What do you see wrong with my planned setup?

CruzinQueen

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Dec 30, 2011
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Hey, guys!

I am planning the following:

Tires: Cooper Discoverer ATS 265/70-17
Wheels: KMC Addict 17x9, +18mm offset
Spacers: 1.5" Mark MC 6x5 to 6x5.5
Lift: Mark MC 2.5" Suspension Lift

I'd appreciate it if some of you could post pics of your similar setup and also let me know if you ran into any issues with rubbing.

Thanks in advance!
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Nov 18, 2011
49,665
In my build thread you will see mine with a similar setup - 265 70 17 silent armor with 17x8 in rims and marks 2.5 inch lift. I rubbed and had to trim front bumper cover and plastic under the dorr and bend the tab that holds that plpastic. It would not have been very functional offroad.

FWIW- I would NOT do a 17x9 rim with 265 tires. They will look stretched and be more at risk of the beads popping off. I now run 17x9 and I would not even do a 285 since they are too skinny IMHO. I went 305 and now am going 315. I would do 8 inch wide if I had the choice again, even with the 315's going on.

Some pics from the 265s
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CruzinQueen

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Dec 30, 2011
46
Thanks for the advice! I appreciate the feedback.

We bought tires today - Cooper Discovery ATS 265/70-17 and admittedly I am a bit intimidated:

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They just look so big! It's hard to believe that they will ever fit and now I'm worried. I feel like I need to point out that I never plan to do any serious offroading. I do however want to be able to take it to the sand dunes and tool around.

Everyone, huddle up and tell me this is a good idea and that I won't be disappointed.
 

Short Bus

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Dec 2, 2011
1,906
I have the same lift and 1.5" spacers, bur stock rims with 265/70/17's

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03envoy

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Dec 25, 2011
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What Rims are those? I really like those! (The black ones):yes:
 

CruzinQueen

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Dec 30, 2011
46
Again, thanks for the replies.

The black wheels are KMC Addict in Matte Black.
 

03envoy

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Dec 25, 2011
537
CruzinQueen said:
Again, thanks for the replies.

The black wheels are KMC Addict in Matte Black.

Thanks, I acually want to run the exact setup you want! Thanks!
 

rjpoog1989

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Dec 4, 2011
116
I have the same tires, but in a different size. They won't disappoint! I've done quite a bit of driving on and off road and I've been very pleased.
 

gmcman

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Dec 12, 2011
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CruzinQueen said:
Thanks for the advice! I appreciate the feedback.

We bought tires today - Cooper Discovery ATS 265/70-17 and admittedly I am a bit intimidated:

2012-01-26_12-37-12_977.jpg


2012-01-26_13-33-44_898.jpg


2012-01-26_13-34-48_173.jpg


They just look so big! It's hard to believe that they will ever fit and now I'm worried. I feel like I need to point out that I never plan to do any serious offroading. I do however want to be able to take it to the sand dunes and tool around.

Everyone, huddle up and tell me this is a good idea and that I won't be disappointed.

Offset looks waayyyyy off.....:raspberry:

Very cool looking wheels. I would cover the back of the wheel where it mounts with masking tape to avoid any dirt transfer and see if it actually fits. This being worst-case you could return them and not sure what the return policy is but generally if they are mounted they are yours. You should be able to tell without even bolting them up....just use a jack to raise the suspension.

Hope it works out....would look great.
 

djthumper

Administrator
Nov 20, 2011
14,955
North Las Vegas
Once you get the lift on those should fit nicely. I hope you don't have to do much trimming.
 

CruzinQueen

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Member
Dec 30, 2011
46
gmcman said:
Offset looks waayyyyy off.....:raspberry:

Very cool looking wheels. I would cover the back of the wheel where it mounts with masking tape to avoid any dirt transfer and see if it actually fits. This being worst-case you could return them and not sure what the return policy is but generally if they are mounted they are yours. You should be able to tell without even bolting them up....just use a jack to raise the suspension.

Hope it works out....would look great.

Thanks- I actually *stole* these wheels! (not literally). I bought them off Cragslist along with two other sets of wheels so when it's all said and done, these will actually have cost me nothing. The tires were about $565 out the door, mounted. If they don't work, I'm just going to hang onto them for the future because I'm sure once the lease is up on our CTS the husband is going to want a full-size truck.
 

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