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

Hi All,
Ok here's the deal... I've read 100 different posts and they usually seem to trail off here and there and get off topic it seems.
I have 2014 Summit and it has the QL.... I want to either put on the LTX MS2's (if I can get them still) or the new LTX Premier both in 275/55-20...

Do I need to add spacers? Or can I just have these mounted to my stock wheels...

I know nothing about wheel spacers...From what some people say... if you just put the larger tire on... its all ok... and then some people say oh you need to have wheel spacers... but it might rub then. So... I have no clue. Yes or No?

Also, what do you guys think of this... went to Town Fair Tire here in MA and of course the guy there (dick) immediately said "oh you can't do that, you cant go up to that size... your transmission will blow and I need you to sign a waiver Saying the larger tire diameter wont work with jeeps and the all wheel drive system". Is this guy just an assclown protecting himself cause I'm the devil and wanting a little more meat on my wheels?
Any help much appreciated... I know I'm beating a dead horse with this but I'd like to get the new tires on ASAP. The stock GY are on their last leg, I'm at 39k with them.


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

Greg,
I'm in the same situation as you and thank you for raising this question again as I believe there is still some uncertainty surrounding this topic. I have a '14 Overland with QL and simply want to know if I can mount 275/55r20 BFG KO2 on my stock rims. With the exception of a small number of replies to all of the related posts that say there is risk of rubbing and a negative impact to the QL system, the majority state that virtually no negative impact exists. I need to replace my horrible Fortera's and really desire to replace with a "proper" tire. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE...will someone of ample knowledge and experience weigh in once and for all on this topic.
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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

I can't help you with the spacers question, but I'll mention that you need to consider your spare tire, too, if you have 4x4. It needs to match the diameter of the tires you have on the four corners. It's a cost item that can't be forgotten if you're going to upsize your tires from the OEM ~30.6".
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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

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I can't help you with the spacers question, but I'll mention that you need to consider your spare tire, too, if you have 4x4. It needs to match the diameter of the tires you have on the four corners. It's a cost item that can't be forgotten if you're going to upsize your tires from the OEM ~30.6".
Jim_in_PA, Thank you and very good point. In other posts, some people who have chosen the 275/55r20 are utilizing a 255/70r20 spare. It is narrower and the diameter is ~32.1", not exactly the same as the 275/55r20 (31.9") but fairly close.
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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

Greg, just a little correction...if you want something the same as the LTX M/S2, the new one is actually the Defender LTX, not the Premier.
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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

Hi all, I posted a new thread, got the premier LTX. 275/55-20 installed. Awesome!!


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

Can you provide more detail? "Awesome"...appearance? Performance? Lack of rubbing?
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Can you provide more detail? "Awesome"...appearance? Performance? Lack of rubbing?
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Re: New Guy -- Same old Tire Question- Bigger Tire- Help

Hill I posted a new thread with pictures.



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

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Hi all, I posted a new thread, got the premier LTX. 275/55-20 installed. Awesome!!


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Greetings,

The Michelin Premier has a softer compound than the Defender for Winter Conditions. Both of them have 2 different tread block designs. The Defender composates by adding additional siping into the blocks as they did with the MS/2.

Michelin is gearing their winter performance tires with softer compound same as Nokian does and other European manufactures. Cooper is all following suit as well as various Asian manufactures.

I had a good friend put on the Michelin Premier A/S on a 2013 Honda Civic and they reported it was night and day over the stock Conti's.

OP, if winter performance is your main priority, once you get your answers to other questions about size and spaces, then look for a tire that has softer compound that provides traction in the colder temperatures you are driving in.

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

Got the premier LTX last week. They are awesome.


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

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?
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