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305/70/16's or 285/75/16's?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Sheepdog, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    I want to get new tires but I'm not sure what size to go with. I'm running 285's right now and they rub just a bit on the frame and UCA's, but I still want the same tire size because I will be getting wheel spacers to get rid of the rubbing. The 305's are the same height as the 285's but I'm not sure which to go with. Are there advantages/disadvantages with one over the other? Anyone have experience with this same issue?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    sure the 305s look great...but you'll either have to do major trimming or live with a lot of rubbing if you ever wheel on anything more than a semi flat surface
     
  4. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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    I checked out your thread. They look good. But I'm not sure how the 305's will act on my truck because I was rubbing with the 285's. I might need to get bigger wheel spacers.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    My wheels have 4.5 back spacing with 0 offset. Have you done any trimming?
     
  6. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    On my fenders?
     
  7. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    285's are cheaper too.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    I am disgusted as hell. I went from 265/70/17's to 285/70/17's with 1.25" wheel spacers and my tires still don't stick out very far. What the hell??? Some of ya'll that are running 285's look bad ass. Mine look like stock???:mad:
     
  9. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    305's are wider.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    So get 285's?
     
  11. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Here is a pic of my new Firestone Destination A/T's in 285/70/17.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Dec 16, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    I have Bushwacker Cut-Outs that give 3" if coverage, so my tires don't stick out past my flares. I'm not too worried about how far they will stick out but I don't want rubbing more than what I have with my 285's.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    I've got 305/70/16 on. General Grabber AT2s. I couldnt be happier! A little rubbbing when i am at full turn on the cab mounts but I will be cutting them back eventually of course and will have no problems after that.

    My Rhino Build Pics
     
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    Thanks for serving GJ. My uncle is coming back from Iraq in a few days. He's been an FMF Corpsman for almost 30 years and has been deployed over there for every major operation since the gulf war. Thank you!!!
     
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    Hey if you dont mind me asking...what is the reasoning behind your screen name "Sheepdog"? i think i have a good guess.
     
  16. Dec 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    I'd go for 285s or 255/85/16 tires.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    Hahahahaha. I bet you do. Theres three types of people in this world: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs... Sound familiar?
     
  18. Dec 16, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    Ive never heard of 255/85's.
     
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    Thats awesome. probably my favorite speech. I think im gonna post it for all to read.
     
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    Yes it is. Thats what my user name is on EVERYTHING. People always ask why I have such a "gay" user name but if they wouldn't understand if I tried to explain to them.

    Post it!!! Then hopefully some of these guys will understand the reasoning behind my "gay" user name. Any idea when you will have it up?
     
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