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Largest Tire Size in a WK

Hey what from experience is the largest tire size you can fit in a stock wk? I have a 05 Hemi that I want to lift 2-3 in but haven't done the research required yet. But my problem is I have some bridgestone duellers that are getting pretty low and even though Im AWD Id rather not be prepared.

So my question is what is the largest tire I can go stock until I save up/research what lift I want. Cant afford double tires. Was really wanting to go with anything 265/70/17...Would a simple spacer solve any rubbing problems? Just looking to get the tires on the rig, then build on the lift.
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Re: Largest Tire Size in a WK

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For all those who ask about 265/70/17

265/70/17 with no rubbing?
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Thanks for that. Couldn't seem to get a concrete answer though whether the pinch welding or trimming the bolt would work. The original post said they fit, but a couple lines down one guy said the bolt needed to be trimmed.

Im all for getting them and doing both techniques to make them fit, just dont know if cutting the bolt will screw me later when I do shocks and springs?
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Re: Largest Tire Size in a WK

I would not cut the bolt. It really comes in handy when you need to undo the upper control arm and also when putting that back on. Regardless of what lift I would take care of the pinch welds and just get that done. From I have seen, if you run the factory wheel, you gotta run spacers due to the 50mm offset and the 265 width tires. Unless you cut the bolt way down, and even then some 265 width tires run a little "wider" than others, thus you still get rubbing. I did not want to run spacers, or cut the bolt, so I searched for a wheel that had at least +25mm or less (but no less than +10mm) and was 8.5" wide. This allowed me to keep the bolt and have plenty of clearance, without running spacers. Now granted I run 18" wheels/tires, but the offsets and width rules still apply. You can read my information about it here:

"Mini" Lift Part 2 (Hybrid RC Installed)
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I read your whole thread, geez that's alot of work you went through looks amazing. I'm just not familiar with the terminology y'all use like hybrid. I assume that means all the custom work and mixing of parts you did.

I'm really unsure of the offsets. It looks like it really wouldn't be wise to try and stick those tires on my factory ones given the stock offset. Cause I checked how close my tire was to the bolt and the arm and it's extremely close.

The reason so is I'm on an extreme budget like everyone and just would rather buy the meatier tires I want now and stretch and do a RC lift and spacer. Do y'all think that would suffice? Because for about $210 I can have that 2in lift and spacers from RC. That plus the lift from the bigger tires should get my front end heavy hemi off the ground.
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Re: Largest Tire Size in a WK

If your only goal is to have a little bit of lift for larger tires, then that's probably the least amount of money involved, especially if you do it yourself. Lots of folks have run just and RC lift, 1.25" - 1.5" spacers all round and the 265/70/17 tires on factory wheels. I still recommend the pinch weld.

Before you do anything and get caught up in the "fog of war" on dress'n up or modifying your WK, you really should ask yourself what you want to do with it, and what your plans both short term and long term are. This will save you a lot of money and "do overs" vs. constantly changing out mods for "upgrades" and so forth than if you just waited to do what you wanted to do the first time. However, there is nothing wrong with experimenting and playing around with a bunch of different things if that's what you want to do and have the means
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If your only goal is to have a little bit of lift for larger tires, then that's probably the least amount of money involved, especially if you do it yourself. Lots of folks have run just and RC lift, 1.25" - 1.5" spacers all round and the 265/70/17 tires on factory wheels. I still recommend the pinch weld.

Before you do anything and get caught up in the "fog of war" on dress'n up or modifying your WK, you really should ask yourself what you want to do with it, and what your plans both short term and long term are. This will save you a lot of money and "do overs" vs. constantly changing out mods for "upgrades" and so forth than if you just waited to do what you wanted to do the first time. However, there is nothing wrong with experimenting and playing around with a bunch of different things if that's what you want to do and have the means
I've been patrolling the forums because I know people hate answering the same questions a million times or people that just join here to ask one question and leave. Just honestly dont know what route to go.

Its defiantly a money thing. I don't think I can justify dropping 3 grand in suspension and tire combo.

Baseline is I agree with thinking ahead, and doing it right the first time. Tires are getting low enough where I may not be good for winter. Would you say its worth waiting 6 months for an OME or Rocky Road lift because they seem actually legit. Or do a basic RC 2 in with spacers to get by.

Also who here has RR, I've read through there site and they seem to guarantee a lot. How much are they for a 2.25-3in lift? Cant get a definite price.
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What's your total budget? You doing the work yourself or having it done?
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