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Unread 08-14-2014, 08:23 AM   #31
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I agree.

But anytime man, you will get a different opinion from everyone. like it was said earlier, it almost like comparing apples to oranges.
I have heard that MTRs are poor in the rain. but the Duras are great all around.
as for size you will need to remember that although a Duratrac says 265/70R17 and so does an MTR, they wont be exactly the same. bc they have different tread depth and other factors. size is based on very generic proportions. width (265) is measured from the widest part of the sidewall from sidewall to sidewall. this is not going to tell you how wide the tread width will be. that is a different measurement. and the height (70) measures 70% of the width, from bead (where the tire seats on the rim) to the bottom of the tread, it does not include the tread, thats where tread depth comes into play which is measured in 32nds (18/32nds 16/32nd etc.) basically imagine the tire completely worn down. Tomorrow when I'm at work I will get you exact specs from goodyear.

here is my WJ 3" IRO with .75" spacers running 255/75R17 Cooper AT3s. also front is trimmed about 1.5" and rear about 1"

Ok thanks. I think i am for sure going to get the duratrac i believe. Just picking the size. What does the 255 equal. Im also ona 16 inch rim

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Unread 08-14-2014, 09:07 AM   #32
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255/75R17 MTR are 32.3x10R17
265/70R17 MTR are 31.7x10.7R17
275/71R17 MTR are 32.4x11R17

255/75R17 Duratrac are 32x10R17
265/70R17 Duratrac are 31.7x9.8R17
285/70R17 Duratrac are 33x11.5R17
they dont make dura in the 275/70R17
hope it helps a little.
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Unread 08-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #33
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it would be a 255/70R16 which would be 30.1x10.2R16
go with a 265/70R16 those are 30.7x10.7R16

EDIT they make them in a 285/75R16 as well 33.1x11.3R16
and 265/75R16 which is 31.7x10.5R16
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Unread 08-14-2014, 10:28 AM   #34
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it would be a 255/70R16 which would be 30.1x10.2R16
go with a 265/70R16 those are 30.7x10.7R16

EDIT they make them in a 285/75R16 as well 33.1x11.3R16
and 265/75R16 which is 31.7x10.5R16
So since I have 16's they are a little smaller.
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Unread 08-14-2014, 01:48 PM   #35
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So since I have 16's they are a little smaller.
Kind of yes. the rim size will make every tire different sizes. even though you are still getting a 255 with a 70 series, it will be smaller than a 17. thats why you will not find a 35x12.50R16. bc you cant really get a "true" 35" tire from a 16" wheel. some will say differently bc i believe you can get super swampers in 35x12.50x16, but it's not a "true" 35.
Sizing of tires isn't very concrete. that's why it's pretty hard to explain to others who don't know a whole lot about them. I go through having to explain sizing to people everyday, and they always bring up different points. its best to not think to concrete on the measurements of the tires. a tire size may vary from company to company and possibly from model to model with in the same company.

its best to thing of sizing generically. 255/70R16 will be roughly a 31".
here is a link that I use a ton when showing size comparisons. i think this will help you out. type in current size then your old size and it will give you measurement comparisons and all that good jazz.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...0r16-255-70r16
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Unread 08-14-2014, 08:40 PM   #36
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Duratracs. I have about 60-65k on mine with plenty of life left.
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Kind of yes. the rim size will make every tire different sizes. even though you are still getting a 255 with a 70 series, it will be smaller than a 17. thats why you will not find a 35x12.50R16. bc you cant really get a "true" 35" tire from a 16" wheel. some will say differently bc i believe you can get super swampers in 35x12.50x16, but it's not a "true" 35.
Sizing of tires isn't very concrete. that's why it's pretty hard to explain to others who don't know a whole lot about them. I go through having to explain sizing to people everyday, and they always bring up different points. its best to not think to concrete on the measurements of the tires. a tire size may vary from company to company and possibly from model to model with in the same company.

its best to thing of sizing generically. 255/70R16 will be roughly a 31".
here is a link that I use a ton when showing size comparisons. i think this will help you out. type in current size then your old size and it will give you measurement comparisons and all that good jazz.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...0r16-255-70r16
That makes sense. Ok so what is the big difference between the 70 and 75. What would be best to get.
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Unread 08-15-2014, 07:30 AM   #38
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basic break down. the 255 is the width, the 70 will be the height of the side wall and the 16 is the wheel size.
the major difference is the 70 will be a slight bit shorter than the 75.
it measures by percent a 70 series tire will be 70% of the width (255) and a 75 series will be 75% of the width (255). they will not make a 255/75R16 you will either have to go with 255/70R16 or 265/70R16 or 265/75R16. if you type in that link i sent, the 265/70R16 and the 265/75R16 it will give you the difference. maybe a half in to inch taller
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basic break down. the 255 is the width, the 70 will be the height of the side wall and the 16 is the wheel size.
the major difference is the 70 will be a slight bit shorter than the 75.
it measures by percent a 70 series tire will be 70% of the width (255) and a 75 series will be 75% of the width (255). they will not make a 255/75R16 you will either have to go with 255/70R16 or 265/70R16 or 265/75R16. if you type in that link i sent, the 265/70R16 and the 265/75R16 it will give you the difference. maybe a half in to inch taller
Alright cool. So in your opinion what size do you think I should get.
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Alright cool. So in your opinion what size do you think I should get.
I think you should buy me a set if 315/75....u can ride shotgun.

70's..unless u wanna trim.
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Unread 08-16-2014, 09:12 PM   #41
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I think you would be fine with 255/70 or 265/70. personally id go 265/70.. I'm not a huge fan of my 255, they look really skinny.
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I think you would be fine with 255/70 or 265/70. personally id go 265/70.. I'm not a huge fan of my 255, they look really skinny.
Ok cool. Yea I dont want it to look skinny. I really appreciate your knowledge and help. Its nice to be able to have a conversation with someone who isnt a smart *** and is actually willing to help.
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Unread 08-16-2014, 10:25 PM   #43
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Ok cool. Yea I dont want it to look skinny. I really appreciate your knowledge and help. Its nice to be able to have a conversation with someone who isnt a smart *** and is actually willing to help.
Whooooo.....meeeeee? Lol.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 07:48 AM   #44
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Whooooo.....meeeeee? Lol.
No not you. I thought what you said was funny. Im talking about these jeep groups on facebook. You go on their to ask someone and someone has to either be a jerk or have smart comments about everything. I can come on here and ask the same thing and people are actually willing to help and give you quality answers.
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No not you. I thought what you said was funny. Im talking about these jeep groups on facebook. You go on their to ask someone and someone has to either be a jerk or have smart comments about everything. I can come on here and ask the same thing and people are actually willing to help and give you quality answers.
FB...thats the problem.

At any rate, did you buy me my set of tires? your set?
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