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Need advice on new tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Rocco, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Feb 13, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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    I just installed XD Rockstar 775 18" black rims w/ 285/60r18 nitto dune grappler tires and a 2& 1/2" front leveling kit on my 09 taco. It looks great, but I have noticed the ride is more bumpy and I have less control on the road. Also, the 285's rub when I turn the wheel to the max. I think this set up is good for off road, but I drive on the highway most of the time. I was thinking of changing out my dune grapplers for some H/T tires. And would different tires rub less, or would they not fit on the 18x9 rims?.

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  2. Feb 13, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    you posted this twice.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    yeah sorry, I posted it in the 2nd gen thread by accident. It should have just gone here.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    i was actually thinking of getting these..might not anymore
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:07 AM
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    why not go with 20inch ENKIES, and Nitto420' street tires?

    that some sick shit right here

    ask Sean (genexer36)...they ride great.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:10 AM
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    I already got the rims...can I put those Nitto 420's on my rockstar rims? ...And would the street tires get better highway performance and rub less?
     
  7. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:12 AM
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    I'm sure you can find some 420's that will fit....Better handling that any big treaded meaty A/T's or M/T's.

    there is a "tire size calculator" in the Mods & Tutorials drop down menu...last option.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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    I was just looking...The 420's only come in 20,22,23". But I could do a 405 or 555 in 18" ...How can I tell if they will fit my 18x9 rims? And will I get better handling with them on the highway?
     
  9. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:18 AM
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    EDIt -let me go find the nitto website and look.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:24 AM
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    So...if 18 is the rim size, and I put the 275s on the rims, they would still fit, rub less, better street handling, and get better mpg, right?
     
  11. Feb 14, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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    Nitto555 275/35R18's should not rub.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    Thanks a lot.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    I just put a 3" Truxxx susp. lift on my 09 Dcab 4x4. I wanted to go with 285/65/18 tires. I have been studying everything. I think I want XD Series Chrome Wheels but the size of wheel and width of tire has been crushing me. The tiresI like are the dynapro MT RT03 by Hankook but they only come in 11" wide pad. Where do they measure the pad from where to where? I also think I need to stay with a max of 9.0 width on my wheels. Thoughts? The goal is big aggressive tires on chrome wheels that do not stick out past factory flare and do not rub. I need some direction please........
     
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