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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2003, 11:56 AM
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Questions about Tires & Hitches

1) For many reasons (performance in low-traction situations, clearance, etc.), I’m looking at “upsizing” my tires on my ’03 Liberty. I have the 17” factory wheels, but I’m looking at (among others) the Goodyear MT/R off-road tires.

For those of you out there who’ve already gone down this trail, what’s the max tire size you can get away with (assume no lift, no fender trimming), and what’s the largest “recommended” for the Liberty?

2) I’ve already installed a Class-III hitch on the rear, and am considering adding same sizehidden hitch for the front (to mount a portable winch). Any idea what if any brush guards would be incompatible with said hitch? The manufacturer has already been contacted, and quite frankly, they’re not sure yet. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Questions about Tires & Hitches

My brother in law has Goodyear tires and he dislikes them.
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Re: Questions about Tires & Hitches

I have not had good experience with goodyears. I Have never in 30 years of driving gotten more than 40K out of them. I think they are magnets for any crap on the road-seems I was forever getting punctures repaired. i do like Michelins. They wear like iron and ride like air. I got rid of the goodyears at 20K replaced 'em with Mich LTX M/S the 245's did rub ever so slightly at full lock bu t it was not a prob for. I would NOT reccomend this tire size for offroading w/o a lift- particularly if the trail demands big flex and droop.
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