Originally Posted by The DEUCE
There is minimal gain in size, 1 inch in heigth and 3/4" in width.
245-70-17 = 30.5x9.65x17
265-70-17 = 31.6x10.43x17
285-70-17 = 32.7x11.22x17
I believe you could stuff a set of 285-70-17 in your wheel wells but don't take my word for it. I suggest that you go to your local tire shop and have them test fit a few tires for yah until you get the look and fit that you are looking for.
Already done, and the 285's would rub, not to mention that my rims won't hold them.
All of the 285's I've looked at call for a 7.5 or 8 inch width, my rims are 17x7, so until I can afford to upgrade the rims, I'll stick to 265.
NOW, once I can afford a 3" suspension lift, and better rims, I'm probably going to step it up to 315's. The tech and I measured it out, and they should fit just perfect with the 3" suspension lift.