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265/65/17 vs. 265/70/17

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by namonline, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:52 PM
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    namonline

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    What are the benefits of going for a higher profile tire?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    looks basically. that's not a huge enough difference to justify "more rubber on the ground" and what have you
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    fills gaps better, looks better


    cons


    little more weight, speedo affected a little more, possible loss of another minute amount of fuel efficiency



    but nothing you should notice, go 70 series.


    Ryan
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    More sidewall = more compliant tire...Softer on road ride and more space between the rim and the ground.
    But it will add some weight and some distance for the tire to turn.

    Kind of your choice...Not a HUGE difference between those two set ups....
     
  5. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Look, ride comfort, handling. I like my 265/75/16's best mod to date including the Eibach coils , and the Bilsteins on all four corners set at zero. BTW~The largest tire you can go to with a stock suspension.




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  6. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Do you have any rubbing with that set up?
     
  7. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    I have the 265/70/17 set up and had to get rid fo the front mud flaps to fit the tires.
    After that there was occasional slight rubbing on the front inner fenders. Could have lived with it, but i clipped a tiny amount of the plastic fender off with a pair of tin snips. Perfect now!
     
  8. Apr 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    No rubbing.

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  9. Apr 15, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    I decided to go for 165X70X17 and loaded a few pictures

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  10. Jan 29, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    mattical69

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    Hey Namonilne - since this is an old post I was curious how your experience was after putting on the miles with the factory 17" wheels and suspension with the BFG Dueler AT's running 265x70/17 size? Any rubbing, wear or mileage issues?

    Thanks!

    -M@
     
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