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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

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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.?
     
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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.