2008 PW 285/75/17 VS 35/12.5/17

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2008 PW 285/75/17 VS 35/12.5/17

Post by UncleYarbie » Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:42 pm

I'm currently in the debate on which set of tires to buy. I really prefer the old school tall skinny look but I'm concerned I won't have enough clearance with the 285/75 tires. Looking for some pictures of each on 3rd gen trucks to get an idea.

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Re: 2008 PW 285/75/17 VS 35/12.5/17

Post by RustyPW » Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:43 pm

I ran 35's on my 08 for years, Lot of pictures in my build thread.
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Re: 2008 PW 285/75/17 VS 35/12.5/17

Post by JRHPWRWAGON06 » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:31 pm

I'm running stock height and stock PW wheels.
I tried some 305/70-17 Goodyear's that were about the same height as 285/75. 34"tall. It was probably my favorite size that I have tried, but they don't make a decent tire/brand in that size anymore. Didn't seem to have any negative other than a slight loss of acceleration, and not available in my new favorite tire.

I'm stuck on Firestone MT2's, and have run stock 285/70-17 the most miles, recently changed to 33x12.5x17 which are same 32.8" tall, but a little wider.
I tried 315/70-17 which are 34.5" tall, and didn't like them because of the rubbing and very noticeable loss of performance. I couldn't wait for them to wear out. Think you would need lower gearing to run anything taller than 35's, in my opinion.
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Re: 2008 PW 285/75/17 VS 35/12.5/17

Post by RustyPW » Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:08 pm

JRHPWRWAGON06 wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:31 pm
I'm running stock height and stock PW wheels.
I tried some 305/70-17 Goodyear's that were about the same height as 285/75. 34"tall. It was probably my favorite size that I have tried, but they don't make a decent tire/brand in that size anymore. Didn't seem to have any negative other than a slight loss of acceleration, and not available in my new favorite tire.

I'm stuck on Firestone MT2's, and have run stock 285/70-17 the most miles, recently changed to 33x12.5x17 which are same 32.8" tall, but a little wider.
I tried 315/70-17 which are 34.5" tall, and didn't like them because of the rubbing and very noticeable loss of performance. I couldn't wait for them to wear out. Think you would need lower gearing to run anything taller than 35's, in my opinion.
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A tuner from Hemifever does wonders. Change the tire size in the ecu, changes the shift points, also gets rid of the gas pedal delay.
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Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek - Summer '10, Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18, Summer '19 AOAA,

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