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Old 07-30-2012, 07:01 PM
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Lift, wheels and tires

Had a blowout today on the highway and by the time i got pulled over the rim is a little messed up. So i figured now would be a good time to get new wheels and tires and possibly lift it.

Been talking to Trevor about doing a PMF lift probably the 7" version. The biggest concern is what wheels and tires should i go with.

My old truck the tires stuck out maybe an inch or so which i would like for something that has that same look but i have no idea what all the numbers mean such as backspacing and what not when it comes to looking at wheels and tires. So does anyone have some suggestions on what to go with?
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:11 PM
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Most specs when looking at wheels they give u a negitive some number or positive some number wich is offset if I Tenn right the more negitive the farther they stick out so that's what u want. Someone correct me if I'm wrong also backspacing but I'm not sure how all that works
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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Alright seems to make sense. I know my tires on my old truck were 305/70/17 but im not sure on what the rim was in it as far as backspacing, i just liked the way they stuck out just enough
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For the look you want I would do a 37x12.5x20 on a 20x9 with 5" bs and 0 off set.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:39 PM
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Ended up buying new tires and wheels today. A ownder of a shop down the road for us had some he was trying to get rid of that i couldnt pass up.

The tires are pro comp extrem terrains in 35x12.50x20 with some black xd wheels. The truck is still stock and somehow i have no rubbing issues at all even at full lock, but still gonna do the lift soon.





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Looks good other then the tires need to swap sides, those pro comp tires are directional. Check the side wall for roation.

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:43 AM
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Thanks. I noticed that after the pictures and luckily it was only the front two that needed swapping. But lift is coming soon so can't wait for that either. Thanks for the recommendation on the tire size and wheels as well
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:38 AM
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Looks good man. Monsters are one of my favorite wheels. Don't know if you decided on a lift yet but I can't say enough about Trevor @ PMF. The dude knows his stuff and his customer service is the best i've ever dealt with for anything. Plus his stuff is stout and works like it's supposed to.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:21 AM
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Thanks man I appreciate it. And yeah his customer service has been excellent so far has answered all my questions even if they seemed dumb to him I'm sure haha. I think I'm leaning towards his 4.5 lift, I was gonna buy a used one but by the time I calculated shipping it was close to the same so it looks like hell be getting my money!
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