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Anyone running 255/65R17 Wranglers??

I'm looking for something just barely wider than the stock size Forteras with no mods on my xk.

Will those rub? And is the diameter the same or REALLY close to the stock size? I don't want it smaller..either same or just barely larger would be okay...but wondering about the rubbing.

thx guys.

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Stock is 245/65/17, and that is 29.54 inches diameter. 255/65/17 Wrangler Silent Armors are 30.1 inches diameter.

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so...just about a 1/2 inch taller. Will that cause any rubbing? My first thought would be a 'no'.

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so...just about a 1/2 inch taller. Will that cause any rubbing? My first thought would be a 'no'.
I'm thinking no, but I hope others jump in here, who might have more experience.

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Actually only 1/4 taller as only 1 side is on the ground.
So, installed, 1/4 closer to front edge of wheel housing, 1/4 closer to rear edge of wheel housing, etc, etc.
Again, yes 1/2 overall, but only 1/4 from centerline.
I can't imagine these clearances to be so close as to not allow for 1/4" additional.

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I did a bunch of research and a search for 255/65R17. I couldn't get/find a definitive answer from what I read about no chance of rubbing even at full lock. I just don't want to take that chance. There would be a 1.7% diff in speed. Looks like dealer wouldn't be able to correct that with their StarScan. I'd have to buy some aftermarket unit. Can't justify spacers right now...wish I could, then I'd would certainly go a bit bigger.

So...245s (stock) it is for the Wrangler SilentArmors...getting them in a few hours (Friday 12th).

ANYTHING will be better than these minivan Toyo Open Country H/Ts I had put on.....totally my bad. But at least I can swap them out for only the difference in price for the GY Wranglers. whew.

They may not be as wide as I'd like...but at least I'll be ready for just about anything...mud, dirt, snow rain...these Toyos....NO rating for off road...nothing. Thank god I can change them.

Don't EVER try to save a couple bucks with a lower end tire. Lesson learned.

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I'm looking for something just barely wider than the stock size Forteras with no mods on my xk.

Will those rub? And is the diameter the same or REALLY close to the stock size? I don't want it smaller..either same or just barely larger would be okay...but wondering about the rubbing.

thx guys.
You can absolutely run the 255/65-17 without any rubbing issues. Our fitment guide shows the factory wheel dimensions at 17x7.5 with a 44mm offset. with a 7.5" wide wheel, you can run anywhere from a 235 to a 255 with an offset range of 9 to 59mm. You speedo will be off like you stated. If your speedo reads 65mph, you are really going 66.12 mph. Very minimal difference.

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ah...too late. Just got back with the 245s. Oh well...I'll have to wait another 30K or so for the bigger ones.

but

I DEFINATELY like the look. They are waaaay better than those silly Toyos. It looks like a jeep again

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With you guys using the Wrangler SilentArmors....what PSI are you using?

The tire place put in 45. As you know, the door jam says 35. I've read where a higher PSI works good for this tire...I just don't want uneven wear

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I always place my faith in the installers but then again they are looking for reoccuring business... hmm

Hey can we get a snapshot sometime? I am curious to see how the stock size looks on your rig.

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