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Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

I know there are quite a few threads on this. I have read everything, and was set on the 275/55 R20's. I am now reading some issues with rubbing on the 2014 overland w QL. My vehicle. So, can I run the 275/55/ R20 on stock oem wheels with QL or will i need to install height bar? seen some aftermarket ones for QL system. I have also looked at the 285/50 R20's in the Coopers Zeon LTZ's. I'm leaning towards the nitto's but would rather not raise the vehicle. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

You can read about this until your head explodes. There doesn't seem to be definitive answer. Some report no rubbing while others report some minor rubbing with the same model vehicles. With the 275/55 about all you can do is just jump in and get the tires and cross your fingers. Going with the 285/50 seems to be a safer way to go. I have not read of anyone having rubbing issues with those. I went with the 275/55 myself, but I have the standard suspension.
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

Cool thanks. That's why I asked as the information is all over the place. Nittos in stock size look pretty good, might just play it safe and go that route.


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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

Just did the TG in the stock size myself. Couldn't be happier. I went back and forth on the up size but finally said the hell with it.
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

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Just did the TG in the stock size myself. Couldn't be happier. I went back and forth on the up size but finally said the hell with it.
You sound just like me. I know you went with stock but doe it look beefier because of the more agressive thread, pics?
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

Close up, yes. From a distance, no. Except for the sidewall appearance maybe. The profile is identical. There are tons of pics around here with them.
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

I'm running 20x9 Fuel Maverick wheels with + 20mm offset. Tires are 275/55/20 Nitto Terra Grapplers, about 32" diameter. No rubbing unless in park mode with the steering wheel cranked all the way to one side. It will go lock to lock in standard height mode without rubbing, which leads me to believe the set up will work on non-air suspension models. Road noise is slightly higher than stock, but it's a barely noticeable difference. The noise is reduced on some road surfaces. I've noticed a loss of about 2-3 mpg according to the EVIC, but that was also at the same time I reinstalled the roof rack. Mileage may go up after I remove the basket, we'll see. I'm not too worried about it.

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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

That looks good Hemispin.

I just put on 275/55 /20 Nitto Terre Grappler G2 on my wife's Jeep. I also added 1.25 Bora spacers for a wider stance. There is a tad more road noise over the factory tires but that is really no concern of mine.
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

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That looks good Hemispin.

I just put on 275/55 /20 Nitto Terre Grappler G2 on my wife's Jeep. I also added 1.25 Bora spacers for a wider stance. There is a tad more road noise over the factory tires but that is really no concern of mine.
Looks good, Air Lift? Rubbing?
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

Yes it has air suspension, no rubbing in any setting. Have not tried Park setting with the wheels cranked though.
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

I have the 285/50/20 Cooper's on standard suspension with no rubbing.
Although it's been a good all around tire I find performance on ice to be pretty bad.
Traction is minimal to none.
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Re: Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeon LTZ 275 or 265

I'm running 275/55/20 on 20x9 tires. No rubbing issues so far. I've had them on for about 3 months. I've got a 14 limited on stock suspension. No QL

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