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Tire and Lift Questions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Texantaco, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 2, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Texantaco

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    So heres the low down. I'm looking for new tires and I want something thats good both off-road and on pavement. However, I am a college student so money isn't exactly something I have copious amounts of.

    I am looking at Pro comp Xtreme All Terrains, Toyo M/Ts, and Nitto M/Ts in 285/75/16. Any other suggestions that are cheaper?

    Currently, I have Bilstein 5100's on my truck and I am aware that I will need more lift and possibly spacers so the tires don't rub. Should I also look into 885 coils?

    Sorry for all the questions, I just don't know where to start.:(
     
  2. Oct 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    brianpdx

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    I wouldn't cheap out on the tires. Especially if you're a college student on a budget. If you're already on 5100s, why not stick with a more standard width tire? 285s are going to equate to some moderate trimming from what I understand, and you're probably going to have to consider some new components like you've identified.

    I recommend staying in the 265mm width range and buy a reputable, proven brand like BFG or Goodyear.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

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    Mud Terrains aren't for both off road AND pavement. Look into some All Terrains. BFG AT is popular, Hankook Dynapro ATM is also, AT2s, Silent Armors, LTXs, etc etc. The list goes on. Just letting you know if you want pavement performance as well as off road the compromise area between the two is an AT. There are a thousand threads on here about different ones. Just do your research before you buy and by the time you're done you'll have enough money saved for them too :D cheers
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    If you are on a budget then skip on the M/Ts. Better go with A/Ts.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    Really? Because I have 45K miles on my Goodyear MTR's with about 30% tread remaining.
    They are a little more noisy than a street tire but it's a truck and IDC.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    Texantaco

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    Thanks guys! Im currently looking into General Grappler AT2s. I think they're the best buy right now. I'll post some pics when I get them on.

    Thanks again!
     
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