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Tyre options for 2010 WK

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What options are there for the Jeep other than the standard Good Year Wrangler 245/60/R18's. Would it be possible to go to 265's without modifications?
Good Years still ok on 25,000 but not for much longer(maybe another 15,000), so I have to start looking/save for something else.
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Re: Tyre options for 2010 WK

your not going to be able to fit 265's without any modifications.
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Re: Tyre options for 2010 WK

Hello all. Good info
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Re: Tyre options for 2010 WK

On a WK, once you get to (or go above3) 30.5" diameter, depending on the width, you' will have to start modifying stuff... for example, a 265/65r17 is 30.6" x 10.4", and you have to cut about 1/4" - 5/8" off the top UCA-to-spindle bolt (but no pinch weld cutting/modding... if you go taller, you will have to go narrower (due to the bolt) and do some pinch weld modding...

The 30.5" x 10.4" equivalent in an 18, is about 265/60r18, which is just a hair (.1") shorter than the above mentioned 265/65r17.

(and cutting the bolt is super easy... with an air-powered cut-off tool, it takes about five to ten minutes per side, including removing and re-mounting the wheel.)

Should note that I have the Bilstein 5100's install (fronts at lowest setting), which gave me a bit more wheel gap all the way around, from stock...
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Re: Tyre options for 2010 WK

Another way is to change the wheels to the OEM Sahara 18" wheels. The offset on those will allow the wheel to stick out about 1/4". This will elimiate the bolt cutting. However, if you're keeping the stock ride height, you will need to do the Pinch Weld Mod.
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