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17x8 or 17x9

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Eman5pt0, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    Eman5pt0

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    i searched and am still a little confused to which to get .. im looking into the pro comp 7089's. i want to run a 265/70/17 tire. so the question is 17x8 or 9? if you have pics of the setup post them upp!
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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    ultimate lift kit ( toytec ) ome dakar leaf pack , w/ extended length billies, LR uca's, Pro comp 7089s, KM2's 285 70 17, neoprene seat covers, weather techs, CBI sliders w/kickout, URD ss, cab mount chop, VHT night shade tint>tails,3rd B-light. Debadged. Grillecraft grille, rear diff breather mod. CBI Moab front bumper, warn M8000 winch, HID kragens 7", Hella's micro fogs. retrofit headlights HIDS, LED solutions maps/license! 886 back up light mod,
    i have the same set up but in 17 x9 and 285 70 17, go 17 x 9, its a great set up

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  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    Check the tire manufacturers website. They have an approved rim width range for each size tire. A lot of 265/70/17's aren't approved for use on 9" rims.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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    Just going off the top of my head and not researching fitment numbers, I say 265s will look a tad small for a 9in wheel. Id look towards a 285 for the 9in wheel or put the 265 on the 8in wheel. This logic will help keep your tires looking nice and "square" in the shoulder area, rather than looking like (for example) a narrow tire "reaching out" to fit and fill a wider rim.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    Yeah 265 is a bit skinny probably for a 9" wheel. 17x8 would probably be the better choice. The 17x9 would probably work, but why settle for less than optimal. An 8" wheel is generally the good up to about a 275/285 width (depending on sidewall height and manufacturer).

    Anyway, if it was me I'd go with 17x8.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Generally speaking, 8" wheels are good to go up to 315's from the tire manufactures sites I have checked.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    I have 17x8 7005s with 285/70s.

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  8. Sep 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    All the more reason to go with 17x8s then. :)
     
  9. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    265-70-17 Goodyear Duratracs. Pro Comp 17x8 8089's. Bilstein 5100's front and rear (front set to 1.75). 1/4 inch spacer--driver side. TSB rear leaf springs. WeatherTech floor liners. EGR in-channel vent visors. RDS tool box.
    I went with the 17x8 with the 265-70-17's:

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