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265 vs 285????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by headhunter247, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    06tacomakev

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    So I am going with the duratracs in a 265/70 r17.
    Went down to the shop today and hassled with them.
    I put a 265/70 duratrac up beside my 265/75 dunlop and wow. Much bigger. That will be enough tire for me. They go on Friday. Just going to run Black Daytona steelies
    The shop made the appropriate phone calls to confirm everything will fit so I am stoked!
     
  2. May 24, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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    265/70/17 Duratracs show 31.7" tall. Most 265/70/17's that I've checked show about the same size. I've checked quite a few different 265/70/17 tires with a range from 31.6" - 31.9". While there aren't as many choices as a 265/70/17, 275/70/17's all seem to run right at 32.2". The stock Bridgestone H/T's that came on my truck show 30.6", same as the other stock tire on these trucks, the Dunlop Grandtrek's.
     
  3. May 24, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Actually, the dunlops on my truck are measuring 31.5 inches for a 265/75 and when i put the 265/70 duratrac next to it, there was a considerable difference in height. Cant wait to get them on the truck
    To be honest, buying wheels and tires was such a pain.
    Glad it is over
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    If it sounds like that then you have not trimmed propperly.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    He wheels harder then you :D

    I know a local guy who has 285's and he has beat in his fire wall, cut and beat his pinch weld, has a cab mount chop, mud flaps removed, 1" body lift, and still rubs the piss out of his tires when we wheel.

    IMO 285's are for mall crawlers or people willing to do a TON of modifications in order to not rub.

    I rub with my 265/70/17's on stock wheels so whats that tell you?
     
  6. May 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    Tells me you need to add caster and an axle relocate plate. I rubbed till I went up to over 3 in caster. No way you could get 265/70r17 to rub in my fenders. Those are the. most important things people never discuss on this forum. Also its not enough to remove mud flaps... you have to cut back the plastic and metal they are affixed to.
     
  7. May 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    Caster is at 2.6* currently down from previous 3.0*

    Front axle relocation plates :confused: say what :notsure:

    My tires don't rub my fenders. They rub my frame and LCA. The only way to stop that is decrease turning radius (add to steering stop) or POS wheel spacers or new wheels.

    I know quite a few people who rub with 265/70/17's in the same place. Do you have your sway bar on? Stock bump stops? Stock UCA's? Are you beating it pretty good?

    I know at least 10 people on TW that would totally disagree with the mud flap comment and have seen me rip mine off more then once.

    I did trim the shit out of them in the front as well as taking at least 4-5" off in height, added structural silicone to the backsides, and aftermarket (very strong) body clips to them - they still ripped off all the time.
     
  8. May 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    Axle relocation plates are for the rear to clear 285s. To keep tires from contating fron of fender.

    I think you misread what I said... you have to remove the mudflaps... then cut back the metal and plastic behind them too because it will rub that too. Also of course you need wheels with proper back space and I have aftermarket uca as well and stock bumps
     
  9. May 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    I like you also have a long commute 280-350 miles/week.
    I got the best of both worlds by having two sets of tires & wheels.
    I run the stock Dungflops when commuting.
    And put on the 255/85/16 BFG KM2s for wheeling. No rubbing or trimming (still running all four mud flaps) and < $900 out the door for the set. The only drawbacks are looking at the truck after putting the Dungflops back on & caring 2 spares when wheeling.
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