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Help with what tyres will fit on an 8.5 inch wide 17" rim

Hi guys

I've been reading your forum for a while now and I've signed up so that I can ask a question.

My every day driver is a Merc ML320 (I have a vitara for hooning around the fields). Now, my merc pretty much sucks in the snow. I usually use the vitara to get about in the white stuff, but my girlfriend wants to use it more and more (shouldn't have shown her how good it was) so I'm being forced to use the Merc.

I usually run 22" wheels for the looks, but I've put the standard 17's back on for snow driving, and its still rubbish. I know I can't expect too much, I've not locking diffs and I cant turn the abs off, but I'm thinking of fitting MT's on the 17" wheels to help me out a bit.

I'm stuck on what size to get though. I can't find many agressive MT tyres that will fit. Standard tyres are 275 55 17, BFG seem to do a 265 65 17 80/20 mud tyre. Will this be ok do you think? I'm worried about rubbing due to the increase in sidewall.

Is there a better option?

Many thanks
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