Buyers Remorse Open Country - 245 75 r16

elafilos

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Hi guys,

After lots and lots of reading I ordered my Open Country A/T plus (needed a more mild AT tread) at 245 75 16. Being lifted with an OME 2.5 inch and levelled with a 1/2 inch clevis lift up front.

While waiting for my new tires I can't get off my head that those would be WAY too big - at a point looking plain weird. Can you help me getting this out of my mind?
 

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They most certainly will not be too big with your lift. 1/2 clevis is often frowned upon. 3/8 seems to be the most accepted limit.
 

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1/2 inch in front to level ?
Wow of all that I have done none took that much, well if any at all to sit level
You must not have gotten 927 front springs
But as far as that size tire goes it will work great on stock wheels
POUND OVER the pinch welds , after cutting open the plastic so you can neat it up and smooth it back over
If you cant figure it out I will advise
of course some power and fuel mileage loss will occur
 

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Thank you for your replies, could have been a bit around 3/8 to 1/2 - used metric, and had like 10mm on the driver side and a bit less on passenger side. Took me quite some while to get it perfect but it sits perfectly flat on both X and Y axis with a full tank and a 75kg driver. (OCD kicked in).

I am guessing that my springs are 927, but can't be sure since these were salvaged from my spare KJ I bought last year for spares.

I will pound the pinch welds during the weekend and get my tires fitted on Tuesday (hopefully), I will share some photos then!

I should (must) regear but the cost is pretty steep since parts are not that readily available in Greece.. However I am guessing that switching from 235 70 16 MTs to 245 75 16 ATs would offset the loss of mileage.
 

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Your original post says ome lifted. Now you say off a parts jeep which is oem. Quite different. Old Man Emu (ome) manufacturers high quality springs Original Equipment Manufacturer (oem) just like it says. I'm a little confused by you posts. Help us help you by giving more details.
 

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I meant OME - the jeep I bought for spares had an OME kit fitted which I installed on my KJ. That's why I can't figure out exactly which springs are those.
 

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I meant OME - the jeep I bought for spares had an OME kit fitted which I installed on my KJ. That's why I can't figure out exactly which springs are those.
OK so easy way measure
LEFT FRONT
MIDDLE OF WHEEL ( HUB ) TO BOTTOM OF FLARE
WHAT IS THE MEASUREMENT
We can then tell how much lift you actually have
 

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Here's mine with 245/75/16 Toyo Open Country AT3s with the 927/948 combo. Little bit of rubbing in reverse on tight turns, but been that way 13 years. Not going to change that now! Love the tires.
 
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