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Keeping stock KR rims... To lift or level?

I want to keep the stock rims on my '11 white/ tan KR, but want to install bigger tires... I'm torn between a few true 35" tires or the Nitto Trail Grapplers in a 295x65x20, which is a little more narrow than the standard 35" tire- but a little taller at 35.4"... Also, can't figure out what would be best- 2.5"/2" leveling kit or a 4" suspension from either BDS/ Skyjacker...

What would be best for keeping the stock rims, I know the stock rims are 8" and not supposedly wide enough for most true 35" tires, but there are several of these posted around the forum that look great...

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Lots of guys run 35"x12.5's..seem to good luck without issues..

I'd just keep stock height or most 2.5" kit as a 4" with 35" ..tires look tiny..37" looks much better on a 4" lift.

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Thanks man. I wonder if I could run my stock michelins in the summer with the 2.5" leveling kit and it still look alright? I don't think 2.5" would make the stock tires look funny, but what's your opinion?
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I would leave it stock and run 35s thats what I have seen. Or get like a 1 inch leveling kit so the stockers will still look good.

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That would definitely be the cheapest thing to do. I am afraid the 35x 12.50s or 295x65x20 trail grapplers may rub with just a 1" front spacer...??
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Ive got 325/60R20 duratracs on my truck. Its stock height and they only rub on the back of the fender well if u take a driveway or pothole fast. The tires measure 35.7inches

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If you decide for a 4 inch lift, don't use the BDS rear blocks. They stack on top of the blocks you have and I have had trouble with them turning.

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At first I was really interested and almost set on the BF Goodrich ATs or MTs in a 325x60x20, but got to reading that they were not rated for my stock 8" rim, and the true 35" tire was closer to being in specs. Are you running a stock rim? If so, any problems? I know that combination must look good. With a 2.5" front/ 2" rear leveling kit, I should be able to run the 325s without any rubbing I assume?

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I'm on stock rims. And zero problems. Only rubs if your turning hard into a driveway or hit a pothole/rut while turning. A leveling kit would get rid of that tiny issue

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