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Old 08-27-2010, 09:45 PM
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315/70R17 fit?

I'm installing a 2.5" leveling kit on my 07' next weekend. I'm currently running an 285/70R17 with no problems. The 285's are 32.7 tall and 11.5" wide. The 315's are 34.6 tall and 12.4 wide. They should clear but will there be enough room for the rear tires? I'm also going to get rims but they are only 8.5" wide. Will the rim only being 8.5" wide make the tires bulge and rub?
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Hey I'm selling the 285's with the 17" Ford alloys if anybody is interested! The tires are less than a year old and look like new as do the rims!
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Yes it will fit on both the front and rear. There may be some slight rubbing on the front at full lock but that is about it. As for the 8.5 rim I would expect you to have some bulging from the smaller size.
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Could you not find a set of rims that are wider then 8.5"? I don't think you should have an issue with buldging. I myself have found a set of 17" rims that are 9" wide. My tires aren't that old and I am going to mount them on the new rims. Plus I figured the 17" tires are cheaper then 18". But in my opinion I don't think that extra half an inch is going to make that much difference. 74redone what kind of tires are the 285's? Would you seperate them from the rims?
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Could you not find a set of rims that are wider then 8.5"? I don't think you should have an issue with buldging. I myself have found a set of 17" rims that are 9" wide. My tires aren't that old and I am going to mount them on the new rims. Plus I figured the 17" tires are cheaper then 18". But in my opinion I don't think that extra half an inch is going to make that much difference. 74redone what kind of tires are the 285's? Would you seperate them from the rims?
The rims I want to get they only offer in 8.5" wide, I checked already. The tires are Hankook ATM's. They are a great tire! They have good onroad and offroad traction with very little noise if any at all. If you give me an email I will send u a pic. I would separate them. Let me know. Thanks
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Well since you are set on the rim then what I would recommend is checking to see if the tire you want also comes in a 295/70/17. This size tire is usually the same height you are talking about but just a bit smaller width wise. Would help with the bulge problem.
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Well since you are set on the rim then what I would recommend is checking to see if the tire you want also comes in a 295/70/17. This size tire is usually the same height you are talking about but just a bit smaller width wise. Would help with the bulge problem.
Of course the Dura tracks don't come in a 295/70/R17. What I don't understand is I'm installing a 2"leveling kit to raise the front. Right now I am running 285/70R17's with no rub issues and yes these are mounted to the stock rims that are only 7.5" wide. Now if I mount a set of 315/70R17 on an 8.5" rim which are 1" wider than the stock rims wouldn't that make the bulge the same as I already have with the 285's? The 315"s are 2"'s tall the the 285's but with the 2" leveling kit shouldn't I be okay there as well?
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Yeah the rubbing and height should be fine. As for the bulge issue you should be correct about it being similar. But since it is 2" taller and at least 1" wider there might be more of a bulge then what you had before.
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