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Thats gonna be a crazy change but its gonna look good!!
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$80 later..
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The tires on there are 295/50 BFG Radials.. and they are dead.. he said the rims are 15x9s, how would I check? also I need center caps and the lug nuts these use is a bit different..

Now plan to run 255/60 in the on the rears, now what size tires should I run on the front? Hope to find some 15x7s rims for the front.. The rims hold a bead so Im not too worried about the screws in the lip
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Nice find! You should be able to do just measure the rim once the tire is off lol.
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Nice find! You should be able to do just measure the rim once the tire is off lol.
Thanks! My dad is not happy about storing them
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Thanks! My dad is not happy about storing them
Aint that the truth, all i hear about is my stock rims off my 98 taking up space blah blah blah...

In the front maybe a 235/60/15
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Aint that the truth, all i hear about is my stock rims off my 98 taking up space blah blah blah...

In the front maybe a 235/60/15
I'm wondering if I should run the same size on all 4.. I know I wont be able to rotate them like I do now, but it would make things simpler

though the 255 rear and 235 front would give it a sweet old school rake..

and which wheel is the sensor for the speedo on?
I need to know for a retune..
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I'm wondering if I should run the same size on all 4.. I know I wont be able to rotate them like I do now, but it would make things simpler

though the 255 rear and 235 front would give it a sweet old school rake..

and which wheel is the sensor for the speedo on?
I need to know for a retune..
there is no wheel the sensor is on.

from what i know I think its located in the rearend or tranny..
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I'm pretty sure its the tranny
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there is no wheel the sensor is on.

from what i know I think its located in the rearend or tranny..

so do I use the rear tire size for a retune?
SCT FTW!
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Use rear tire size.

Those rims are gonna look sweet!
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Use rear tire size.

Those rims are gonna look sweet!
Yeah, Decided if I was gonna lower I wanted to run some meaty tires, old school

and they just need a good polish..
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$200 later, (2) 15x8 Cragar Star Wheels with 255/60/r15 BFG Radials with 7/32 tread. Rims will be used up front possibly with a spacer, tires will be used on the rear.

The tires on the rear prostars will be trashed.

Just ordered (4) new center caps for them.. now I just need 2 tires and I am ready to lower!

Still debating if I should get 255 or 235s as the 235s would reduce the odds of the front tires rubbing, but my dad said I should get the same size all around, not sure why as they can not be rotated normaly unless I take the tire off the rims every time I rotate, I just plan to switch sides when I rotate.

btw they are wet in the pics so they look spotty..

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Project cost so far ~$400
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keep fatty's in the rear.. looks more bad ***
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roast them crappy tires!
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those are gona look awesome on there when its lowered
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keep fatty's in the rear.. looks more bad ***
maybe once I get a yab.. till then I will buy 235/60 up front and use the 255/60s in the rear.. then once the 255/60s wear down I will get 295/50s like those on there.. they aint cheap

though cheaper than the 31"s lol

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roast them crappy tires!
I would but I think they would pop, one has a good size gash in the rubber..


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those are gona look awesome on there when its lowered
Thanks, I should gain back alot of the power and mpg I lost with the 31s, so life will be good
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295 are $135 how is that expansive? thats cheap as hell
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295 are $135 how is that expansive? thats cheap as hell
compared to the 2 rims with crap tires for $80 it is
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I wish my tires were that cheap!

Now you've just gotta get a motor in there to make it show &&& go!

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I wish my tires were that cheap!

Now you've just gotta get a motor in there to make it show &&& go!

Brenton
someday

till then I think I will enjoy less trips to the pump and less body lean.. plus some old school looks..
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you want to have the same size tires all around if your truck has four wheel abs.

if you don't it will turn the abs light on.
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you want to have the same size tires all around if your truck has four wheel abs.

if you don't it will turn the abs light on.
I do, could the xcal fix that?

The 255 is .9 taller than the 235, and .7 wider.. didnt think it would make that much of a difference
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I do, could the xcal fix that?

The 255 is .9 taller than the 235, and .7 wider.. didnt think it would make that much of a difference
the only way to fix it that i know of is to reflash the abs module.

a wider tire won't hurt it but a taller tire will, they all have to rotate at the same speed.
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the only way to fix it that i know of is to reflash the abs module.

a wider tire won't hurt it but a taller tire will, they all have to rotate at the same speed.
Glad you brought this up before I went out and bought them.. so heres some new ideas:

(2) 255/60r15 ~ $200
(4) 235/60r15 ~ $400
(2) 245/60r15 & (2) 295/60r15 ~ $500 (.1 inch difference, that's less than the difference right now between my 31"s, 2 tires are 7/32 and the other 2 are 11/32)

New Plan: find (2) used 255/60r15s for less than $100 so I can save up for some sweet meats and start saving gas..
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