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255/70/17 with 2" Lift Pictures

I am very close to pulling the trigger on a 2" RC lift with 255/70/17 tires. I would like to have an organized thread for pictures of XK's running this setup. I'm not too comfortable hammering and bending and trimming, so I'd like to go w/a tire that has no rubbing from the get go, but I also want to make sure I'm happy with the look.

I know it's a favor, but can this thread be for pictures of XK's running the setup? Thanks in advance to those who help me out!!
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Here is mine with that set up. Stock rims & no wheel spacers.

http://s288.photobucket.com/albums/l...untry/?start=0
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Very sharp ^ Thanks!
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Here are a few pics from when I was running the 255/70R17's.















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Here are my 255/75/17 tires which are the BFG MT with a 2.25 lift:









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Here are my 255/75/17 tires which are the BFG MT with a 2.25 lift:

Ummmm, he asked for pictures of Commanders running 255/70R17's.




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Here are my 255/75/17 tires which are the BFG MT with a 2.25 lift:



looks good...but i didn't think those would fit w/o wheel spacers and trimming/hammering down
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I Did Some Checking..

Always do when time is getting close to buy new tires.. here is what I have determined.

The chart below indicates some variance in tire size and width:

31X10.50R15LT 30.8 10.5 (8.5) 7.0 - 9.0 (15'' Rim)
265/65R17 30.6 10.7 (8.0) 7.5 - 9.5
30X9.50R15LT 29.7 9.5 (7.5) 6.5 - 8.5 (15'' Rim)
245/70R17 30.5 9.8 (7.0) 6.5 - 8.0
255/70R17 31.1 10.2 (7.5) 6.5 - 8.5

Although I posted the 15'' rim size.. I just wanted you to focus on the actual tire size and width..

The (original) Goodyear Fortera HL is listed as:

245/65R17 29.5 9.8 (7.0) 7.5 - 9.5

So all I'm interested in a slightly larger and wider tire.. which would fall in the 255/70R17 or the (31.1 10.2) verity.

Just a comparison..

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looks good...but i didn't think those would fit w/o wheel spacers and trimming/hammering down
I have 1.5 spacers and did some trimming.



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I have 1.5 spacers and did some trimming.
Aren't yours 255/75s. they are a bit taller then 255/70s aren't they?
Mine dont rub and I didn't do any hammering/trimming. No spacers.
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