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Thread: Tires on stock rims
10-27-2011, 08:56 AM #1
He guys im in the market for tires for my stock rims and was wondering what is the biggest/widest i can go. By the way ny stock rims are 17x8
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10-27-2011, 12:48 PM #2
I have done 285/70/17's before with no trouble.
10-27-2011, 02:25 PM #3
I was looking that size tire. I was also looking at 35x12.50
10-27-2011, 05:18 PM #4
Most manufacturers will list the rim size on their website for their tires. 8"-10" is the most common recommended range with the 12.5" wide tires. So an 8" rim is fine for a 35x12.5. I wouldnt go bigger than 35. the 1500's typically dont like bigger than that on suspension parts.David
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10-27-2011, 09:22 PM #5
i had a set of BFG all terrain k/o 315x70x17 on my old 2006 silverado stock wheels with no problems and also had a set of 315x75x16 on my old 1993 silverado with no issues.
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10-27-2011, 11:50 PM #6
Thanks guys for the help im going to be order a new set of tires tonight
10-28-2011, 04:38 AM #7
the tires im looking at are 315/70/r17 and the rim width is 8.5-10 will this still work even thought my rims a 8" wide
10-28-2011, 02:07 PM #8
Might depend on how close the shop looks. but 315's are 12.5 and most manufacturers list an 8" as fine so I would say you are good since most shops will just figure the standard range is 8-10. Heck I had 315's on stock 6.5 wide rims for 1 1/2 years (but no most major shops wont install that size on 6.5's).
10-28-2011, 02:45 PM #9
I hate to tell you this but the stock 17's are only 7.5" wide...18's are 8" wide. I wouldn't feel real good about a 12.5" tire on those but you may be fine.
Just for reference:
17x7.5= +31mm offset(5.5" bs)
18x8= +31mm offset(5.7" bs)
20x8.5= +31mm offset(5.9" bs)
10-28-2011, 05:46 PM #10
Well that just threw a curve ball at me for buying tires
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