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Little tire help please

whats going on everyone right now i have 20 inch rockstars wrapped with 35x13.50 and i love how the truck looks with my 4 inch lift and these rims but i HATE that fact that its such a ***** to turn these things from a dead stop.. and i do tow a lot so it makes it a task backing a trailer up with these on and i still have my stock rims as well.. whats that biggest tire or a decent size tire that won't make that truck look stupid with a lift and stock rims? i want to have a nice space not a HUGE dum look to my truck with stock rims.. what tire are u running on a lift and stock rims? and any issues with turning them?

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What year is your truck and what size are your stock wheels?

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its a 99 and there 16s i believe
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Tire size 295/75R-16 is going to be the largest size you can safely mount on your factory 16x7 wheels. This size is approximately 33.5" tall and 11.6" wide. Here's the link with all the tire models we offer in this size.

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Tire size 295/75R-16 is going to be the largest size you can safely mount on your factory 16x7 wheels. This size is approximately 33.5" tall and 11.6" wide. Here's the link with all the tire models we offer in this size.

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so a 2 inch drop basically with these on my stocks vs what i have now... hmmm not bad at all..

anyone have pics of there truck with bigger tires on stock rims and a lift?
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Is your power steering not working as that may be an issue? Also do you have a steering stabilizer, though it will make the steering stiffer, it will give you more control.

Even though companies don't like to do it, many people, and I mean many have put LT315/75/R16 (35x12.5) on stock rims and they work wonders. Personally I hate large rims and less tire, but 315's will make the truck look more like a truck. You also would get to keep your 4 inch lift or drop to a leveling kit if wanted.

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Is your power steering not working as that may be an issue? Also do you have a steering stabilizer, though it will make the steering stiffer, it will give you more control.

Even though companies don't like to do it, many people, and I mean many have put LT315/75/R16 (35x12.5) on stock rims and they work wonders. Personally I hate large rims and less tire, but 315's will make the truck look more like a truck. You also would get to keep your 4 inch lift or drop to a leveling kit if wanted.

i just purchased a new OEM power steering pump AND box waiting to get it installed then will take it from there to see if maybe this was the main issue but i can't turn these things right now from a dead stop at all not even an inch .. so if it remains the same after installed i wanna go back to stock rims and just do little beefy tire vs what i have on my stock rims now
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i just purchased a new OEM power steering pump AND box waiting to get it installed then will take it from there to see if maybe this was the main issue but i can't turn these things right now from a dead stop at all not even an inch .. so if it remains the same after installed i wanna go back to stock rims and just do little beefy tire vs what i have on my stock rims now
Currently have LT265 (going to LT315 as soon as I get the cash for the tires) and when the truck is off I can't move the wheel. But as soon as I turn the key and everything is on it's like a hotknife through butter because of the power steering, and I have a dual steering stabilizer which makes it a little harder to turn.

So I'm gonna assume it is the power steering pump, as I never heard of anyone claiming 35's were hard to turn. An trust me w/o power steering even in small cars it is hard as hell to turn the wheel.

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Currently have LT265 (going to LT315 as soon as I get the cash for the tires) and when the truck is off I can't move the wheel. But as soon as I turn the key and everything is on it's like a hotknife through butter because of the power steering, and I have a dual steering stabilizer which makes it a little harder to turn.

So I'm gonna assume it is the power steering pump, as I never heard of anyone claiming 35's were hard to turn. An trust me w/o power steering even in small cars it is hard as hell to turn the wheel.

the odd thing is they normally say the pump will whine if its going and mine doesn't lol.. so idk
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the odd thing is they normally say the pump will whine if its going and mine doesn't lol.. so idk
Won't know till you test it out. Good luck!

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