My 255/55/18 nitto terra grapplers will be here tomorrow for my '12... Beefy, WIDE and low key to not draw too much attention.
Mike I would go bigger if I were you. I am going to see if 235-75-17 would fit. Seems like I will have some rubbing but not sure yet. My first thing is to install is the lift kit first before buying new tires. I just installed spring boosters in the back since the V since at 31 inches from the to the top of the fender wheel well on the fronts and on the back it sits at 30 inches. Now its a level and sits at 31 inches on all four corners.You've all got me looking at larger tires now too! I'm leaning towards these Goodyear AT sized at 245/65/17: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=465TR7WATAOWL
These are slightly wider but slightly shorter than the BFGoodrich 235/70/17 (about .4" shorter, and .4" wider). I looked at the clearances of my current tires and I do think a 245/65 will clear all surfaces and not rub. The Goodyears are a little more expensive, but have 10k more miles on the warranty and the best rating in their category on TireRack.com. I'll be sure to post back if I do get them. My current tires that came on my V are nearly riding on their wear bars lol. I won't go through next winter with them.
I wouldn't mind a few more pics of those tires either, from other angles as well as clearances front and back. I may get new wheels if I want to stick with 245/65/17 (wider rims, 7" instead of 6.5).Yah I did see that but I wanted to ask him to take a couple more pics to see the complete diffrence and see if I could see how much space I have.
Unfortunately, unless the center of the wheel and travel range stays below the widest point of the wheel well, no amount of lift will prevent rubbing if the tire ends up being too tall, or when turning the front tires.Yah about that I am installing a 1.5 inch lift so I should have that much more on the wheel well I believe. Maybe I can use a body hammer to hammer out a little bit more room too.