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i know someone has fit 255/55/18 tires which have an overall diameter of 29". im wondering what kind of 17" AT tire will fit, wondering if a tire with a 30" diameter would fit? i also wonder if spacers would help, don't know much about them.
 

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The largest size 17 inch tire we show is a 255/60R-17. We do show it as an extended fitment so you may have some rubbing. It measures 29.05 inches tall for the overall diameter.

Here is a link to our tire calculator so you can see the size difference.

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I'd look into Geolander A/T-S.

A 235/70/16 or 235/65/17 may fit very snugly, a 225/70/16 or 225/65/17 would likely not rub at lock. Those diameters run from 28" to 29".
 

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i know someone has fit 255/55/18 tires which have an overall diameter of 29". im wondering what kind of 17" AT tire will fit, wondering if a tire with a 30" diameter would fit? i also wonder if spacers would help, don't know much about them.
You say you know someone with 29" tires on a 4th gen OB? Is he/she happy with them? Any rubbing? Do you know where he/she may be getting close to touching in the wheel well? Any extra space for a set of tires with wide shoulders, like BFGs ATs? Is the OB lifted?

I'm very excited to hear this news because I've been looking at 29" tires for a very long time... but don't have the balls to buy a set till I know they fit. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated!
 

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his s/n is sweemz. the tires are not offroad, the car is not lifted. they are 255/55/18 tires on 18x8 wheels. he wasn't too specific on it but thats the biggest.
 

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What about smaller tires? I have studded snows from a Passat that, thankfully has been replaced with a 12 OB. 205/55/16. I was planning on a dedicated wheel/ tire for swapping seasonally. Any dealbreakers on doing so? Of course a whole new set w/ king springs would be sweet, but ...$

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If your 2012 is a H4, 16" will fit (although look really, really tiny in that size), but if you have the H6 (you didn't list a vehicle in your profile) you're stuck with 17" wheels due to the brakes.
 

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I just bought 235/70/17 tires. They are 30inch. Going to try to fit them this weekend. I may need to lift it. But I will post pics when I finish.
 

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The largest size 17 inch tire we show is a 255/60R-17. We do show it as an extended fitment so you may have some rubbing. It measures 29.05 inches tall for the overall diameter.

Here is a link to our tire calculator so you can see the size difference.

Tire Size Calculator - Discount Tire Direct

Let us know if we can be of assistance.
Interested in seeing if any of your locations carry the Nokian WRG3.
I know live in WA state and cannot do the seasonal tire swaps , since I travel a lot between areas and do not have a perm home.I have noticed that in light snow my Primacy's MXV4 cannot handle it.
 

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Definitely would like to know if these fit, I've been looking at getting some bigger tires for my 2013 3.6R.
Keep us posted :)
 

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Interested in seeing if any of your locations carry the Nokian WRG3.
I know live in WA state and cannot do the seasonal tire swaps , since I travel a lot between areas and do not have a perm home.I have noticed that in light snow my Primacy's MXV4 cannot handle it.
The WRG3 is not a model we offer but your local Discount Tire may be able to special order this. You'll need to contact your closest Discount Tire for details. Here's the link to our store locator.

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I am personally more interested in seeing 235-65-17s.
 

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Someone in the know posted somewhere around here that 235-65-17 is the largest fit (29.1). But looking at my wheel wells and measuring makes me shake my head. They would definitely require trimming of mud flaps and it would be great if that's all.

I would certainly not run 235-65-17s permanently. If I could I would buy a set for vacation only. I looked around for a used set but all I found was a well worn set of Toyo AT-S (which I like) down to 4/32, no thanks: the goal is to get help not trouble. Used is still on the table, if unlikely. When the stock size geolanders wear out I will go 225-65-17 unless I have found a decent set of used 235-65-17s in the meantime.

EDIT: of course 235-65-17s down to about 7-8/32nds would be less than 29.1, thus they should certainly fit.
 

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So, a year later, I actually took the kids, the car, and my spare wheel on which to mount a 29" tire to Discount Tire to get this question answered. A vacation set was still on my mind...

Many thanks to Discount Tire for their always excellent service!

I have 0.5" Primitive spacers that push the rear wheel 1/4 or 3/8 forward.

With that the 235-65-17 tire they had at hand fit while almost rubbing on the front side: too close to be used that way. On a stock car, the tire would have fit a bit better, removal of the rubber around the wheel well arch may even make it work.

Thus 29" is the absolute maximum that could be said to fit on a stock car.

But then the great question is "WHY?"

On the one hand:
--much better AT choices
--better to much better AT prices, depending on tire
--3/4 lift

On the other hand, off-road capability is not just about lift:
--29" is too much for that wheel well, no matter how you look at it, travel suffers hugely in two directions;
--while the 29" ATs are not that heavier per se, you will want lightweight yet tough wheels for them (say goodbye to 1k) because:
--29" would penalize the H6 and should be a big "no, no" on the H4 if actually used on steep off-road hills.


Neutral: maybe the drivetrain can take the 29" tires providing it is an occasional use on light wheels; I do not know.

Perhaps if one wants absolutely no mods on the car other than tires and skid plates, a set of 235-65-17 on light wheels (Team Dynamics offers 17.3lb wheel for 200) may be a reasonable solution for on-demand off-road tires and lift.

But it seems that 0.5" spacers and 28.5" tires provide a better all around solution--so long as said 28.5" tires do not melt like sugar, that is. My 2 c, anyway.
 

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im thinking about 235/70/16 cooper discoverer at3. the overall diamater is 28.83" and only 33 lbs., im thinking about getting 5.
 
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