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2004 Disco II larger tire on stock suspension

I've gone through a few threads as well as the Basic Tire Information sticky thread, but would like to hear more opinions or personal experience on putting larger tires on a 2004 Disco II with stock suspension. Ideally I'd like to not have to do any trimming (measurements according to tiresize.com):
Current/Stock:
255/55/18: 29.0" x 10.0"
Possible:
265/65/18: 31.6" x 10.4" (I've seen people say they have rubbing and some say they don't)
265/60/18: 30.5" x 10.4"
255/65/18: 31.1" x 10.0" (is there one that is 31.0" and a little wider that will fit?)

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I ran the 265/65-18 on my D2 and very little rubbing at full lock nothing that was worth worrying about. Truck looked great on them.
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In case anyone comes across this thread; here's how this turned out:

I ended up getting the 265/60/18 (30.5" x 10.4") Goodyear*Wrangler DuraTrac. There is only a very slight rub on full lock to the right.

Here's what they look like:
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Have you checked how far out the speedometer reads?

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I think they look a lot better than stock, but Lkstk is right: your speedometer and odometer are now inaccurate. Might be a small trade-off because those tires sure fill the holes well!

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According to tiresize.com when the speedo says 60, it'll be going ~63mph. I do mostly city driving so it really doesn't matter.
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funny part is my D2 speedo was off when it was on stock tires, it read accurate with the bigger tires.

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According to tiresize.com when the speedo says 60, it'll be going ~63mph. I do mostly city driving so it really doesn't matter.
Sounds close enough to not matter. Are you thinking about a lift? It looks good now, but two inches higher would be even more aggressive.

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Yeah, a 2" lift is something I would like, but have a few other things on my plate. So that will be down the road.
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Yeah, a 2" lift is something I would like
IMHO a 2" lift would make the tires look less beefy. I like the stock suspension look much more. Lifts for appearance sake is like.....
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As for the lift...
I think that if most owners with what they consider to be "stock" suspension actually measure their actual ride height they will find that it is low at least 1 inch (spring, bushing and even body mount fatigue /wear).

I agree that doing a lift just for looks is just that - for looks.... But then I guess the same can be said for oversized tires.

Oversized tires and suspension lift will decrease fuel mileage, increase driveline stress, raise centre of gravity decrease braking efficiency
We can all argue to what extent but cannot deny the reality.

All that said.... I run 275/65r18 tires mainly because that is a common size with lots of options and a 2" lift that actually only works out to a little over an inch above stock height.

It looks COOL
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Measure your ride height.
I would estimate from your photo that you are at least an inch low in the rear and probably close to 2" in the front.
Suspension upgrade (springs) buy good ones ... O.M.E. , Terrafirma etc. AND Shocks ( you will almost definitely find yours are worn out unless the have been replaced writhing a few years.
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Hey, Red - What is the ride height supposed to be? And where would one measure it? If I'm sagging, it's time to spend a little money!

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...front 500mm +/- 15mm
...rear SLS 473mm +/- 15mm ...rear coils 485mm +/- 15mm.

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Hub centre to bottom edge of guard
...front 500mm +/- 15mm
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