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Tire Selection

I wanted to get some input on tire selection. My truck has the 1.5 add a leaf on the front end. I am at the tail end of these TOYO tires (325/60R18) and need to get some new rubber. I love the look of the tires, but with the width (about 13 inches), they throw mud all over the place and rub when I crank the wheel. I am thinking about going to 275/70R18 which is about 11.5 inches wide, but maintains the height. Anyone running these tires on their OBS?



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I run 235x85x16 on stock wheels on my Dually,they rub up front also.

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my 33x12.50R16.50 dont rub at all, least nothing ive ever noticed

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I got 315 85's on stock rims they rub!

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will the narrower tire make a difference on the mileage? It will be 1.5 inches narrower, which I hope will pull it back in the wheel well enough to keep from flinging muck up the side of my rig.



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But the mud up the side is the fun part!!!!

It should help out some!

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I have 35x12.50 with add a leaf and dont rub how does your rub.

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