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Wheel/tire questions

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Shakezula, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Nov 15, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Shakezula

    Shakezula [OP] Member

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    Could use some help...

    just bought an ARE camper shell, love the shell but my stock 16” rims look ridiculous on it (my opinion, of course).

    Was hoping to get help with:
    1. I was set on 17” rims, thinking Fuel Vector’s, but now am considering 18s but no lift. Is that even doable? Can anyone speak to how either look / turned out?
    2. I’m leaning towards not getting off-road tires. Crazy or nah?
    PSA I’m a complete rookie here
     
  2. Nov 15, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    rocky_mountain_dave

    rocky_mountain_dave Well-Known Member

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    1. 18" wheels are perfectly fine. 265/60/18 tires for 18" wheels will be the same overall size as your stock 265/70/16 tires.

    If you want bigger tires you can go up to 265/65/18. If you are getting new wheels with a lower offset than stock, do your research first because getting bigger tires and low offset wheels in combination can cause rubbing.

    There is plenty of selection in either of these sizes.

    2. Get the tires that you want and that fit your needs. Although they are the minority on this site, there are plenty of members here who prefer to not get off road tires.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    Shakezula

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  4. Nov 20, 2020 at 7:46 PM
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    rocky_mountain_dave

    rocky_mountain_dave Well-Known Member

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    Those wheels are 0 offset (stock is +25 or +30) so you will rub with 265/70/17. Better stick with 265/65/17
     
  5. Nov 20, 2020 at 10:31 PM
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    Shakezula

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    I see what you mean. If I change wheels and get closer to that (say +20) I'm hoping I can get away with it?
     
  6. Nov 20, 2020 at 10:41 PM
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    Hooligans

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    Still thinking about it.
    I got a new ARE shell and my wheels still work fine.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2021 at 4:25 AM
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    Iron

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    When I bought my current 2018 Taco and I had to buy a new ARE cap. I had an ARE cap that I put on 3 of my prior trucks. With the design change to the tailgate in 2018, it caused me to have to buy a new cap. I'm EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE LOCK MECHANISM on the new cap. Day one the lock freezes as soon as the temp goes below freezing. I've tried to squirt it inside and out with WD-40 to prevent water build up and freezing to no avail. I even tried to put Duck tape over the lock opening thinking water was getting in through key entry or around the diameter of lock cylinder and still no good. Very disappointing. I'll explore a double lock Leer or other options next time.
     

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