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Old 03-13-2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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Tire confusion

hey guys im looking to get some new tires with my new wheels i got the vision warrior 375 wheels and want to go 33's preferably.What throws me off is this 285/75/16 numerical stuff they say.....im use to 33.12.50 lingo...discount wanted to put on 285/75/16's yesterday but i got no idea what that translates to.....i have 225/75/16s now.

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nice lil tool....so looks like 285/75/16's are 32.8.....does that mean they are considered 33's or are the 295/75/16's which are 33.4 considered the 33's?
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285's are 33's as are 295's, neither in real life will probably measure the advertised size.
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Just went through the same thing. I went down to 15" tires and wheels on my 08 rubicon. with 33x15 duratrac's. I like the way it turned out and I purchased them from Direct Discount tire, all 5 for about 1450 delivered to my door.
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I have the same wheels and I think I went with a 295 75 but maybe it was a 285, I cant recall exactly.
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size matters

so would they be bigger or smaller than "advertised" ???


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Old 03-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #8
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Smaller. There are a very few that run true to size, but very few.
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Smaller. There are a very few that run true to size, but very few.
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I find this website very helpful when comparing tire sizes. Car / SUV / Van / Light Truck Tire Calculations
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Sorry you can't handle the truth....
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For actual tire sizes, check out the manufacturer's sizes and specs (posted on their websites; i.e. nittotire.com, falkentire.com etc.). Tires are like shoes, some run larger, some run smaller. Here's the tire calculator I use to estimate metric sizes: Tire Size Calculator - Discount Tire Direct

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