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post #1 of 12 Old 01-15-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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new tires...stay with bfg 265/70/17 or go 285/70/17

Hi well its time for new tires....I currently have the bfg rugged trail 265/70/17...I was going to go to the ATs....but the guy at the shop recomended 285 (I'm assuming they're 285/70/17)

Couple of questions...

Has anybody done this and were you happy with it???

Do I need to get a leveling kit???

Any cons to doing it???

anyways sorry for all the dumb questions...just want to do the right thing

thanks for any advice
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should be fine. I used to have 265/75/16 but now I am on my second set of 285s AT with no rubbing and stock height. But its your money I know the ats are a bit more $. The last set I got around 48,000 and some change out of them.

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I have 285's, gettin 295's next time, or 305's if I get the leveling kit first.

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Welcome Aboard! Great choice IMO with the BFG AT. Great Wearing and Riding Tire!! You get what you pay for

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Most likely the guy suggested the 285's over the 265's because of a better ride. The 285's put more air between you and the road which give you a better smoother ride. I have been riding on 285x75r16's since the second day I had my truck. I switched so soon because I rode in my buddies truck that had 285's on it and it had a much smoother comfort ride then the stock tires.

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Hi well its time for new tires....I currently have the bfg rugged trail 265/70/17...I was going to go to the ATs....but the guy at the shop recomended 285 (I'm assuming they're 285/70/17)

Couple of questions...

Has anybody done this and were you happy with it???

Do I need to get a leveling kit???

Any cons to doing it???

anyways sorry for all the dumb questions...just want to do the right thing

thanks for any advice


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I was wondering the same thing. I dont think theres that much of a difference. I have a 2wd, so I would like some more tire to help me out in the winter etc...

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Most likely the guy suggested the 285's over the 265's because of a better ride. The 285's put more air between you and the road which give you a better smoother ride. I have been riding on 285x75r16's since the second day I had my truck. I switched so soon because I rode in my buddies truck that had 285's on it and it had a much smoother comfort ride then the stock tires.
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285,s will clear fine with stock ride hight

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I was wondering the same thing. I dont think theres that much of a difference. I have a 2wd, so I would like some more tire to help me out in the winter etc...
with a 2" spacer up front you can run 295's on a 2wd.. but 285 will fit with out the spacer

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thanks for all the replys....just one more question

on the stock 17" rims, I would like to stay 10 ply....

as far as i know bfg at come in either 285/70/17 which are D rated (8 ply)

while 285/75/17 are 10 ply

Which would you recomend....

thanks again
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