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post #1 of 6 Old 05-30-2013, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Tire and Height issue

Ok so currently I have 285.75R16 on my truck now. I have a 2in RC leveling kit on it. I want to upgrade to 20x12 Fuel Octanes and 35x12.50 tires. First off, will it fit? I have seen many guys with 35s and leveling kit so i sure it will. I figure it will rub a lot. Second, I park in a parking garage. Right now I'd say I clear it by at most 4in. If I got 35s how much would it increase my height? Im thinking about an inch, maybe two. I probably sound stupid but thought I'd ask you guys first.



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The answer to the first question is yes they will fit. And to the second is you will only make your truck 1in taller with 35 in tires. The 285x75r16 tires are 33in tires so going to 35s will only make you 1in taller bc one inch of the tire would be on the bottom and one Inch would be on top. They should also not rub.

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Depending on backspace, those 12s will put those 35s into the bumper or trailing edge of wheel opening. I can contact my fenders (well not so much after the hammer mod) simply rolling into a parking lot from the street, and I'm on a 4 inch lift. 2" less lift, 2" more rim, yeah, I see contact.

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I've got 20x10 with 35s and leveling kit. I rub while turning and hitting a bump. I have even pulled my inner fender back some. If your gonna run 12" wide wheels, it's gonna rub A LOT... if you want 12" wheels, if recommend a 4" lift also. Stick with 10" wheels, it still look good...

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Thanks for the replies guys. I just bought a 6.5" lift instead. I'm going the oppisite route. Do you guys know if there will be any rubbing if I put 35s or 37s on my stock 16x7s?

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Wow, dude! You sure did do an about face. Personally, I think both tires are too wide to put on that wheel. The 35 should be on a 10 and the 37 would work best on a 12 (a 10 would work, but wouldn't be my first choice).

IMO, the wheels should be close to the tread width. When this is achieved, you can run more psi with max tread contact. I ran 14.50s on a 10 inch wheel and they went bald in the center while having deep tread on the shoulders. I run my 315s at 40 psi on 10s to get even tread wear.

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