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Firestone Destination M/T 245 vs 265

I've looked at the tire calculators that have been posted in the forum, but I'm wondering, has anyone run the 245/75/17 and the 265/70/17 MTs, and was there a difference? I'm 99% sold on the Firestones simply becasue my local shop will match TireRack's price - $189/tire and it is buy one get one free month, can't beat it right now, thanks in advance.
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The Destination M/T tires also come in the 255/75R17 size. Just something else to consider. I personally run a 265/70R17 tire for the additional width.


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I'm running 265/70R17 with a 2" lift. With stock rims w/o spacers you'll rub on the inside on a locked turn. I have a 5/16 spacers and I still rub slightly. If I were to buy tires now, I would buy 255/70R17.

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I don't think you'll go wrong with either size since you have the Pintler wheels. I don't get any rubbing except at full lock with the 265s, so its all down to personal preference.

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I think the Pintler only gives you a 1/4 spacing. If you do go for the 265, please let me know if they rub at all.

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265/70/17 because the 7x8.5" Wheels.
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Uber,

Do yours rub at all?

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They do, but it is so insignificant that it barely leaves a mark on the wheel well liner.

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I had the 265/70/17 Terra Grapplers with the Pintlers and only had slight rubbing like Uber and only at full turn - I wasn't sure if the M/Ts larger lugs made a difference.
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I'm a little confused. Uber/Bjamrow, are you rubbing on the inner wheel well, on the unibody? If so, that's what I'm rubbing on. The lugs grab the lower edge of the frame. It is a flat piece of steel and it kind of chops at the lug a little.

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