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Well, my truck will need tires in about four months, so I started looking today.

Rims are 17x7.0

Current tires are 245/70/17. I was thinking of stepping up to 265/70/17.

My question is, will that be too close on the front? If it is, should I go for a suspension lift kit, or a body lift?

(Truck is a 2005 1500 SC long bed)

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Mine are 285/70/17s Kelly Safari Trex. I also have a factory 2 inch body lift.
I think from 265 to a 285 is about an inch. but not sure on that
My cousin just put 265 on his 05 and they looked little, and he had plenty of room left.

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Ok, I've been looking around a bit more....here's what I'm thinking:

A new set of 17x8.5 rims, with 285/70(or 75)/17's on there.

Anyone have a recommendation for a good A/T tire in that size?
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Ok, I've been looking around a bit more....here's what I'm thinking:

A new set of 17x8.5 rims, with 285/70(or 75)/17's on there.

Anyone have a recommendation for a good A/T tire in that size?

You can't go wrong with BFG's. Personally, I am running the Dick Cepek FC-II's which are between an MT and AT.
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I'm partial to the ProComp myself. The M/Ts look wicked and ride great in the mud and relatively quiet on road. Their A/Ts are durable and run well too.

After that I'd personally run Toyo's. My F-350 work truck has M-55s and they are spectacular in all weather and kick out the mud great when i'm on the oilfield roads.
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Well, I found what I'm going to get for right now.

Goodyear ArmorTrac in 265/70/17.

Once I have the money for new rims, I'll be going a little bit bigger, but for now, those will do just fine.
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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.
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Mine are 285/70/17s Kelly Safari Trex. I also have a factory 2 inch body lift.
I think from 265 to a 285 is about an inch. but not sure on that
My cousin just put 265 on his 05 and they looked little, and he had plenty of room left.

I am running 315/70/17 with a 2" Daystar lift on the front of my Ram . Have a slight tire rub , but not real bad . Just be cautious of any death wobble issues you may have .
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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.
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