Disappointed by limited info, incomplete threads and other, I thought I would get off my lazy butt and document this issue. This is for those that are wanting larger tires on their Renegade AFTER it has at least a 1.5" lift. Unless you cut the spring perch (which most suggest against) you WILL NEED 1" spacers (I used Hubcentric brand) - You can also perhaps use offset rims (see below). So the following is for a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk/Deserthawk with STOCK 17" rims/Daystar (or other) 1.5" lift. Pics below! BFG 245/65 r17... 1. It can be done. 2. Yes the pinch seam needs cut (takes about 1 min with most any grinder after you remove tire and plastic wheel well liner) 3. You will need to add a few screws to hold the plastic wheel well liner in more than it is so the wider tires don't rub. 4. If you have a Deserthawk or factory rock rails, THEY WILL NEED shortened. Easy to do, but you will need welding gear or have someone that can weld. Things to possible improve: Get different rims (like the Hostage line by Fuel) that are offset so you don't need wheel spacers. If anyone has done this PLEASE tell us more. Wayalife: Would 1/2" or 3/4" spacers also work with stock rims? I noticed at least 1/4" or more space between the wheel and spring perch after I put on the 1" spacer. Other things to consider: MPG: Just did this mod, but so far, looking at about 1 to maybe 2 mpg with the larger, HEAVIER tires. Not a big deal but I usually get 22 mpg (live in the mountains), so we are talking about a 5-10% decrease, or another way to look at it is; a 5-10% increase in how hard the engine needs to work. Something to consider. Noise: If you have a roof rack, the tires don't make much more noise, so not really an issue. Comfort: A little rougher but not much. A little surprised with how quiet and comfortable these much more heavy and 'knobbier' tires are. Final thoughts: The biggest concern I have is wear and tear on the brakes and other components due to the wheel spacers and especially the heavier tires. Remember, stock tires are 28 lbs, these are 44 lbs (d rated). Anyone that has dealt with wheel spacers over the long run, please tell us your experience. Hopefully you all have some thoughts on all this, so please chime in. Also, big thanks to Wayalife for this forum and keeping it all going with the wonderful mods he has done. It takes a lot of time to keep these going, so much appreciated! Best, Joel New Mods coming! I do documentaries and we are turning the jeep ('Lil Pepe) into an overland vehicle for our next film which will include an adventure across the U.S. Mods will include: Tepui Rooftop Tent Powerfilm solar awning/tarps (2 x 120 watts) Inergy Kodiak power bank New Bumpers!! Front will have Warn 8000 winch and winch DOES NOT stick out in front of bumper, but is hidden within bumper. Back bumper has inclusive swing out that supports full size tire so you can free up tire compartment inside the jeep. Will update as soon as I have setup.