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Currently on the family XJ we have plain Wrangler wheels with 245/70R16, along with 1" spacers to convert the lug pattern. 3" lift front and rear. There is more room for a bigger tire, but I don't want to trim or stuff the wheel wells too tight.

I was given 5 17" Rubicon wheels today, like new, and I'm wondering if I can run them, and with what size tires.

We're going to need tires either way before state inspection next month. Can't spend a bunch either.

Our XJ is a silver '01 Limited with charcoal leather interior. I think the Rubicon's would look great.

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You can run just about any diameter tire nowadays. Even off road tires come in all sorts of profiles. I would just match the width of the tread to the width of the rim. Then you can go for whatever profile height you want. 65 - 75. Such as 225r70X16
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So switching to these new 17" wheels would not be a problem?

It looks like the 245 70 17's would be fine, or even a little bigger 255 or 265.

I don't mind if the speedo reads higher than actual speed. It's already that way now by 3mph. I know that truth, but the teenager who's driving it now doesn't.
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Wheels no. If you can clear the tires, go for it
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those are gonna look great! post a pic when you get tires on
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Get pics up when you get them on, those are the wheels im wanting to run.... I'd love to see what they look like on a xj....
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