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Old 10-11-2009, 10:02 PM
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8.5 Lift need new tires 38's or not?

8.5 Lift with 325/80/16's
Need new tires go to 38/15.5/16 or stay the same what do ya guys think?
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:40 AM
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I'd go to 37" on 20's
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:05 PM
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Ya I see Lots of those around, deer huntin and snow chains dont go with 20's
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You may be able to fit a 38/14.50R16....depends on your lift.

I run 9.25" over stock on my 01 and clear 38/15.50R20s on 20x12s. But, my axle is shifted forward and I reshaped the lower corners of my front bumper.
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I say go with 38's. I love those kind of wheels. I never could stand big wheels.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:10 AM
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Thanks Guys, Im lookin at the Toyo MT 38/14.5/16
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:04 PM
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i've got 9 inches of lift and clear a 40. i put the 38's back on wearing them down right now then switching to the 40's i've got in the garage right now when inspection time comes, the 38's on mine right now are 38-13.50/17
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the pic Ill probably get the toyo 38/14.5/16's. I guess if I need the truck a little higher I can add a leaf. DixieLonestart do you have an adjustable trac bar? I am getting one this week ,after I installed the 8.5 lift it was hell to get the trac bar in the drop bracket, and is causing my truck to lean on the drivers side. Do they measure the frame for the inspection? thanks and your truck looks sweet
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:26 PM
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thanks man. and yes i do have an adjustable trac bar. didn't at first and had the same problem you did....took care of that one. the 38's on mine just don't fill it up as you can see in the pics...relaly makes me angry...how does a 38 not fill it?? lol
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:36 AM
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I really want to put the 38 " on but the more I look at the truck I think they will rub the fender when I turn. My 325/80/16's which are a 37/13.5/16 is guess are about 2" from the fender right now when turned. I have done some homework and the 38 toyos are really 37.7" and 37's are like 36.8. So I think my truck need to be higher. Or just leave it the same hight and go with the 37/13.5/16 swamper m16's What do you guys think??? Thanks
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