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35' Mickey Thompson Baja Radial MTXs.

I just bought a set of these beasts, and yes, I did read the tire forum. The question is, I don't know what size tire I'll need for the wheel to fit on. Because I doubt that they'd fit on the stock ones that I have.

I have a 3 lift SL in the front (2.5 in the rear) and yeah. I read this chart, and it looks like they might fit? Hrm. The size of the tire is as follows:

35x12.5oR15LT.

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XLT 4x4, XLT Offroad, Trailhead(mild T-bar crank always recommened for leveling purposes, always remeber to get an alignment)(may want to also replace T-bars do to T-bar sag)

* 15x7 stock - 30x9.5x15, 31x10.5x15, 32x11.5x15, 33x10.5x15(T-bar crank recommened), 33x12.5x15(will need triming and T-Bar max)

* 15x8 stock - 31x10.5x15, 32x11.5x15, 33x10.5x15(T-bar crank recommened), 33x12.5x15(will need triming and T-Bar max)

* 15x8 & 15x10 body lift or suspension - 32x11.5x15, 33x10.5x15, 33x12.5x15, 35x12.5x15(triming also involved in multible areas and T-bar max...), 325x60x15(31x12.9x15)

* 16x7 stock - 255x70x16, 265x70x16, 265x75x16, 285x75x16(mild T-bar crank recommeded but might not be needed.)

* 16x8 stock - 265x75x16, 285x75x16(same as above) 295x75x16(T-bar crank recommened and maybe trim.)

* 16x8 or 16x10 body lift or suspension - 265x75x16(16x8 only), 285x75x16, 305x75x16, 315x75x16(triming also involved in multible areas and T-bar max...)
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For a 12.50 go with either a 15x8 or a 15x10. Stock is probably 15x7. Some have done it on stock, doesn't mean it's suggested.

And I'm still trying to figure out your lift? SL?? Super Lift? 3" on a RWD XLT - coils right? I'm not too familiar with the XLT RWDs. But 3" would be pushing it with a RWD Edge or 4x4 (and they are already taller than RWD XLTs) to fit 35s, though it's been done with trimming.

Edit: That chart is for 4x4 XLTs. You are RWD XLT which are lower to begin with. So on top of what needs to be done to a 4x4 XLT, you would still need to add something to get to 4x4 XLT height.
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It's a 3 inch spindle lift in the front and a 2.5 inch leaf lift in the back. I might just end up swapping the 35s for the 33s that my friend has. We shall see.
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35' tires holy cow!
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It's a 3 inch spindle lift in the front and a 2.5 inch leaf lift in the back. I might just end up swapping the 35s for the 33s that my friend has. We shall see.
That may be your best bet...

You'll probably still have more lifting to do before you can fit the 35s
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Wouldn't I have to do something to/replace the gears, too? Just so that my trans wouldn't destroy itself?
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Wouldn't I have to do something to/replace the gears, too? Just so that my trans wouldn't destroy itself?
You'd most likely want to regear. Yes.

Do a search for offroad (or 4x4) gear ratio calculators.
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How much do you think the "innertubes" for the tires will cost? Aside from the wheels. I wonder if I can find wheels for pretty cheap at a junkyard or something.
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Innertubes?? I dont think tires use Innertubes anymore...

what do you mean?

You got a tire & a wheel and they get mounted & balanced.
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the only innertubes you might want for those tires are staun beadlocks.
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You can get steel street locks or d-windows or w/e for about 40-45 bucks from summit racing.
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If he has a 35' tires he may need innertubes.

but seriously either go with the 15x8s or 15x10s, personnally i would go with the 15x10s
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So, say I got a set of 15x10 wheels today and got them mounted on the tires. That's all that I'd need to do, other than to get them inflatted and mounted? After the propper adjustments, etc. have been made?
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Thats pretty much it but there are several things.
one you will need to regear thats about 400$ an axle generally since you are rwd thats
400$ total.

It will NEVER fit 33's i doubt will fit.. maybe something like a 32x11.5

Your current lifting is aprox a stock 4x4 height.
Find out what will work before you spend more money on something that might
NOT work.
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im running a 6inch lift on a 4x2 and i could squeeze 35s
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if he just has 3" of lift on a 2wd truck, there aint no way in hell 35's will fit without MAJOR fender cutting........if not he will destroy the fenders, and tires the first time he moves the truck......lose the 35's and get more along the line of 32's for a 2wd that is lifted only 3"
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If you're set on 35s... you're gonna need either more lift or some fiberglass fenders with a nice rise and bulge. But either way it's gonna cost more $$$. And then a re-gear on top of that.
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