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Yet Another Tire Question

I purchased those great Hot Wheels D-Back wheels in 18x10". I have a leveling kit on my truck and tried to go with 325x65x18's - no luck. they were wayyyyyyy too big! I got a call from my tire shop suggesting we try 285x65x18's - Toyo Open country A/Ts. Toyo's web site says they will fit up to a 10" wide wheel. Has anyone experienced problems going to the max on wheel size? At first my wheel shop said they wouldn't suggest going with that tire on a 10" wheel since the tread measures at 11.4". They said it would probably wear poorly. I'm looking for any suggestions or comments from experience. Hopefully some of the tire dealers will comment.

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hey man, if you are wanting an all terrain, maybe go with the bfg all terrains in the 305/65/18, I think that would look pretty good with the setup you've got. Works out to be a 33.7x 12.2 tire... as far as the tire you shop reccomended, i would think it might look kinda funny on that wide of a wheel. But if you are within the manufacturers recomendations, I would think ur ok on tire wear

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hey man, if you are wanting an all terrain, maybe go with the bfg all terrains in the 305/65/18, I think that would look pretty good with the setup you've got. Works out to be a 33.7x 12.2 tire... as far as the tire you shop reccomended, i would think it might look kinda funny on that wide of a wheel. But if you are within the manufacturers recomendations, I would think ur ok on tire wear
I would go with that size, but it won't fit without fender and bumper mods. The wheel's I have are 18x10's with 4.5" back spacing. They stick out too far for such a large/wide tire. I have a buyer for my wheels, but I was looking to give it one last shot to fit.

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wow! thats crazy, i would think that tire would fit no prob...
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Tell me about it. When the put the 325x65x18 on they were only able to turn the wheel a few degree each way before the tire hit the fender or the bumper. The 325x60x18 is only about 1.5" diameter smaller so there was no way it was going to fit either. So I'm hoping that a 32x11.5" will fit. If not I already have a buyer lined up for my wheels. I'm torn because I don't want to dissapoint the buyer if the tires end up fitting.

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I would go with that size, but it won't fit without fender and bumper mods. The wheel's I have are 18x10's with 4.5" back spacing. They stick out too far for such a large/wide tire. I have a buyer for my wheels, but I was looking to give it one last shot to fit.

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According to Discount Tires tire calculator, the 305/65-18 is 3/4 inch narrower and only 1/4 inch taller than my 325/60-18. Thats only 1/8 on all sides. I would think it would clear. I had minimal modification to mine to get them to fit and they are a wider tire, which is where the clearance issues are.

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You could always give it a shot and see how it fits, if not you could always go with what he's got, looks like he's doing all right with the nittos.
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what did ya end up deciding on?
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Having them test fitted tomorrow morning. will post update afterwards.

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