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Old 05-02-2011, 03:02 PM
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For all those who ask about 265/70/17

They do fit without a lift, and with absolutely no rubbing...

...as long as you do the pinch weld mod, and have AEV Pintlers, and Kelly Safari TSR's, lol.

For some reason, I could never find a definitive answer to the question "do 265/70/17's fit without a lift and without rubbing?" so I tried it out, and it works perfectly.

I'm still going to lift it though, to avoid bottoming out offroad.

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:58 PM
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Lookin good, thanks for the info!
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:08 PM
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Re: For all those who ask about 265/70/17

Looks great! I have the same size - just dont go over any big bumps
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cool, nice color jeep you have there!
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Re: For all those who ask about 265/70/17

Lift it, with those tires that does not look right, I have the heavy duty ome kit, 3 " lift.
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Re: For all those who ask about 265/70/17

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Lift it, with those tires that does not look right, I have the heavy duty ome kit, 3 " lift.

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Re: For all those who ask about 265/70/17

im sorry guys ive been wondering this for ever... what is the pinch weld??? i thought it had to do with metal...???
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Re: For all those who ask about 265/70/17

Inside the fender well, behind the front tires, there is a bulge in the plastic fender liner.

Behind that plastic liner bulge, there is a pinch weld, where separate parts of the Jeep are pinch-welded together. With larger tires, turning full right causes the front passenger-side tire to rub this area, and turning full left causes the front driver-side tire to rub this area.

You can fix this problem by cutting into the pinch weld, and bending it over to flatten it.

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does anyone know if the pinch/weld is needed if you were to throw on some 1.5" spacers?
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Re: For all those who ask about 265/70/17

would i rub w/ a 2" OME lift at full articulation if i removed the pinch weld???
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would i rub w/ a 2" OME lift at full articulation if i removed the pinch weld???
I have that setup and BARELY rub at full turn. It may be a simple fix of pinning back the inner wheel well plastic though.
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does anyone know if the pinch/weld is needed if you were to throw on some 1.5" spacers?
I have AEV Pintlers, which is similar to having 1.5" spacers, and I had to do the pinch weld mod.
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