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Whats up with that?

Well I finally got some cash together and wanted get some new mud tires for my 08 dually. I already had the 35x12.50x17 picked out. I was gonna have them installed on my stock wheels and use a fred steel spacer in the rear. Well I went to Discount tire to put some money down on the tires I wanted and they told my they wouldn't install the tires on my stock wheels because there computer said it wasn't safe. Discount said my only option for a larger wheel is a 255x80x17 which is a bfg KM2 tire. Not a bad tire but I wanted something wider. My question to you guys that run oversize tires on stock rims is, do you guys have any issues, like towing ,who installed your tire, do any of you guys bother getting the road hazard warrenty. Should I just do a cash and carry and go to some small tire shop for installation.

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I just bought some of Freds steel adapters for my truck and found an offroad shop that's gonna install my tires. I'll have pics up in a few days.

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I got a deal on my tires through a friend and mounted them myself. A buddy of mine has a tire machine. Balanced them with beads. Try talking to a lil ma & pa type tire shop and ask them of they will mount some tires for you.


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Never mind. Didn't realize you posted twice!!! Lol.


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Thanks downfour. There is a offroad shop here in Phx called Fly-n-Hi offroad and they told me they install over size tires on duallys all the time and as long as I have a spacer in the rear I shouldn't have any issues. Now my only problem is should I just go with 35's and be done with it or lift the truck 3 more inches and get 37's.

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I used to work at a tire store when I was in high school and the only time we wouldn't mount tires on stock rims was if the tire width was to wide for the rims. For example, owner wouldn't let us mount a 12.50 tire on a 6'' wide rim. He said their was too much risk in the bead breaking loose.
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Thanks downfour. There is a offroad shop here in Phx called Fly-n-Hi offroad and they told me they install over size tires on duallys all the time and as long as I have a spacer in the rear I shouldn't have any issues. Now my only problem is should I just go with 35's and be done with it or lift the truck 3 more inches and get 37's.

Mine is lifted 4 inches with 35's and I'm glad I didn't go any bigger. It's still fairly easy to use as a truck. Gettin in and out if the bed etc...




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I'm probably gonna get the 35's. Im sitting on a rough country 3.5 inch lift right now so 35s should fit. I do need to replace the shocks up front. I noticed oil leaking out of one of them.The RC stock shocks suck. It's time to upgrade.

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Discount is a huge chain, they will not create a waiver or anything to that nature to install any wheel especially with spacers or over size, it's a liability they refuse to take, and largest wheel they mess with when duallies are concerned are 19.5's I've been told

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Discount is a huge chain, they will not create a waiver or anything to that nature to install any wheel especially with spacers or over size, it's a liability they refuse to take, and largest wheel they mess with when duallies are concerned are 19.5's I've been told
At a Discount tire in Atlanta the tech was told to stop airing up the tires on our 450 because it had 19.5's or he would get fired. Either manager was being a douche that day or someone gave you wrong info.
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