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post #1 of 18 Old 12-09-2007, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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What tires for stock 05 4x4 king ranch 18" rims

Hey fellow strokers, I am havig a hard time finding a decent set of tires for my 05 king ranch. It has the stock 18" rims with radial 275/70/18s. I would like to get at least some all terrains, I dont know what size to get for now. I cant do the lift right now. Any help on the biggest tires size I can fit on stock 05 with 18"s. Its getting ugly here as far as winter weather, and I drive about 30 miles everyday to work but live out in the sticks..

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The factory 20's are right at 34.1 inches tall so you may be able to get away with 35s on the stock 18's without a lift.

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Nitto makes 10 ply terra grapplers in that size.
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i love my nitto terra grapplers and im fairly sure you could get a 325/60 under it that would be a 33x13.5 and and could go 325/65 with just a leveling kit that would be a 35x13.5 the leveling kit for that is pretty cheap i think ive seen em aslow as 130

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Dick cepek and mickey thompson make a 305/70R18. It's still 35" tall but not quite as wide as the 325 if you're wanting to use the stock rims.
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I've got Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Pro Grades in the stock 18 inch size. They're great on and off road and don't make hardly any noise. I thought about going bigger, but with the fuel economy penalty with bigger tires, I'd rather stay with the stock size.


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I thought about going bigger, but with the fuel economy penalty with bigger tires, I'd rather stay with the stock size.
I've been noticing the opposite so far....at least since wednesday when I got wheels in from WhiteLongBed that took me from 30.5" or so, to just over 34".
I'm sure that short trips would kill that mileage, but for my 99.9% on the highway at 65 or so, my rpms are actually lower, which SHOULD equal better mileage since I drive an hour each way everyday without changing speed much at all. I've been estimating 5mph difference since my speedo seems ~5mph slower and maintaining the same pace as traffic just like before. I need to get my speedo recalibrated to know more precisely. Gonna jump to 35's once these tires are worn out, hopefully by then I'll have a programmer so I can calibrate it myself.

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I think you'll find just the opposite after you get some miles on the new tires. Everybody I've ever heard of that went to 35s or larger got substantial drops in mileage.


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I think you'll find just the opposite after you get some miles on the new tires. Everybody I've ever heard of that went to 35s or larger got substantial drops in mileage.
I had myself ready to deal with a mpg drop, as it sits right now I gotta get my speedo and odometer recalibrated in order to know better. I was just correlating the rpm decrease with what could be an mpg increase.

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I like the way a nice 33 looks on the super duties. gives it a good proportional look and depending on the tire you can get a pretty mean looking set up. Im a big fan of the BFG All Terrains ive had various sets of them, also you may like the look of the cooper discover STT they are great looking. Many of the guys here rage over the terra grapplers too, all depending on the look and size you want to go with there are endless brands you could go with, good luck

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