This is interesting because I was looking at putting on this size also to replace the oem Bridgestone duelers (245/70R17). After doing some research, the tire is basically the same size height but obviously wider. The effect on the speedometer would be only (.3 mph) above the actual speed (i.e. doing 60 mph would actually be 60.3 mph) according to the online calculator. I was looking at putting the BFG Longtrail on as I have had good luck with those when I had my Nisson Frontier. They did well in the rain, snow and mud.kljp said:Has anyone installed 265/70 on 17's
There are a lot more choices if you went with 265 and the size difference is less then 1 inch in height.
Your comments please
kljp said:Thanks for all the replies.
I answered my question today. I had a set of Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 265/70R17 installed. They were almost 2 inches shorter and 1 inch narrow, they looked like toy tires. I was lucky and was able to return them. I now have Firestone Destination A/T 285/70R17 (OEM size). Firestone makes 2 different Destination, a 4 ply and a true LT 8 ply. I went with the 8 ply. The reason I went with the Alenza was I was trying to get rid of a vibration I have had for the past few months. Assuming the vibration was tire related I would just get new tire. New tires did not help; vibration was there with old tires (Revos), with new tires (Destinations) and with the Alenza, so I am assuming it is not a tire problem. I did a search here on the forum and found that some other people are also having this vibration problem. I made an appointment today at my local dealer to have them have a look. My OEM is 285/70R17.