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Need help on tire size decision.

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by MTNRAT, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. MTNRAT

    MTNRAT

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    I am going to get a set of MTRs for my truck, but i am having trouble deciding between 285/75R16 and 305/70R16. It is my daily driver and I live where there is snow on the ground from mid oct to mid apr. I would like a few opinions and or experiences.
    Thanks,
    Sean
     
  2. Rich

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    For me the long winter makes it a no brainer - go for the skinnier tiers. You want the tiers to be able to dig down through the snow to get traction on the pavement.
     
  3. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    I have 305's, I prefer 305's. The width difference is 20mm. not much. They fiil the wheel wells a bit better and they "look" better. BTW, I imagine you know that "It's not important to be good, it's important to look good. And you look marvelous" :D
     
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    Dan,

    Do you have a 305 in the spare tire loc.?
     
  5. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Yup, under the vehicle. I spaced the carrier up about an inch in the same fashion described by Rogue(thanks for the idea Rogue). It fit before I did that but it hung down a bit more than I liked. It took longer to go buy a pile of washers and longer bolts than it took to move it up. :D
     
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    MTN - consider this a vote for the 285's. Skinnier = better in those conditions - at least most of the time.
     
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    I'd say go skinnier in the snow. I too have some pretty long winters and have been running narrow tires and liking it. I just switched over to 33x12.50's though and am curious to see what happens in the snow.
     
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    No problem Dan. I think I owe you a few more though.