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285 65 18s or 325s?

hey guys I just bought a new truck and im wanted to put some new tires on it. I want to go a little bigger but not to big. Should I go with 285s or 325s? Pics would be great. Thanks guys


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I think 285s are too wide for those factory wheels, I had my 285s on 8 inch wheels and liked them best on 10 inch wheels. Also, I wouldn't run a 325 on anything LESS than a 10 inch wheel, leaning towards a 12 inch wheel. The closer the wheel width is to the tread width, the more tread you can put to the ground at higher psi, hence why I got an even treadwear at 50 psi rolling 285s on a 10 inch wheel.

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does anyone have a tire chart that I could learn for 18in wheels?


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does anyone have a tire chart that I could learn for 18in wheels?
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thank you. What size would you go with for 18s. I really like the hankook atm but they only make them in a few select sizes for 18s


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I have the 295 60 20 Nitto Terra Grapplers on my stock wheels and I think they're just right and I believe they make a 295 70 18 that would be about the same for you. Might be worth looking into.
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thanks. Ya hankook makes a 285 and the next size is a 325 which is close to a 295 right?


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Yeah if you're set on Hankook you're probably right. I'm nearly positive Nitto makes the 295 70 18 but there are some good tire charts on the ole interweb that can help you.
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Yeah if you're set on Hankook you're probably right. I'm nearly positive Nitto makes the 295 70 18 but there are some good tire charts on the ole interweb that can help you.
ya im not die hart set on them I just like the looks of them for a a/t tire. I also like the duratracs to.

Is 285 65 18 much different than the stock tire?


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A 285/65 is 32.6" tall x 11.2" wide. A 295/70 is 34.3" tall x 11.6" wide both in an 18.
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