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Old 07-03-2009, 11:58 AM
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New Tires on Stock Rims

I currently have a '03 Screw 4x4 with 265/75R16 tires. Does anyone know what is the largest and widest tire I can fit on 16" rims? I'm going to be installing a 2" tuff country suspension lift. It recomends 33x12.50 tires, but was wondering if I can go any bigger.

Tires I'm looking at are Baja MTZ Radials possibly 285/75R16 or 305/70R16's... Maybe larger???
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correct me if i'm wrong but the 285/75R16s aren't quite even a 33 inch tire. if you're bumping up your height by 2 inches you should be able to clear 35's no problem, but i would keep in mind your gear ratio, engine size, towing needs, etc. before slapping big rubber on. i have 32.75 inch tires on my truck and i wouldn't want any larger without gears or a supercharger or something of the sort. the 285's will look sweet with a stock ride height or your torsion bars cranked.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:16 PM
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Get some 35s and just spin 'em for a few minutes to make them smaller
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2" lift? isnt that just he reindexed torsion keys? if so dont waste your money on them, just crank your torsion bars with the Oem keys you have now. 33s will look good with that
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2" lift? isnt that just he reindexed torsion keys? if so dont waste your money on them, just crank your torsion bars with the Oem keys you have now. 33s will look good with that
I agree. No need to pay for a kit that allows you to be able to do something that you can do for free. I believe the best looking combo on a leveled 4x4 is a 305/70-16 (33x12.50) on a 16x10 inch wheel with 4.5 inches of backspacing. YOu can also fit 285/75-16 (33x11.50) or 295/75-16 (34x12.00).
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2" lift? isnt that just he reindexed torsion keys? if so dont waste your money on them, just crank your torsion bars with the Oem keys you have now. 33s will look good with that
Correct those are the keys. I tought it wasn't good to crank the torsion bars and that these were a better option. If it really dosen't make a difference then yes I'll crank'em up to save the money...
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I agree. No need to pay for a kit that allows you to be able to do something that you can do for free. I believe the best looking combo on a leveled 4x4 is a 305/70-16 (33x12.50) on a 16x10 inch wheel with 4.5 inches of backspacing. YOu can also fit 285/75-16 (33x11.50) or 295/75-16 (34x12.00).
Will the (3) larger tire sizes only work w/a 16x10 inch wheel?
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Correct those are the keys. I tought it wasn't good to crank the torsion bars and that these were a better option. If it really dosen't make a difference then yes I'll crank'em up to save the money...
Its all the same buddy, torsion preload is torsion preload. Both work the same way no matter if you have reindexed keys or not. The reindexed keys just allow you to get MORE lift out of them, which is horrible for ball joints and tie-rods. So just crank your stock keys up enough to level the truck and go get an alignment. you will have another 100k miles problem free with this route. I wouldnt recomend anything over 2" out of your torsion keys (reindexed or not)

if you have anymore questions on this issue just ask, once you get the picture in your head on how torsion based suspensions work you will understand why reindexed keys dont help anything!

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Will the (3) larger tire sizes only work w/a 16x10 inch wheel?
all those sizes will fit the stock wheel. id personally go with the 34x12.00 (295/75-16) that will be a good fit on stock wheels
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I agree.
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The stock 16" rims are 7" wide. If you check the tire specifications .... the widest tire the tire manufacturer will recommend for a 16"x7" is your 265's. Yes, many put 285's on 16x7's, but that is beyond any tire manufacturers spec./recomendations .... thus could void any warranty.
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throw the 285's on it and level it by cranking your stock torsion bars. i did exactly that on my 02.... and it looks 10X better than stock, leveled with 285's looks great on the 97-03's imho!
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:15 AM
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throw the 285's on it and level it by cranking your stock torsion bars. i did exactly that on my 02.... and it looks 10X better than stock, leveled with 285's looks great on the 97-03's imho!
Thanks. I've already cranked the torsion bars, but not sure if I'm going to go w/new rims or just throw new tires on the stock ones.
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Thanks. I've already cranked the torsion bars, but not sure if I'm going to go w/new rims or just throw new tires on the stock ones.
get some 17" FX4 rims and put 285/70/R17's on em...... i love the FX4 rims....
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