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Wheels, tires, lift kit for new Altitude

Hello all,

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.

but...
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")
or
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.


Thanks,


Eric

Here is a link to a picture of his truck ...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lgli2fjrgw...rokee.jpg?dl=0


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Old 12-17-2014, 01:44 PM
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Re: Wheels, tires, lift kit for new Altitude

As you already mentioned, I bet the rubbing issues he's having is mostly due to the low wheel offset.

And yes, you can fit 17" wheels on your Altitude. The Altitude is just a Laredo with a few extra options and black trim. Unless you have the V8 or HD brakes, you'll be fine. And I don't think any Altitude comes stock with either of those.
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Check your build sheet relative to the brakes since you indicate you have Factory Tow in your OP. If so, you may have HD brakes which would make the 17s a more difficult choice.
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Check your build sheet relative to the brakes since you indicate you have Factory Tow in your OP. If so, you may have HD brakes which would make the 17s a more difficult choice.
That may not be the definitive answer though.

I have the factory tow package and no HD brakes.
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Yea...best to check the build sheet, because sometimes there's no rhyme or reason around the packages across the trim levels! I'm actually surprised you don't have the HD brakes with your tow package, pinetar. Of all the things, that's where they could be most useful. Go figure...
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Re: Wheels, tires, lift kit for new Altitude

No HD brakes on my Altitude with tow package.

This is what comes with Trailer Tow Group IV

  • 220 Amp Alternator (BAJ)
  • 7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness (XF2)
  • Class IV Receiver Hitch (XFH)
  • Delete Rear Tow Hook (XC8)
  • Full Size Spare Tire (TBB)
  • Heavy Duty Engine Cooling (NMC)
  • Rear Load Leveling Suspension (SES)
  • Steel Spare Wheel (WLB)
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