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Tires on stock rims

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Burden33, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011
  2. LURCH

    LURCH Rockstar

    I have done 285/70/17's before with no trouble.
  3. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I was looking that size tire. I was also looking at 35x12.50
  4. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    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.
  5. lancer

    lancer Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    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.
  6. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Thanks guys for the help im going to be order a new set of tires tonight
  7. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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
  8. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    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:lol:).
  9. Blackout07

    Blackout07 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    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:
    Factory backspacing:
    17x7.5=
    +31mm offset(5.5" bs)
    18x8= +31mm offset(5.7" bs)
    20x8.5= +31mm offset(5.9" bs)
  10. Burden33

    Burden33 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Well that just threw a curve ball at me for buying tires

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