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Swapping P245 for P265

I have a stock WK2 with no QL.

I'm looking to swap my P245/70-17 for P265/70-17 and was wondering if anyone here has any problems doing so?
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Re: Swapping P245 for P265

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I have a stock WK2 with no QL.

I'm looking to swap my P245/70-17 for P265/70-17 and was wondering if anyone here has any problems doing so?
Lift or no lift? And what wheels, as these all play a key in answering your question accurately.
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Lift or no lift? And what wheels, as these all play a key in answering your question accurately.
No lift. Everything is stock including the wheels.
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Re: Swapping P245 for P265

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No lift. Everything is stock including the wheels.
You MAY rub, depending on what tire you choose. You have to realize that Brand-A 265/70/17 & Brand-B 265/70/17 can vary in size. Some report that they can utilize 265/70/17 fine, and some do not. You are at the very upper limit of tire fitment at that size though, so you may have issues. The only thing I can tell you is that you're going to have to try it and see. I suspect you'll rub at full lock turn. You will also want to check the upper control arm ball joint bolt to make sure you have clearance there.
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You MAY rub, depending on what tire you choose. You have to realize that Brand-A 265/70/17 & Brand-B 265/70/17 can vary in size. Some report that they can utilize 265/70/17 fine, and some do not. You are at the very upper limit of tire fitment at that size though, so you may have issues. The only thing I can tell you is that you're going to have to try it and see. I suspect you'll rub at full lock turn. You will also want to check the upper control arm ball joint bolt to make sure you have clearance there.
Thank you. I was wondering the same thing. Would 255 be a better option than 265?
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Re: Swapping P245 for P265

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Thank you. I was wondering the same thing. Would 255 be a better option than 265?
It will give you a little more wiggle room on space, but I can't say for sure as I've never ran them on that year.

I have an 05, which came with 235/65/17 (standard) & 245/65/17 (optional). I'm running 255/65/17 on it now without issue, but I've heard that 265/65/17 have clearance issues.
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It will give you a little more wiggle room on space, but I can't say for sure as I've never ran them on that year. I have an 05, which came with 235/65/17 (standard) & 245/65/17 (optional). I'm running 255/65/17 on it now without issue, but I've heard that 265/65/17 have clearance issues.
Good to know. Thanks again for your help. I may try 265/65. They're a bit wider but same diameter.
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Re: Swapping P245 for P265

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Thank you. I was wondering the same thing. Would 255 be a better option than 265?
A tire dealer who can answer these questions for a specific tire for your vehicle would be a better idea.

265 vs 245 is a plus1, so a 265/60 would be a better idea than a 265/70, but for a given tire brand/model, it might not make a enough difference to bother.
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Re: Swapping P245 for P265

I noticed that Discount Tire is one of our listed vendors. I'm getting ready to put the Rough Country 2" lift kit on my 2009 GCOverland, but it has 18" stock rims and seriously limited selection of tires. Is there a special contact we talk to at Discount Tires or will saying I'm a member of JeepGarage get me to someone that can help?

I'm running the stock 18" wheels and Michelin LTX M/S .. I was looking for something with a little more agressive tread like Cooper Discover's and General r2's (?????)

Going to a 17" wheel opens up all sorts of options that the 18's don't offer.
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