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#1 Old 01-25-2012, 05:31 PM
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Biggest tire for stock 17's no lift or level

I'm sorry because I know these types of questions get asked a lot, but I searched and couldn't find the answer I'm looking for.

I have the stock aluminum 17's on a 09 1500 slt CC 4x4. Which from what I've read means I have 7" wide rims. It looks like the biggest "approved" tire that I can find is the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 275/70/17, which I'm not opposed to getting but it's only a half inch taller than stock.

So is anyone out there running a 285/70/17 tire on the stock 17" 7" wide wheel? If so, are you having problems with abnormal wear? The approved rim width for that size tire seems to be a minimum of 7.5". Why did Dodge have to put these skinny rims on these trucks? All it did was limit our tire choices. They could have put a 7.5 or 8 inch rim on them and still put the same crappy stock tire on!

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Hey jugdish,
I have the same problem, but my Outdoorsman came with 275/70r-17 tires. However I have started a thread in the tire and wheel section about 285/70r-17 tires, and one guy actually posted some pictures of his truck with these tires. It looks to be the same rims so i think I might go for it, but like yourself, every tire I have researched says they need at least a 7.5 inch rim so im kinda holding back but well see!

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Hynes57, yeah I saw your thread and those pictures of his truck with the wider tires on the stock rim. I also have a friend that drives a Chevy that has 16" 6.5" wide rims and he is running 305 70/16 Nitto Mud Grapplers, which Nitto says requires at least an 8" rim. He has almost 50,000 miles on them and has never had a problem. Based on those two things, I'm pretty sure I'm going to put 285 70/17 Nitto Trail Grapplers on my stock rims. I called Discount Tire and they said they won't install them because they don't meet spec, so I am either going to buy them online or I am hoping Discount will just sell me the tire without installing them, but I don't know if they will do that. Then I will have the shop that put my friend's tires on install mine.

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Hey once again judish,
Best of luck with your tire choice, let me know what you decide, im stuck between the Nitto Terra Graplers and the BFG All Terrain K/O`s. I hope the thread I had posted helped you with your decision, I find everyone on this website extremely helpful. I know the tire shop here would definity install the 285 tires on the stock rim. Im sure you can probably get your tires cheaper than myself where I live in Canada, Best of Luck with your tires!

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I got a friend funning 315/70-17 BFG T/A KO's on stock 17 inch wheels perfectly fine. (2011 Outdoorsman with 5100s @ 2.8)

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I would say stick to a smaller size to save a little bit of money. I personally ran 285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers on my old truck, no lift, and loved them...NTG's are amazing tires, they last quite a long time (I had 4 winters on them and they still looked brand new), have very little road noise and great ride quality. Have another set of them on my aftermarket 20's.

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I have searched all this info as well and running the 285/70 shouldn't be an issue. And when it comes to Discount, they like to say that they won't install something because it isn't the factory size, however between my wife and I we have gone through 9 vehicles in the past 10 years and not a single one of them ran factory sized tires. And all of them were bought and installed at Discount. You just need to talk to them in person and explain to them that you have taken the time to research the size and you have been assured it will fit with no issues. They usually back off.


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aa26 on here was running the 17" factory wheel with Nitto 295/70-17 at one time with no problems. There are pics in his gallery.

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aa26 on here was running the 17" factory wheel with Nitto 295/70-17 at one time with no problems. There are pics in his gallery.
That's the size I'm running on 17x8 wheels with 4.5" BS. 2wd and no level yet.

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Just figured I would update this since more people have been posting in here. I ended up going with 265/70 17 Cooper Discoverer ATP's from Discount Tire. I love the look of them. I did get them to almost put the 285's on, but the one I went to wouldn't do it. They thought they could then they got the wheels off the truck and were about to mount them and then said they couldn't. I just wanted to get it done so I had them put the 265's on.

That said, I think I am going to see if they will swap them for BFG Rugged Terrains. The ATP's are E rated, and I didn't realize how much the extra weight would effect my MPG. It dropped off a cliff. I used to average just above 17mpg, now I'm averaging 12 to 13mpg. They don't make the ATP in anything but E rated, so I could get the AT3 but I don't like the tread pattern as much. The Rugged Terrains are only about a pound heavier than the stock Goodyears, so I'm hoping the mileage will be closer to what I was getting before.

I realize it's a truck, but gas is too expensive to sacrifice that much mileage, especially since this is my daily driver.

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At least find some 275/70-17's to put ont here. the Outdoorsman comes with that size on those wheels.

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At least find some 275/70-17's to put ont here. the Outdoorsman comes with that size on those wheels.
Unfortunately there are very few tires that come in that size.

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Toyo makes a 285/75-17 (34x11) if you guys are looking for a larger sidewall.



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