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Old 04-09-2007, 09:00 PM
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Right size tires for stock 17s?

Another question about tires. I have done alot of research and there are alot of threads with tires working and not working as far as rubbing goes. So here goes. Will a 265/65/17 tire work with no rubbing? I know the different tire brands make a diff. Also will a 265/70/17 work? Anybody with these setup of tires can you post what tires you are using and the pros and cons? My envoy needs new tires soon! Thanks

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Stock tire size for the 17's is 245/65/17
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Another question about tires. I have done alot of research and there are alot of threads with tires working and not working as far as rubbing goes. So here goes. Will a 265/65/17 tire work with no rubbing? I know the different tire brands make a diff. Also will a 265/70/17 work? Anybody with these setup of tires can you post what tires you are using and the pros and cons? My envoy needs new tires soon! Thanks
If you saw threads where 265/70-17 tires were discussed, you would have seen the extensive mention of rubbing unless you have a lift, and hitting the upper control arm if you don't have spacers. 265/65-17 are reported to fit OK without mods. As to what style of tires, it all depends on your mission and driving habits. I personally don't care about rubbing, and the bigger the better for tires because I need ground clearance. YMMV.



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If you saw threads where 265/70-17 tires were discussed, you would have seen the extensive mention of rubbing unless you have a lift, and hitting the upper control arm if you don't have spacers. 265/65-17 are reported to fit OK without mods. As to what style of tires, it all depends on your mission and driving habits. I personally don't care about rubbing, and the bigger the better for tires because I need ground clearance. YMMV.

great thanks for the posts. Just normal driving habits. The envoy is actually my wife's and she won't be doing anything more than driving back and forth to work. I would like to go with the 265 series to fill the wheel well. Any particular tire brand you guys recommend? I am looking at either BS dueler revos, Yoko Geolanders, Mich Crosstrains. Or any other brand i am missing that is good for long life and good highway travel with low noise. Thanks
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great thanks for the posts. Just normal driving habits. The envoy is actually my wife's and she won't be doing anything more than driving back and forth to work. I would like to go with the 265 series to fill the wheel well. Any particular tire brand you guys recommend? I am looking at either BS dueler revos, Yoko Geolanders, Mich Crosstrains. Or any other brand i am missing that is good for long life and good highway travel with low noise. Thanks

IMO, the Dueler is a great tire. I've put them on a couple vehicles and I loved them. I also think they have the best looking sidewall/lettering. The Geolander is also a good tire but the lettering isn't as nice.

Both tires will drop your MPG slightly because the tread is more aggressive than the stock Contis.
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IMO, the Dueler is a great tire. I've put them on a couple vehicles and I loved them. I also think they have the best looking sidewall/lettering. The Geolander is also a good tire but the lettering isn't as nice.

Both tires will drop your MPG slightly because the tread is more aggressive than the stock Contis.
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IMO, the Dueler is a great tire. I've put them on a couple vehicles and I loved them. I also think they have the best looking sidewall/lettering. The Geolander is also a good tire but the lettering isn't as nice.

Both tires will drop your MPG slightly because the tread is more aggressive than the stock Contis.
I just got the Geolanders two weeks ago. Love em. I have not seen a mileage drop. ( yes I do drive that much). I have a bit of a hard time seeing the tread as more aggressive than the Conti's. They are easily quieter than the Conti's. I'm still not sure what air pressure to run them at however.
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I just got the Geolanders two weeks ago. Love em. I have not seen a mileage drop. ( yes I do drive that much). I have a bit of a hard time seeing the tread as more aggressive than the Conti's. They are easily quieter than the Conti's. I'm still not sure what air pressure to run them at however.
thanks alot. i have read alot of good reviews about the goelanders
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I just got the Geolanders two weeks ago. Love em. I have not seen a mileage drop. ( yes I do drive that much). I have a bit of a hard time seeing the tread as more aggressive than the Conti's. They are easily quieter than the Conti's. I'm still not sure what air pressure to run them at however.
Which Geolanders? If you got the more aggressive A/Ts you would see a drop. I'm guessing maybe you got the HT/S ones which are a less aggressive highway tire. I had the HT/S Geolanders on my summer rims for my Jimmy and I would see a 1-2mph increase when I put them on and took my winter wheels with Deuler Revos off.
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