Table of Contents
What are 285/70 R17
285/70 R17 is a type of tire which has a diameter of 32.7 inches and a width of 11.2 inches. Not only this but its sidewall is 7.9 inches with a circum of 102.7 inches. All these specifications make 285/70 R17 unique and better to use. It has a maximum weight of 3195/2910 lbs., maximum air pressure of 80 psi, a tread deepness of 15/32″ and would be used on rim breadths of 7.5-9″. 285/70 R17 is the factory tire size of Chevrolet, Infiniti, Nissan, Toyota, and RAM.
Experts in car fitting have decades of experience and can guide you in the right direction for your vehicle. In the tire industry, “plus zero” sizing refers to using a larger size on the same wheel while keeping the total diameter the same. It produces a broader contact patch for increased lateral grip and a more attractive look.
Trucks, SUVs, and crossover vehicles can all benefit from this modification in tire size. To add on, increased tire height can assist to decrease unattractive fender well gaps, enhancing ground clearance, and softening the ride in many circumstances. While there are few exceptions, most passenger vehicles simply do not have enough room between the fenders and suspension components to boost the height sufficiently to be evident.
Best 285/70 R17 All Terrain Tires
Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT
Continental TerrainContact A/T
Falken WildPeak A/T3W
Sumitomo Encounter AT
General Grabber AT 2
Best 285/70 R17 Off Road/Mud Terrain Tires
General Grabber X3
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
Firestone Destination M/T2
Cooper Discoverer STT PRO
Hankook Dynapro M/T
Best 285/70 R17 Truck/SUV All Season Tires
Michelin Agilis CrossClimate
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
Michelin LTX M/S2
Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056
Cooper Discoverer HT3
Toyo Open Country H/T
285/70 R17 in inches
The diameter of the 285/70 R17 tires is 32.7 inches, the section width is 11.2 inches, and the rim diameter is 17 inches. As a result, the closest and almost comparable current metric tire size of 285/70R17 in inches is 32×11.
What rims are suitable for 285/70 R17 tires
There are generally many wheel sizes for every tire size. You can’t fix broad tires on small rims or the other technique around. For 285/70 R17 tires, you will be requiring these rim sizes:
Rim width x Rim diameter
- 17 x 7.5 inch
- 17×8 inches
- 17 x 8.5 inch
What does 285/70 R17 mean?
285: The first number specifies the tire’s breadth, which is 285 millimeters (11.2 inches).
70: The aspect ratio is the second value. In this situation, the percentage is 70%. It shows the tire’s elevation from the ground to the rim edge, which is nearly 70 percent of the width (200mm).
R17: This tire is circular, as showed by the letter R. Circular tires make up the most of the recent tires. The number signifies the distance of the tire in inches. This shows that the tire will suit 17-inch wheels.
With combined height and width increases, several full-size vehicles, such as the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Dodge Ram, can accommodate significant tire size increases. The 285/70R17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire is roughly an inch higher and nearly an inch wider than the 285/70R17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire. The tread breadth has also been improved by a half-inch. This discrepancy in size is accepted by many late-model American vehicles.