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I have 3rd gen wheels on my truck. Currently has 35/12.5s on it, and they rub on the control arms.

I need new tires soon-ish and am looking to try to keep the height and maybe lose a little bit of the width in order to not rub. Figure if anything I'll get better mileage so thats a plus.

Anyway, was aiming towards 285/75/17s, but they are pretty scarce. Some places said they couldn't even get them. Also considered 285/70/17, and (maybe) 305/70/17, although I don't know if the latter would clear correctly or not as they are 12" wide.

I noticed that the slightly smaller tires (265/70?) are significantly cheaper.. So I guess what I am mainly looking for is some pictures of your guys' trucks with similar sizes and if they rub or not.

Thanks a bunch guys. Appreciate it.
 

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have you looked into 295/70/17 tires?
 

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285s will be shorter. I think by almost 2 inches. How bad do your 35s (315s) rub? Im thinking about going with them on my stock rims
 

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well the 295's are shorter then I thought they were
 

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have you looked into 295/70/17 tires?
I would consider them, but they seem just as hard to find as 285/75, if not harder.

285s will be shorter. I think by almost 2 inches. How bad do your 35s (315s) rub? Im thinking about going with them on my stock rims
The 35s don't rub height-wise, they look great and don't rub at all. But in a sharp turn they catch the control arms and rub a bit, which is irritating IMO. Doesn't bother some but I like being able to have my full steering radius personally.

265/70/17 = 31.6x10.4
285/70/17 = 32.7x11.2
285/75/17s = 33.8x11.2
295/70/17 = 33.3x11.6
305/70/17 = 33.5x12.0

So I was figuring a 285/75 would be ideal since it would only be about an inch shorter, but a lot skinnier, thus wouldn't rub, and probably do better on mileage as well. Also considered the other sizes, including a 265/70 since my college budget is limited, and they are significantly cheaper.

Also considered getting some used ones off of craigslist or something, but even with 1/2 tread, not sure if it's worth buying some for the snow or not since they're not going to grab like a new tire..
 

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Im in college too, working part time at the moment too. Its rough. When my other truck sells I think Im gonna get a new set of 315s. Ill sell you my michelin 265s for a deal. Shipping from FL to whereever you are might hurt though. The tires have like 20k on em, second set ever on the truck and the truck has 250k. They last.
 

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Im in college too, working part time at the moment too. Its rough. When my other truck sells I think Im gonna get a new set of 315s. Ill sell you my michelin 265s for a deal. Shipping from FL to whereever you are might hurt though. The tires have like 20k on em, second set ever on the truck and the truck has 250k. They last.
My dad runs michelins too and gets pretty decent life out of them.

If I get used it will likely be locally because shipping will probably cancel out any potential benefits anyways :banghead:

Anybody have any of the previously mentioned sizes that can speak as to whether they rub or not?
 

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I run 315/70/17 on my 2wd. They barely rub. A little different cause mines 2wd but I wish I had gone with the 305/70/17.
 

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I run 315/70/17 on my 2wd. They barely rub. A little different cause mines 2wd but I wish I had gone with the 305/70/17.
Is it in the same spot that they rub? On the middle of the control arm? The 35/12.5s dont rub that bad but it's enough to irritate the hell out of me when I'm trying to get out of a tight spot.
 

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Ya. They only rub at full lock to the right but that's everytime I pull in my driveway. If I could do it again I'd get 305/70/17 but since I have newer tires I might just pick up a set of rims with a little more offset.
 
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