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Can these 17x9 wheels fit my commander? what is the biggest tire i can use?

i found these wheels on ebay and they say they fit the commander definitely but i just want to get some of you more knowledgeable guys input.

the rims are 17x9 raceline clutch 5x5 bolt pattern offset+12mm backspacing 5.50"

http://www.racelinewheels.com/p-750-...ackmilled.aspx ..here is a pic

will these fit with some bf goodrich 245 70 17 all terrain at ko's? can i go 255 70 17? will it clear the knuckle and avoid rubbing?

i currently have 245 65 17 terra graplers on cragar soft 8's with 4" backspacing and 1.5" spacers but i want bigger more aggressive rims nd tires.


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i found these wheels on ebay and they say they fit the commander definitely but i just want to get some of you more knowledgeable guys input.

the rims are 17x9 raceline clutch 5x5 bolt pattern offset+12mm backspacing 5.50"

http://www.racelinewheels.com/p-750-...ackmilled.aspx ..here is a pic

will these fit with some bf goodrich 245 70 17 all terrain at ko's? can i go 255 70 17? will it clear the knuckle and avoid rubbing?

i currently have 245 65 17 terra graplers on cragar soft 8's with 4" backspacing and 1.5" spacers but i want bigger more aggressive rims nd tires.


thanx in advance for your help?
So those rims will fit fine, but they wont really look bigger than your 8's IMHO. I vaguely remember your last past regarding your soft 8's and spacers rubbing. How far do those things stick out of your wheel wells?

My 18x9 5.39" backspaced wheels with no spacer stand proud of the wheel wells. with 32" tall tires on only 1.5" lift they rubbed the pinchweld a touch. Easy fix.

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Available Tire Sizes from Stock to 4.5" Suspension Lifts


Tire sizes on the Jeep Commander are limited due to rubbing on the upper control arm ball joint bolt and the rear portion of the plastic fender well. Depending on the size tire, wheel spacers may be needed to clear the ball joint bolt. Depending on the height of the tire, the rear portion of the fender well plastic might need trimming and bending over the pinch weld might be required.


Stock Jeep Commanders or Commanders using the 1/4" leveling spacer can fit the following tire sizes WITHOUT wheel spacers and no rubbing:

245/65R17 (Stock Tire Size)
245/70R17
245/75R17 BFGoodrich All Terrians (might have minor rubbing)
255/65R17


Jeep Commanders ranging from the 2" spacer lifts to the 3.5 Rock Krawler kit can fit the following tires WITHOUT wheel spacers and no rubbing:

245/65R17 (Stock Tire Size)
245/70R17
245/75R17
255/65R17
255/70R17


Jeep Commanders ranging from the 2" spacer lifts to the 3.5 inch Rock Krawler kit can fit the following tires WITH wheel spacers but will cause minor rubbing: (MINOR TRIMMING OF THE REAR PLASTIC FENDER WELL AND BENDING OVER OF THE PINCH WELD REQUIRED)


255/75R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
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thanx a lot luckyse7ens, i didnt mean more aggressive rims just tires. i like the look of 17" and i dig those wheels, i just want a meatier tire. it seems as if i may have to take off the spacers to fit this rim with the bigger tire. the 245/75/17's rubbed like crazy so im looking at 245 70 17. that should do the trick. I'll keep you updated. especially since you have been author of most of the helpful responses regarding my post.

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thanx a lot luckyse7ens, i didnt mean more aggressive rims just tires. i like the look of 17" and i dig those wheels, i just want a meatier tire. it seems as if i may have to take off the spacers to fit this rim with the bigger tire. the 245/75/17's rubbed like crazy so im looking at 245 70 17. that should do the trick. I'll keep you updated. especially since you have been author of most of the helpful responses regarding my post.
I see you want "meatier" tires. You certainly have clearance to go with wider tires with that wheel. 255/70r17 is less tall than the 245/75r17's you tried out, and should rub less. Are you considering more of a M/T instead of an A/T? Certainly Duratracs are a happy medium between the two.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...5r17-255-70r17

I'm not sure I remember where your rubbing issues were? Was the pinchweld the problem, or something else? Typically the pinchweld and the bolt on the UCA are the two limiting factors. Your wheel of choice allows plenty of clearance on the bolt for even 265/65r17s which is shorter than the 255/70 but wider.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...5r17-265-65r17

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