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Tire Selection for 18 inch rim

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by avengedkevinfold, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Jan 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    avengedkevinfold

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    Looking for an All Terrain C load rating tire for 18 x 9 inch XD Monster rims.

    I'm looking for a 32 or 33 inch tire.

    Apparently the BFG AT do not make a tire that fits that criteria witha C load rating.

    What are some of my other options comparable to a BFG AT?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 12, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Do you have a lift?

    What is the backspacing of the wheels?
     
  3. Jan 13, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    avengedkevinfold

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    I don't have a lift yet. Everything is currently stock. I'm trying to figure out everything that I want. I am probably going to go with the bilsiens all the way around for a 2.5 inch lift. I dont know what back spacing is.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    You are best off going with 265/65/18 then. They won't rub with the suspension at stock height, and they are a 32" so they will still look good after the lift.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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  6. Jan 13, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    Thanks for your help. Any suggestion on another tire other than the BFG brand? I'm looking for one that has tread that lasts just as long and has the warranty and stuff. and of course the same look.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    I have 275/65/18 Duratracs and they are 32x11 so how can a 265/65/18 be 32? seems like those would be somewhere between 31 & 32 OD. my rims are 18x9 but not sure of offset, they were on truck when purchased. I can tell OP that going from 285/60/18 NTGs that were 31.5x11.5 required me to tuck up the plastic box thing that hangs down from front of wheel well because they would rub there but nothing touches the suspension or cab mount. Of course, my shit was without mudflaps and were rubbing the cab mount when I got it with the NTGs on it and it had no lift but only barely rubbed at full left or right. After 2.5 5100s and 1.5 AAL in back there was no rubbing and there is none now. I can tell you that C load 18" AT or MT is gonna be slim pickens and slimmer pickens on size choices.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    With metric tire sizes, it is common to refer to anything over 31.5 as a 32. and anything over 32.5 as a 33, etc.

    For instance everyone refers to 285/70/17's as 33's, but they are only 32.7" tall.

    You are correct that 275/65/18's are closer to 32" than 265/65/18's, but both are referred to as 32's.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    i like the 285/60/18's cooper zeons
     
  10. Jan 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    This was my last tire and I loved them. That size is too small for the 5100's at 2.5" though if the OP goes that route. I ran mine with my 5100's at 1.75" and it was perfect. Now I'm running 275/65/18 Duratrac's and need to go up to 2.5".
     
  11. Jan 14, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    Fully understand the rounding.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    I currently run the Toyo a/t in a 285/60/18 with 2.5" I have a 4.53 offset and a -12 backspace. I have my mud flaps on too. I rub just a little at full lock in reverse. But have not trimed/cut anything.

    I am looking to replace them now. I only got 30-35K out of the tires. I would have hoped for more out of them. Your options are slim in a AT tire. I looked at the Zeons, they review well and are cheaper.

    My three options that I am deciding on are going with:
    285/60/18 Zeons LTZ
    275/65/18 Goodyear Duratracs
    265/65/18 BFG T/A KO
    My trouble is, I do not want to take my mud flaps off.
    I am going to have my tire store mount one 275/65 Duratrac up and see if it fits, if it does that will be my new setup, if not, I will most likley go with the 265/65 BFG.
    The stance of my truck is good, but I think it could use a little taller tire, and I could shave some in the width as well and still look good. I like a bit of tire just outside the flares.
    Looking back, 17s would have given me more options.
     
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