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Old 04-03-2012, 05:00 PM
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Wheel/Tire Fit??

I know this question has been asked many times, but couldn't find the answer for my truck. I have a stock 1995 Super Cap XLT Long Bed 4x4 with 235/85R16 on it but want a bigger tire and don't know how big I can go without modifications. Would a 16x8 wheel with 265/70 fit without rubbing? Thanks for your help
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:57 PM
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265 70 16 is a little shorter and wider than a 235 85 16. 265 or 285 75 16 will fit. 265 is the same height as your 235 but wider. 285 is equal to a 33x11
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I run 285 75r16 tires on my truck w out any problems
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i previously had 33x12.50r16.5, they fit fine, i now have 305/55r20, they rub at full lock but other wise fit fine good luck
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Thanks for the help. I thought the 265/70 would fit ok, but didn't know if the 285/75 would be pushing it for being too big. Now I can buy a tire without being worried of not getting to use it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:52 AM
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I have 285/75's, and if i turn to the right look there is no rubbing, but if i try to go to the left lock it rubs bad. Also have to shim or trim the bumper to make em fit as they need just a little bit more room.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:22 AM
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They should work, my brother ran 285 on a 16x8 wheel for a while with no mods and it was fine.

Also, he just put on a leveling kit which was like 90 bucks, he runs 305s now. Made the truck look a lot better and seemed to help out that ttb from end. Just a thought.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:33 AM
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The wheel offset has a lot to do with rubbing. I have 325/60/r18 which is equivalent to a 33/12.50 and they rub when reversing and turning. But, my wheel has an aggressive negative offset.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:48 PM
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Hey Southern7.3, how much lift does a leveling kit usually put on a truck? I do want to lift it but don't really want to go very high. Just want to give it a little better look.

Baderic03: How much of a lift do you have on your truck in your avatar?
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