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Help choosing tires and rims

Hey All,
Almost time to take the snows off which I mounted on the stock rims.
Now I need rims and tires for the summer.
What should I buy? Not offroading, but will trailer the boat a little (ramp is across the road).
Tire rack has AR rims and Pirelli tires that look nice.
Anyone have pics off their wheels?
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Rod
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Made in China scares me. What part of American Racing do they not get?
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255/55/17 is a little small. The rims look decent, but I'd probably go with something a little taller. Not sure what options you have on the 17's, but an example would be going 255/70 instead of 255/55.
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I would want to keep the height the same. Or at least close to it.
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What is your stock tire size?
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225/70/16
I'd like to go to 17's though
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Are you sure? That seems awful small for a stock tire size. Mine were 255/65/16 on my 06
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It does sound small. I took it from the brochure as I was to lazy to go outside and check.
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I see you are from seagrave. Is that in the US?
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Seagrave is in Ontario (Canada lol) It's about an hour NE of Toronto on lake Scugog.
Yes we have some strange names up here.
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Oh alright reason I asked in thought maybe this was the uk ranger. Which might have explained an odd tire size
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I never noticed your location before... I used to live in Belgrave, Ontario. I would think you'd have 235/70R16... you should double check what's on your truck.
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265/70-16 measure 29inches tall
Common size at tire shops
Looks good/reasonable MPG too
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265/70-16 measure 29inches tall
Common size at tire shops
Looks good/reasonable MPG too
235/70/R16 is actually 29.0" tall
265/70/R16 is really 30.6" tall

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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^ He's wanting to put 17" wheels on though...
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17's appear to be the way to go for summers. Really just for looks. It might help cornering a bit.
Not too many people are running 17's here?
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