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Nck 09-21-2013 11:07 PM

Tire size question.
 
Im buying new tires in a couple weeks. I have a 98 1500 4x4 with a 3" leveling kit. Im trying to figure out the biggest tire size I can go, I would like 35's, or 33's if they will fit.

Nck 09-23-2013 08:20 PM

Any advice? Guess I could find a mechanic if no one knows about this.

LowUFO 09-24-2013 11:31 PM

Need more info. Wheel size and offset? Without knowing this info, you should be fine w 33s but 35s will depend on how wide your wheels are and how far out they will sit...

Nck 09-25-2013 05:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LowUFO (Post 1207531)
Need more info. Wheel size and offset? Without knowing this info, you should be fine w 33s but 35s will depend on how wide your wheels are and how far out they will sit...

They are 16x7's, with an offset of 0.00 mm, I'm pretty sure that's right.
I guess I should have put that info in, my bad.

LowUFO 09-25-2013 04:08 PM

No worries. I think you need to stick to 33s for a couple reasons. One, putting 35s on a 7" wide rim can be done. But most reputable shops don't like to do it. Two, 35s on that same size rim will feel horrible at highway speed because of the extra flex in the sidewall. Three, they will rub at full lock. Stick to a 33x 10.5 and you shouldn't have any rubbing. If you go to a 11.50 inch wide tire on that same rim, you might rub at full lock or while flexed. But not enough to really worry about.
At the end of the day, there are a ton of different opinions on what rubs and what doesn't and at least as many variables to consider. But when spending money, err on the side of caution and worse comes to worst, you might have to sell them and buy slightly smaller. Not the end of the world. Just annoying.

Nck 09-28-2013 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LowUFO (Post 1207830)
No worries. I think you need to stick to 33s for a couple reasons. One, putting 35s on a 7" wide rim can be done. But most reputable shops don't like to do it. Two, 35s on that same size rim will feel horrible at highway speed because of the extra flex in the sidewall. Three, they will rub at full lock. Stick to a 33x 10.5 and you shouldn't have any rubbing. If you go to a 11.50 inch wide tire on that same rim, you might rub at full lock or while flexed. But not enough to really worry about.
At the end of the day, there are a ton of different opinions on what rubs and what doesn't and at least as many variables to consider. But when spending money, err on the side of caution and worse comes to worst, you might have to sell them and buy slightly smaller. Not the end of the world. Just annoying.

I appreciate the help. I think I will go with 33's. But I was also thinking, if I put spacers on, would that allow me to go a bit wider? like the 33x11.5 without rubbing.

richmond 09-28-2013 06:50 AM

LowUFO is right on target. Stick with the 33x 10.5 and you won't have problems. I have one. R...

Nck 10-04-2013 04:27 AM

I appreciate all of the advice guys. I've decided to go with the 33x10.5's. I'll put up some pics once I get them on Saturday.

Nck 10-10-2013 01:36 AM

I got my tires Yesterday. They are 305/70/16's. Much larger than my old 265's. They don't rub to much at all either. I will put up the pics soon.

LowUFO 10-11-2013 10:50 PM

So a 33 x 12 basically. And you get a little rub? So a 295 x 75 would have been half inch narrower and still would have been a 33. That would have given you a quarter inch more room on the inside. Lets see those pics!


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