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Old 11-21-2010, 10:26 PM
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I have a sport with the 20in rims. i want to get 17in rims but some BFGs that are as big as the 20s so i dont mess with my mph and mpg. what sizes tire would i be looking at?

looking at the bfg ta ko;s

i do NOT want these sticking out from the fender
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i would buy the 285/70-17 BFG All Terrain KO. They are just a little bit wider and end up being only .2" shorter so your speed-o shouldn't change.

here is a website where you can plug in your current tire size and the size you are thinking about to compare the differences. hope this helps.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...foTireMath.jsp

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i would buy the 285/70-17 BFG All Terrain KO. They are just a little bit wider and end up being only .2" shorter so your speed-o shouldn't change.

here is a website where you can plug in your current tire size and the size you are thinking about to compare the differences. hope this helps.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...foTireMath.jsp
how much wider

reason im scared to go wider is i dont want to chip up the paint with rocks being tossed up the side.. i live in WV they have rocks in the salt for winter..
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Bushwacker makes some nice fender flares http://www.bushwacker.com/fender.asp

there are several other good companies too
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Hey,
I have done the same thing. I got a set of 17in wheels that I mounted aset of 265/70-17 Firestone Winterforce snow tires to. The diameter is really close to the 20s so the speedometer wont be that far off. If you are just using them for snow, save some money and get a pure snow tire instead of the off road tires. When it comes to snow/ice the narrower the tire the better, and the softer the compound the better. A wider tire will float on snow.
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how much wider

reason im scared to go wider is i dont want to chip up the paint with rocks being tossed up the side.. i live in WV they have rocks in the salt for winter..
when I used that calculator is was about .4" IIRC. that .4" would be split between the inside and outside so I guess it would stick out about .2" more.
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a 265/75-17 would be .4" skinnier and .3" shorter so it might the size you are looking for. rocks/debris wouldn't mess up your paint either. I installed some Mopar splash guards which also help keep my truck clean.

this link is just to give you a picture.
http://www.mopardodge.com/accessorie...lashguards.htm
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a 265/75-17 would be .4" skinnier and .3" shorter so it might the size you are looking for. rocks/debris wouldn't mess up your paint either. I installed some Mopar splash guards which also help keep my truck clean.

this link is just to give you a picture.
http://www.mopardodge.com/accessorie...lashguards.htm
splash guards installed last week
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I have a set of General's 265/70-17 with studs for sale. Only put about 2000 miles on them last year. I had them on my 2003 2x4. I can mount and balance them also if your interested. PM me for a price if interested.
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I have a set of General's 265/70-17 with studs for sale. Only put about 2000 miles on them last year. I had them on my 2003 2x4. I can mount and balance them also if your interested. PM me for a price if interested.
i wish i could..i just dont have the cash right now or id jump all over it
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