245/70 or 245/75? (I am only lifted 1.5")

Discussion in 'Tires / Wheels' started by Atrus, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Atrus

    Atrus Full Access Member

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    Ah, true. I was thinking more travel with aftermarket = more extension and compression, but you're right.

    I think tonight will consist of me getting out the floor jack and seeing how everything compresses and clearances.

    EDIT - 255/70's are looking more and more appealing...

    245/70 - 29.5" Dia, 9.8" Wide, 40.7lbs
    255/70 - 30.1" Dia, 10.2" Wide, 35.1 lbs
    245/75 - 30.7" Dia, 9.8" Wide, 48.5 lbs

    Stock SR-A's:
    235/70 - 29" Dia, 9.5" Wide, 32 Lbs

    So, 1" taller, .75" wider, only 3 lbs heavier, and priced somewhere around $440-$450 installed....Sounds decent enough to me...
     
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    Ask yourself this, if you get the 70s are you going to wish you got the 75s? I doubt the 75s will get you more places than the 70s will, but on the other hand, you drive your Jeep everyday and the 75s would be sweet.
     
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    255/70 is a decent middle ground between the two.
     
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    Realistically, I know it's not going to make much of a difference off the beaten path. I am really thinking about cosmetics with them. I do drive it every day. Since 5/31, I have put on over 11k miles.

    I'd just really like to feel like putting on tires will add a measureable difference. I don't really want to be only .5" bigger. The 255, like Marlon says, seems to be a good middle ground and a compromise of what I want - not too much of a jump in weight, bigger, and priced decently.

    Sorry guys, I know the jumping around is probably annoying. Trust me, I really appreciate your advice and the pics and whatnot you've sent. I'm a weenie with purchases like this, I'll beat myself up like mad, and in the end I'd realistically be happy with any of the 3 sizes. Drives my wife crazy. I'm an Auditor, I question everything ;)
     
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    Belle Tire pushes the Open Country A/Ts on everyone. They pushed them on my sister, but she didn't want them. BTW: They look horrible in the 225/75R16 size.

    They couldn't push them on me because I wanted them in the first place. :p
     
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    I donn't know if this will help but I saw it on LOST today. They are used but $$$...
     
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    Hmmmm, not a bad price at all. Thanks Jeepman. Not sure what shipping and whatnot would cost.

    Still debating the size. I was playing in the garage trying to measure last night...got interrupted. The wife works late tonight, so I'll go out there and see what my clearances are and whatnot.
     
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    After much debate and beating myself up excessively and needlessly....

    ...I just ordered 245/70 Grabber AT2's today. They took $250 for my 235/70 SR-A's, so out the door it's going to run me $454.

    They have to order them, so they'll be in sometime this week :-D


    I really wanted the 255/70 because of the light weight and it's the exact 1" of extra diameter I wanted....I was too worried about it rubbing. 245/75's would have been great, but I was unsure of the extra weight's affect and I also just don't want the headaches of rubbing. I decided to really be honest with myself, and I think the 245/70's will do me just fine with the least headache. We'll see how these fit, and in 50k miles maybe I'll end up bigger.
     
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    Atrus.....I think you will be ok with those. When you get them mounted and have a chance to break them in, let us know what you think.

    Dave
     
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    Great choice! Those are going to be my next set of tires. Make sure you post back and tell us how they perform, once you get the chance to test them out.
     
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    Or, when he gets them mounted he'll realize how good they look, and wonder why he wanted to go bigger. :)
     
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    Marlon, I know we've never met, but you seem to know me well ;) I think that'll be the case, but these should be good and carry me for quite a while.

    I'll report back with what I think about them.

    The SR-A's didn't do too bad in the deep snow this weekend...They chugged though, but I didn't feel as grounded as I did in my Bronco with the BFG A/T's. I'm hoping I get that feeling back with these Grabber's.
     
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    I have a set of 4 245/75's with about 10000 on them for $300 plus shipping, if you are interested.
     
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    There's only TWO tire sizes that I think the KJ looks the best with:

    245/70R16
    255/60R18
     
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    I have my 245/70's on, got them on Wed. I'll get some pics. They look great!