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I installed my new 17” Black Rhino Overlands and 255/60/17 today on my Passport.
Original choice was to use 245/65/17’s but these run small and the real height of these new tires is a fraction of an smaller than the 245/50/20’s that came stock.
There is about a 1/2” clearance between the rotors and the wheels.
Clearance between the rear of the tire and the inner fender with the wheel fully turned is the same as stock.
Weight is the biggest difference. On my scale, the original wheel tire combo weighs 62.8 pounds and the new combo weighs 74.8 pounds.
I will be over landing in the deserts and needed tires with more dirt worthy credentials. Thiscombo should work well.
I will updatedriving impression shoutlying.
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Dang, now we're talking.
Sweet setup Rich.
Do you know the back spacing of those wheels?
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Looks great. I just did a similar setup on my Passport. 245/65/R17. Falken Wildpeak AT, Black Rhino Overlands. I really like the handling of these tires, feel much better leaving the pavement, camping, boat ramps, and other stuff. The original 20’s are good looking factory stuff, but probably better for city use. Going with 17’s gave so many more tire options.
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I am not sure on backspacing, sorry. The wheels widened the stance just a bit but still inside the fenders.
Ok, thanks a bunch for getting back with me.
They look nice.
 

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Ok, thanks a bunch for getting back with me.
They look nice.
From the Black Rhino website-
Offset is 35mm
Back space is 5.8 inches

These tires are heavier than stock but the confidence off road is worth it for me.
I did lose about 1mpg running these and it doesn't accelerate as quickly as it did on the 20's- a byproduct of the tire\wheel combo increasing by ~10 pounds per wheel.
After correctly having the tires balanced (Discount used Road Force on two and spin balancing on two- guess which method caused the shimmy?) it drives great. No vibes. Road impacts are not as harsh.
As others have said the tires are about flush to the standard wheel molding. I need to get the mud guards installed to keep stuff (mud, small rocks) from spraying onto the side of the car.
 

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How‘s the noise level on the highway?
Being that they are new they can be heard but more than tolerable. Not loud. Cabin is still quiet. I have the sport model.
My son says he can feel them somewhat on the road at really slow speeds due to the semi-aggressive tread pattern.
I assume with wear there could be a bit more tire noise if the tires wear uneven. Time will tell.
 

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Thanks JKRich. I figured they were spaced 35mm.

Do you own a JK jeep?
 

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From the Black Rhino website-
Offset is 35mm
Back space is 5.8 inches

These tires are heavier than stock but the confidence off road is worth it for me.
I did lose about 1mpg running these and it doesn't accelerate as quickly as it did on the 20's- a byproduct of the tire\wheel combo increasing by ~10 pounds per wheel.
After correctly having the tires balanced (Discount used Road Force on two and spin balancing on two- guess which method caused the shimmy?) it drives great. No vibes. Road impacts are not as harsh.
As others have said the tires are about flush to the standard wheel molding. I need to get the mud guards installed to keep stuff (mud, small rocks) from spraying onto the side of the car.
Great info.
Thanks
 
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