Edit: See post #9 for updates please. So, we have experts on every dang thing else here. Why not tires? My stock truck tire size is 265/70/17. Crew cab full-size truck. I need tires. I will not jack the truck up....or level it.....or lower the rear as seems to be a weird trend right now. I just want to leave everything stock. But, I do think it would look better with a slightly taller tire on it. I can't find a simple explanation of how the ratios affect height. If I recall, the second number is something like height as a percentage of width or something like that? A link to a simple explanation would be great. Anyway, so let's say I want to go an inch or so taller. Nothing tremendous. Just a little taller. My truck has a big, sort of square, tire well. So clearance shouldn't be an issue. You think I could get away with...say....a 285/70/17? How much taller would that be than stock? Also, I'm a pavement gypsy. So any recommendations for a good highway truck tire would be great. We rarely get any snow. I rarely get into mud even on our farm. The paths are in good shape. But I travel to the mountains and beach a lot....on the pavemintz. Something that rides good and isn't too loud would be great. Budget isn't a big deal. Thanks!