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Snow Tire 285/70/17

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 18seeds, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    18seeds

    18seeds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to get snow tires for my 2010 Double Cab Sport. I want to use my stock 17 inch wheels. I am getting the Toytec Ultimate Lift and want a larger snow tire. I found 2 tires that may fit the bill.

    General Altimax - 8ply
    Bridgestone Blizzak - 4ply

    Do you think the 4 ply is going to be a problem? The load range per tire is 2800 for Bridgestone and 3100 for the General. I will be towing 2k lbs a lot and have a Snug top topper.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 5:11 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    TRD exhaust Homemade bed mat & bed extender, front Drings, Short clutch throw, Summer: Stock 17's Winter: Blizzaks on 16' black steelies
    durifuto is right http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showpost.php?p=3001160&postcount=50

    As for 4 ply (P)vs 8 or 10 ply (C, D, or E), seeing our midsize trucks weight and max load is only around 5300 lbs, (P) passenger is fine. Been runnning 245/75 16 Blizzaks for 6 winters now often with a full load and pulling snowmobile trailer, no problems. Max load is only 2250 on each tire.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    kingston73

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    As a general rule you want smaller tires for snow than regular, so whatever size you currently have, your snow's should be smaller. A skinnier footprint cuts through the snow better.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    pataco

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    yeap,pizza cutters.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    dunkhi

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    he's getting a lift.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    jhodge83

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    285's on stockers are gonna rub the UCA's and need spacers or new UCA's to keep that from happening
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    really,i didnt read that about...........toytec.yes , i no hes getting a lift.i just agreed with the other guy about skinny tires working better in the snow.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    18seeds

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    thank i think i will get another set of wheels with a 4.5 offset and go with the 285/70/17 Blizzaks. Now i just need to find them. A lot of distributors are out
     
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