Originally Posted by seawolfbronco
Assuming you could find someone to mount them like that, you might get away with it for a while, but...
I personally wouldn't do it. Tire wear would be one issue. Having the sidewall severely bowed in and affecting the angle of the tires bead to the lip of the wheel could be another issue. The manufacturers have pretty good reasons for their recommendations. Your life depends on it!
I wouldn't do it either,tread wear depending on weight rating of tire will differ,but picture this-a fat person on a 2 inch wide see-saw,I know this because I've been there-good chance is they're gonna fall off when loads get heavy-or unsuspected shifts-not safe!
Originally Posted by big sig
yeah my after markets are 17x8 and i like my 35x12.50s. a friend wants to buy my tires from me but i want to go to a 38 but dont want to have to buy the rims right now. is there anyway i could run 1550s on them until i bought new rims?
Save your money and match your tires to rims per manufacture's specs,these trucks are heavy-between 6,000 to 7,500 lbs dry weight depending on cab/bed combos
Don't risk the safety of yourself or others just to make the rig look cool,I've seen tires roll off rims and cause severe/fatal accidents,just be wise with what you choose-we don't want to see a thread from you about any bad luck - Hope this helps!