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Old 10-24-2014, 11:32 AM
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Cherokee Latitude 4x4 V6 Wheel & Tire Upgrade

Does anyone have a setup that allows wider tires for our Latitude model?
My silver Latitude came with 225/65-17 tires and silver 17x7 wheels and while the ride is nice, I want something wider.

My previous ride was a silver Toyota RAV4 V6 and I had 275/55-17 Toyo Proxes ST II tires on black 17x8 wheels and it looked mroe aggressive and handled very well.

I can't seem to find a setup that works....or is it that our KL's just don't have the room for the wider tires?

Thanks, in advance, for any wisdom you can share on models, offset, backspacing, or tires.

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Old 10-24-2014, 11:52 AM
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Re: Cherokee Latitude 4x4 V6 Wheel & Tire Upgrade

I have a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited ADII 3.2L with the off road suspension (same suspension as the TrailHawk). My Jeep came with 225X55RX18 Continental tires on it. I don't think those will fit on yours as I think the off road suspension is needed to provide the extra clearance.
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Re: Cherokee Latitude 4x4 V6 Wheel & Tire Upgrade

Just to clarify...mine is the 2015 Cherokee Latitude 4x4 V6....from the window sticker, I got the option called "9-Speed 4WD Automatic Transmission" which included:

Hill Descent Control
Jeep Active Drive II
Off-Road Suspension

I went to several tire and wheel places as well as called a couple of online dealers and can't get any love on seriously wide tires for this Jeep.

This isn't over.....I'll post more information when and if I get something better because I see folks on other Jeep forums looking for wider tires too and so far nobody is talking about anything wider than 245's....and those were on a TrailHawk.
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Re: Cherokee Latitude 4x4 V6 Wheel & Tire Upgrade

Same question here - but I have the 2014 V6 4x4 with the Active Drive II, Hill Decent Control and Off-Road Suspension. Will the factory Trailhawk issued tires fit on my Latatude? I want something that doesn't scream 'soccer mom.'
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Re: Cherokee Latitude 4x4 V6 Wheel & Tire Upgrade

After trying to figure out backspacing, clearances, etc. I went to a tire and wheel shop in Irvine, CA.
I've used this approach before. It isn't cheap, but you can guarantee a fitment that works.
Basically, I go to a shop and show them what I have and tell them that I think a certain tire will fit - in this case, I used a Toyo Proxes STII 275/55R-17 tire and suggested a Focal F9 wheel in 17x8 which was wider than stock, but this combination would produce a similar diameter (so no speedo recalibration). If they can get a tire and rim to check it out, they will mount it up and check it out if you agree to buy the set once it works!
This fitment worked for me, even though I had a few doubts. Nevertheless, if they couldn't make it work, then you won't have to buy it. Takes the risk out of it.
Here is what it looks like on my ride.
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Re: Cherokee Latitude 4x4 V6 Wheel & Tire Upgrade

Great post! I will look into your recommendations.
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