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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday I picked up a cherry 07' already with a 2" RC lift and 1 1/2 RC spacers up front. The problem is that the PO had put a set of re-tread 265/70 17's on it. I don't care for the retreads, and the pattern is just too aggressive for my daily driver needs, as well I think I hear some rubbing at edges of the steering wheel lock. I am looking at going with 255/65 17's and was going to see what you folks might recommend. I have looked at the Revo 2, Destinatino A/T, and the Scorpion ATR. As well what do you all feel about that size? I want decent gas mileage and a tire that is most likely designed for 90/10 use.
Also will a 255 be too wide and rub? I would probably prefer to remove the spacers, however I await your knowledge!

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A 265 will have to have spacers and will still probably have some minor rubbing. You will be ok to go down to a 255 and remove the spacers. Check this sticky out.
https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=8393
Any of those at should be good for you. Im running 245/75 Duratracs and at full lock the drivers side barely tickles the splash shield, not even enough to call it rubbing. I dont want or run spacers so I feel good about my tire choice and size. Good luck and be sure to post pics when you change them out.
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Thanks Smitty, I am not a fan of spacers either, and obviously not retreads. In my line of work I see what happens first hand when parts fail. Not taking a chance with my two daughters in the Jeep with me.
Oh, and thanks for that link, the perfect info on what size tires with the 2" lift, and no spacers.
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You're very welcome. There is a thread here about some running retreads and they like them. I'm with you though, I have no interest putting retreads on my vehicle, especially with my family riding with me.
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I'm running the same retreads as you have in your pick (but on a bfg carcass). I feel they run as well or better than the used BFG's that came on the jeep. However I do have 1.5" spacers as well. I rub when flexing but normal driving I have no rubbing. I'll be updating my thread here after Christmas when I go rotate them. Absolutely no issues on them and they have a 2yr warranty on them, though I doubt I will ever need to use it.

They work awesome in the snow, but have yet to convince my wife to let me get into the mud with them.
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Here is something I did not know, but makes sense:
"We've also found that some belt shifting takes place over the life of the tire, so what is "in balance" when new will most likely be "out of balance" at a later time"

From this article: Retreads
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