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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Nitto Graplers Tires

My current tires came with my commander and still have tred. I will prob. not purchase new tires till these thin out a bit more. I did notice that Discount tire had Nitto Graplers and they come in 265 x 70 x 17 , same size i have now.
Eaven with the lift i want i would still get that size just to allow for mud LOL.
Does anyone have an opinion as to the stile and brand listed above ???

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Recheck your current tire size that came on your commander. I'm almost positive that you dont have 265/70R17's for two reason's. In your other thread you are taking about getting a 2.5 inch lift so obviously your stock. A stock Commander would rub everywhere with 265/75R17's as you dont have enough clearance. Also you really cant fit 265's on a stock wheel without spacers or you would be rubbing the ball joint bolt or be very close to rubbing it.




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wow thanks again yes you are right it is a goodyear 245x65,17 ......so with that lift would the 265x70,17 fit? and also is it a for sure that it would not fit on rim?
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You would get some rubbing with the 265/70/17. It will fit on the stock rim, but you will need wheel spacers.

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As Crzcajun stated yes the 265/70R17 will fit on the wheel, however the ball joint bolt sticks out on the Commander to where you would definately need wheel spacers to clear the bolt. A lot of members on here are running 265/70R17's with a 2-2.5 inch lift and are very happy with it. I think a few have minumal rubbing on the inner fender well plastic but its not enough to really care about.




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As for the Nitto's - I'm running the 265/70/17s and though I'm only about 6,000 miles into them, I have no complaints and would recommned them. Even with the 1.5" spacers, I do have a slight rub, but only at full turn and has caused no noticable problems.

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Awsome thanks ....this way if the tires do fit then i can get out into trail without the feel of slicks ...then i can get the rims i want .... this might run into another question LOL. i'm thinking a 17x9 .....would that same tire fit ? sorry guys
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I personally wouldn't recommend running a 265mm wide tire on a 17x9 wheel. Its really a perfect size for the stock 17x7.5's, the only problem being that our stock wheels dont have enough backspacing causing the tires to rub on the ball joint bolt. Nothing a pair of wheel spacers cant fix. I know UberCommander is running some 265/70R17 Bridgestone Dueler REVOS on a AEV 17x8.5 inch wheel and IMHO i dont think it looked to pretty. (nothing against the tire/wheel combo, it just didnt look safe in my opinion on such a wide wheel) They do say though that the 265 is the absolute smallest tire that should be on the wheel so i guess its alright. Honestly i think a 275 or 285 should be the smallest size you should put on a 17x8.5 wheel. Again thats just my .02 and everyone has their opinions.




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The nittos are awful in the mud. They are an all terrain tire. That said they perform awesome in the snow and rain, they stick like glue. In the mud they gum up and you have no traction at all. It might they the heavy clay content here in NE but they suck in the mud.

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The nittos are awful in the mud. They are an all terrain tire. That said they perform awesome in the snow and rain, they stick like glue. In the mud they gum up and you have no traction at all. It might they the heavy clay content here in NE but they suck in the mud.
To bad they dont make the Nitto Mud Grapplers in a 265/70R17. Hands down that would be my next tire if they had that size. I just noticed yesterday that they make the BFG Mud Terrain KM2 in a 265/70R17 now. If you dont mind spending a few extra dollars id recommend getting those tires if you want a good mud tire.




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