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chibianh 07-18-2011 11:06 AM

spare tire diameter
The spare tire in my Overland is 245/65/18, which is the exact same size diameter-wise compared to the stock 265/60/18s that came with it. I've since upgraded the tires to 265/65/18s, which are 1.1in taller overall than stockies. My question is, what size tire can I get that will fit the spare wheel that has the same diameter as the 265/65s? My other option would be to get an 18x8 wheel for the spare and get a matching sized tire..

webspoke 07-19-2011 11:48 AM

Re: spare tire diameter
Some have reported the 255/70/18 from the wranglers fit in the well, and are not too wide to cause an issue with the cover.

Ernest 07-20-2011 10:39 AM

Re: spare tire diameter
I'm curious about this also, as I plan to use the 265/65/18 tire size on a 2012 Overland. It's been reported elsewhere in this section that this size tire will fit in the spare compartment and allow the lid to close fully. I don't remember any mention of a different rim being used. Is the spare rim too narrow to fit the 265/65/18 tire properly? If so, there must be relatively inexpensive snow or winter steel rims available in the 18X8 size that will do the job.

airborne89 09-04-2011 03:25 PM

Re: spare tire diameter
I use this site when I'm looking at new tires. You can compare stock with what you're going to replace them with or replacement tire to a spare to get the same size.

NorthNJwk 09-10-2011 12:06 AM

Re: spare tire diameter
Here is another site for tire size comparison:

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