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Old 10-10-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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Need tire expert advice, please help!!

Hey guys,

IK, I tried searching but came up with too much that really didnt apply to my situation. I need everyones expert advice on tire size.

I have a 2009 DC TRD OF with a short bed. It has factory lift/suspension. I did have the TSB AAL done on the rear. My question is, can I fit some BFG's KM2 285/75/16 on the truck with a factory lift and wheels? I know that it will probably rub, IDC about that, I can trim. I just wanna know if I can install these on factory rims and suspension without doing major body work. Can this be done with only minor trimming? I do plan on getting the Toytec Ultimate in the near future. Thanks for all your help!

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No. I have a similar truck: 2010 Sport, and I wanted to run 285/70/17. Everyone advised me that I needed a lift. I have the lift now, and am saving for the tires. By the way, good choice on the Toytec. That's what I have installed now.

I used the tire calculator on tire size calculator
Results: the tires are virtually identical in size (yours vs. mine). If I need a lift, you should too.

ps: I was also advised that I should use spacers as well, which I have now. (Spidertrax)
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Nope, 285's won't fit on stock suspension. I had to remove the front mud flaps to clear 265 Duratracs.
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You would need a lot more than minor trimming.
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Thanks guys! I can get a great deal on them for $900 here so I was wondering. If I buy the tires now, install the lift, then it would be minor trimming with factory 16's? Thanks again
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Are you sure $900 is such a great deal? Near $1K sounds like regular retail price.

Yes. Up here in Alaska, the normal price is 11-1200 for 4. So yeah, 900 is a steal for 4 285/75/16. Im not sure if I want to get them though, or just get 265/70/16. I don't want to buy new tires and it will be about 3-4months before I can get my lift. What do yall recommend I do?
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go with the 265/75/16's for now and put your lift on. when the time comes to replace, then replace with the 285's
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Get your lift and stick with your current tires until you can buy the tires you want. Again, you might have to spend an additional $200 for the Spidertrax spacers. Get your truck ready first, and then worry about getting the matching tires.
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Yes. Up here in Alaska, the normal price is 11-1200 for 4. So yeah, 900 is a steal for 4 285/75/16. Im not sure if I want to get them though, or just get 265/70/16. I don't want to buy new tires and it will be about 3-4months before I can get my lift. What do yall recommend I do?

I'm up here in Anchorage too, and tires are definitely more expensive. Where did you find them at that price in town? I'm looking at a new tire set up as well. Thinking about getting 285/70/17 studded Duratrac's for the winter and the same size KM2's in the spring.

I've got King coilovers and a 1.5" Deaver leaf pack in the back and am planning on doing a good bit of trimming myself with the bigger tires.

Would love to find a cheap place to buy tires in town though.
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on my stock suspension (4 leafs though), I am currently running 285/50r/20's without any rubbing.


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Nope, 285's won't fit on stock suspension. I had to remove the front mud flaps to clear 265 Duratracs.
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I'm up here in Anchorage too, and tires are definitely more expensive. Where did you find them at that price in town? I'm looking at a new tire set up as well. Thinking about getting 285/70/17 studded Duratrac's for the winter and the same size KM2's in the spring.

I've got King coilovers and a 1.5" Deaver leaf pack in the back and am planning on doing a good bit of trimming myself with the bigger tires.

Would love to find a cheap place to buy tires in town though.
Sorry for the long delay, that price is on base with a coupon. Coscto sells the KM2's for around 248 though. Usually BFG has rebates every so often.
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