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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 03-19-2015, 02:40 PM
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I'm looking to put BF Goodrich MTs on my Trailhawk.

I'm wondering what width I should go with/would be able to do on the stock rims.


Currently the stock Firestones are 245/65/17,

Wondering if I could pull off a 245/70/17 or even a 245/75/17 size tire. Thoughts guys?
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I'm looking to put BF Goodrich MTs on my Trailhawk.

I'm wondering what width I should go with/would be able to do on the stock rims.


Currently the stock Firestones are 245/65/17,

Wondering if I could pull off a 245/70/17 or even a 245/75/17 size tire. Thoughts guys?
245/70/17 you could do and some already have, I and others have wondered about 255/60/17's. This site can help you get size ideas.
http://tire-size-conversion.com/tire-size-calculator/
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i'm looking to put bf goodrich mts on my trailhawk.

I'm wondering what width i should go with/would be able to do on the stock rims.


Currently the stock firestones are 245/65/17,

wondering if i could pull off a 245/70/17 or even a 245/75/17 size tire. Thoughts guys?
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Interested in results, I will most likely be putting a 245/70/17 on my TH wheels for regular conditions and 265/75/16 for my off road set, with spacers
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We have spacers for the Dart, which also fit the Cherokee, from 6mm (1/4") all the way to 19mm (3/4"). The 19s are hub-centric on both sides, so there's a 65.1mm lip on the wheel side to make wheel install easier. They also all come with longer lug bolts, so you don't have to seach elsewhere for them. MyFirstCherokee is in the process of installing our 40mm wheel adapter kit, and should be posting pics of that soon. With all those spacing options, it should open up the wheel availability quite a bit.
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Interested in results, I will most likely be putting a 245/70/17 on my TH wheels for regular conditions and 265/75/16 for my off road set, with spacers

16's won't fit over the brake calipers. The smallest size they have on base cherokee's is 17's. 245/70/17 is what I'm interested in with the right amount of back spacing to on the wheels to prevent rubbing. Possibly go slight wider on the tire with enough back spacing.


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I don't think the rim diameter makes much difference beyond 17". A friend has a wrangler with 255/75/17.

I guess I'm curious what the OP meant by "beefing up."

The stock destination ats have wider tread area, even though they have the same specs as most 245/65/17 tires.

The stardard destination a/ts are P-rated, I believe the equivalent of 4-ply (no one really uses plies anymore, but the "ply-equivalent" is now in our lingo). Even the upgrade wrangler tires are no more than 6-ply. Some would say these are still "street tires."

I have dueler 2 245/70/17 A/T L-rated (10-ply equivalent) because I live in an area with lots of sharp rocks, and want to avoid sidewall punctures. They are a bit wider and 1/2 inch in radius larger than the stock, which gives me near 1/2 inch more clearance. They make the vehicle drive a bit more like a truck, and reduce the mileage about 1 mpg. However, the actual tread width is about the same as on the stock tires. No rubbing.

If yo get really big tires, they won't fit in the spare wheel well. My new 245/70/17s barely fit, and I certainly notice the weight difference when I change a tire and throw the spare in the back.

The trailhawk has lug bolts, not lug nuts, and that results in different strategies when you change tires.

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so what spacers will work with Stock TH rims and oversize 245x70x17 tires? Seems like if I move the wheel out of the wheel well (offset it to the outside), wouldn't the outside edge of the tread rub the rear portion of the wheel well during turning?

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Unfortunately a spacer will not help a stock wheel with a 245/70/17 from rubbing. The spacer does not decrease the diameter of the tire. The spacer I will be installing will be so that I can install a 16" wheel and clear the brake caliper. I will then have an extra inch (theoretically) to add more tire. The rubbing that comes from a 245/70/17 on a stock wheel, I am ok with.
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