Originally Posted by afghanmarine
I've always heard that 35's on the 18" FX4 rims would work with a 2.5" leveling kit. Anyone have first hand experience? I found a great deal on slightly used 18" FX4 wheels, bought them and am now just wondering if 35s would work without rubbing in full lock steering. Any information on the tires you used or saw used would be appreciated.
Yes they will work. My brother has the exact setup on his. I have similar except I added a body lift to mine. Your truck will fit any 35x1250 tire on a stock 18" rim... well, I wouldnt put a TSL Bogger on there, but other than that one exception, you should be good. You will need to trim the plastic piece under your front bumper and your inner wheel well where the tire touches at full lock and you will be golden. I did it to mine and my brother's. It's very easy to do. Just install the tires on there and when you hop in it next time have a sharp knife on you. I used a CRKT folding-fixed blade. Just turn your wheel all the way to one side and see where its hitting. Trim it, then check it again. Do it for both sides, then back it up and turn, seeing if it hits (for some reason, unbeknownst to me, when you back up, the suspension shifts some and you will rub, so just trim that down based on how much you're rubbing).
As for tires, I would recommend Toyo MTs, Cooper STTs (not ST, but STT). Mickey Thompson MTZs are okay. I dunno about BFG KM2s, my BFG All Terrains dry rotted after only two years and 40K miles. Im not sure Ill buy BFG again. But I would definitely stick with a mud terrain D load capacity that is a mildly soft compound. If you'll be on the street a lot too then I would recommend some that have the water sipes in the tread (the little squiggly lines in the tread blocks -> Like this
. Toyos have them and so do a few others. I know for a fact BFG KM2s do not.
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