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Old 02-12-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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255/75 vs. 265/70

On stock 17's what's gonna be the difference?
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On stock 17's what's gonna be the difference?
265's are very slightly wider(~.3") but very slightly shorter(~.2"). Essentially they are as close to the same size tire you can get. The 265 is a common truck/large SUV tire so there are more options and may be cheaper

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If I want to go wider, is there another size that will fit that size rim?
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275/70-17 was stock on early 2000s Ram 1500 offroad.
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I am temped to try 275/70/17's on our stock rims. They are the same height and would be less than 1/2" wider on the rubbing side. From turning wheel and watching tire position to sway bar, it seems like they should be OK.
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I am temped to try 275/70/17's on our stock rims. They are the same height and would be less than 1/2" wider on the rubbing side. From turning wheel and watching tire position to sway bar, it seems like they should be OK.
I thought about that too. It doesn't mess up the speedo either.

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