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i think Uphill is running some 305's on either 17 or 16 inch rims. PM him and ask him about the sizing of rims he has.

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i think Uphill is running some 315's on either 17 or 16 inch rims. PM him and ask him about the sizing of rims he has.
I'm running Nitto Terra Grapplers - 305/70R17's on a 10 inch wide Walker Evans Beadlock rim. No Backspace.


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Uphill how tall are the 305's.34's?????
 

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I'm running 33x12.5x17 (same as 305/65/17) on 17x9 wheels with 5.5" backspacing and 1.25" Spidertrax. I did the body mount chop before I had them installed, but I'm not sure that it was necessary because I have lots of room. Not even close to rubbing. Without the Spidertrax, I'm pretty sure I would have been rubbing the UCA's due to the width of the tires. But it was a win-win situation for me because the new wide stance looks good, I have better stability now when making turns, and I don't have to worry about rubbing UCA's. Wait.....that's a win-win-win.
 

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Resurrection....

I made a thread about some Federal Couragia M/T, but I just saw that my wheel guy can get me MT Baja ATZ, and I think that would be a better option for a daily driver.

-Can 305/65R17 fit the stock 17" rim?
-What is zero back spacing?
-and are the spacers a must have for this tire width?

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Resurrection....

I made a thread about some Federal Couragia M/T, but I just saw that my wheel guy can get me MT Baja ATZ, and I think that would be a better option for a daily driver.

1. Can 305/65R17 fit the stock 17" rim?
2. What is zero back spacing?
3. and are the spacers a must have for this tire width?

Thanks
Dawud
1. Yes, people are running 315s with no problems.
2. You are confusing offset and backspacing. They effectively measure the same thing but in a different way. The backspacing on the factory wheels are 5.5"s (for the 17inch ones at least). I have never looked at offset when buying wheels so i haven't bothered to figure out how it is measured and how it compares to the factory wheels.
3. An area where you may run in to trouble running these wheels is rubbing the UCA. You might not, and you might. If you buy 1.25" spacers (like Spidertrax), you will more than likely rub the body mounts with that wide of a tire and spacers. So then you will have to have the mount chopped.
 

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1. Yes, people are running 315s with no problems.
2. You are confusing offset and backspacing. They effectively measure the same thing but in a different way. The backspacing on the factory wheels are 5.5"s (for the 17inch ones at least). I have never looked at offset when buying wheels so i haven't bothered to figure out how it is measured and how it compares to the factory wheels.
3. An area where you may run in to trouble running these wheels is rubbing the UCA. You might not, and you might. If you buy 1.25" spacers (like Spidertrax), you will more than likely rub the body mounts with that wide of a tire and spacers. So then you will have to have the mount chopped.


I am asking because I noticed the 305/70R17's look to be cheaper than most 285/70R17.
The wife is not in favor of my hacking the body mount even though I ensure her that no harm to the vehicle will be done.... might have to pull a fast one without her knowing lol

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