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jugganator 06-03-2010 04:32 AM

Changing 245/60/18 Wranglers
 
Guys, I need to change my 245\60\18 Goodyear M+S. tires, the front two are close to illegal.. The 245/60/18 tires are not that widely available, and I was not that impressed in Snow conditions earlier this year, possibly down to the tread on the front two.

So was thinking of going for something wider. I would like to make the profile slightly smaller, but not sure how that would look on a none lowered 2006 Overland.

I am hoping that I wont throw my mileage indicator out, and will not need to adjust my TPM, and cause rubbing. (would I be right to assume if my TPM needs adjusting it would be a dealership job?)

So do you guys have any suggestions? Need them done to be done real soon, as I am doing about 400 miles in the next 1wk or so.

You guys seem to rate the General tires, i am looking at Grabber HTS in 275/60/18 or the 265/60/18? guise, would they work, and any good? I guess there would be no point in putting wider tires at the back considering its 4wd?

DJ BoNiOmArIo 06-03-2010 07:47 AM

Re: Changing 245/60/18 Wranglers
 
you can put wider tires in the back even if it's 4x4

the sizes you have posted will actually look real sick and thick on ur ride even if not lowered

I would say go with the general grabber also check out tirerack.com for some good reviews on tires and more products

jugganator 06-03-2010 08:21 AM

Re: Changing 245/60/18 Wranglers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boniomario (Post 216482)
you can put wider tires in the back even if it's 4x4

the sizes you have posted will actually look real sick and thick on ur ride even if not lowered

I would say go with the general grabber also check out tirerack.com for some good reviews on tires and more products

I was thinking of the Generals, the views on here seem real positive, and the feedback on tirerack.com is also quite good.

I am just about to order them, but still a bit concerned about rubbing\tpm, and speed needle reading the speed wrong.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 06-03-2010 08:28 AM

Re: Changing 245/60/18 Wranglers
 
the most the speed needle is going to be off is by +- 1 or 2 at most so shouldn't make that big of a difference

as far as TPM ? you meaning the tire pressure monitor system? that can always be reflashed and as long as you have the right pressure you should be fine the tire size won't affect it

rubbing issues none there are guys here who fit 275-65 mud tires and they're still good to go ... and even as wide as 315 in the rear and they're still ok

jugganator 06-03-2010 09:07 AM

Re: Changing 245/60/18 Wranglers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boniomario (Post 216498)
the most the speed needle is going to be off is by +- 1 or 2 at most so shouldn't make that big of a difference

as far as TPM ? you meaning the tire pressure monitor system? that can always be reflashed and as long as you have the right pressure you should be fine the tire size won't affect it

rubbing issues none there are guys here who fit 275-65 mud tires and they're still good to go ... and even as wide as 315 in the rear and they're still ok

Yep meant the Tire Pressure Monitor, i assume its been configured so it monitors the tire pressure on my current set of tires?

Here goes 600! then

jugganator 06-03-2010 09:18 AM

Re: Changing 245/60/18 Wranglers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jugganator (Post 216525)
Yep meant the Tire Pressure Monitor, i assume its been configured so it monitors the tire pressure on my current set of tires?

Here goes 600! then

Ordered the Gerneral HTS 275 60 18`s Hopefully have them fitted by saturday, going to cost a cool 520 or so.

Will put pictures up to show how they look, hope they look good.

Thanks for your input.

jugganator 06-05-2010 03:00 PM

Re: Changing 245/60/18 Wranglers
 
my tires are booked to be fitted on Monday. While I was out i was looking at my current tires, (as above). It struck me that if i fit 275/60/18`s will it not be too close to the springs?

Also on tire calc website, i will have 4.8% change.

so guys i am asking as you are the people i trust, will i have issues? shall i cancel? i dont really feel confident about going that wide now.

dont want transmission issues, or rubbing etc.


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