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Old 12-04-2008, 08:27 AM
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help - need quick response - tires

Just ordered a set of Toyo MT tires 35 X 12.5 to mount on a set of stock 18" wheels and place under a stock '08 superduty.

I made this decision based on others comments here that the tires would fit with no modifications to the truck.

I just went to the installer to drop the truck off ad holy cows, the tires look huge! Installer is not sure they will fit in the front and still be ale to turn the wheel.

I'm open to slight tire rubbing at full lock, but are these tires gonna fit? or did I make a mistake?
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:28 AM
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i would of put a leveling kit on it before you put 35's on it....

i not sure who told you they would fit without a leveling kit but i highly doubt they will go on without rubbing

your gonna have to do a lot of trimming
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:53 AM
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Would I have a problem if I tried to fit the 285/75 X18 tires?

I think that equates to almost 35" X 11"
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:58 AM
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SlickWillie fit 35x12.5x18 mud grapplers under his 08 and only had minor rubbing.....he now has a spacer and 37's

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Old 12-04-2008, 09:01 AM
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it all depends.. is your truck 4x4... fx4? 2wd? all those sit diff from the factory.... youll prob just have some rubbing
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They should fit fine although you will have some minor rubbing.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:34 AM
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I don't have Fx4.... I have a 4X4 King Ranch......
sounds like you guys are telling me they will fit with minor rubbing.....

I'm waiting for the installer to call back. He was going to mount up one tire and put it on the front to see what there was to see....

Just for reference, you guys that are telling me they will fit with minor rubbing.... Where would I expect to see it on the suspension arm at full lock? or on the fender flaps? It looked like one of the front body mounts or some other type of mount might come real close, but I couldn't tell for sure??

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Old 12-04-2008, 10:41 AM
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definatly on the frame. I had 35" on my stock harley 20's and they rubbed on the frame at a full turn. but small wheel spacers will fix that. you also might have to trim a little inner fender plastic, but I cant say for sure. Just put them on. They will work one way or another. The guys installing big tires always make a big deal out of it. Im sure you will be happy with them and plus they will look cool.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:14 PM
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update / closure:

They fit! They do a much better job filling up the wheel well too

The only area that came close to rubbing was the inside/back fenderwell plastic on the front wheels. The installer drilled a hole, and used a zip tie to hold it back. I have several inches of clearance all the way around now (it was dark out when I got home, but I don't even think there was frame / suspension arm rubbing at full lock).

These tires do make some noise compared to the stockers, but that was to be expected given the tread.

I did notice that on my way home the speedometer which usually shows a speed a few MPH faster than the GPS on the dash, was now a few (2) MPH slower than what the GPS was reporting at about 60 MPH (60 MPH on dash registers 62 on the GPS as opposed to 58-59 that it did with the stockers).

THanks for all the feedback folks...... Now all I have to do is find a snowbank to play in. Shouldn't be too tough to find around here sooner rather than later!
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Just get a leveling kit
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