*Edited layout from a 265/65/17 to a 275/60/17, see further posts*
No, I haven't done this yet, because I want you all to proofread my work, make sure I'm not screwin' it up before I go drop 2 grand tomorrow.
Disclaimer: I'm a noob at this, I've never seriously modded a vehicle, and a lot of this is new to me. I've spent hours readin the 'net and this forum just trying to figure it all out, so I could be way off.
Here is me in a nutshell, just to give you reference for what I'm tryin' to do. I'm mostly a road-driver, but I am interested in doing *light* off-roading from time to time, mainly just trips through easy trails to look at the scenery and stuff. I'm not interested in arching my back spanning chasms and crawling my front tire up redwood trees and stuff, if you catch my drift. I want a vehicle that is sturdy in bad conditions, which it is for the most part, but I just wanna spice things up.
What I truly desire in modding my Commander is achieving a "wide stance", not necessarily huge height, although I would like a little bump up. A proper analogy when I view my stock Commander is that it's wearing a nice suit, but sporting a lame pair of shoes. I wanna improve my shoes.
I want versatility, so that my highway traveling is comfy, yet if the moment arises, I can detour into the woods and dirt without having to worry.
I currently use the stock Fortera's 245/65/17's, and some crappy lookin alloy rims.
Here is what I have come up with:
Moto Metal 951's 17x9:
(example here) http://www.truck-toyz.com/picrequests/166-6687_img.jpg
Toyo Open Country A/T P265/65R17
(example here) http://www.discount-tires-2go.com/St...ShowLarge=True
I believe that wheel/tire combo works, correct me if I'm wrong.
Local shop wants to go with Daystar 2" lift, which is fine by me if it works. The 2" lifts are $165, the 4" lifts are $1500+, so I'll be sticking with the 2" for now, lol.
And then, once all of that is done, I want to see how it looks and determine if I'll be adding spacers, Spidertrax I presume. I'm hoping I'll achieve the desired "wide" stance by the wider tires/wheels and the spacers.
Do you guys see any problems with rubbing or anything with this setup?