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305/70r17

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jr114, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Dec 13, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Besides minor trimming, do you guys forsee any issues running a 305/70r17 on a 17x9 4.5 backspacing with -12mm offset? Thanks
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    anyone
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    I have 33/12.5/70. no probs. tubs a little sometimes. you should be good 2 go.
     
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    thanks. what tire are you running
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    305/70/17's are 34's....that's going to require a lot of cutting and grinding with a 3" lift.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    More than likely will require the body mount chop to allow full compression with steering.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    ya ill make em fit. its actually cheaper by a few hundred to buy 305's than a 295. Its the terra grappler at. im running them now as a 285. i have no complaints with them. so just get a bigger version. dam i need to make up my mind and stop looking on here so i dont get any more ideas. haha
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    my 305s never rubbed. i had the king replacement c/o's at the time.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 12:36 AM
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    what tires were you running?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 at 12:46 AM
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    i had pro comps xterrains.
     
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    The 305/70/17 will necessitate cutting the body mount, a decent amount of fender liner, and a bit of fender flare, as well as pounding the pinch weld down in the front fenders. If you use all your suspension travel, some different bump stops might be necessary to no tear up fenders as well. If you dont run an aftermarket front bumper with added clearance, there will be some bottom front bumper and fender liner trimming for sure.
    Running the 34's is very much doable, but not a slap em on and run them ordeal. There's some work involved. The outcome will be :thumbsup::thumbsup: IMO. :)
    Good luck with it and post pics.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    ya im ok with doing the work. i just need to make up my mind and stop looking on here. haha. too many ideas. i hope theyll look sick. ill search the pinch weld mod right now and see...
     
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    probably a stupid question, but i just wanted to confirm that the pinch weld mod for first gens is the same as 2nd gens. cant get out to look at the truck right now. also can the body mount chop be done with a good grinder and cutting wheel? ive read that it does not need to be sealed because there are holes in the frame right there to allow stuff to run out?
     
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    You have a second gen though? :confused:

    Yea, just use a grinder to cut the cab mount. The pinch weld is a vertical line right above the cab mount that sticks out a bout an inch. It's hard to miss.
     
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    ya i have a 2nd gen. the only link that i could find on the pinch weld was one for a 1st gen. just wanted to confirm that its the same process.
     
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    i figured as much. im sure when i actually visualize it on the truck itll make more sense
     
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    I'm sure a grinder will work. You just may have to cut out chunks to access the top part easier. Ideal would be a sawzall but an angle grinder will certainly do. Most recommend welding a plate over what you cut off to gain the strength back but many have not and haven't had trouble.
     
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    thanks. i just happen to have both. sawzall and several grinders sitting in the garage. just to get the tires and well see.
     
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    Well then, you are pretty much set.

    Very funny! My noobie ass at the time didn't know just how fucking strong that thing is.
     
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    haha..happen to have one of those as well. gonna try to finesse it at first. if that doesnt work...well like you said. gonna grab a big mofo of a hammer:D
     
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