Biggest tires, no lift?

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  1. Stic-o

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    How much bigger can we go with no lift? Looking at 265/70/17 which are 31.6 vs the stock 265/65/17 which are 30.5. so that only equates to 1/2" difference in diameter approx.
     
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    I'd love to know the answer to this also. And if anybody has pics of larger tires without lift
     
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    I went an inch bigger in diameter 31.5” with 265/65/18 Duratracs
    The stock one was 30.5” 265/60/18 Hankook Dynapro
    No issues so far at 140 plus miles.
    I think the issue would be the width, so I checked this first
    https://tiresize.com/comparison/
    According to the size calculator, the width is the same with the tires I chose.

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    Has anyone tried 275/65 R17 ??

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    Interested too. Should have my truck in about a week. Tires will be the first thing.
     
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    Let us know! I like my color match rims but would definitely like some beefier tires.

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    I'm interested in knowing how wide people have gone without issue. Has anyone tried to run 285/60R18 without lift or level? (same hight as 265/65 R18)
     
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    Still haven't found a dedefiniti answer to how big you can go on the sport 17 wheels(current 255/65) without a any mods/lifts/levels.
    I may just order some 265/70 and take my chances. I can't imagine that would be an issue as the FX4 tires are 265/65. That's dam close. Worst case i'll just level the front if I have to

    Also do you need to upgrade the spare? Or because it's a temp it's not a problem to run a bit lower diameter tire for a short time.
     
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    I can confirm the 265/70-17 Cooper AT3s fit an FX4 with zero issues:



    Huge improvement. Very impressed with the truck's capabilities on those tires.
     
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    265/70-17 Hankook DYNAPRO ATM RF10 is a factory option on my order. I'll be running that until I find the proper lift then I'll mount my 285/70-17:like:
     
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    You should definitely upgrade the spare. Your spider gears in your diff will absolutely hate you if you run a different diameter. However, it does suck buying a brand new tire just to be used as a spare, so I would recommend getting a cheap used tire that is the same size to mount as a spare. It should do the job in a pinch. That's what I'm planning to do at least!
     
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    Good idea. I'll get a used cheapo
     
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    #14 Apr 15, 2019
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    Does anyone know if a 285/65-17 + 20 offset wheel and trimmed deflection beams would fit without lift? Or is this just not physically possible?
     
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    If the crash bars are "modified" and one can fit that fat wheel/tire combo inside the stock front wheel well, is it possible to lower the rear to get to level? That is, lower the rear rather than lifting the front?
     
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