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I added a 2" Rough Country lift. I want a rougher tread tire , probably AT or maybe a MT, if the MT is not too rough for every day driving. I'm leaning toward using the stock size tire and wheel as I want absolutely no rubbing issues. I do not want to alter the fender liner or pinch weld to make them fit, and I don't want to run wheel spacers. My problem is that a lot of the tires that I see that I like aren't available in 245/65 R17 . I know that there is a conversion for the sizes from this measurement to something like a 31x10.50 . Am I making sense ? What size measurement like 31x10.50 is a 245/65R17 equivalent to ? For that matter what size tire is possible with my lift without modifying more ?

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I added a 2" Rough Country lift. I want a rougher tread tire , probably AT or maybe a MT, if the MT is not too rough for every day driving. I'm leaning toward using the stock size tire and wheel as I want absolutely no rubbing issues. I do not want to alter the fender liner or pinch weld to make them fit, and I don't want to run wheel spacers. My problem is that a lot of the tires that I see that I like aren't available in 245/65 R17 . I know that there is a conversion for the sizes from this measurement to something like a 31x10.50 . Am I making sense ? What size measurement like 31x10.50 is a 245/65R17 equivalent to ? For that matter what size tire is possible with my lift without modifying more ?
You can fit a larger tire then the stock size with a 2 inch lift and not have to worry about rubbing issues. For a few months I ran 255/70R17 Bridgestone Dueler REVO AT's on the stock wheels and didnt have any rubbing at all. There is a sticky in the Suspension/Tire Section that I made that will help you out in determining what size tires you can fit without rubbing with a 2 inch lift.

Just for reference:

245/65R17 = 29.5 inches tall, 9.6 inches wide
245/70R17 = 30.5 inches tall, 9.6 inches wide
255/70R17 = 31.1 inches tall, 10 inches wide
265/65R17 = 30.6 inches tall, 10.4 inches wide
265/70R17 = 31.6 inches tall, 10.4 inches wide




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The 255/70R17 is a good suggestion. You may also want to consider the 245/70R17 for a few other options. The Km2 is an outstanding tire if you are looking for an MT. If you are looking for more of an all terrain, the new Hankook RF10 has been getting great reviews.

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I ran Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor 255/70/17s without spacers for a little while and had no rubbing issues lifted.

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