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Old 08-06-2012, 10:38 AM
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Biggest tire on an 03?

I have stock 03 16" lariat rims on my truck the ones in my avatar what is the biggest tire I can fit on them without the sidewall bulging out ?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:09 PM
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The stock LT265/75R16 is the largest recommended size for your stock 16x7 wheels.

If you upgrade to a 16x8 or 16x8.5 you may be able to put a 285/75R16 under there without too much trouble. A wider 16x8 or 8.5 will help you get more out of a larger tire.

Here's a link to 16" wheels options: Wheel Products - Discount Tire Direct
Here's a link to the tires available in the 285/75R16 size: Tire Products - Discount Tire Direct
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285/75 16s fit well, I used to run them on my 04, I still run them on my 01 Excursion, any wider and you rub the spring at full steering lock. Stock wheels work well with them for handling and longevity. I have seen 315s on stock rims, but I would not recomend it.

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iam running a 285/75/16 BFG ALL TERRAIN, other than someone putting a d load tire on this truck, they look fine. handling is poor, but an e load version would be awesome. the width is fine looking.

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I have 305/75/16 on my stock truck
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I switched to 16x8 wheels and added a leveling kit and X code springs. I now have 315/75 R16 BFG All Terrains, but will rub the mud flaps and a little of the wheel well with them turned to the stops and hitting bumps. Next set will probably be 285's since they're a little cheaper and better on fuel mileage.
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Thanks for the input I am gonna go the one size up to the 285/75/16 little bigger but still keep the fuel mileage that I am getting
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