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Tire size on 17" rim without lifting?

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Shibbershabber, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Shibbershabber

    Shibbershabber Full Access Member

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    Got a 99 Yukon & looking for tires...

    A friend of mine is making me an offer I cant refuse on some wheels...

    Theyre 17"

    What tire sizes should I be looking at OR how big can I go without lifting?

    I just rebuilt all the front suspension & shocks and dont want to scrap it all in favor of a lift kit.

    Is it possible?
    Will I have to pass on these rims?
     
  2. wjburken

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    A 265/65R17 would be equivalent to the stock 265/70R16’s that I think your vehicle came with.
     
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    it depends on the offset to a point. my 97 i had was offset so the tires lined up with the fenders. i wasn't paying attention once and hit this hella dip in the road too hard and the tire just touched the fender. that was 265 70 17s i believe.
     
  4. Jason in DLH

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    I’ve been running 17” x8.5” for several years now. For the life of me I can’t remember the offset, but it is a positive one (can check tomorrow). I believe the tires are 265/70 (I’ll check tomorrow as well). The first year was stock height with 0 issues. I then decided I wanted a more aggressive look, so installed 2” hubcentric spacers and a 2” lift and had to modify the fender and cut part of the running board for the front. Rear is fine.

    Definitely important to know the offset and width of the wheels if you have that info...

    Here’s a valuable tool while deciding on tires..
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=265-70r17-285-45r22
     
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    Jason in DLH Cheese Burger and Fries

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    265/70 is what I’m running.
     
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    Regarding wheel/tire combinations that will fit your truck without rubbing, no 2 trucks and their suspensions are exactly alike, due to a number of factors including accumulated wear on the suspension components, so there is no guarantee that what fits with no rubbing on one truck will automatically fit with no rubbing on your truck. Other folks' experiences can guide you in one direction or another, but the final test will be when you mount the wheel/tire combination on your own truck.

    To assist you in getting a good idea on whether or not specific alternate wheel/tire combinations 'may' fit your truck with no rubbing, I recommend that you use the wheel/tire comparison app at the URL listed below. You can use this app starting with your existing wheel/tire combination as a benchmark, assuming that there are currently no rubbing issues with it, and measure the actual critical fender and suspension component clearances as directed by this app. Then, you can enter alternate wheel/tire combinations, and this app will give you the projected changes in these critical fender and suspension component clearances.

    https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/

    I used this app for determining whether on not I could use my current alternate wheel/tire combination, and it accurately projected the changes in critical clearances. Again, the use of this app in not an absolute guarantee that an alternate wheel/tire combination will fit without rubbing, but it provides a much better assessment, or projection, than simply an educated guess on your part, or a statement from others that it worked on a truck other than yours.
     
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