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My 06 1500 2wd came stock with 245/70/17 tires black wall. I'm getting ready to replace the tires. I'm think of getting 255/70/17 or 265/70/17 white letters. I feel the 245's were to small but also fear that 265's are to big even knowing that they are optional for our trucks. Anybody got a picture of their truck with 265's on the 17 inch wheels? Any side effect going to the 265's? I would need to check my window sticker to check my rear gear ratio. Thanks.
 

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This won't be a good one for you because it's a 4x4 but at least you can get an idea of size in relationship to the wheel well opening. Pic was taken when I picked the truck up at the dealer. Tires are OEM Michelins 265/70/17



On a 4x2, especially a shortbed, it would probably look better than the 245's. Although IMO the 265's look pretty tiny as well.
 

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i have a 2wheel drive 06 quad i have 245/70/17 on mine but when i get new tires (which is soon) i am going with 265/70/17 and i will not have any issues i also have 355 gears
 

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you should not see any issues with going to 265/70/17. Your speedo will be a little off, but not much
 

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Thanks, I hate to ask but anyone got a picture they could post of the their truck with 265's / 2wd? Side view of the truck? My rear ration is 3.92. Thanks again.
 

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Thanks, I hate to ask but anyone got a picture they could post of the their truck with 265's / 2wd? Side view of the truck? My rear ration is 3.95. Thanks again.
since you have the 3.92 gears you have nothing to worry about with going to the 265's. My truck came with the 20's with 33" tires and the 3.92 gears. If you were going up to 35" tires then you would start noticing a difference.
 

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my truck is 2wd.. i couldnt find a pic of 2/4 drop with that wheel/tire combo but i have some of it w/ drop and 20s with same 31.5 tire hieght
 

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Here's mine, 265/70-17, 2WD, stock suspension, post #11. Here's another shot. And here it is loaded down with tile in the bed, so it was lowered for a while, just not leveled. :D I originally had the 245s when I got the truck, but went with the 265s later. Felt they had better traction than the thinner ones. So I liked the 265s more. Also, I think the 245s have an issue about wearing out on the side tread faster than the 265s?
 

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265s I'll be getting mine soon def this year, tread is a little low
 

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Hey guy's thanks for the help. But I really need to see a side view of a 4 door/quad cab 2wd truck with 265's with 17". I looked through the gallery and really no stock style trucks. Anybody?? I just fear the 265's are just going to be to big,leaning toward the 255's. Maybe I'm just:crazy:
 

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well i dont have a quad cab but the first pic is 265/70/17 on durango wheels w/ maybe 2in shackle on 2wd truck. the size is not big at all and rides good. those 20s have 285/50/20 on them w/ 2/4 drop and the hieght is the same and had no probs with them or the 17s
 

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I know I'm being a little b*t*h here, but just got to get this figured out. Next question with 3.92 rear end you guy's think that with 265's I'll get better or worst fuel milage? I currently run mostly hwy miles during the week. Right know at 70mph I'm turning 2000 rpm's, I suspect the rpm's to drop at same given speed but I don't know what throttle poistion it will take to reach 70 mph with the larger tire. Maybe I'm over thinking things.
 

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My quad cab is stock (with the exception of the tile in the bed). And yes, you are way over thinking things. You'll probably see little change in mpg.
 

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i have the same truck you have and i have had others show me the same set up in the past with the 265/70/17 and there are no issues except a better ride so i am told
 
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