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winter tire size???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by XREILLYX, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    XREILLYX

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    i am getting a set of goodyear wangler duratrac's and wondering if its better to get like 265's or 285's for winter driving????
     
  2. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    XREILLYX

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    I have a leveling kit and I was reading up on here and apparently u can fit 285's with some trimming. But I am wondering how each one with Handle in the snow and ice
     
  3. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    id go 285..


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    old pic with 285's

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  4. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    I would go 265s. A wider tire will float a little more on snow where a thinner one will help cut through it.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    So will 285's Handel the ice good? And what size is 285 in inches
     
  6. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    True

    Duratracs do great in snow, 285's usually near a 33
     
  7. Sep 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    I'd go with 265s for snow. A 285/75/16 or 285/70/17 is close to a 32x11.50 and 265/75/16 or 265/70/17 are close to a 31x10.50
     
  8. Sep 27, 2012 at 4:15 AM
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    I used to run a BFG M/T 255/75 on a stock 17" and it was awesome in the snow.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    yea i am going on my stock rim think the 265's will rub anywhere?
     
  10. Sep 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    I ran 265 75 16 on a stock suspension last winter with no issues.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    My Blizzaks are 265. Next time I will get 255 in a larger diameter. If you are running through deep snow, tall and narrow is the way to go!
     
  12. Oct 1, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    I agree. Taller, narrower tires cut through the snow better than a wide tire in most situations. However, narrower tires do not perform in ice as well as a wide tire would IMO.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    What size off set on your rims?
     
  14. Oct 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Try 235/85R16 or 235/80R17. Awesome tires in the snow.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    Wider tires are better for float... So mud, sand etc.... For winter driving you want a smaller surface area on the road. This results in more pressure therefore cutting and holding on snow and ice better. So a 265 would hold better than a 285. And wider tires would NOT hold better on ice. It's physics....
     
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