Help me choose a tire size (TJ MOAB Rims)

KJManiacz

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Just purchased a set of 04 TJ MOAB wheels to put on my 07 Liberty. I'm getting an OME/Bilstein lift installed next week which from research should give me about 2.5 inches of lift. Just trying to decide what tires I will have the tire shop put on as soon as the lift is done.

I'm set on getting TOYO Open Country AT-III's but in a dilemma of choosing a size. I'm really not wanting to regear so I'd rather not go super large. Im mostly looking between 245-70-16's and 245-75-16's. My fear with the 245-70's is they will look too small when the lift is done but 245-75's will call for a regear. What would you guys go with? Thank you all!
 

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You can get by with a 30.5 inch tall tire like 245-75-16, you will lose some power and gas mileage but not like a 32 inch tall tire
although since you are going to an 8 inch wide wheel, I like the way 265-70-16s sit, same height as the 245-75-16 but looks way better since its over an 8 inch wide tread whereas 245-75-16s are more narrow than the wheel is
I run 265-70-16s on Moabs on the 03 with 2.5 inches of lift
just pound over the pinch weld behind the front tires
 

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You can get by with a 30.5 inch tall tire like 245-75-16, you will lose some power and gas mileage but not like a 32 inch tall tire
although since you are going to an 8 inch wide wheel, I like the way 265-70-16s sit, same height as the 245-75-16 but looks way better since its over an 8 inch wide tread whereas 245-75-16s are more narrow than the wheel is
I run 265-70-16s on Moabs on the 03 with 2.5 inches of lift
just pound over the pinch weld behind the front tires
Thanks for the quick reply! That makes perfect sense. On the other hand I just found out that this tire also comes in a 255-70-16. Would this be the best of both worlds? Smaller height at 30.1 inches but a width that's right between the width of 245-75's and 265-70's.
 

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I'm currently running 245/75 on my moabs and they're fine, but I will definitely be putting 265/70's as they will fit much better. A regear would be ideal, but realistically will not likely happen for some time.
 
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