update: Tires have 5k miles on them, and are wearing like iron. no visible wear or uneven wear. very happy with these tires.
Do you happen to have the wheel offset and width or the year of the highlander wheel you're using?Have run a 245/65 17 set up past two winters. Bought a Blizzaks winter set off off a guy selling his from his Highlander. Tires definitely improve the ride on the softer side, given I run the 19" on all seasons for summer. At full lock, there is slight rubbing on the front strut only when backing out from my driveway which has a fairly sharp decline as I back into the level road. Possible this would happen just the SE, and not the LE and XLE that have more clearance.
These were off a 2012 Highlander with the 17" rims.Do you happen to have the wheel offset and width or the year of the highlander wheel you're using?
The 17” oem wheel spec for the 2012 highlander is 17x7.5 et 35 w/ about 5.156” backspacing.These were off a 2012 Highlander with the 17" rims.
Ive been researching this like quite a bit as well. The fitment you are going with should be 11.4mm less poke then what SkiShootClimb75 has on his van with the JOR lift as seen on page 7,82015 Limited AWD, purchased last January.
I bought some 235/65R17 Michelin X-Ice snow tires just after we bought it, mounted them on Raceline Evo 131B Wheels (Black 17x7.5, 5x114.3, 40mm Offset) that came with the van. I've had those on all summer, while I sold off the stock wheels and tires, and shopped for replacements to run spring, summer, and fall.
Getting ready to pull the trigger on some 245/65R17 Michelin Defender LTX M/S. I'm also ordering another set of the same Raceline wheels but with +20mm offset instead of +40. So, reducing positive offset from +35 (stock) to +20.
This setup will be mounted before driving to Arizona, where I'm scheduled to have Journeys install their lift. Been trying to do my homework and I feel fairly confident the new tires & wheels will fit without major rubbing on the drive down, prior to getting the lift installed.
My thinking is that the slightly reduced positive offset will account for the slightly reduced track width (~1" overall) that will result from having the lift installed. But the difference between stock (+35) and +20 (or the +40 of my winter rims) is not great.
The wheels, tires and lift are a fairly substantial investment so I hope this all works out!
Got em on, they fit about as predicted, slight bit of rubbing but nothing serious. I should have no problem on the highway getting to Arizona. I'm super swamped but will try to post a pic or two.Ive been researching this like quite a bit as well. The fitment you are going with should be 11.4mm less poke then what SkiShootClimb75 has on his van with the JOR lift as seen on page 7,8
His wheels are 17x8 with +15mm offset. Please post some pics of the wheel fitment pre and post lift and how much they poke. Im doin the same thing right behind ya!!