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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 9:03 pm

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So will there be any issues with the 395/50 on my wheels? I don't think I can sell the bank on 22"s

I am assuming you meant 295's? I reply to so many tire/wheel questions i get lost. The 295 portion is the width and the 50's mean very thin tire from rim to ground. With a 295 width and no lift....probably not...but I can't confirm that actual size without all specs known.

you bringing a wheel caliper to the meet?
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 9:51 pm

No caliper to the meet but here are the specs of your 2 listed tires:

Stock 275/55/20's : 31.9" OD x 10.6" wide
Wanted 305/50/20's: 32" OD x 12" wide

So you are looking at the same size in Diameter and 1.4" wider. Should be ok man....but you might have some "minor" nudging or trimming to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 9:58 pm

hey chuck are u gettin rid of ur rims if so let me know
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 10:11 pm

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hey chuck are u gettin rid of ur rims if so let me know

keeping them for now, just want a little "beefier" looking tire, I can't go all out mean like everyone else
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 10:19 pm

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No caliper to the meet but here are the specs of your 2 listed tires:

Stock 275/55/20's : 31.9" OD x 10.6" wide
Wanted 305/50/20's: 32" OD x 12" wide

So you are looking at the same size in Diameter and 1.4" wider. Should be ok man....but you might have some "minor" nudging or trimming to do.

I got the size thing I'm just wondering if there are going to be any issues as fas as tire wear with the whole 8.0 vs. 8.5 rim width "reccomendation". Thanks I owe you some chrome
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 11:00 pm

When are you getting an avatar?
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 11:04 pm

i know the feeling im still on those hidious stocks for now but i tried to get a set like urs they would look killer powder coated black on my truck i think
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   9/16/2009, 11:43 pm

I think I remember seeing a powder coated set for sale on one of the other forums
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/6/2009, 12:10 am

"This 6” kit was developed to accommodate a 35x12.5x18” tire on a 18x8.5 with a minimum backspacing of 6 3/16”on a wheel. Stock wheels can be used but no wider than a 11.5” tire can be used."

I found a more reasonably priced kit I would try to have installed in January, but to save a little dough I would like to keep my steel stockers w/ 35" tires. All I know from Brad's previous posts is stock is 18x8. What is backspacing and what do I need to know when shopping for tires using stock and info above?

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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/6/2009, 4:26 am

You just need to know that your wheels are +60 offset on an 18" x 8" wheel. Having the 8" wheel will limit you on tire width and the +60 offset doesn't help any with tire width either. There aren't any tires that I know of that are 12.5" wide and are approved to put on your 8" wide wheels. Some people have installed the BFG's on the 8" stockers....but I personally would not want to install a tire on my wheels if they aren't approved for them. Even the BFG's say on their site that the minimum wheel width is 8.5". So with that said...you can find tires slightly less than 35" OD and around 11.5 - 12" wide that will work and are approved for the 8" wide wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/6/2009, 7:30 am

As always, thanks Brad. Overall safety is what matters most. I've had a suggestion for 35" Venture MTs on stock and will check the sizes, cost, etc. to see if it jives with your recommendation as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/6/2009, 9:14 pm

I checked Kuhmo's website and the 35x12.5x18's specs are below:

Rim range - 8.5" to 11" (this means their minimum wheel width is 8.5")
Actual measurements: 34.8" x 11.4 (as measured on a 10" wide wheel), which means it will actually be thinner if you install them on an 8" wide wheel

Odd thing here Tamara....is that they only have that tire on their site listed in a "D" range tire. There is no way in hell that I would get an M/T tire in a "D" rating....it's softer than the E rated tires and will wear alot faster. If you tow, haul, or any other strenuous activities with your truck the D tires are not for you. Go with an E rated tire if possible Tamara....if you really want M/T's.

Why aren't you going with some A/T's? Do you offroad alot?
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/6/2009, 11:28 pm

Background: Upgrades to start off-roading in addition to aesthetic appeal. I needed reason beyond looks or else Manny was staying stock (not even leveled). It's more recreational and used to haul motorcycles, dogs, cross-country travels and eventually a quad. I checked Venture MT but saw no correlation between benefits to price. I like the BFG A/Ts but have heard mixed reviews. I'm really open to different tire suggestions based on this info and not wanting to change wheels. I don't want what everyone else has just because it looks cool, and I'm willing to spend just a little more to have a quality modded truck. This truck is going nowhere nor getting traded even if Tundra comes out with something greater in 3rd gen.

I appreciate all the research you're doing to help me out and everyone else's suggestions as well. Final decision is made on kit and front shocks to be used. Just tires and installer choice whether better pricing through dealer or independently order and install where ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/6/2009, 11:42 pm

The Toyo tires are 2nd to none....and on par with any brand you throw out there to compete. For a little less money, the Hankook A/T's are top notch and alot of people I know are going with them over the BFG's right now. Nitto puts a good tire out there as well, but have also heard alot about "wear" issues with them...and that's why I went with my Toyos. Settle on a tire you like, and then we can advise you on size. We will do what we can to help.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/7/2009, 12:15 am

I have no idea what to like in a tire for off-roading besides not hearing that whomp whomp noise all the time, channels water effectively for a TX flash flood, and last longer than 35K. Let's see what Hankook A/T is offering. At least if I didn't pay top dollar and not satisfied, I can upgrade wheels/rims when they are worn or sell that crap used. Tires are not the largest investment cost so totally flexible here.

BTW - I've never had a tire last as long as the "suggested" rating. Do I drive bad or is that just a crock rating?
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/8/2009, 6:41 pm

Back again and had a bad review on Hankook from a personal friend I trust. Looks like I'm leaning towards a comparison between BFG and Toyo at this point and then my mod list for January 2010 is complete.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/8/2009, 10:40 pm

What Hankook did they have. The ones out where I work both bought the RF10 A/T in the "E" rated version. If your friend bought the "D" rated version....he might be describing what I told you before.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/8/2009, 10:52 pm

I will ask him if he remembers. As soon as I mentioned the brand he was adamant against it due to very bad wear experience. He pretty much said, he got what he paid for....went cheap and got bad quality. Considering I'm about to change stock and it's not even 2 years with 36K miles, I need decent tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/8/2009, 11:00 pm

Well if you pay $700 for some Hankooks and they last you $35-38K and you pay $1200 for Michelins and they last $48K.....is there really a value in buying Michelins? You can almost buy 2 sets of Hankooks before you spend as much as you would on Michelins for 1 set.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/8/2009, 11:17 pm

No Michelins - def eat the pocket linings out with that and I think they're overrated now. I just want a reasonable tire that's better than stock and can actually do some off-roading whether in sand or mud. I'm looking to you (or someone with more exp. than I) to give an honest opinion and reasoning. Got that I should do E rating...what else? I'm trying to buy shocks Oct, tires Nov, lift kit Dec/Jan....space it out. I don't want to walk into the store and have some idiot mislead me b/c I'm a woman.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/9/2009, 12:34 am

Gotcha....but an FYI....Toyo's arent' a cheap tire at all. My size tire was like $1300 for the M/T's. I did it for cosmetic look and part-time play in the mud truck. I also tow a trailor when going camping so I opted for the sturdier E rated version...which helped bump the price up. They guy I told you about, is riding on E rated A/T's by Hankook and they are installed on his heavy duty Dodge Dually. I can tell you that he loves them and uses the crap out of them while routinely hauling heavy 1500 - 2000 lb loads in the bed of his truck and hauling his tractor around on his trailor. He had BFG's on there and went to Hankooks...and he said he has no complaints out of them. I like Ben's tires as well...he can give you a little advice on those.
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PostSubject: Re: Official Wheel/Tire Answers Thread!!   10/9/2009, 1:01 am

Thanks, Capt. Bling. I still have time to do more online research then physical walk-ins. One more thing....the irritating road noise...any suggestions on what to stay away from? And do A/Ts or M/Ts handle rain well with the deep grooves?

Ben - awaiting some feedback on your tires when you get a chance too.
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