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Old 03-24-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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255/75/17 on 17x9s Whos running them

I know this topic had been beat to death.
I know that technically 17x9s are 1/2 (i think anyway) too wide for 255/75s, I know that you're at risk of popping a bead while wheeling, and I know that without watching your psi you could have shorter treadlife.
That being said, I also know that many do this.
More and more of the wheels I'm liking are 17x9 and I won't be able to afford tires for awhile so am planning on keeping my 255s.
Are any of you running your stock rubi tires on 9" rims and what are your thoughts?
Besides the treadwear, without hard wheeling is there a problem with it?

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:37 PM   #2
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Not sure if this will help but I'm running 255/75/17 Nitto Trail Grapplers on Ultra Rogue 175 wheels which are 17x8 and have had no problems wheeling them. I haven't done any serious rock crawling with them but just about everything else. Here's a pic of how the backspacing is with stock 32s. They stick out past the flares and look great.

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