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Pete M
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So yesterday, the first day in months since I last got to drive my Dakota R/T, I blew out one of rear tires on a piece of debris in the road. Cut the sidewall up nice and good. :fs1: It took a loooong time to find them (Goodyear Eagles in the 275/60/r17 flavor to match the stock front 255/55r17s) but even after installation, they just weren't big enough to give that drag racer look (only about 30.5x10.5). I've found a set of 265/60/17s, but those are even smaller, though only slightly. Anyone know of any large street tires that would go on a 17" rim? 32" would probably fit, maybe even a bit larger seeing as the suspension has like 2" of uptravel.

 

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no way will a 32 fit i had a 2000 dakota quad car 4x4 and it ad 31 10.5 r 15 and I couldn't even run cable chains. that 5.9 sure rips though...... get a jet stage 2 on it and it is a new animal!!

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The biggest thing Tire Rack show's in a street tire is a 275/65R16. The OD is 31.1 and the section width is 11.1 They carry it in a Kumho Road Venture APT KL51 ($121) and a Pirelli Scorpion STR ($168) both are 'H' rated. Anything larger or wider in a 17" seems to be AT tread.

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no way will a 32 fit i had a 2000 dakota quad car 4x4 and it ad 31 10.5 r 15 and I couldn't even run cable chains. that 5.9 sure rips though...... get a jet stage 2 on it and it is a new animal!!

 

In the front? no way. I've had 31" BFG ATs up there and it rubs quite a bit. In the rear? I measure that it'd be tight, but 32s would clear the flares. :D

 

 

 

 

Anything larger or wider in a 17" seems to be AT tread.

 

 

Yup, that's the problem I seem to be having. :( I'm just not willing to sacrifice the R/T rims for to big tire look.

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viper wheels ftw, its a bolt on ;)

 

If memory serves me, they have more backspacing and wheel spacers would be required. :hmm:

 

Looks like my pathetic internet connection won't let me into tire rack and the like :fs1: , so I guess my research will have to pause until I'm back home on Friday. No hurry of course, since I don't have the money to buy any tires anyhow. :shake: but like my MJs, it's never too soon to plan for my dakota's future. :D

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225/55R17

Load Index 97 = 1609lbs (730kg) per tire

Speed Rating “V” = 149mph (240kph) 97V SL Treadwear: 360

Traction: A

Temperature: A360 A A 1609 lbs.

51 psi

11/32"

26 lbs.

6-8" rim width range

7" tested/recommended rim width

9.2" section width

NA

26.9" diameter

775 revs/mile

Country of Origin "PT" = PORTUGALPT

 

235/65R17

Load Index 108 = 2205lbs (1000kg) per tire

Speed Rating “V” = 149mph (240kph) 108V XL Treadwear: 360

Traction: A

Temperature: A360 A A 2205 lbs.

51 psi

11/32"

31 lbs.

6-8.5"

6.5"

9"

NA

29"

718

Country of Origin "PT" = PORTUGALPT

 

255/50R17

Load Index 101 = 1819lbs (825kg) per tire

Speed Rating “V” = 149mph (240kph) 101V SL Treadwear: 320

Traction: A

Temperature: A320 A A 1819 lbs.

51 psi

11/32"

31 lbs.

7-9"

8"

10.4"

NA

27"

769

Country of Origin "PT" = PORTUGALPT

 

255/60R17

Load Index 106 = 2094lbs (950kg) per tire

Speed Rating “V” = 149mph (240kph) 106V SL Treadwear: 360

Traction: A

Temperature: A360 A A 2094 lbs.

51 psi

11/32"

34 lbs.

7-9"

7.5"

10.2"

NA

29"

718

Country of Origin "CZ" = CZECH REPUBLICCZ , Country of Origin "PT" = PORTUGALPT

 

275/55R17

Load Index 109 = 2271lbs (1030kg) per tire

Speed Rating “V” = 149mph (240kph) 109V SL Treadwear: 360

Traction: A

Temperature: A360 A A 2271 lbs.

51 psi

11/32"

35 lbs.

7.5-9.5"

8.5"

11.2"

NA

28.9"

721

Country of Origin "PT" = PORTUGALPT

 

275/60R17

Load Index 110 = 2337lbs (1060kg) per tire

Speed Rating “V” = 149mph (240kph) 110V SL Treadwear: 360

Traction: A

Temperature: A360 A A 2337 lbs.

51 psi

11/32"

37 lbs.

7.5-9.5" rim width range

8" recommended/tested rim width

11" section width

8.5" tread width

30" diameter

695

Country of Origin "US" = UNITED STATES OF AMERICAUS

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  • 5 months later...

well, after much deliberating (not really) I've decided that once I have money and a need of driving the truck, I'm going with the Goodyear Fortera Tripletred (until I change my mind again). I know a couple people that have 'em and love 'em and the tires come in the sizes I'm looking for (or close enough anyway). Should be very good in the heavy rain, and lord knows that happens once or twice in Georgia. :yes:

 

 

 

255/60/r17 (29x10) for the front

 

265/70r17 (31.6x10.5) for the rear

 

for comparison, stock tires were 255/55r17 (28x10) which don't exist in the tripletred.

 

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we now take you back to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress. :waving:

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I hate the amber lenses. they just pop out at the eyes, and not in a good way. I like the simpler color scheme. Just you wait til I have the shaker hood. jamminz.gif

 

And if I happen to have too much money someday, I'll be stroking the engine to 401 and installing a 6spd manual. :D

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