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Old 10-02-2014, 09:44 AM
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never ending Level/tire help needed

Need some help. Have 2004 fx4 with 3" rake. 285/70-17s look small on stock and want to beef up. All the posts say 2.5" level for 35's and 2" level for 33's. What about 305/70-17's AT(34's) with 2" level? Don't want tires to look small again with 2.5. Just want it to look solid and not rub. Using stockers. I know 04-05 raked more. Found off brand for $800 out the door. Any experience shared with this would be helpful. Sorry about being redundant. Thanks
 
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:32 PM
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I'm sure more people will chime in, but I too have a 2004 FX4, and went with a 295/60/20 (33.9" diameter, 11.61" width) and have about 2" lift (from rancho quicklifts). No rubbing, but will also depend on your rim offset. I bought my rims used, so I dont know the offset (but by judging other rides and their offsets, it looks like +18)...just something else to add to the equation.



 

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my 08 has a 2.5" with 33.5's. it only rubs very slightly when the wheel is cut full right in reverse. i have 0 offset wheels. depending on your offset i would imagine there would be minor rubbing. i don't think the 2.5" makes the tires look too small at all.
 
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Thanks for the responses. I am staying with the stock FX4 17" rims and hoping the 305/70's will fit with a 2" level. Brazen, that is a good looking truck, mine is grey also, but just don't want to bite off into new rims. Saving for retirement and trying to be economical on an old truck.
 
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These are 315x70x17 BFG TA/KO's on 17x8 wheels with 5.5 inches of backspace...they fit perfect with a 2 1/2 inch Daystar leveling kit. This was on my old '04 Lariat 4x4.
 
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Here's another view to show how wide these tires were...they were factory H2 Hummer tires.
 
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PawPaw, I have thought about 315's and 2.5 level but was not wanting to deal with rubbing and trimming. Does look good though. Thanks
 
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PawPaw, I have thought about 315's and 2.5 level but was not wanting to deal with rubbing and trimming. Does look good though. Thanks


I also had a set of 295x70x17 Toyo MT's (33.5x12) that fit great on 17x9 wheels. These tires were maybe a better fit on a leveled 4x4 anyway. Not stuffed and didn't cut into the performance as much as the taller tires did.
 
 


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