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275/65/18 or 285/70/17

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Eesh, Feb 14, 2010.

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Which Tire size should I go with???

Poll closed Mar 16, 2010.
  1. 275/ 65/ 18

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. 285/ 70/ 17

    42 vote(s)
    85.7%
  1. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:21 PM
    #1
    Eesh

    Eesh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys I've decided on the ATX Artilary wheels..... And I'm going to go with Goodyear Duratracs for tires but I don't know what size I should go with.

    275/65/18
    or
    285/70/17

    Your advise or comments are appreciated!!

    **** PLEASE SAY WHY YOUR VOTING ONE WAY OR THE OTHER***
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    MooseTX82

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    X2.

    I run 285/70/17s for the working American because I too am a working American!:D.

    or...

    I would'nt endorse it, If i did'nt use it! 285/70/R17s! You will thank me later!

    or...

    Before 285/70/R17s I was miserable. Now...Every drive is an adventure!

    I think I have endorsed it enough...
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Tsenekos

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  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    ktmrider

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    a wider tire more sidewall, and cheaper tires and rims 285/70/17
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    Simon2150

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    285/70/17 for sure!
     
  6. Feb 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    285/70/17's. Cheaper and look better with less wheel and more sidewall IMO
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:30 AM
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    Litebrite

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    285-70-17 is 32.8" diameter
    275-65-18 is 32.1" diameter
    There's 0.85" lower profile with the 18" rims.

    Looks 285-70-17
    Off road 285-70-17
    Street 275-65-18

    The height is noticeable different. 285-70-17 is much taller. That will add more bounce and less handling.

    For off road they're far apart. There is a level where the 2 sizes will act very differently. 285-70-17 will out perform the other tire in every way off road.

    The 275-65-18 will out perform the 285 on the roadway and accelerate faster.

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    I vote >>> 285-65-18 with a diameter of 32.8

    But that's not what you asked. Between the two sizes I'd choose 285-70-17. I think it looks better larger. If you do hard off road driving over rocks the smaller rims help. If mud, doesn't matter much. Down side is the taller and wider tire will reduce economy 1-2 mpg. Either way, BIGGER looks better.


     
  8. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:34 AM
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    AriZonaD54

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    I run 295/70/17s... it's about a 33.4" high tire. Plenty of pics in my build thread (see link in my signature below)
     
  9. Feb 24, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    Litebrite

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    What size did you choose?
     
  10. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Eesh

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    The people have spoken.. LOL I'm going with the 285/70/17's!
     
  11. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    toughtaco

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    Just going with what I know..... 285/70/17...... they look good.... and with my set up they ride fine. BC I have they Maxxis Bighorns they are nice and loud too, and they handle well off road.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    Pinoyisme

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    i had 285/60 20s on my stock tocoma Enkei WT4s with out lift. and there was minimal rubbing!
     
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