Will 245/70R17 fit stock Liberty KK?

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nagarini

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Hi everyone!

I just bought a 2010 Liberty KK limited and wanted to fit 245/70R17 BF Goodrich, without lifting or spacers (just for now)

Will this be OK? Does it fit correctly and not rub or disturb in any way?

Thanks!!!
 

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NO too tall
That is a 30.5 inch tall tire
Need a 2.5 inch lift at least to clear everything
We have a KK section and also a Tire and Wheel section there
 

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NO too tall
That is a 30.5 inch tall tire
Need a 2.5 inch lift at least to clear everything
We have a KK section and also a Tire and Wheel section there
Thanks Tom!

With lift and without spacers you think it would work?
 

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My guess is that they'd fit. My 2011 has 245/70/16's with no lift, so other than our rim diameter it should be the same geometry.
 

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My guess is that they'd fit. My 2011 has 245/70/16's with no lift, so other than our rim diameter it should be the same geometry.
NO NO they will not , lots of difference between 16s and 17s
over an inch taller ( the 245-70-17 over the 245-70-16s )
 

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NO NO they will not , lots of difference between 16s and 17s
over an inch taller ( the 245-70-17 over the 245-70-16s )
I appreciate your correction! I clearly know little about tire sizing...
When I was shopping for mine, I called BF Goodrich directly and asked if these would fit for my Jeep. The guy I spoke to was certain they would, and suggested I had room to go bigger. Maybe you could get the same clarity from them.
 

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I appreciate your correction! I clearly know little about tire sizing...
When I was shopping for mine, I called BF Goodrich directly and asked if these would fit for my Jeep. The guy I spoke to was certain they would, and suggested I had room to go bigger. Maybe you could get the same clarity from them.
First thing I always ask is for the person to measure to see how much sag they have in the front suspension.
The Libertys are prone to sag up to 3/4 to an inch by 70,-75,000 miles
I have had them come into my shop where a stock worn out 235-70-16 was rubbing due to that much sag
So no one on the phone can tell you absolute for certain what size will fit
( I was manager of various tire stores selling Goodyear, BFG etc for over 12 years )
 

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Any update on this? I have a 2010 KK, and I saw some 17 inch rubicon wheels for sale. Was going to add 2” Spacers without a lift, would that work?
 

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No, the 2010 KK has 14 year old springs and has sagged even more since this thread was started. You still need a 2.5” lift to run that size. You could probably put those wheels on now but you’d have bad rubbing issues when turning and articulating the suspension over bumps. You would need to do some severe cutting to make it somewhat work.
 

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