Originally Posted by Lucy06
I don't need fancy wheels; in fact the wheels I was looking at were basically an aftermarket version of what I already have. The main reason that I was looking at new wheels was that I was told that if you put oversized wheels on a smaller wheel (width wise) one it isn't totally safe and two there would be a good chance I would get bad center wear on the new $350 tires. I don't know if this is entirely true but I had seen a very large amount of truck with big tires and bad center wear on their tires. If I can do it on the stocckers I am one happy camper. But I guess my issue still remains that I need tires soon but am not sure I can get 35's on it stock until I can afford the lift.
That would be a shame to give up a tag for Utah, but I know about real world getting in the way of fun. I am lucky enough to get to go to South Dakota in a couple of weeks to try my luck with my Dad and Uncle.
First off what tires are you looking at that they are $350? I don't agree with oversize tires on a narrow wheel being too dangerous. You may wear the centers more but that depends on how much pressure you run. I put 40k miles on my 315/70r17 BFG AT's. That includes towing my toyhauler all over the place and these were "D" rated tires. I still had tread left but wanted something more aggressive for my trip back to Utah at the time. The weight of the front of these trucks alone will flatten your tire to give more tread on the road.
This is my buddies truck with stock 16" wheels and 315/75r16 BFG AT's. That is as close as a 35x12.50r16 you will get in metric. The 315/70r17 is more like
34.3x11.50r17. I have seen people running 37" on stock wheels pulling trailers. Now I don't think you will be able to put a 11.5" or 12.5" 35" tire on a stock height truck though the stock 20" wheels come with a metric 35" that is skinnier.
I am going to try and pull something off to make it to Utah for the weekend. Good luck in SD.