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Old 07-23-2007
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What would look the best on my truck after I install the 3" lift kit ?

With the Rims I have now.

Tire right now is " LT 235 / 75R / 15 "


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Thanks guys, sorry for all the threads I have started. Just trying to get some iideas..... for when My lift kit is on.
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33*12.50

15x10s or 15x8s

get AALs and t-bar crank sittin pretty..thats the most popular lift too
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once the BL is on...

33x12.5 mudders.
on 15x8s...

10s are too wide for 33s imo but they still look good.
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once the BL is on...

33x12.5 mudders.
on 15x8s...

10s are too wide for 33s imo but they still look good.

didnt you have 10s..and i have 10s..that means you dnt like what i got
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didnt you have 10s..and i have 10s..that means you dnt like what i got

lol yeah but i knew i would have 35s.

i just dont like the 10s for wheeling, when you air down and the chance of poping a bead gets good.

but i like the look and all. just not great for wheelin.
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lol yeah but i knew i would have 35s.

i just dont like the 10s for wheeling, when you air down and the chance of poping a bead gets good.

but i like the look and all. just not great for wheelin.
well i dnt wheel so im good to go



in other words..if you like a wide stance go with 10s if you want to stick out a lil but still be tucked and wheel go 8s

but id go 33*12.50s without a doubt
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Thanks guys! do you have any pictures with the sizes you have gave me?
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This is a stupid ? but do u measure from edge of rim to edge of rim to tell what width rims u have. MIne were supposed to be 8s but when i measure its 10 from edge to edge.
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BBBB51 I just looked at the tire and it told me.

Can you guys explain what the numbers mean in the

LT 235 / 75 R / 15

LT 235 =

75 R =

15 =

Thanks
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go here

http://www.s-series.org/htm/calc/tiresizeconv.htm

you have a 29x9.5x15 tire.
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This is a stupid ? but do u measure from edge of rim to edge of rim to tell what width rims u have. MIne were supposed to be 8s but when i measure its 10 from edge to edge.

its from the inside lip.

i had a really good picture that described all that but i cannot find it.
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Zabeard thanks for the converter but what is this information now :P I'm not good with tires....... noob

LT [ 235 ] / [ 75 ] R [ 15 ] = Diameter [ 28.9 ]"
Section Width [ 9.3 ]" Section Height [ 7 ]

I seriously need a tut on how to read tires and figure them out :P
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235 is like overall diameter
75 is the width but based on the percentage or something.
15 is rim diameter.

i think its something like that. dont quote me.
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WRONG! haha... Good try though.

235 is the section width (width of the sidewall at it's widest point)

75 is the aspect ratio (the hieght of the sidewall from the top off the rim to the top of the tire. It is a a percentage of the Section width)

and 15 is obviously the diameter of the wheel.

SO:

(235mm * (75% * 2) / 25.4) + 15 = Your tire's Overall Diameter of 28.9"

(235mm / 25.4) = Your Tire's Sectioin Width of 9.25"

Hope that helps
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^^^yeah what he said.

Standard is the only way to go. 37x13.5x17 I understand :)
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After your body lift, I'd slap a set of 32x11.5R15 on there. But I also like the 33x10.5R15. That's a toss up...

You could probably clear them faily well now if you cranked your torsion bars (something I don't really reccommend), but with a body lift you'd never rub with those rims.

I like those rims, btw.

I think a set of 33x10.5R15 would look dang good on your truck. BFGoodrich has the 33x10.5 in either a mud terrain or an all terrain. Both of those are good tires. Same with the 32x11.5

I wouldn't go wider than 11.5" on tire width on your stock 7" rims. While the 12.5" wide tires will mount up fine (although some places won't do it), that wide of a tire on that narrow of a rim will wear the center tread out early.

I never have been just real eager to ditch my factory aluminum rims. They are nice looking, light weight, and generally keep the tires under the fenders better than aftermarket rims which equals less rocks & debris down the side of my truck.
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I have a 15x8 wheel with a 3.75" backspace that lines up a "10.50"-wide tire perfectly with the fender flares, Idk what the laws in MN are, but a "12.50"-wide tire should only stick out 1" from the flare and it will look really good.

MAKE SURE YOU GET ALUMINUM WHEELS if you buy any wheels, becuase you will definitely regret buying steel wheels.
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Here's a search I did on Summit Racing's site, hope it works...

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...=KeywordSearch
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thanks guys

seminaryranger = Thanks So The tires you suggest would fit on my existing rim and would look good?

Sweet deal.
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RollaGuy THANKS A LOT!
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So The tires you suggest would fit on my existing rim and would look good?
I personally think they would look fine, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder or whatever they say.

I never really fell in love with the wide stance look, so I think a 10.5" - 11.5" wide tire is plenty wide for most uses. But then again, I think my tires stick out too much in the front because my spindle life increased the track width a little. Mud under the fenders is good. All along the side of my door and side windows is fun sometimes, but gets old when every little puddle you hit plasters the side of the truck.

Your truck will probably end up a good inch or so higher than mine is now. I would recommend the 33x10.5R15, but the 33x12.5R15 would also work well without rubbing. Go with the wider ones if you're wanting to get new rims like the other guys are suggesting.

Here's a pic of 32x11.5R15 on stock 15" rims




Also, gearing will also start coming into the picture when you start looking at 32"+ tall tires. It's not so easy to get these tires rolling (and stopped) as it is with little stock tires. Be prepared for a noticable loss in acceleration and the ability to hold overdrive on hills. Pray that you have 4.10 gears already in your axles...
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Alright Sem, I'm praying!!!!

Looking like I'll go with the 32" or 33"x11.5R15.

Your Truck looks real good with them!
Nice clean look.
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33x12.50's. with a bl and 4x4 thats the way i would go for sure.. get some cheap steel 15x8's
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Do not. I repeat, DO NOT, buy steel wheels. you will want to kill yourself in a few months time. I live in Texas, land of no snow or salt. I STILL get rust on the chrome part of my steel wheels.
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