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Has anyone fitted 255/55 X R18 tyres to their Limited KL with 18" wheels and if so has it been successful, my first thoughts were to fit 17" wheels giving me more selection of A/T tyres, there is not a lot of selection in wheels taking into consideration of the PCD of the KL Cherokee; the alternative is then, to go up a size in tyres. There seems to be a few good brand A/T tyres in this size e.g. Nitti Grapper G2, Continetal Conticross UHP, Pirelli Scorpion Zeros' any other ideas would be appreciated. We are towing a lightweight camper through Northern Australia so I want something reasonable?

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Hey Zip. Firstly, that equates to a 29in tyre, 1/2 in smaller than a stock trailhawk tyre which I know will fit fine on a non Trailhawk.

The only thing I am not sure about is a 255 on the lesser offset rims. I think it would fit, but you would need to check the current clearance to the front strut on existing tyres and work out how much wider the 255's would be.

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Thanks TYOKKA, not really an option I was considering but thanks all the same. And SeaComms thanks also you mentioned the size is smaller than the Trailhawk tyre I thought the current tyre on my Limited was 28.5" it's a 235/55 x 18" which I imagined would be the same as the Trailhawk in dia?
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Thanks TYOKKA, not really an option I was considering but thanks all the same. And SeaComms thanks also you mentioned the size is smaller than the Trailhawk tyre I thought the current tyre on my Limited was 28.5" it's a 235/55 x 18" which I imagined would be the same as the Trailhawk in dia?
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Default larger Tyres on my KL Limited?

Exactly my point, if I'm to believe all the conversion charts on tyres; the 255/55xR18 tyre should be almost the same size as the standard fitment 245/65xR17 on the Trailhawk it's .4 of an inch wider being the difference on a
7 " wheel as opposed to the Trailhawk wheel being 7.5" Possibly not a good thing? Frustrating I say.
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Exactly my point, if I'm to believe all the conversion charts on tyres; the 255/55xR18 tyre should be almost the same size as the standard fitment 245/65xR17 on the Trailhawk it's .4 of an inch wider being the difference on a
7 " wheel as opposed to the Trailhawk wheel being 7.5" Possibly not a good thing? Frustrating I say.
All this for a minimal change in tyre size? Why spend the money?
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I need new tyres, and would prefer to fit something that has an All Terrain tread and sidewall due to the travelling/towing we'll be doing in the next 12 months in Northern Australia.
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