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I have done the search, and I can not find any info that helps. I have a stock 2001 Edge and I have found that a Torson bar crank should let me fit these. My question is that I use and abuse my truck like most people I gather on this site dont. I don't want to start a war here, but I still do some farm work so I beat my truck pretty regularly. If I went to 285/75/16 without a lift yet, how bad would the rear end rub when loaded down?? Like I said, I beat the truck badly towing trailers and hauling pretty heavy loads now and then. Any Help Would Be helpful!!!!
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should fit, i almost did 285s then got 265s. others have ran them without problems.

also i pull a trialer all the time, 6800lbs behind the truck a couple weeks ago.

what u talking about heavy loads?

i ould just be woried about with the load, how well the tire will fit. its close with 265s

couple pics with 265s, but with 3 inch body lift. this worked fine without the lift, im guessing it will with the 285s also.



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on stock wheels you will be fine the BS is big. being it has a 4.5BS they are sucked in
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well, then only thing it will rub would be the wheel well splash guards, so you should be just fine.
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Possibly on the front stabilizer bar as well, but only on full lock. That is the only place I can find on the front of mine where it rubbed with 33s on stock wheels.
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should fit, i almost did 285s then got 265s. others have ran them without problems.

also i pull a trialer all the time, 6800lbs behind the truck a couple weeks ago.

what u talking about heavy loads?

i ould just be woried about with the load, how well the tire will fit. its close with 265s

couple pics with 265s, but with 3 inch body lift. this worked fine without the lift, im guessing it will with the 285s also.


Wow....I take it you have a brake controller in your truck. How much does that load weigh? I think ours is too much for my truck to pull.
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Wow....I take it you have a brake controller in your truck. How much does that load weigh? I think ours is too much for my truck to pull.

well that load is like 4500-5000 (includes trailer). ive pulled 6800lbs (includes trailer) couple times, it does fine with it although i wouldnt recommend it all the time. lol

yes brake controller is a must.lol
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help. It is nothing uncommon for me to hook up to a 5500lbs trailer. I only have to pull it 1 or 2 miles but it does happen
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