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biggest tire size on a 18in rim????

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lovemytaco, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    I have a 2011 dcsb im wanting to buy the FN BFD Wheels 18x9, 5" BS, 0mm Offset I was wondering wut 3in lift would give me the most lift (I need to buy from toytech to keep factory warranty) and wut is the biggest tire size for that wheel I really dont want to use the Goodyear Duratrac 275/65-18 I dont like the way they look. Would like to go with the BFG M/T 285/70r18 or 305/60r18 km2 or the Nitto Trail grappler M/T 285/65r18. need help lol let me know wut yall figure out thanks.
     
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    "I was wondering wut 3in lift would give me the most lift"

    That's a contradictory statement, and adding a lift (any brand) will not void your warranty. If you are dead set on a 3" lift I suggest 285/65 on 18s, 285/70 on 17s or 285/75s on 16s.
     
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    What weighs more. 100 lbs of lead, or 100lbs of feathers?
     
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    If you want a wide tire, you're going to need 4.5" bs, not 5". 305/60R18 is a good size. Although they are heavy, will require trimming, mud flap removal, and a body mount chop. Questions?
     
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    the dealerships around here say that the lifts from toytech are the only lifts they will keep the warranty on. so I dont know. but back to the tires 285/65 on 18s if i go with the 285/70 on 18s wouldnt that be about a inch taller?

    285/70r18=33.7/11.22r18
    285/65r18=32.5/11.22r18

    so im looking at a little over a inch taller if i go with the bfg M/T. I dont have to have them but it is by far my favorite tire. i would settle for the nitto trail grapplers but if i can make the bfg's work i want them.

    any ideas of what 3in lift with or without going through toytech that will help me clear the 285/70r18????
     
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    Any 3" lift is going to give you 3" of lift. :rolleyes:

    285/65R18 is good. 285/70R18 is going to require a LOT more trimming then the 65 aspect ratio.
     
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    Remember OP, tire size clearance has nothing to do with lift. It's all about backspacing, and trimming.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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    im not wanting that wide of a tire just trying to fit the bfg's is all I think the 305/60 would be to wide for what i want how hard is the body mount chop?
     
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    what does the OP stand for I see its by my name im new to the whole forum thing so dont know what alot of this stuff means..
     
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    also the only reason Im going with this wheel size is bc its the only size they make I would much rather go with 17s it would be a lot easier.
     
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    then go with 17's
     
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    the wheels I want only come in 18's :(
     
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    Then go with 18s. You might not think that going from a 65 aspect ratio to a 70 on an 18" wheel would be that much of a difference but ask anyone here & they will tell you otherwise.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    Well I'll probably go with the nitto's then so I'm sure they will fit thanks for the input.. That's why I posted on here I know more about the pre tacomas then the new Tacomas
     
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    Here's the sizing steps you want depending on width for 18" rim:
    305/60
    285/65
    265/70

    Or even 275/65

    Anything bigger and that trimming is going to turn into removing pieces and cutting fenders.
     
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