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Commanders have 6mm more offset in the factory wheels with the same front end setup as a WH. 265/70 on stock WH wheels will rub so hard on full lock it will likely damage the tyre. A taller tyre once turned will have a wider range of motion through the steering lock.
I was just about to say that!!

I think we have confirmed this based on the anecdotal information in my thread that the front ends on the WH and XH are identical, the Commander just has 7mm less positive offset to widen the track for the larger body:

http://www.ausjeepoffroad.com/forum/...d.php?t=151781

Jeepin GUTTA - I have just bought a set of Nitto Trail Grapplers in 265/70R17 and they are currently fitted to 17x7.5" WG Grand Cherokee rims which are the same specs and offset as a WH i.e. +50.8mm (Commander rims are +43.8mm offset) Before I strip the tyres off and get them fitted to my wheels I will test fit one and show you the results if you like?

I am picking my wheels and tyres up from Perth in 2 weeks when we fly down to collect my wife's new 2012 KK Cherokee CRD.
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I was just about to say that!!

I think we have confirmed this based on the anecdotal information in my thread that the front ends on the WH and XH are identical, the Commander just has 7mm less positive offset to widen the track for the larger body:

http://www.ausjeepoffroad.com/forum/...d.php?t=151781

Jeepin GUTTA - I have just bought a set of Nitto Trail Grapplers in 265/70R17 and they are currently fitted to 17x7.5" WG Grand Cherokee rims which are the same specs and offset as a WH i.e. +50.8mm (Commander rims are +43.8mm offset) Before I strip the tyres off and get them fitted to my wheels I will test fit one and show you the results if you like?

I am picking my wheels and tyres up from Perth in 2 weeks when we fly down to collect my wife's new 2012 KK Cherokee CRD.
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Commanders have 6mm more offset in the factory wheels with the same front end setup as a WH. 265/70 on stock WH wheels will rub so hard on full lock it will likely damage the tyre. A taller tyre once turned will have a wider range of motion through the steering lock.
Yes im aware of this but 5% increase at something like 30 degrees is something like 5mm, what i didn't realise was that he has standard wheels for some silly reason i thought he changed his offset. silly me
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Thumbs down It's a No-Go for 265/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler on Standard WH Rims.

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Hey mate,

I test-fitted one of these last night using the WG GC wheel and Nitto tyre and unfortunately you will have no chance of making them work with the standard WH GC wheels. The side biters make heavy contact with the steering knuckle/upright and the upper BJ shank would need cutting.

I then test fitted it with a 5mm alloy spacer that I had lying around and whilst it then clears the steering knuckle/upright, it looks a bit close for comfort (maybe 5mm max.) and would become an issue when lowering tyre pressures offroad. The upper BJ shank would need cutting. The Commander rims are 7mm less offset, so it would be slightly better, but I reckon it would be very tight.

I also did a test fit with my new 1.25" wheel spacers and there was heaps of room and they line up perfectly with my Commander flares, but would poke out about 10mm on a WH. Plus, you definitely need to do the pinch weld mod.

I will post the photos later if you like? Gotta get my jobs out of the way first before the shops close...
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Hey mate,

I test-fitted one of these last night using the WG GC wheel and Nitto tyre and unfortunately you will have no chance of making them work with the standard WH GC wheels. The side biters make heavy contact with the steering knuckle/upright and the upper BJ shank would need cutting.

I then test fitted it with a 5mm alloy spacer that I had lying around and whilst it then clears the steering knuckle/upright, it looks a bit close for comfort (maybe 5mm max.) and would become an issue when lowering tyre pressures offroad. The upper BJ shank would need cutting. The Commander rims are 7mm less offset, so it would be slightly better, but I reckon it would be very tight.

I also did a test fit with my new 1.25" wheel spacers and there was heaps of room and they line up perfectly with my Commander flares, but would poke out about 10mm on a WH. Plus, you definitely need to do the pinch weld mod.

I will post the photos later if you like? Gotta get my jobs out of the way first before the shops close...
They were that bald that I already just bit the bullet I got Falken Wildpeak AT2 265 65 17. But thanks....

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They were that bald that I already just bit the bullet I got Falken Wildpeak AT2 265 65 17. But thanks....

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No worries mate.

I will post the photos later anyway so that others can see the results and for future reference.
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Go 255 75 17s KO2's. True 32", Will be my next tyre.
Recently just purchased a WH GC.

After reading several tyre threads I keep seeing Clarky refer to a 255/75/17 KO2.

Buggered if I can find such a tyre. Going to the BFG website they only list a 255/70/17 which is obviously a smaller tyre.

Did they make it once upon a time but not any more?
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Try tyresales for the KO2s...

https://www.tyresales.com.au/buy/tyr...r17/153199?q=4


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Yes they are still available just not a popular size here in Oz.
Purchased mine at the beginning of 2018, pic is from high country trip in March. I think I paid $320 a pop.


Still going strong with about 20,000km on them. Good for another high country trip in March and a Simpson crossing in July (if the $$$ stack up).

I want a mud tyre for my Cape trim in 2020 and if KM3's are not available I may go Yokohama GEOLANDAR G003 but at $450 each!!!
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