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avalys 01-22-2013 04:11 PM

Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well
 
So, I have a 2012 Overland with the ORA II package. It came with 18" rims and 265/60 tires.

I would like a thicker sidewall for off-roading. A bit wider tire, too, if it will fit. I don't mind removing the bins from the spare tire well, but I would like to be able to close the lid.

I would like to buy 5 tires. I do not mind getting a spare tire that is a different size, as long as the outer diameter is close enough that I could still drive ~100 miles on it without screwing up the 4WD system.

What is the largest size I can go with? I am concerned that even tires sizes that people say "fit" the wheel wells without rubbing while the car is driving through a parking lot will still rub when the suspension is more deflected off-road.

jeepken 01-23-2013 10:43 AM

Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well
 
I have the same question. The wife saw a hulked up WK2 and now wants to start making hers tougher. I want to start with real off-road tires and rocker guards/steps. Very interested to see feedback on this tire question.

Fobio 04-11-2016 04:54 PM

Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well
 
Were these questions ever addressed in another thread? Also very interested in this info for my 2015 Overland EcoDiesel.

JohnC 04-12-2016 09:01 AM

Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well
 
All of this has been mentioned a thousand times. So much so that my brain hurts from reading them all. Yes you can go taller and wider. No the spare won't be the same. The spare needs to be narrower and taller to match what you end up with. Like a 255 with one higher aspect ratio. There really needs to be a sticky for the upsize tires. 18" and 20"

Fobio 04-21-2016 01:54 PM

Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnC (Post 1281974)
All of this has been mentioned a thousand times. So much so that my brain hurts from reading them all. Yes you can go taller and wider. No the spare won't be the same. The spare needs to be narrower and taller to match what you end up with. Like a 255 with one higher aspect ratio. There really needs to be a sticky for the upsize tires. 18" and 20"

I really did go looking...here, google and FB...I also wish that this was stickied. I even had my friend come over to take a look and he told me to leave it...which sucks.

JohnC 04-21-2016 02:37 PM

Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well
 
[QUOTE=Fobio;1284481]I really did go looking...here, google and FB...I also wish that this was stickied. I even had my friend come over to take a look and he told me to leave it...which sucks.[/QUOTE

Didn't mean to come across as a dick, I was just trying to express frustration on why a thread isn't stickied that has all of the common info

CG27519 04-22-2016 07:02 AM

Re: Biggest sidewalls that will still fit fenders/spare well
 
I have 275/55/20 ~31.9"OD, the KO2s I have are a little bigger than the norm and are closer to 32" OD. I have a 255/70/18 (32.1" OD) Sahara take off in my spare well that just barely bits without the bins. That might be a bit narrower than you'd like but it's a good size spare. You definitely wouldn't be able to go any wider or bigger than that.


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