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Help me pick a new tire size

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by cdn_bacon, Jan 24, 2010.

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what size tires should I buy? currently have 265/70/16

Poll closed Feb 23, 2010.
  1. 265/75/16

    19 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. 285/70/16

    17 vote(s)
    22.4%
  3. 285/75/16

    40 vote(s)
    52.6%
  1. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    cdn_bacon

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    hey guys,
    I'm lifting my '07 truck with a 3" OME Lift and decided I want to change out my tires, maybe my rims (haven't decided yet...some days I move my stock rims other days I'd love aftermarkets).

    Here's the question, what size should I pick?

    [EDIT]
    285/70/17
    285/75/16

    note...I do very little offroading, so its mostly highway miles and all for looks. not sure how to add a poll...
     
  2. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    285's my friend.
    IMO, I think 265 looks goofy on a 3 inch lift.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    Got alot I want to do but we'll see, that's what the forum is for...
    I'm actually can't decide on a 2 or 3 inch level/lift kit myself, but I want to run 295/65/17 (32x11.5), U like your 3 inch kit? Pics? I say go BIG or go home, check out Nitto's Grappler M/T's
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    get some 37's
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    If you are going 3" then 285 is the only option
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    WRONG!!!!

    I have a 3" lift and am running 295s. And my truck is barely trimmed.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    anyone got some pics of a 3" lift with fore mentioned sizes? ...really can't decide :(
     
  9. Jan 25, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    I'm running 285-70-17's on mine. NO rubbing at all and I have the Toytec ultimate lift kit on her as well.

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  10. Jan 27, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    jrobson! I love those wheel/tire combo, looks badass. I'm stuck trying to decide between

    Motometal 955 285/70/17 and KMC Enduro XD122 285/75/16, both with nitto terra grapplers... :(

     
  11. Jan 27, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    285/70/17 BFG A/T w/ procomp 7089 wheels, no rubbing except under flex while turning

    OME 885 (w/ 1/2" spacer) and bilstein 5100s (set at 0)
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  12. Jan 27, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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  13. Jan 27, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    Might rub a bit with 285's but I think it'd be worth it. With 265's there won't be any rubbing at all.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Since it's just for looks, I'd go 285's.
     
  15. Jan 27, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    Just a note; with stock rims and 285's, it's gonna rub more that an aftermarket wheel with less backspacing.
     
  16. Jan 27, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    For comparison here are 265's + 4 inch lift.

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  17. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    I gotta 3 inch lift with Light Racing UCAs and I went into DT to have tem mount up a 285/75/16 and it wouldn't fit at all. The tire rubs the UCA because the stock wheel doesn't have the right offset or backspacing! FML!!! :mad:
     
  18. Jan 28, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    Colts, you will need spacers to keep your stock rims with 285's.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    Yea...I'm not a big spacer fan so I went with the 265/75/16s until I've got the loot for some -4.5 back spaced wheels...then 285s :)

    I went with the Hankook Dynapro A/Ts...
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    planning on lifting my '10 taco trd offroad 4x4 2.5-3" icon all around + UCAs. Wanna keep my stock 16s. Whats the best tires size/SPACERS to look good yet not rub offroading?

    Thanks guys!
     
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