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BFG AT size for 17" Sport Rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Rhody76, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Rhody76

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    Hey guys I'm about to buy new tires to go on my stock sport rims. Ive already decided to go with the BFG AT's but I'm a bit confused about the size. Do I need 265/65/17 or 265/70/17? I cant find the 265/75/17's locally. If I go with the 70's will one of the big name tire stores install them since they're not the stock size? Thanks in advance
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    Yeah 265 75 doesnt exist.
    The shop will install whatever you tell them to.
    If you plan on ever doing a leveling kit or lift consider waiting because you will be buying bigger tires, again.
     
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    265/70/17 is only one size up from stock. (~32"). Most tire shops will install them without any problems.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    I have an 11 TRD sport and got Goodyear Dura Tracs size is LT265/70R17
    You'll want the 265/70R17 size. The LT stands for "Light Truck Tire" stiffer sidewall and higher load capacity compared to non LT tires. Tires also have different load ratings C,D, etc. which further determines load cap. and amount of sidewall strength. But in your case 265/70R17 is what your probably looking for.
     
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    x2. They'll try to talk you out of it and tell you every negative thing about oversized tires but they should install them for you since you're the one paying the bill.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    If you happen to get a flat though, get it fixed asap b/c having a different size tire on the other side of a 4x4 truck can mess up the differential. 265/70R17 is different from 265/65R17(stock spare). You can either change the spare also, switch to the spare during a flat and drive none highway speeds for only a few miles, or call a tow truck, or or fill up yourself if you have on-board-air. And yes they should mount them no problem.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    It shouldn't matter with an open diff. The differential allows each side of the axle to spin at different rates. Think about when you go around a corner. Putting a smaller tire on one side is the same. Although it's not recommended to drive for an extended period of time, it won't hurt anything.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Cool thanks. I already have 5100's up front set at 1.75" and rear leaf TSB and I dont plan to go any bigger
     
  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    As for the BFG AT's, I went through two sets and my 2000 Tacoma reg cab and got roughly 50K miles out of both and never got a flat. And they were used on some pretty rough terrain (constructions sites, off roading).

    Are there different load ranges and number of plles for the BF ATs? The others were just purchased off the rack at BJ's so I dont think they were a specialty tire. I think they were 6 ply
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    with your lift i would go 275 70 17 the largest without big problems. See my gallery for pics of them on a 2/1" lift.
     
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