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Ok got an 02 crew with stock 16" lariat wheels. Currently running 265/75/r16. I am gonna have to break down and buy some new shoes. The truck is completely stock and I am not really ready to lift or level yet. Maybe in the future but not right now. Can I run 285/75/16 with no problem? Second of all I have been reading in the wheel section and people seem to really like the nitto terragrapplers. Any opinion on those? I just really don't want to waste my money on something I am gonna hate on our roads with our weather. Thanks in advance.
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yes you can run 285/75/16 without any problems i have them for winter tires on my 00
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My dad has a stock height 01 with 285/75/16 band they fit with no rubbing including the mud flaps he have that take up a little room in the fender. And i run the Nitto Terra's, they are great. Mine have 10k miles plus and still have minimal to no wear. They are not loud and mine are 305/55/20's. They also do great in the snow/ ice that i have had them in. They do clean out good in the mud but they arent designed for mud so there for not a "great" mud tire but still have done great. Only problem i have is that they pull in the rain when you hit puddles but most tires that are this wide will, your width shouldnt bother too much,.

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I am currently running 315/75/16s on stock wheels. Slight rubbing so i just make sure i dont cut her too deep. I have heard alot of people who love the terragrapplers. Late 99 here
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Thanks everyone for the quick reply. I don't really do any mudding just the occasional field or river road. I am more concerned about wet traction and snow/ice traction. I had some timberlines here not to long back on a f150 an those things would slip when you spit on the road.
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Nitto's are good tires

Made by Toyo, FYI.

Dunno about snow/ice traction on the terra, but it's supposed to be one of it's strong points so...
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[quote=FuturePharmD;1733046]Ok got an 02 crew with stock 16" lariat wheels. Currently running 265/75/r16. I am gonna have to break down and buy some new shoes. The truck is completely stock and I am not really ready to lift or level yet. Maybe in the future but not right now. Can I run 285/75/16 with no problem? Second of all I have been reading in the wheel section and people seem to really like the nitto terragrapplers. Any opinion on those? I just really don't want to waste my money on something I am gonna hate on our roads with our weather. Thanks in advance.[/quote


You can certainly run the 285's with no issues. Sorry I did not know this thread was in here.]

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Nitto's are good tires

Made by Toyo, FYI.

Dunno about snow/ice traction on the terra, but it's supposed to be one of it's strong points so...

I run Nitto Terra Grapplers 295/75/17 I have 32,000 on um now with at least 50% tread left. They are great in all weather. I love mine and I will most likely never run anything else. The only thing I will do different on the next set is get 10 ply, 8 ply feels a little too soft in the front end. One more thing they do sing a bit, but not too bad. IMO anyways.

Bridgestone also make a great tire Dueler AT Revo's but they are pricey for sure. I had a set on my last truck and they were great.
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