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Snow Tire 285/70/17

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

  1. 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. Demoncleaner

    Demoncleaner Well-Known Member

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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. 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. pataco

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    yeap,pizza cutters.
     
  5. dunkhi

    dunkhi CSULB socal

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    Toytec Coilover kit. Bilstein's 5100. Alcoa Wheels. General Tires. Magnaflow Cat-back. BLHM. Yellow fogs. 13TW5 jl sub. Stewart Decals.
    he's getting a lift.
     
  6. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    285's on stockers are gonna rub the UCA's and need spacers or new UCA's to keep that from happening
     
  7. pataco

    pataco Well-Known Member

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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. 18seeds

    18seeds [OP] Well-Known Member

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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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