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Old 09-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #11
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Re: 245/70/17 GY duratracs

The duratracs look good.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:58 AM   #12
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Works better this way!


Is this how you got to 10,000 plus comments? If people liked pointless comments john madden would still be on SNF!
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #13
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Re: 245/70/17 GY duratracs

So glad you approve of my editing your pics to display properly.

Carry on with your pointed comments.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:25 PM   #14
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Actually, I don't think the smaller size look that bad.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #15
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Sure thing I will post pics of the duratracs 245/70/17, but update I just replaced them with 265/70/17 so much happier!! The trimming is very very minor, shaved it down with my Dremel. I don't run mud flaps. But no rubbing at all even when I flip a hard U turn.

All and all if you do the lift do the larger wheels, don't make my mistake and think you'll be happy. The lift and large wheels go hand in hand.


And I agree please allow the next gen ridge ride on 265/70 tires. It struggles enough to be recognized as a REAL TRUCK!! Ha
So, if you are not running mud flaps, what did you trim? Are you talking about the pinch welds?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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Re: 245/70/17 GY duratracs

So my tires were 3/32 almost all the way around, and due for replacement before winter hits. I decided to go with something more aggressive and bigger, BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain TA, 265/65/17. Well they looked very rugged and filled the wheel well gap quite nicely. There was some very slight rubbing on sharp turns into driveways, but nothing that was discouraging....HOWEVER, on my return trip home, which was ALL highway driving, I noticed the heavier tires taking a serious toll on my mileage. I was already topped off, and when I got home, 235 miles later, I was just under 1/4 a tank. Also, I couldn't maintain 75mph without having a higher rpm range, so I was stuck at 65-70. I doubt I could have gotten 300 miles on that tank of gas.
I contacted DTS and discussed my situation to one of the techs, he said they would gladly exchange the tires, for some BFGoodrich Rugged Trail TA 245/65/17 free of charge, (which I originally had) and even a slight kickback in fundage because of the price difference.
My mileage is now back where it belongs.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #17
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Re: 245/70/17 GY duratracs

I had thought about going with a 245/70/17 or even a 255/70/17 but am so glad I decided on 265/65/65. IMO 265/65/17 are the perfect size for a lifted RL. I think like you would have been disappointed with anything smaller.
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Re: 245/70/17 GY duratracs

In looking at the Duratracs that I am planning on buying, I found that they also come in 245/75/17. That might look pretty good. Curious on how they would fit.
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Re: 245/70/17 GY duratracs

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Is this how you got to 10,000 plus comments? If people liked pointless comments john madden would still be on SNF!
I found a number for a good proctologist in your area. He can help with the object lodged in your a$$.

Speedlever's been around for a while, He hit 10,000 by helping out people: Posting numerous wiring diagrams and schematics that few people have access to. Not to mention he's a moderator. Which means he can edit the orientation of pictures that dumb$hit's like you don't have the suave to do.

Welcome to the ROC, I'm sure you'll be around a while with your attitude.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #20
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Re: 245/70/17 GY duratracs

Blackout could you do me a huge favor please? I plan to get the 265 tires but when I look it seems like the thing that is causing the problems is the bottom strut housing/spring perch it looks like its about 2 inchs away from the tire with my OEM 245's. Coud you messure from the top of the tire to the part of the strut that sites right above it, where the spring sits on.
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