For the past 50,xxx miles I have run 285/70/17 on my stock TRD Sport wheels with Spidertrax spacers. My setup is approx 2-2.25" lift in the front with LR UCAs and a good bit of plastic trimmed (mudflaps removed), no CMC. Ive been happy with this setup but I am now shopping for new tires and that has me looking at new wheels as well. I have decided on the SCS Steal 6 wheels and Toyo open Country A/T II tires. I cannot decide if I want to go "safe" with the P285/70/17 (32.8" diameter, 13/32" tread depth, Load rated C??, and 65,000 mile warranty) or LT285/75/17 (33.9" diameter, 17/32" tread depth, Load rated E, and 50,000 mile warranty).
So my changes will be: wheel placement & width (removing spacers but going with 4.3" BS which will land the outside of the wheel about 1/2" further outboard and I believe the inside should stay the same, tire diameter (width stays the same except it is stretched a bit more going on a 1" wider wheel but the radius that will be the conflict between tire and suspension/cab mount will increase approx 1/2".
This truck is used strictly ON road so it NEVER fully articulates at full lock. I will cycle my steering when I get home tonight but I would like to know what you all (the pros) think about the increase in tire size.
A search was performed and I read until my eyes started bleeding with no luck.