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Old 01-11-2011, 01:34 PM
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New Tire/Wheel combo for 2001 4x4

Newbie here and I've searched for an answer but really have gotten different info so here it goes:

2001 scab 4x4 stock/ no lift - looking for a new tire and wheel combo that will get me the largest size tire. I want a wide profile tire and one that fills up the wheel well nicely. I'm not that knowledgable about backspacing, etc. so I'd appreciate any and all help.

Thanks a lot...Jon
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:37 PM
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You want a 10 inch wide wheel with 4.5 inches of backspacing and a 33x12.50 tire. You will have to trim a little plastic off the front bumper's lower valance for clearance. Whether you want a 16 or 22 inch diameter wheel is strictly a matter of personal preference. I have pics in my gallary at stock height with 33's on 16x10's.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:00 PM
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Thanks wandell.

I actually looked at your pictures yesterday. So your suggestion is what you had on your truck before you lifted it?
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:31 PM
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Yes, a 33x12.50 with a 10 inch wide wheel will fit at stock height with minor trimming.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:56 AM
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while i'd prefer 18's for looks, i have 16x10's and 305/70 bfgs...absolutely love them for everything when it comes to driving. i've actually taken my torsion bars back down to a stockish hight and still never rub. i only have a couple pics but there are a few in my gallery.

i'm waiting on some 285's and 17x9's right now but i think the 305 on a 16 is a nice look for the 97-03's.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:59 AM
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Here's my 02 Screw FX4 with 20x10's and 33x12.5 tires. 4.5" Backspacing on the wheels and bit of crank to the torsion bars for leveling and fitment.

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:33 PM
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Sweet Screw!
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for all the advice, pics, and suggestions.

Looks like I'll go with a 33x12.5 tire..probably some BFG AT/KO as I always liked there performance on and off road.


So, anyone have a good online source for wheels? I've checked all the popular sites and haven't found a good selection of 16x10 wheels in a 5-135 bolt pattern.

Also, I was hunting around looking to possibly purchase a tire/wheel combo all mounted and balanced and delivered to your door. Is there some kind of trick on these sites to ordering this in the size wheel and tire I want? Whenever I put my truck into the info it is requesting, (on tirerack for example) it really limits your search to stock type wheels and tires. Can I place a special order online somehow?..or anywhere for that matter?

Thanks again.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:28 PM
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Wheels in our 5x135mm bolt pattern are becoming scarce. I'd contact Derrik here. He works for Tire Rack.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:17 PM
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would a 16x10 with 4 inches of backspacing be to much as far as triming
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:37 PM
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You will have to trim a little extra.
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