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post #1 of 2 Old 08-07-2006, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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20x8 Harley rims

It's time for tires and what I really want is the Nitto Mud Grapplers. The problem is I have 20x8 Harley rims that I would like to keep and the tires are recommended for at least a 9" rim. The only tires I can find that fit with the manufacture recommendation are the Pro Comp tires. Which isn't bad, they just aren't the ones I want. Have any of you guys installed tires larger tires on these rims or have any suggestions? One more question while I'm at it. My truck came with 34" tires and since 35's are only .5" larger all the way around would it be safe to say that I don't need a lift kit?

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Yeah I've known guys that told me my tires would rub if I went a size larger, they didn't seem to understand splitting the difference all the way around. I've only had two problems with tires rubbing....both were not due to tire sizes being too large. The first was on my 95 IFS chevy, where the torsion bars were set too low. Cranked 'em up, rub was gone. The second was when my adjusting sleeve jumped some threads on the tie rod after a hard hit on a curb in my Super duty, I turned the sleeve and corrected it. Anyhow I am not sure if putting a tire recommended for a wider rim being put on a slimmer rim will hurt it or not. Then again there's probably a reason for the reccomendation. A while back my buddy's dad stuck a set of tires rec'd for no larger than an 11" on a 12" rim. His tires looked more ballon shaped when viewed from ahead/behind and it mad them wear very irregular specifically in the middle. Talk to a tire place they should be able to get you pointed in the right direction.

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