275/70 r17 or 265/70 r17?

Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 15:36
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I'm running 285/70 r17 on the Ranger now, but want to go down a size. I had considered 275/70 R17 (approx 32") but not sure about availability ion more remote areas. I'd rather not go to the 265/70, but will if it is a better choice for replacements.

Any ideas? Any experience with either (or an alternative option)?

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 18:07

Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 18:07
Hey Mark

275's are very hard to get outside of the bigger cities. 285's and 265's are way more common and available.

I've been running 285's for nearly 300,000 k's on my Ranger and apart from a little bit of extra fuel use I love them !

What is your reason or wanting to go down in size ?

Cheers
Gazz
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Follow Up By: Member - silkwood - Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 18:24

Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 18:24
Thought so. I'm looking to get a little better performance (fuel wise and towing). I know it won't be massive, but I feel the 285's have been a bit of overkill...

Might be 265's then...

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Bazooka - Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 22:37

Monday, Feb 27, 2023 at 22:37
This might help with 265/285 weight savings Mark.

Tiresize.com

Also handy for rev differences.
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Follow Up By: Member - silkwood - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 09:30

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 09:30
Thanks. I've been using https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc

Cheers, Mark
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 15:29

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 15:29
Tiresize.com also has weights for many different tyres Mark, which was really the reason I posted.
Can be quite a decent diff between 265 and 285 depending on tyre type and brand.
Not as big a jump as PT to LT from what I've seen though .
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 07:27

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 07:27
Hi Mark,

Going back to 265 will effect your Speedo reading, it will read higher than actual. If these were the original OEM size on the vehicle, then you should have a problem.

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Follow Up By: Member - silkwood - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 09:30

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 09:30
Yep, aware. Thanks for that.

Cheers,

Mark
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