I want to share my somewhat frustrating experience with wheel and tire selection. I decided on:
285/70/17 Goodyear MT/R Kelvar tires
17x9 KMC XD Addict wheels -12 offset
My truck is a 2011 4x4, access cab, TRD Offroad
3" ReadyLift lift kit
Bushwacker pocket style fender flares
I had to remove my mudflaps and trim a substaintial amount of my fender liners and some of my Bushwacker fender flares. Despite all this trimming and a 3" lift, my front tires rub. The rubbing occurs on frame at near full-lock turn and it makes an annoying noise.
So....I sort of wish I had chosen 16" wheels instead of 17s. I really like the look of the 285 width but at 70 series they are about 1/2" too tall.
Has anyone tried 285/70/16s? I think they might be perfect. I realize that there are not many choices in 285/70/16 other than the Nittos.
Would spacers or a different offset help?
I spent a fortune on five new wheels and tires so this rubbing is a drag. Be warned about 285/70/17s..at least the GY Kelvars!