have reported less agressive AT tires like the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 at 275/55-20 or some of the Cooper's fitting with no issue, but I had rubbing with my BFG AT KO2's even after my lift and it wasn't alleviated until I added spacers.

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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

Michelin Preimier LTX 275/55-20 on Summit = Amazing in snow,rain & Dry pavement. Handles like a complete different SUV!
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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

You have to look at specific tires, not just the listed size. There is variability between manufacturers and tire models within a given size that can affect the fit...often through the design of the tire at the edge of the tread. 285cm might be the "listed" width, but there can be variation caused by how that outer tread edge is configured. Plenty of folks seem to run 285 width tires, so many of them apparently fit as long as you don't get above 32" diameter.
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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

Yeah, makes perfect sense. Think I'm leaning toward the 275/50R 20 size just to be safe. Tire Rack said 55 might rub due to increased height, and I really want to avoid ANY rubbing issues, even with the QL on the lowest setting, turning from stop to stop.

Having said that, if anyone has any additional info on 285's with Quadra Lift, I'd love to hear it.

Again, looking for Highway / Performance tires. Nothing for snow, off-road, etc.

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