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Old 01-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

I got some 17s coming for the van. Will have an Action Van lift of about 5 plus inches up front and 4 plus in the back to level it out.

Was thinking the 285/70/17s would be good in a load range E, but wasn't sure. See a lot about BFG blow outs, but had load range Es on my Dually and had zero issues with towing, etc...

I will be towing a 17' enclosed a lot also.

Should I consider a bit bigger? Hate to go any larger due to clearance issues. Will have the rear spacers installed also... Also will have fender flares on the rig to help with stone and gravel pick up...
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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Re: 17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

With a lift like that you'll probably want something larger than 33". Maybe 34".

BFG 285/70-18s are a little under 33".

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Re: 17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

The Toyo 295/70-17 M/T has a weight limit of 3970# and measures 33.5"
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Re: 17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

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With a lift like that you'll probably want something larger than 33". Maybe 34".

BFG 285/70-18s are a little under 33".

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You mean 285/70/17, correct? I was talking 17" wheels... I wanted to stick under 9" wide on a rim. The ones I am getting are 8.5"...
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Re: 17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

Yes, I meant 17. I run 18's, and my fingers just naturally type 18.

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Re: 17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

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I got some 17s coming for the van. Will have an Action Van lift of about 5 plus inches up front and 4 plus in the back to level it out.

Was thinking the 285/70/17s would be good in a load range E, but wasn't sure. See a lot about BFG blow outs, but had load range Es on my Dually and had zero issues with towing, etc...

I will be towing a 17' enclosed a lot also.

Should I consider a bit bigger? Hate to go any larger due to clearance issues. Will have the rear spacers installed also... Also will have fender flares on the rig to help with stone and gravel pick up...
Overall size will also depend on the wheel offset. I'm running 285/70x17 on my 07 with a negative offset wheel. Tire diameter is between 32 and 33". Any bigger and I would have clearance issues. Installed 4:10 gears which brought back the speedo to an accurate measurement.

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Re: 17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

I've had 4 sets of BFG's over the last 15 years with never a problem, flat, issue or concern; 2 were on my Jeep Comanche, A/T & M/T, 2 on the SMB, again A/T and M/T. All went off road and all carried loads. The van A/T's got 36K miles and I have 19K on the M/T's right now and look good for maybe 8K more. I wouldn't discount BFG's as an option. Any tire line will have a certain failure rate. For my next set on the van I will be going back to BFG A/T's if my tire guy doesn't have any strong reasons not to.
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Re: 17" wheels with Action Van lift... Tire sizes?

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I've had 4 sets of BFG's over the last 15 years with never a problem, flat, issue or concern; 2 were on my Jeep Comanche, A/T & M/T, 2 on the SMB, again A/T and M/T. All went off road and all carried loads. The van A/T's got 36K miles and I have 19K on the M/T's right now and look good for maybe 8K more. I wouldn't discount BFG's as an option. Any tire line will have a certain failure rate. For my next set on the van I will be going back to BFG A/T's if my tire guy doesn't have any strong reasons not to.

I'm with you, Pat. We've used the BFGs to great success on the dually hauling a trailer and cargo. We don't just drive a few miles, either! Again, I think it has more to do with the Load Range and what are being used and psi, etc. I'd be doing the Load Range E versions...
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