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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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FWIW we've had Hankook Dynapro AT/M's on our Trailhawk for over a year now. we've admittedly done very little offroad - and none of it in mud - but what we have done on gravel and rocks the tyres have felt fine. Onroad they handle better, "jiggle" less and are quieter than the factory Geolandar SUV's. Wear wise there's still HEAPS of tread left - they hardly look worn at all. I have found that for road use, pretty high pressure - ie. at least 40psi cold - results in SOFTER feeling and smoother ride (they'll run at 3.0 to 3.1 kpa on the evic at running temperature). Lower px onroad causes harshness and sharper ride. Shoulder wear is really the only wear that's evident - and that I think reflects the need for higher pressure - if i'd realised and been more diligent right from the beginning with keeping the pressure up then what little wear there is would be even less. They also look fantastic

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