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2003grandcherokee 11-22-2010 05:52 PM

Tire improvements?
 
Im curious if any of you can let me know what size tires i can go with on a stock 2003 GCherokee Laredo without rubbing the fender wells? Im currently running 225/70R16's and am hoping to go as tall as possible and possibly narrower. Also , maybe some input on a GREAT AT tire, where im from snow and mud are the order of the day while hunting, so please bear this in mind. Thank ahead of time for any suggestions.

NHWK05 11-22-2010 06:10 PM

Re: Tire improvements?
 
235/65/17 if you bought some oem 17s or 235/70/16 should fit too.

Great AT tire General Grabber AT 2. mountain snowflake certified like snow tires, looks like bfg at ko, reasonably priced, great reviwes, 60k mile warranty.

ignore the size listed.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

cheapjeep 11-23-2010 12:54 AM

Re: Tire improvements?
 
245/70/16 on our stock 99 with no issues at all. As far as tires I'm a devout BFG AT fan. I've had a few sets of these over the years and they have proven themselves in traction, mileage and durability time and time again. There are lots of good tires out there but these have always worked very well for me. Cant wait till the skins wear out on my 04 so I can throw a set on.

GiggityGiggity 11-23-2010 08:42 AM

Re: Tire improvements?
 
I wouldnt go larger than 245/65/17. Some of the other tire sizes listed will clear and work but your speedo will be off by more than 3%. 1.18% with the 245/65/17.

I installed a set of Falken Wild Peaks a few weeks ago, here's what they look like in 245/65/17 with stock wheels and suspension. Great tire, haven't put a ton of miles on them yet but excellent in the dry and wet and cold. They have yet to see snow or mud but I am very confident they will perform above my expectations in those situations when they arise....

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...t/DSC00279.jpg


Use this tool, it's very helpful when calculating tire up sizes and clearances. http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp

245/65/16's is the right size for you. Its wider, taller and has more sidewall.

2003grandcherokee 11-26-2010 06:16 PM

Re: Tire improvements?
 
just an update, the day after i posted this, we got a small snowfall then 3 days of 15 degree weather, the tires im sporting right now are the toyo AT open countries, they performed well on the roads and ice, ide give them a 7-8 , i didnt spin the tire unless i was playing , and the roads were a mess. In the snow, they were acceptable, but not really what ide hoped, so i will definitely be looking to replace them with more aggressive rubber when they wear out. In 2 inches of snow they were fine I suppose, but more than that was 4wd manditory, not perhaps what i would like.

nwb300 12-04-2010 01:43 AM

Re: Tire improvements?
 
Thumbs up on the General Grabber AT2. I have a pair "265/70/17's" and they rock. Very quiet ride too:)

JeepMe 12-04-2010 06:41 PM

Re: Tire improvements?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 2003grandcherokee (Post 307656)
just an update, the day after i posted this, we got a small snowfall then 3 days of 15 degree weather, the tires im sporting right now are the toyo AT open countries, they performed well on the roads and ice, ide give them a 7-8 , i didnt spin the tire unless i was playing , and the roads were a mess. In the snow, they were acceptable, but not really what ide hoped, so i will definitely be looking to replace them with more aggressive rubber when they wear out. In 2 inches of snow they were fine I suppose, but more than that was 4wd manditory, not perhaps what i would like.

I just got these tires today. We have about 6" of snow and these performed GREAT! Unless I was going about 5mph in 1st and mashed the gas, they didn't slip. I even went out in the field to do donuts and had a little trouble. I don't think there will leave me stuck anywhere this winter.


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