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Stumped on what to do.

So this year Im gonna have to get new tires and Im wondering what size I should get. Right now i have 265/70/16s and they look kinda small to me. I think i wanna try and stuff 285s under there. Not sure though. Im planning on doing just a 1 inch bodylift(I have my reasons for not doing a 3 inch so dont say it) sometime before i get tires. Also another little note is I cant crank my bars anymore. The driver side is maxed out already. So will they fit?

My truck as it sits right now... Gimme some ideas Yay or Nay?
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hah no thank you. took me 2 years to get that insert lol.
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You can stuf the 285s. I say do it. Ive got 265 75 16 and when i need new tires im going to be getting some 285s.
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do you have you bars cranked at all? I guess i would feel more comfortable if I could crank my bars a lil bit more. Never did get it leveled out.
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I think 285s look retarded without any lift personally. With a 1" body lift it will look better. Cranking the torsion bars sucks, period.
Aftermarket (slightly wider) wheels will make any tire look bigger though too. I think that 265/76/16s on 16x8" wheels (or 32x11.50s on 15x8s which would also be cheaper and ride better) would look better than 285s on stock wheels. Additionally, you will lose less performance with 32x11.50s or 265/75s.
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first off you're welcome for the grille insert haha secondly I had 285's with a mild crank with no problems
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You can stuf the 285s. I say do it. Ive got 265 75 16 and when i need new tires im going to be getting some 285s.
That's cause you saw my truck in person and you fell in love. I say go with 285's. I love mine.

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first off you're welcome for the grille insert haha secondly I had 285's with a mild crank with no problems
That's what I have and it's an amazing setup. Perfect in my opinion.
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That's cause you saw my truck in person and you fell in love. I say go with 285's. I love mine. That's what I have and it's an amazing setup. Perfect in my opinion.
do you by chance have any pictures right before you put 285s on? Im trying to get an idea if I have enough room up front how it is.
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do the one inch body lift and run some 285s.
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well ive decided im just gonna suck it up and get a set of wheels and run 32x11.50. Im still gonna do the 1" body lift though.
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get the Pacer Wheels like i got, they will look good on the vista blue!
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what are yuo reasones for not sdoign a 3 icnh gody lift!??? i would love ti hear them!!! telll us alll o!!!
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thats the style im looking at. whats the backspacing on those and do you have a price? Right now im looking at the classic IIs for $107 a wheel.
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what are yuo reasones for not sdoign a 3 icnh gody lift!??? i would love ti hear them!!! telll us alll o!!!
I would love to get the 3 inch. 2 Reasons first with a 3 inch and 33s the damn truck wont fit in my garage. Second the lady friend aka ball and chain believes I should be working to get out of debt before I lift my truck. So she knows I need tires and she will never notice a 1 inch bodylift.
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Hey if you want to Scott still has my 255/85/16's if you wanted to test fit them. they are like a 33 that way maybe you could atleast get an idea if you have enough room.
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I would love to get the 3 inch. 2 Reasons first with a 3 inch and 33s the damn truck wont fit in my garage. Second the lady friend aka ball and chain believes I should be working to get out of debt before I lift my truck. So she knows I need tires and she will never notice a 1 inch bodylift.
What kind of ghetto garage do you have? lol
My F150 fits in a standard garage with a 2" lift and 35s. My sport trac and ranger both fit in standard garages with 3" body lift and 33s.

I mean I would rather have a 1" body lift instead of 3" as well, and I guess I can see you hiding the 1" body lift, but you must have a real old small garage door or something...?
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do you by chance have any pictures right before you put 285s on? Im trying to get an idea if I have enough room up front how it is.
I have a stock side shot somewhere probably.
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umm are you married to this ladie friend?
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my garage door is 9x7 and my truck with a 1in bl and 265/75/16's just fits in.
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What kind of ghetto garage do you have? lol
My F150 fits in a standard garage with a 2" lift and 35s. My sport trac and ranger both fit in standard garages with 3" body lift and 33s.

I mean I would rather have a 1" body lift instead of 3" as well, and I guess I can see you hiding the 1" body lift, but you must have a real old small garage door or something...?
haha the garage is old but it gets the job done. the doors are 7 footers so the gives you an idead.
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umm are you married to this ladie friend?
not officially but we are supposed to next year.
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ahh ok lol well i guess she has some say then lol
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ya just a tad. she has cut out all her old spending habits so I can't even use that against her anymore.
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