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Re: 255/60/17s on an 02' Overland?

Here are some pics, quick with the phone unfortunately the wife has the camera...







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Re: 255/60/17s on an 02' Overland?

Thanks 01grand. Nice lookin' ride. Call me crazy, but, I want a tire that's a lot wider, at least in the rear. Not sure I want to get into 2 different size tires for front and rear, but, I had an old 65' Buick Riviera Gran Sport and I put 275/60s in the rear and 255/60s up front. I'm thinking of trying the same on my Overland. I just love how the bigger/fuller tire fills out the wheel well and gives it a ...firmer looking stance. Call me crazy...
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Re: 255/60/17s on an 02' Overland?

Thanks, I try to keep it looking good despite the vast quantities of salt on MN roads... I do not believe you can use 2 different size tires front/rear on a 4x4. I know when I bought my tires I was told I couldn't even replace just 2 tires at a time, there would be enough difference from new tread vs. old to mess up the vari-lok axles. I actually know a guy who only put on 2 new tires and it cost him big time to have the 4x4 system fixed. Quadra-trac and quadra-drive for sure work this way, not sure about selec-trac, but either way check the manual on that. If you want wider tires I would go with the 255/60s, not sure if a 265/60 or 265/55 would fit or not but you could ask at the tire shop, if you have a discount tire around I recommend them, they have always been good to me.
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Re: 255/60/17s on an 02' Overland?

Just put 255/60r17s on the back of the Jeep today - with 235/65r17s on the front

They *just* clear the back dampers - can get my finger between it and the tyre - still doesnt hit so thats fine by me. Diameter was within 1mm front and rears so i dont think that will have any adverse affect on the centre diff.

Like the look from the back now - extra 20mm over the overland stock tyres is noticeable, although i have just swapped from a set of 245/70r16s so its wasnt that much wider

Will post a couple of photos when its light outside

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Re: 255/60/17s on an 02' Overland?

Sounds great, can't wait to see pics!
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Re: 255/60/17s on an 02' Overland?

I'd have to agree with Giggity here. 245/65's for me, seem to be the way to go. Also, a bit of info to think about, I was talking to a tire shop, (recently had to replace tires as well) but even when a tire says its 245/65 or anything of the same shape, there will always be a difference. There is no "true 245/65 etc." Tread depth will always vary and same for sidewall patterns. If you want a beefy tire... Get beefy tread. Its not just about how big the tire is. My 245/65's look awesome right now, over my old tires. even though its the same 'size'

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