I have been lurking for a few weeks and it all paid off on Saturday when I bought myself a new Granite Crystal Altitude (+ sunroof , + tow)!
I like to get all the modding out of the way first. I like complete suspension system lift kits (OME, Eibach and Dobinson are the obvious) and I understand that springs and damper sets are technically a waste of money for my Quadra Trac 1 equipped Unibody "mall crawler".
The look of the truck in the youtube video called "2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Old Man Emu 2" is the look I want (hopefully there is a youtube video posted in here somewhere). All I'd change is tuck the tires into the wheel wells an inch (more offset) a little and a use less aggressive AT tire.
he is running 265/70/R17 tires with 17x8 x +10 mm offset rims, with a 2"+ lift, and he is rubbing or almost rubbing or touching (he's not too clear about explaining what's happening, but it's all a red flag to me).
Stock 20" tires are 30.5" x 10.4". His tires aren't THAT oversized, only 31.7" x 10.4"
1) What is causing his tire clearances to be so tight while parked, especially with a 2"+ lift? People claim no rubbing running coil suspension and 275x50xr20 (30.9"x10.8"), surely his 2" lift gets him great clearance for a 32" tire (?) Is it the +10 offset of his rims (vs. 56mm stock)
2) Using the same 2"+ OME suspension lift, could I use...
265x65r18 (31.5" x 10.4")
275x65r18 (32.1" x 10.8")
tires with 18x9x35mm wheels and be free from any rubbing?
3) Also, for kicks... can I use 17" inch wheels on a 2015 Altitude? I don't see "heavy duty brakes" listed on my Jeep's window sticker. I do like the sidewall and look so I'm just asking.
Sorry if this seems like a "will it fit" post in disguise. I promise I have read a ton of posts and checked out countless pictures of WK2s and I can only ASSume it's the rim offset causing his issue.
Here is a link to a picture of his truck ...