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New Tires For the Leveling Kit

Well i am about to order my rough country 2.5" leveling kit. I am going to run BFG A/T's but what size would you guys run. I was thinking 315/75/16. What does that come out to in inches. I wouldnt mind running 33"s or 35"s. Just wanted some opinions. Stock rims.

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A 315/75-16 measures out to be about 34.5 by 12.4. If you mount them on stock rims, they will balloon out a bit. If you dont rotate them regurlarly you will notice premature wear, and uneven wear. Lots of people run 35"s with just a leveling kit, I personally switched to 33"s with my leveling kit, because i got tired of the rubbing, and i also wheel with my truck, so i need for them not to rub even with the shock fully compressed and the wheel turned all the way. With a 35" youll most likely find it will rub the leaf spring, plastic in the bottom of the bumper, and inner plastic fender liner.

Also btw, I ran 35" maxxis buckshots for 15k miles, with very little wear, and have since changed to 33"s, and have about 1k on them and they look brand new, if you want a mud tire but are worried about wear, they might be a good tire for you, they are also dirt cheap .

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I just put on a 2.5" kit (shackle) and put on 35x12.5x16.5 BFG all terrains....with NO rubbing

Early 99, regular cab, Six Speed, Wildman Tuned, Red wastegate line MIA, muffler MIA, Isspro EGT/Boost, DIY Tymar, EBPV Switch, a slipping South Bend, 2.5" leveling kit, 35x12.5 BFG All-Terrains, 16.5" American Racing wheels SOLD

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I just put on a 2.5" kit (shackle) and put on 35x12.5x16.5 BFG all terrains....with NO rubbing
can I see that picture bigger, thinking about doing the same on my 03
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I have a mini spring leveling kit & run 315's and rub a little.

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I think i will go with a set of 33"s just so i dont get any rubbing. I have heard good things about the BFG A/T's so ill try those out. The only thing that kinda sucks is im gunna have to wait about 3 months till i get the tires. O and when i do the old ones are getting smoked off. Cant wait for that.

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that picture is of my old 265's I'll get a pic tonight for ya

Early 99, regular cab, Six Speed, Wildman Tuned, Red wastegate line MIA, muffler MIA, Isspro EGT/Boost, DIY Tymar, EBPV Switch, a slipping South Bend, 2.5" leveling kit, 35x12.5 BFG All-Terrains, 16.5" American Racing wheels SOLD

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that picture is of my old 265's I'll get a pic tonight for ya
Thanks the more pictures i can get the better. That way i pretty much know what it will look like. So if anyone else has any pics of a similar set up post em up.

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on my 99 i leveled and i also wondered about 315's. i was told that trimming the plastic piece on the bumper and the inner plastic fender is the only way you can fit 315's but i just read that you might not have to. i also have centerline 16 8's rims will the 315 fit ok on them
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It really comes down to the specific truck, some trucks have sagged more than others, I have the plow package, which means I have three leaves in the front, while some only have 2 I think. I can clear 35"s stock with rubbing only when I hit big bumps and the wheels turned almost all the way.
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