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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone running 255/65-17 tires on Trailhawk?

I did a search and don't see many threads on this tire size. It seems to be the closest tire size to not affect speedometer at only about 1mph faster. Does it rub without lift and spacers?

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I have 245/75/17's. Since they just barely squeeze in, my size is probably the biggest that will still fit into the rear cargo bin/tub.

Here is a link on tire sizes.
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You should be fine as long as you do not add spacers. If you add spacers, the extra width along with the spacers push the scrub radius out and rubbing on the front during turns will happen.

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You should be fine as long as you do not add spacers. If you add spacers, the extra width along with the spacers push the scrub radius out and rubbing on the front during turns will happen.

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Thanks! I'm just surprised few people are running this size (255/65-17). Is there a reason? And I assume the rub is on the front outer edge of wheel well.

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I have 245/75/17's. Since they just barely squeeze in, my size is probably the biggest that will still fit into the rear cargo bin/tub.

Here is a link on tire sizes.
Lift Kit & Tire Size Chart
Which tires are you running and what additional mods to you have? Lift, trimming, etc. I was under the impression 70 was the tallest tire ratio thay could fit it without impacting.
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There is not that much of a size difference between 245s and 255s to warrant the price difference.

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There is not that much of a size difference between 245s and 255s to warrant the price difference.
if you need new tires 255's are only about $10 more per tire than 245's
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Thanks! I'm just surprised few people are running this size (255/65-17). Is there a reason?
For me it's because 265/65-17 also fit, and they're slightly wider therefore better looking.

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Which tires are you running and what additional mods to you have? Lift, trimming, etc. I was under the impression 70 was the tallest tire ratio thay could fit it without impacting.
While I could have gone a little bit larger, I wanted to still keep the spare out of sight in the cargo bin. Similar to what others have stated on other threads, the largest size you can go and still use the cargo tub is 245/75/17. Mine just barely squeeze in. I have BF Goodrich K02's. That tire has been magnifico!! in all the off road trails I have hit, including many Badge of Honor Trails....
No rubbing at all with the 245/75/17 size.
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That's what I'm running, love them....no issues with rubbing at all.
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