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New Size: 275/60/r17

So I'm shopping for some new tires and have played with all the calculators, but I'd really love some feedback from real people.
One of my remaining choices is the Falken Ziex ST-Z01 in a 275/60/17 size; fills out the wheelwell a little more, adds some contact on the pavement, looks agressive (to some), and should (according to the spec sheet) fit on the factory wheel.
But has anyone actually run tires in this size on their Commander, or know someone who has? Any thoughts on how it will look, feel, sound, handle, etc?
Love to hear your thoughts/suggestions!
 

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So I'm shopping for some new tires and have played with all the calculators, but I'd really love some feedback from real people.
One of my remaining choices is the Falken Ziex ST-Z01 in a 275/60/17 size; fills out the wheelwell a little more, adds some contact on the pavement, looks agressive (to some), and should (according to the spec sheet) fit on the factory wheel.
But has anyone actually run tires in this size on their Commander, or know someone who has? Any thoughts on how it will look, feel, sound, handle, etc?
Love to hear your thoughts/suggestions!
That tire is approx 30 inches tall and 10.8 inches wide. The height is only a hair taller then the stock tires so obviously a lift isnt needed however id be a little worried about the width. Honestly I cant remember how much room is between the stock tires and the ball joint bolt since I have had the lift and bigger tires for a while. It should clear the ball joint bolt but if for some reason it was close you could always trim the bolt or add wheel spacers! Hope this helps you out.

BTW due to the width of the tire, it will stick out approx .6 inches further then the stock tire and sit in towards the suspension approx .6 inches further then the stock tire.
 

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A 265/70 is very close to the ball joint bolt so I think the 275/60's will be a concern if the tire is tall enough. A good tire shop will be able to tell if it is going to be an issue before they mount up all the tires.
 

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Good info. I guess I should have mentioned that I have a RC 2" lift and 1.5" spacers, and since the tire isn't knobby I am hoping it will clear the UCA bolt (with any luck I could take the spacers off too). My biggest concern is the width of the tire on my stock rim. The spec sheet says its good for rims 7-9.5", designed for 8", and I'm just currious how that will look/perform in real life. It seems that everyone here is going for the taller aspect ratios, but I haven't seen much larger than 265 on our stock rims.
 

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generally it is better to put a wider tire on a rim compared a tire that is too narrow. With the lift and wheel spacers you should clear the UCA with not issues. My only concern at that point is the tire contacting the fender well front and rear. I know that based on the height of the tire it is relative to where the tire is close to the fenders but if the tires is turned when you are flexing the suspension it will most likely rub, just not sure how much.
 

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A 265/70 is very close to the ball joint bolt so I think the 275/60's will be a concern if the tire is tall enough. A good tire shop will be able to tell if it is going to be an issue before they mount up all the tires.
Yeah but a 265/70 is almost 32 inches tall and the size he mentioned is only 30 inches tall. That makes a huge difference.

Since he has a 2 inch lift and wheel spacers so he will have no problem fitting that size tire. I wasnt aware that he was lifted and he wheel spacers when I first posted.

Good info. I guess I should have mentioned that I have a RC 2" lift and 1.5" spacers, and since the tire isn't knobby I am hoping it will clear the UCA bolt (with any luck I could take the spacers off too). My biggest concern is the width of the tire on my stock rim. The spec sheet says its good for rims 7-9.5", designed for 8", and I'm just currious how that will look/perform in real life. It seems that everyone here is going for the taller aspect ratios, but I haven't seen much larger than 265 on our stock rims.
You will have no problem putting a 275mm wide tire on the stock wheels. Like adamag25 stated, its actually better to put a wider tire on a more narrow wheel then it is to put a narrow tire on a wider wheel. Guys on the JK-Forum run 12.5 inch wide tires on their stock 7.5 inch wide wheels all the time.
 

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You will have no problem putting a 275mm wide tire on the stock wheels. Like adamag25 stated, its actually better to put a wider tire on a more narrow wheel then it is to put a narrow tire on a wider wheel. Guys on the JK-Forum run 12.5 inch wide tires on their stock 7.5 inch wide wheels all the time.
Good to hear! Like I said, the spec sheet suggested it would be no issue, but it's nice to have some reinforcing opinions from that perspective. Thanks for the help guys!
 

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Please post pics of these if you get them. I'm interested in going this route as well with the 275/60/17's. I'm wondering if I could run these with just a leveling kit?
 

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Please post pics of these if you get them. I'm interested in going this route as well with the 275/60/17's. I'm wondering if I could run these with just a leveling kit?
Will do. Being just a hair larger in diameter and 0.6" wider on each side, I may try to squeeze them in without the spacers, and just trim the UCA bolt a little. The hardest part of this project will be convincing my wife that we need new tires at all.
 

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275/60/17

Alright, I sold my Forteras today and have until Saturday to get some new rubber on the Jeep. Narrowed it down to two (I think), and just need some opinions on which way to lean. 1: Hankook Ventus RH-06 vs 2: Falken Ziex ST/Z-01. Specs look about the same ($100 less for the Falkens), so it's almost just a matter of which would look better. Let's hear it!
 

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I am pleased to announce that a new tire size can be listed as "Will fit with 2" lift, Spacers, and NO Rubbing." Got the Ventus RH06 in a 275/60/17 on the stock rims with no problems. I believe that these tires would fit without the spacers (or the lift), but haven't tried it out just yet. Soon (no spacers). Will post some pics later after I get it all shined up!
 

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Took the spacers off last night and can now confirm that these wheels will fit with no problems, spacers or not. They sure sit close to the UCA bolt (.25"), but no contact anywhere!
 

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What about 275/65/17s? With either 1.5" spacers or aftermarket rims with 4 inch backspacing and -12mm offset? Hopefully I get a reply even though the thread hasn't seen activity since 09.
 
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