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Old 03-05-2013, 10:05 AM
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35s and lift

Hello and thank you in advance for any information related to my question.

Ok what I am looking at is a 4in rough country suspension lift (total leaf spring, no blocks) and now I am looking into tires and wheels.

Right now I have it narrowed down to xd strike chrome 20x10s or the fuel hostage chrome 20x10s. This may change based on the tire selection.

Now for my main question. I would like a wider more "bulldog" stance so I was looking at getting 35x13.50x20 tires, however it seems this is a fairly difficult size to find. I know alot of people run 35x12.50/20s, but I would really like the wider stance. My question is, does the 13.50s rub? the only tires I have been able to find in the style I want are Cooper discoverer SST and Pro Comp xtreme all-terrain, bummer because I was really hoping to get Nitto trail grapplers. Can anyone recommend somewhere that may have more of a selection of 35x13.50sx20? and also at what point does it become dangerous to the wheel as far as wheel width-tire width? for example running a 20x12 wheel with 35x12.50x20 tire, only leaving that half inch, wouldnt that make the wheels more apt to curb rash, off road issues etc? Thanks again.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:07 PM
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I have a 2" level with leafs added to the back. I'm running 35x12.50x18 Trail Grapplers and they rub the front leafs at full lock.
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It is all going to depend on what back space you run on your wheels I have a 2005 f350 Harley factory came with 275 65 20 which is about a 34x11 tire but the wheel came factory with a +40 on a 20x8 wheel so with the tire there was 7.5 inches from hub face going in and 3.5 coming out from the hub face. Now I have 355 65 18 terra grapplers on a 18x10 xd strike wheel with a -24 offset and the tire is roughly 37x14 now they go in 6.5 inches from the hub face and 7.5 inches out from the hub face and they do not rub. The wider the tire and taller you want to come out more so you will need the find the correct back space or you will rub like a fat guys legs.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:07 AM
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yeah I am seeing that most 18x10 and 20x10 come commonly with -24 backspacing and seem to be working well for most with my setup. I am just looking for something a little different. Curious as to what the 13.50 width will require as far as backspacing.

Also any ideas as to what wheel with to tire with ratio is safe to avoid any bad curb or offroad damage?
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You need 4.5" BS wheels..
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:39 AM
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Awesome so to verify...20x10 xd strike chrome wheels with a -24mm offset and 4.56in backspacing will be able to run say for example toyo open country MT(or tire of that type) 35x13.50x20 tires with minimum to no rubbing on a 2003 ford f250 with a 4in lift?

Actually since the 35x13.50R20 seems to be a difficult size to find in alot of brands. Was looking at cooper discoverer stt in that size. Any review on the copper discoverer stt's?

Thanks a ton

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Yes...

IMO Toyo's MT's suck...get a good AT.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:13 AM
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thanks, I will take a look. I have only been looking at 'lower" level MTs such as the nitto trail grapples, toyo MTs, mickey thompson mtz, etc.

Any recommendations on good ATs? although i think i am going to continue looking in the MTs as well.
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A -24 offset will work and my tires are 14 inches wide and stick out past the fender 2.5 inches but they would rub is I moved them in any further check out the nitto terra grappler this is the third truck that I have had them on and they wear great and are quieter on the road but decent off road they are no mud bog tire but they will get you there
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Sorry for the late reply 05harley.

Thanks tho, I will check those out for sure. I have been looking at 35x13.50x20s seems a few brands.

Does anyone have pics? confirm what I am thinking the look will be. Again looking at a 4 inch lift on a 2003 f250 35x13.50x20 on xd strike chrome 20x10 wheels.
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