Hey all. I want to mount a tire on my stock spare rim that will be the same diameter as my 285 75 R16's. What is the correct tire for the same diameter on the stock rim? Don't care about width.
I am a purty strong advocate of correct wheel size for a given tire, but you would only be using it until you could fix the flat...right? May not be an issue just to get out of a perdicament. However, I think the 255/85/16 is purty close to the 285 in height and requires a wheel width of 6.5" - 8", which means you have no issues towing or otherwise. I looked on Tire rack and the BFG 255 (aggressive tread) is just 33.3 inches tall, and the Dunlop 255 (looks more like an all-season tread) is 32.8 inches tall. Both have a 3000lb carry weight rating. So, you could see what your tire height is and choose the closest one. Remember a 1/10 or two is no big deal as air pressure could vary your tires by that much. Good luck.Would there be any issues towing with this wheel tire setup? I have heard of some shops that won't even mount this setup for you.