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help!! tire size question on 2.5 inch lifted liberty


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Old 11-21-2010, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 02 prelowered liberty with a 2.5 in rustys lift
Id love to run a set of 265 75 16 on my moabs
will this work
or should I stick to a 265 70 16?
thanks
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Rustys Spring or Rustys spacer lift?
Both are known to sag pretty bad after you have them on for a while, so you could probably fit the 265/75s on now, but it will sag later. 245/75/16 is the most common size for lifted liberties so you might also consider that. 265/70 is a little wider so you may rub on the pinch weld- I know I did and I have OME with a top plate and clevis lift as well. I personally would lean toward 245/75 or 265/70 just so you wont have problems in the future with rubbing. Just my 2 cents.
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You're going to rub if you do any offroading with 265 75 16's. I know because a ran 245/75 16's with a 2.5" lift (with pinch weld mods and plastic cutting)and it rubbed offroad. Mild dirt roads and speed bumps you'll probably be OK with 265 70's or 245 75's - with pinch weld and plastic trimming.

I had to go to 3.75" lift to run 265 75 16's and do any offroading.

The Grabber AT2's 245 75 16's (load E) have a pretty wide track at over 8" of tread - at least mine do and they look pretty wide with 16X8's but you can run them on a 7" rim no problem.

Lifting and changing wheels and tires each have their own issues.
I know I've lifted twice to get where I'm at now.
It's a geometry game with offset, tire height and use of truck.
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yea at the moment I dont plan on doing any off road
its the spacer kit
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Spacer lift, yes stay smaller sizes like 245-75-16
no way for 265-75s and a spacer lift and sagged out springs
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Even being a prelowered 02 which sits 1 inch higher?
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Originally Posted by chuffo302stang View Post
Even being a prelowered 02 which sits 1 inch higher?
Yes as those coils are 8+ years old now and have sagged much more then the lowered KJ coils have that are far newer.


Oh and pre-lowered KJ's only sat 3/4" higher.
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I have the exact set-up (I am not sure if my KJ is "pre-lowered" though) with the 265's x 75's... I also raised the front via a clevis lift which helped alot. The tires are now about 50% and do not rub at all (even at full turn and reverse) But, she rarely sees full flex on a trail either.
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Originally Posted by family KJ View Post
I have the exact set-up (I am not sure if my KJ is "pre-lowered" though) with the 265's x 75's... I also raised the front via a clevis lift which helped alot. The tires are now about 50% and do not rub at all (even at full turn and reverse) But, she rarely sees full flex on a trail either.
You're probably trimmed at your pinch welds and some plastic too - I'm guessing. The Clevis lift certainly gave you the needed room.
The cool thing is the 265 75's make the Liberty look like a Tonka Truck....for those of you old enough to remember those...
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Originally Posted by chuffo302stang View Post
I have an 02 prelowered liberty with a 2.5 in rustys lift
Id love to run a set of 265 75 16 on my moabs
will this work
or should I stick to a 265 70 16?
thanks
Not sure what part of NC you are in, but if any hills at all then going to 265-75s you're going to loose a load of power, forget over drive and mileage
PLUS they'll rub like crazy with a spacer lift I would bet
Stay smaller ( 245-75 or 265-700 and don't listen to ones that say sure go ahead and install the 265-75S
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