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Sorry, but Another Tire Size Question

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by saf023, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    saf023

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    I understand that the OEM 265/65-17 size is the largest tire you can fit without a lift kit. What’s not clear is whether the rubbing is caused by the larger diameter or a wider tire or both. Is rubbing on the front a lock-to-lock front issue only. Can you go any wider on the back without rubbing?.

    275/60-17s, for example, are a half of an inch smaller in diameter but are a half of an inch wider. Will they fit on the front? Will they fit on the back?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You can fit a 265/70/17 with no rubbing. Rubbing is a combination of too wide, and too tall.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    So you are saying 275/60-17s won't fit on the BACK ONLY without rubbing?
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Yes, but I am not sure about the 275's you asked about.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks for the response.

    The closest thing on the back seems to be the brake lines and they are well farther than 1/2 inch. I understand the front can be more difficult to judge but I don't see a 1/2 inch smaller diameter tire rubbing even if it is 1/2 inch wider.

    Does anyone know for sure?
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    I've test drove one with 275/70/16 with no rubbing.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    You keep talking about front versus back. I am pretty sure that, because you have a 4x4, you have to run the same size on the front and the back.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    Correct.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Good point. I understand the ABS brakes can sometimes be affected if front and rear tires are not the same but is this also the case with a 4X4?

    I understand you guys are trying to help but keep in mind I'm also asking if anyone has tried a tire that is 1/2 inch smaller in diameter and 1/2 inch wider on both the front and back.
     
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