10-22-2007, 11:16 AM
Does anyone know if a 305/70 17 on 17x8.5 rims with -6 backspacing will clear the upper control arm? I have a 2.5" level installed up front. I currently have the FJ rims with 285/70's and have barely 1/2" clearance to the upper control arm. In fact on full lock turning they rub slightly.
This is my first post so thanks for any replies.
10-22-2007, 01:21 PM
Hey man I'm new here too...hopefully this will help you out. I know it's not answering your question directly, but maybe it will help so I'll let ya know...
I wanted 285/75/16 or 305/70/16, which are the same height, but obviously wider.
In order to get them to fit I had to do the spacer lift up front....but in order to get a wider tire I needed a wider rim.
So I found the ones I wanted and talked to Discount Tire, they said if I get these Moto Metal 17x9 rims with -12 backspacing that I could use those tires in 17's
Hopefully that helps, I guess the key with 305 width, is the -12 backspacing
10-22-2007, 06:26 PM
I used to be on a Impala board and always hated the "does this fit with this" questions.
Well decided to go with the Moto 951's 17x9 with -12 backspacing. I'll post if it works with the 305/70's.
10-22-2007, 06:55 PM
Cool, that's what I ended up getting in black....let me know how it fits...that's exactly what I wanted for tire size
What tires are you going with?
I was gonna get some BF Goodrich AT KOs
10-22-2007, 07:47 PM
I purchased some Goodyear MT's from Craigslist for $200 with at least 70% tread! I hope they work out they had great reviews from Tirerack. Anyone have the Goodyear MT's? How do they ride are they noisy, wet weather?