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3" lift, what size tires!?

Purchased a 3" lift, whats the largest size tires I can fit on the 16x8 stock wheels? I do take it offroad so I need a size that will still tuck into the fender if need be. I dont want to go no wider than 10.5, thanks for yalls help.
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285/75R16 thats like 33x11.3x16, thats as big as your going to get with keeping it a small width.
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Super Swamper offers a LTB 34/10.50R16 for a dang good price, but can I clear 34" without it filling up my fenders too much?
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I know 33" is what most people run and that works well offroading, i'll let someone that knows more about it to chime in.
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Apprecaite the help...
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34's will fit they will rub but thats why they invented a saw-zaw
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34's will fit they will rub but thats why they invented a saw-zaw
What's a saw-zaw exactly? Is that like a reciprocating saw? "Sawz-all"?


Oh, and I have 35s on with a 3 inch body lift and my tbars cranked.
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How much do you rub offroad?
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offroad not too badly, unless the back end is flexing. But I never lifted the rear more.

I want to build a tube bumper though. And I wouldn't mind a lil more lift front and back.
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What's a saw-zaw exactly? Is that like a reciprocating saw? "Sawz-all"?


Oh, and I have 35s on with a 3 inch body lift and my tbars cranked.

well im sorry i did not spell sawz-all right. but who really ****ing gives a ****?
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I want to run 35"s but with a DD that just might not be realistic with a 3.0 without regearing.
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you would deff have to re-gear for a dd with a 3.0L.
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The lift I got is a torsion key/front and shackles for the back.
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I would go with a 33" tire just to retain some power and gas mileage, it looks good and it performs well offroad. Now if you just want to get as big of tire as possible in there more power to ya.
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my 285s rubbed at full lock, and when i stuffed the tires, also, trim the passenger side rear fender, the one towards the front of the truck, or the tires will pull it out and take chunks outa the tire.
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So...I reckon it'll be worth my wild to go ahead and git new 15x8 wheels and tires at the same time huh. I like my factory 16x8's but I just cant find the right tire for a 16" rim!! WTF!?
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its 16x7. unless there is some fluke..


nitto makes a 285-75-16.. hell thats a pretty popular tire size you should be able to find it.. who are u looking for?
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I just dont want to go that wide...personal preference. Im running 265/75R16's now and thats bout as wide as I want to go. If I did run 285's wouldnt that look a lil funny? Matt I thought they were 16x8. Well if they are 16x7's wouldnt that make the tires "balloon" out if I ran a 285?
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not really. im runnin 12.50s on 15x8 now.. its not too bad
ill find you a pic really quick of my 285s on stock wheels

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hahaha wow, my truck used to look decent
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285's are going to looks wide at all. They will look nice and stock wheels are 16x7

just for kicks here are 285's on stock wheels (pic *****)
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Dang, that looks better than I thought. You cant even tell that they are 285's!! Casey you still got those stock wheels? I like those over my teardrop wheels. If you do, you willing to let em go? Hmm I wonder if they will even fit over my front hubs...
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I do, but they are 6 hours away stored at my mom's house. I don't know if they will fit over your front hubs, never even thought about that.
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you can also run a 255x85x16 (33x10.50x16) but they are a little harder to find. I know BFG makes a mud T/A and I think toyo makes a A/T.
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go with a 15x8 rim and 33's
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