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Old 10-21-2009
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15 vs 16 due to shoe prices

Ok I've decided on the General Grabbers, so now here's the new ?s
Do I buy for my 16s or do I drop down to a 15 with new rims? I can buy a package of 15s for pretty much the same price as just 16 tires. If I do drop to 15s what do I need to look at to make the fit work? Want to stay in the area of 265 75 16 look.
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i would drop to a 15 save you money in the long run too and get a 32/11.50 tire
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stick with 16's, the prices have been going down and are about the same as 15's, 16's look better too imo
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i like my 15s but if you ever plan on runing super large tires i would stay 16
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be a man and go 17s
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17s are good for large tire sizes. Above a 35" tire I'd go 17s, (ie: 37" tires)
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i got 16's and they look killer compared to MOST 15's ive seen IMO
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It really depends on what you get. My 31" BFG at's were $880 new after tax, mounting, alignment. blah blah. I don't think that is too bad.
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16's with 33's or smaller, and 17's with 35's or larger.
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noway 33's and 17's. PERFECT IMO
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keep in my the grabber at2 tire at 265/75/16 is a TEN ply tire.... that will be a VERY ruogh ride with no weight.

Thats the biggest reason I went with the 265/70's.
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so will there be any problem putting 15's on an 01 which had stock 16's? just lookin to save $$ for winter tires-
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16s FTW!!!
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so will there be any problem putting 15's on an 01 which had stock 16's? just lookin to save $$ for winter tires-
There wont be a problem. But if your looking to save money and you alread have the 16s it will cost more money to buy a new set of rims and tires as opposed to just buying tires.
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What do ya think of this setup?

im thinking of doing this setup below on my 2003 xlt 2WD in 16's

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what do ya think? If anyone has anything they think would look better go for it..
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15's in black steel. looks good with everything, you can take it anywhere and no worries about cold temp and cracking like aluminum.

save the polished 16's for the summer.

black steel FTW!!!
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15's in black steel. looks good with everything, you can take it anywhere and no worries about cold temp and cracking like aluminum.

save the polished 16's for the summer.
thats what I was thinking- and 15's are a lot easier to come by out here (used) than 16's/

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whats the bolt pattern spacing on these trucks?
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16s thats what i got and im glad i did it they look great with 34" tires
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whats the bolt pattern spacing on these trucks?
5 x 4.5" bolt pattern
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