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265/65R17 BFG All-Terrains

I just ordered our 2" OME lift. I'm pretty set on getting BF Goodrich tires (based on experience with them), and was wondering if anybody has had experience with a 265/65R17 BFG All-Terrain on their Commander?

I'm mostly looking to see if there is any rub as the tire is only about an inch taller than stock. For that matter, has anybody had any trouble with 265/65R17s? The other benefit with this size is that I don't have to find someone with the reprogrammer to readjust the speedo (62mph instead of 60mph).

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You shouldn't have any rubbing with that size tire. I did a lot of research after I lifted my commander and was going to run those tires in that size but decided to go with the Bridgestone Dueler REVO's instead. One reason was due to the high price of the BFG All Terrains and also I wanted a tire that wouldnt last as long so I would have an excause for new tires once I get the superlift!




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I use a tire that is slightly taller also with a lift and Spydertrax spacers. I do not rub with this size tire.

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I didn't think I would rub, but wanted to make sure since a lot of y'all have experience. The lifetime of the tire is pretty important for me with the wife putting 20,000 miles on the Commander a year just to go to/from work. We have close to 60,000 miles on the Forteras. I figure any off-road tire is going to cost a pretty penny.

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I have the same size Matercraft A/T tires,, I do have little rubbing against the inside wall and sway bar due to the wide tread, I think the BFG A/T is a little narrower than mine, so I think it will work ok with you

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If that were to happen, would spacers fix it?

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If that were to happen, would spacers fix it?
in my case ,, no

Look at the pics in my thread https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ercraft&page=4

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With that width of a tire, I would say that you would need spacers anyway to keep it from rubbing against the upper control arm stud. If it's a very minor rub with the spacers at full lock, I say don't worry about. But I think that you would definitely need spacers or offset rims with that width.

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Yeeouch, I just went outside and took a closer look at it. It looks like I need to rethink my tire size. The lift still goes on, but I may now keep the stock tire size. Maybe some of the Silent Armor's or BFG Rugged Trails. If I do the BFG Rugged Trails, I don't have to buy 5, just 4.

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The tread width of Ahmed's 265/65R17 Mastercraft AT's are 8.75 inches and the tread with of 265/65R17 BF Goodrich All Terrains are 9.00 inches. If you were to shave off a little of the ball joint bolt i think youd fit fine, but if you didn't shave the bolt I think you'd rub.




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