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What do you think of these tires?

I found someone willing to give, yes free, me 5 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A 255/75/17 tires (only 250 miles on them), what do you guys think of these tires? I have to go really cheap with the new addition to the family so those with my 2" terra flex lift, would these be a decent setup?

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Those are great tires for the price but you are going to have rubbing issues with that size tire.
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Absolutely. However, you will need wheel spacers and will most likely need to cut wheel well plastic liner and hammer down the pinch welds. My spydertrax wheel spacers were about $200 for 2 pairs.
Here's what I did:
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spacers for 255 tires I thought 255/75/17 were safe from needing spacers? How are those tires for wheeling? Compare those to the stock units I have now.

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Those are the exact tires I am running (off a wrangler) I have the 2.25 lift, 1.5" spacers & trimming of wheel well.





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Those are the exact tires I am running (off a wrangler) I have the 2.25 lift, 1.5" spacers & trimming of wheel well.
Would these require spacers?

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Would these require spacers?
Yes, unless you want to trim the bolt and still trim your fender wells.



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Oh I was under the understanding that 255/75/17 only need to have the pinch weld pounded down and no spacers. So the widest size one can go without spacers are the 245 width tires.

Why is it that 255/70/17 don't rub on the bolt when 255/75/17 do? I thought the only difference in the tire is the height? I have to do some investigating on the XK this evening.

How good are these tires for off roading????? Or should I just keep the stock Fortera's?

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How good are these tires for off roading????? Or should I just keep the stock Fortera's?
The difference off road is night and day. The stock fortera's will be toast if you do any real off road driving (I don't mean a dirt road). The BFG's are made for off road.



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The tires Im looking at getting are Goodyear Wranglar SR-A 255/75/17's not BFG'sI think you are thinking of a different string

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