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post #1 of 22 Old 08-18-2008, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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so, ive heard people say that 285/75/r16s fit fine, and some say no.

So, i needa get to the bottom of this, cause a friend of mine has some tires, in good shape, that hes willing to give to me.

there 285s and i dont know much about that 36s 45s 10s all that stuff, so please, only metric here.

How large can i fit before i have to shim and trim my bumper? Is there a diff between a 250 and 350 cause of solid axle?

so,after all that blah blah blah, basically, can i fit 285/75/r16s without a lift, and how much will my speedo be off?

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so, ive heard people say that 285/75/r16s fit fine, and some say no.

So, i needa get to the bottom of this, cause a friend of mine has some tires, in good shape, that hes willing to give to me.

there 285s and i dont know much about that 36s 45s 10s all that stuff, so please, only metric here.

How large can i fit before i have to shim and trim my bumper? Is there a diff between a 250 and 350 cause of solid axle?

so,after all that blah blah blah, basically, can i fit 285/75/r16s without a lift, and how much will my speedo be off?
They will fit no problem. Might rub a little when turned all the way.

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a 285 won't rub at all around here most guys are running 305's without a leveling kit or 315's with one

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a 285 won't rub at all around here most guys are running 305's without a leveling kit or 315's with one
He had an OBS truck. A little different tire fitment.

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The 285's will fit your truck with no problem. An obs can fit 305's without a lift.

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A 285 is about 1.3" taller than the stock 265/75R16. It's also about 3/4 of and inch wider. You should be fine

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The 285's will fit your truck with no problem. An obs can fit 305's without a lift.
thats what I thought

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fit fine just do it

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I just got brand new ones 285s and the fit fine no rubbing and i am stock height.

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The 285's will fit your truck with no problem. An obs can fit 305's without a lift.
I stand corrected. Sorry bout that bigwhite7.3stroker.

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