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Not another "what's the biggest tire size i can fit" thread

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Biff, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    Biff

    Biff [OP] What could go wrong?

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    My question is this - How come more people don't use the 275 tire size more?

    Here's what i mean - I am closing down on some new rubber and rims for my truck and i will be getting 18" wheels. For the rubber, of course on here every one goes for the 285's because they look great and are meaty - i get the whole attraction. 265's are safe and fit within spec's and are the other top choice.

    What i don't understand, is there some actual reason why 275's aren't chosen more. To me they seem the the best of both worlds, bigger and fatter than 265's with not the same amount of work required to make them fit as the 285's (cutting and lifting etc, etc...)

    There are so many threads that are "what's the biggest tire size i can fit" on here and i realize that 275's will rub and require some work but it has to be less than the 285's.

    After all of this i still may go for the 285's as well but i was just curious as to peoples thoughts on this. This doesn't really apply to all the guys that are going 285 or bigger because you already know that there is serious stuff you need to do first - this is mainly for the guys who don't know what the biggest tire that will fit without major problems is.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    BFG doesn't make a 275. That's why no one talks about them.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    CAMZTRD

    CAMZTRD Well-Known Member

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    because if you going to do ANY trimming , its better to go bigger the first time.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    eskamo23

    eskamo23 Well-Known Member

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    Its an odd size and not many tire companys make them
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    When I was on the hunt for tires, I don't think I ever found anything in that size. Maybe some Interco's or something but I think those are way overpriced.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    Biff

    Biff [OP] What could go wrong?

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    Both Nitto and DuraTrac's have 275's those are the two brands i am choosing between that's why i asked i guess.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    Blue76

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    I have asked this question a couple of different ways without much response. BFG DOES make a 275/70/17... which is a halh inch taller and wider than the 265/75/16s I am now running.

    Greg
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    BFG makes several 275's
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    few companies make that size, just like the 255/75/17
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    Tillers_Rule

    Tillers_Rule ......................

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    According to their website they do:

    275/70/17 A/T
     
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