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Old 06-20-2017, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Anyone fit 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had fitted 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

I was considering purchasing these tires on Method wheels in 17/7.5 but wanted to make sure they fit properly first.

I have seen that size listed on the RB components site for their builds and the photos sure do look good with that size.

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Old 06-22-2017, 07:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone fit 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

Hello,
I have LT 265/70 R17 BFG AT Ko2's fitted to my method wheels & had to trim the front inner wheel arches.
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Old 06-22-2017, 08:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone fit 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

I've got the same thing as Glad above. No trimming involved on my Mandrus 17" wheels. Also, mine will fit underneath the vehicle in the spare tire location.

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Old 06-22-2017, 10:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anyone fit 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

[QUOTE=Kirk;565164]Hello,

I was wondering if anyone had fitted 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

I was considering purchasing these tires on Method wheels in 17/7.5 but wanted to make sure they fit properly first.

I have seen that size listed on the RB components site for their builds and the photos sure do look good with that size.

Thanks,

Kirk
(Just got a brand new sprinter - finally - and cant wait to get the project started)[/QUOTE

Installed a set a BFG 285-70-17 KO 2 on method standard wheels today
No rubbing issues on the road whatsoever! Offroad might be a different story.
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Old 06-23-2017, 02:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone fit 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

Thanks Bart,

I ordered them earlier this week and when they come in I will let you guys know how they fit/work.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anyone fit 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

In for updates. I have seen varying accounts, from fit perfectly to trimming required. From no, it wont fit the spare tire location, to yes, bend the rack a bit and it fits. 285's are my preferred size if I can get away with no/minimal trimming.

Let us know!
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:18 PM   #7
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Question: Is the wheel offset, lug bolt size/number and rim size identical on both the 2wd and 4wd Sprinters 2500's?
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:56 AM   #8
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Default Re: Anyone fit 285/70/17s on their 4x4?

I have 265/70/17 on the Methods on my 4/4 no issues I went with Toyo AT 2 . Quite a few of the guys have gone with the 285
5's- I think.read they had some minor trimming. A lot of good info on this forum.
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I went with the 285/70/17 BFG KO2s on Methods. I think it looks pretty good.

Took it out camping and did some mild off roading last weekend. I do get a slight rub, but only at full turn while hitting a bump or dip. Will likely do some very minor trimming.



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I went with the 285/70/17 BFG KO2s on Methods. I think it looks pretty good.

Took it out camping and did some mild off roading last weekend. I do get a slight rub, but only at full turn while hitting a bump or dip. Will likely do some very minor trimming.
Looks good!

Any idea what you are rubbing? Front of the fender or rear of the fender well?

Also, what is your clearance like to the front strut body?

I looked at some 265s on a couple vans and they only had about 10mm to go, however that was on stock wheels. I think the methods have a slightly lower numerical offset (about 4mm) so they sit slightly further out somewhat mitigating this, but exacerbating rub at full lock.
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