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tire upgrade on 18"s

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by blackpearl, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Apr 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    blackpearl

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    doing the 33" tire upgrade from my 285/60-18s
    which direction should i go? i like how wide my my 285s sit (and the foot prints they leave on the street :rolleyes: ) so i looked around and found nitto makes a 285/65-18. about 1.5"s taller but its a much heavier tire... and not for light wallets...

    or drop down to 275/70s (true 33"), i found a used one and threw it on my rim to see how it fits (perty!!) but the rim seems to push the sidewall out alittle (im sure im just use to it the other way around) alot more tires to choose from in A/Ts and M/Ts

    can i get some imputs on anyone who has experience with this?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    i was wanting to swap for 17s, but tires come 1st. im guessing what i really want to know is if anyone runs the nitto terra grapplers in LT285/65R18 E 125R i heard they're much heavier than my toyo A/Ts
     
  3. Apr 8, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    i have some procomp Xtreme m/t 305/55/20 being installed soon ill post some pics for you, they are roughly 33x12.50 if that will help
     
  4. Apr 8, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    i like the sound of that! what all did you have to do to allow 12.5" wides up front? mines almost touching my upper UCA (about a finger width)
     
  5. Apr 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    spacers
     
  6. Apr 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    1/4" one that slides between the hub and rim? or the one that comes with lugs that bolts down to the hub? sorry i think im stealing my own thread! LOL
     
  7. Apr 8, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    the spacers with lugs
     
  8. Apr 8, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Toyo and Nitto are the same company. Toyo is more of the "upper" line with Nitto being second fiddle. (you'd never know with the pricing) Plenty of info on the web if you've got the time. I had good results with Nittos over the years on past trucks.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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