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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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max tire size on trailhawk without lift

I'd like to upgrade to bigger tires on my stock 16 Trailhawk which came with 245/65/17's.
These are 29.5" high.
Does anyone know what the max size upgrade we could go with?
Would 265/70/17's fit which would be 31.6" high?
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Max is probably 265/65r17 or 245/70r17

of course there is always trimming.

Not all tires are exactly the same either.
Despite the numbers on their sidewall they can vary.

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Max is probably 265/65r17 or 245/70r17

of course there is always trimming.

Not all tires are exactly the same either.
Despite the numbers on their sidewall they can vary.
So you think only about an inch? I haven't measured how much clearance I have at full lock but it sure looks like a lot more than that to eyeball it. I was able to increase about 2" on my Durango with no rub at full lock. I guess I could look at spacers but I don't really want my tires sticking out too far past the fender.
Are you running a larger size yourself?
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I ran the 245/70 17 Duratracs without lift and they just barely scrubbed the back of the front wheel well at 3/4 lock. Just enough to clean mud of the liners. 265/65 will do the same, though spacers will cause them both to rub more.

Add a lift and no change as that spot does not alter with the lift.

The only way to go larger is to start trimming the liner and the pinch welds underneath.

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I'm running KO2s in 245/70/17 with no lift. No rubbing at all.

My only possible run issue is when I floor it during a turn. The front right tire rubs the lower spring collar (if that's even the right term for it, I'm a novice), but it's a rare occurrence.


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I saw a picture of one with 265/65R17 and it doesn't look right to my eye: more like a big hot wheels!

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245/70/17 and 265/65/17 seem to be the only NON-LIFT larger tire options. (Both BFG KO2s)

Also, 245/70/17 will fit in the spare tire compartment and 265/65/17 will not.

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245/70/17 and 265/65/17 seem to be the only NON-LIFT larger tire options. (Both BFG KO2s)

Also, 245/70/17 will fit in the spare tire compartment and 265/65/17 will not.
Will a 255/65R17 fit in the spare tire compartment?

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Will a 255/65R17 fit in the spare tire compartment?
Should, they're only 1/2" taller and 10mm wider tread.
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i have 265/65 on but got 245 / 70 as a spare both same height but 245/70 not as wide
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