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post #1 of 21 Old 10-19-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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4.5" lift on buy 35" or 37" tires???

I have a 4.5" lift an wondering what looks better 35" tires or 37" if they would even fit


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I am a power freak but at the same time i do like a "full" wheel well. last time i lifted a vehicle i felt it robbed my power to much with the bigger tires. so depending on if your POWER or LOOKS person decide based off of that i personally being power i would go 35's and it shouldnt look to bad since you stayed with a smaller lift.


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tire size will depend on wheel size. If you run a 9" wide wheel with 0 or a + offset you can fit 37's if you run a 10" wide will with a -offset 35's is all your going to get on and keep from rubbing. Running a wide wheel with a neg offset helps to make up for the look of no having a taller tire. this is a pic of my truck with 35's on 20x9 with 0mm offset wheels on a 4.5 icon.

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I'm running 35's with NO lift. The 37s will be right, 35s too small with a 4.5"

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tire size will depend on wheel size. If you run a 9" wide wheel with 0 or a + offset you can fit 37's if you run a 10" wide will with a -offset 35's is all your going to get on and keep from rubbing. Running a wide wheel with a neg offset helps to make up for the look of no having a taller tire. this is a pic of my truck with 35's on 20x9 with 0mm offset wheels on a 4.5 icon.
I ran 35/12.50/20 Toyo Open Country MT's on 20x10 BMF SOTA's at stock height with minimal rubbing. Only when the truck was flexing and the wheel was turned a certain way would they rub. I'm now running them with a 2.5" Icon leveling kit and 3" blocks in the back. ZERO rubbing. I'm betting that with these same wheels and 37/13.50/20's in the same tire, I would have no rubbing issues with 4.5" of lift.

With that being said....wheels specs are the ultimate factor in what tires will fit and what tires won't. A 20x10 (or wider) with crazy negative offset is going to hurt your chances of fitting bigger tires with less lift. My wheels are -19mm offset (pretty sure) and they work well. I know a few guys pulling off 35's at stock height with -24mm offset 20x10's.....but they are REALLY pushing it.

Moral of the story.....get the right wheel, and you can pull 37's off.

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My truck has a 4.5" lift with 325/60/20s (35.5" tall tires). I prefer more clearance and do not care the stuffed look.


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I ran 35/12.50/20 Toyo Open Country MT's on 20x10 BMF SOTA's at stock height with minimal rubbing. Only when the truck was flexing and the wheel was turned a certain way would they rub. I'm now running them with a 2.5" Icon leveling kit and 3" blocks in the back. ZERO rubbing. I'm betting that with these same wheels and 37/13.50/20's in the same tire, I would have no rubbing issues with 4.5" of lift.

With that being said....wheels specs are the ultimate factor in what tires will fit and what tires won't. A 20x10 (or wider) with crazy negative offset is going to hurt your chances of fitting bigger tires with less lift. My wheels are -19mm offset (pretty sure) and they work well. I know a few guys pulling off 35's at stock height with -24mm offset 20x10's.....but they are REALLY pushing it.

Moral of the story.....get the right wheel, and you can pull 37's off.
Ture that right wheel makes all the difference! I still rub if I turn just right and hit a good bump or flex out with 7" of lift with 37" toyos but I got a -25 on my 20x10. Not by much but enough to put clean spots on the front bumper bracket. I thinking I might just space the bumper 1/2" and be done!

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I hear that. Might not be a bad idea.

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heres mine i just put a 4.5" icon. i like a 35 with that lift if you get a wheel that sticks out a little.
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I was looking at keeping the stock wheels but I think 12.50 is all the wider I can go with the stock wheel or would 13.50 be fine? Also I have herd that hub centric wheel spacers are good to use as well I personally like the stock rims better than most aftermarket


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