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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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New wheel & tire combo

Hey guys! I was looking around before posting and found some valuable info but still needed to ask. I'm looking to buy new rims and tires for the commander. Wheels are 18x9 with an offset of +25. what's the biggest tire size (Baja MTZ) I can go without a lift and rubbing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Are you willing to put on a very affordable 2" lift (i use the term "lift" lightly.. its just spacers that are easy to install).

Doing so will not only improve the looks of your jeep, but will also greatly increase the potential tire sizes you can run with those wheels.
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Yes I'm open to it. What lift kit is it?

Thank you
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Wise choice

There's a bunch of different kinds. I'm personally running the 2" Rough Country (http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_commander_2.html). For $150 + price of an alignment it really transformed the look of my jeep.
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The smallest size MTZ for an 18inch wheel seems to be a 275/70... You will not be able to fit that size tire with out a lift, and with a lift it may still rub. I think with the offset you plan to run, this size will probably do the job with light or no rubbing. I cant tell you from experience, but Im sure someone around the forum is running something similar. IMO the 2 inch "lift" is a must have for all Commanders, and like Matt said, it's "very affordable".
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Thanks for all the info!

Im currently running Nitto Terra Graplers on the stock wheels. Looking for something new and wanted to give the car a more off road/aggressive look. I think the 18's will look good but a little hesitant because of fitment. I'm going to call RC today and probably order the 2" lift.

Any other suggestions would be greatly apprecaited.
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Just go with 17's so you have more options. Thats what I did and still wish I didnt go by 9". You need to go at least 265's on that width rim. A lot of guys here really like 255/75's and I can never run them. 17x8 or 17x8.5 I think is way better.
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The wheel I'm looking at is offered in a 17x8.5 with a 0 and +25 offset. Obviously my main concern is rubbing. If I can run those wheels with a 265/75 size tire then I think it's a plus. Looking for a more aggressive look so I believe the +25 offset is the way to go.
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The size would actually be a 265/70.. Anyone running these? How's the ride/noise?

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Yes I am running 265/70s as are a bunch of other people. Ride noise depends on tread obviously which also effects gas mileage and traction. I love my tires but dont do enough off roading to make them worth it I dont think but the compliments I get everywhere, all the time, make it worth it. I am running the MTR w/ Kevlar so cannot comment specifically on BAJA MTZ but mud terrains are mud terrains. They are going to be loud, annoying on the freeway, but worth it off road and worth it to look at.

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