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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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I have a stock 13' 2x4 pat nothing special. No FD1 or FD2 package.. I'm wanting to run either 215/70R16 or 215/75R16
Has anyone ran this size on my chassis? Wife is getting mad I'm wanting to play with size, cant tear anything up on the family ride I'm told.

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215/70r16 is what I have. You'll be fine.

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215/70r16 is what I have. You'll be fine.

I really love the way the stock wheels look painted. I think I'm going to do my own like that for now until it's time to change tires and I'll try out a lift kit with new wheels around that time.

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215/75R-16 is on the tight side and may rub depending on the tire model you go with (which is limited in selection). As, breadtruck noted, the 215/70R-16 size fits well and there is a larger selection to choose from.

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I've run 215/70/16s no problem. The tires were awful, but they fit fine. Issues seem to start around 225/75/16. Earlier years a little tight, later years are an inch higher and that makes enough of a difference. I've gone around with a couple folks on the forum on that size. (Lets not start that again!)
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I just got 235 65 r16 and feel more stiffer to the ground and a little more height to it. I feel it drive heavier but more secure.
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I have a stock 13' 2x4 pat nothing special. No FD1 or FD2 package.. I'm wanting to run either 215/70R16 or 215/75R16
Has anyone ran this size on my chassis? Wife is getting mad I'm wanting to play with size, cant tear anything up on the family ride I'm told.
i have a 2013 sport 4x4 fd1. it came with the 17" oem tire/wheel package and when it was time for new tires i decided i wanted to get away from the oem low profile tires for 2 reasons:

1) no selection in the 215/65/r17 size besides touring tires. Seriously?? Jeep. Come on. It's a jeep. You don't put low profile touring tires on ANY jeep.
2) smaller wheel means more tire sidewall for same circumference which means a weight reduction (rubber and air weigh less than metal) and more cushioning over bumps and things.

IF you 2013 4x2 had the option to get the 17" wheel package, in the 215/65/r17 size then you are safe with the 215/70/r16's. Go on jeeps site and see if that was an optional package for your jeep- the only difference between mine and yours is i have 1" more clearance due to the 4x4 junk.... that may matter or may not. See what the site shows.


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215/70R16 Yoko Geo ATS on Drag 9s, a/c
front and rear wet okole seat covers, front and rear rugged ridge floor mats, cargo cover,cargo carpet, front custom cut splash guards, rear window crank rattle-delete mod.
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As long as they don't rub, you should be okay.

I will say that the largest oem wheel/tire for the 4x2's is 215/60/r17. for 4x4's that's 215/65/r17

215/60-17 215/70-16 Difference
Diameter inches (mm) 27.16 (689.8) 27.85 (707.4) 0.69 (17.6) 2.6%
Width inches (mm) 8.46 (215) 8.46 (215) 0 (0) 0%
Circum. inches (mm) 85.32 (2167.07) 87.49 (2222.36) 2.18 (55.29) 2.6%
Sidewall Height inches (mm) 5.08 (129) 5.93 (150.5) 0.85 (21.5) 16.7%
Revolutions per mile (km) 742.64 (461.45) 724.16 (449.97) -18.48 (-11.48) -2.5%


compared to the 215/70/r16. the r16's are a little bigger but not by much. the 215/70/r16 as compared to 215/65/r17 are identical except for sidewall height.

The only difference between a 4x4 and 4x2 besides the power train PTU/RDU is the suspension springs i believe.

wheel bearings, cv axles are the same as i know.

I can't see you having problems with 215/70/r16 and if you do i can't see jeep giving you issues.


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I've got 235/70/16's on mine with very SLIGHT rub when reversing at full lock (with after market 4.5" backspaced rims), but I plan on doing the pinch weld mod which should fix that. When I had those tires on my stock steel wheels I still had rub, but installing 1.5" wheel spacers on them fixed my rub issue. 235/65/16's or 225/70/16's seem to be the highest you can go without rubbing.

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I've got 235/70/16's on mine with very SLIGHT rub when reversing at full lock (with after market 4.5" backspaced rims), but I plan on doing the pinch weld mod which should fix that. When I had those tires on my stock steel wheels I still had rub, but installing 1.5" wheel spacers on them fixed my rub issue. 235/65/16's or 225/70/16's seem to be the highest you can go without rubbing.
but adding wheel spacers puts more stress on wheel bearings among other things- i think- which may mess his ride up- one of his wife's concerns.....


i'd stick with 215/70/r16 as the biggest tire to put on the jeep as that has same dimensions, except for the sidewall, as the oem optional 17" 215/65/r17 package.
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215/70R16 Yoko Geo ATS on Drag 9s, a/c
front and rear wet okole seat covers, front and rear rugged ridge floor mats, cargo cover,cargo carpet, front custom cut splash guards, rear window crank rattle-delete mod.
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I was so close to get the 235/70 16s but I went with the 65s instead and work perfectly with out a kit
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