How big can you go?

Rubberman

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Dec 14, 2011
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I have the stock 17" wheel. and stock size is 245/65-17 but can you do 265/60?

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DJones

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Jan 21, 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
265/60/17 are actually smaller, so fitment should not be a problem. I have 275/70/17 which are 8.8% bigger.
 

Rubberman

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Dec 14, 2011
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DJones said:
265/60/17 are actually smaller, so fitment should not be a problem. I have 275/70/17 which are 8.8% bigger.

Smaller than what? The 265/60-17 are like an 1" wider and maybe 1/2" taller than the stock 17s.
 

DJones

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Jan 21, 2012
701
St. Petersburg, Florida
Compared to your stock size. A basic tire size caluclator is available at 1010tires.com.

245/65R17:
Section width: 245mm
Sidewall height: 159.25mm (245*65%=)

265/60R17:
Section width: 265mm
Sidewall height: 159.00mm (265*60%=)

Wider tread, smaller diameter.
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
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North Las Vegas
You can do a 265/65R17 with no issues.
 

Short Bus

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Dec 2, 2011
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djthumper said:
You can do a 265/65R17 with no issues.

Aggressive tires might rub the ball joint (nothing a grinder won't fix). I think in most cases your right though. I had 265/65/17s before the lift, spacers and265/70/17s

If you want the 265/65s you may want to have 1 test fitted on the front first.
 

Rubberman

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Dec 14, 2011
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DJones said:
Compared to your stock size. A basic tire size caluclator is available at 1010tires.com.

245/65R17:
Section width: 245mm
Sidewall height: 159.25mm (245*65%=)

265/60R17:
Section width: 265mm
Sidewall height: 159.00mm (265*60%=)

Wider tread, smaller diameter.

I go here: Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com

and comparing 245/65-17 against 265/60-17 i get the same height tire at 29.5"
 

djthumper

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Nov 20, 2011
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North Las Vegas
They are close in size and will work, if you can find a tire in that size. There are very few listed. In the OP you asked how big can you go.
 

lint

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Dec 4, 2011
155
There is a fitment chart on the other site . Cant seem to find it here . Not sure if anyone pulled it over here. .Very in-depth .
 

Rubberman

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Dec 14, 2011
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All season since i dont tow anything or go off roading. I was looking at the Nexen Roadian tires in the 265/60-17 size. Onlinetires has them for $117 each. That size would give me the same height but a little bit wider.
 

stormsurge

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Jan 29, 2012
386
I just test fitted 265/70/17 with mcmarks spacers. they rubed front and back. about 31.5" tall.
 

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jbones

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Dec 5, 2011
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Rubberman said:
All season since i dont tow anything or go off roading....

That's what I finally decided on, I kicked tires around for months, I just recently bought Michelin LTX MS2 in 255/65/17, 30.1 OD, having them installed the 10th.
 

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