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I would say 255/70/17 which is about 31.1 i believe, with that size you should not have any rubbing at full lock and you will be far from the upper ball joint bolt.
I really like the reviews on the Bridgestone Revo's, something to consider as well.. it's pretty nice on ice and mud.
 

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Yes, that size is stock JK wrangler size and they will fit on fine, Might have to trim that "bolt" on the upper control arms but that wont hurt anything.
 

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255/75/17 is wrangler stock size. (Rubicon)
Yes, the other size is the Non rubicon JK i think. Rubicons had 32s others had 31s stock.

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Cool...Thanks! I will check out the REVOs too! :)

Dueller Revo is hands down a great tire. If i dont get my Nokians i am going to get Revos.

Check out the Nokian WRG2, its a year round tire but excels in snow.

I am thinking of getting these or the standard Nokian WR SUV tire.

http://www.nokiantires.com/tyre?id=11955&group=2.02&name=Nokian+WRG2+SUV
http://www.nokiantires.com/tyre?id=11883&group=2.02&name=Nokian WR SUV
 

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i also want to beef up my tires for the winter for my stock 17's
 

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i also want to beef up my tires for the winter for my stock 17's

Check out the ones above. Both are supposed to be great in the snow but the WRG2 is supposed to be amazing.
 

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sweet i will check these out tonight when i get home from work! thanks kyle!
 

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Not a problem, i just like to share the wealth. Some times its good to deviate from the masses and try something different. I am hoping to get the WR SUV tire for my year round tires in a 255/65/17 or a 275/60/16, i just need to find out if the 275 will fit. its only .5" taller but its almost 1" wider then stock. The 255 is a tiny bit bigger in all directions but its a 99% guaranteed fit.
 

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im guessing these bigger tires will also lower my whopping 15 mpg avg as well huh
 

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Use the tire size calculator that stickied in the Grand cherokee section. You can put in your size vs the new size and it will give you the % difference. Its very minimal with the two sizes i listed. about 1.5% difference.

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
245/65-17 6.3in 14.8in 29.5in 92.8in 683 0.0%
255/65-17 6.5in 15.0in 30.1in 94.4in 671 1.7%


The last number is the % difference. They all just moved down for some reason.

Here is the link just scroll down.
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
 

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awesome!!! i def want larger tires for the snow/ice we get here in nj/pa
 

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Now what if....

You don't want to go ANY wider... you wanna stay with 245s... you just want something taller... what size then?
 

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The only time you would need to cut that bolt would be stuffing a 265, the height is perfectly fine.
I know a few guys running a 265/70/17 with minor rubbing at full lock, they did need to trim a 1/4'' of that bolt but that is about it.
 

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Acid. If i run the 275/60/17 i want to get do you think that it will give me any issues.

The tire company lists the 275 being exactly 30" tall and 11" wide vs the stock size 245 that is 29.5" tall and 9.8" wide. the 255/65/17 i want is 30.1 tall and 10.8 wide. All these dimensions are for the same tire.

So i dont think i will have to cut the bolt, i am just concerned about getting tires of a new size put on and being stuck at the tire shop w/o it being drivable.
 
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