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Black 20's on Edge

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i was wandering if a 255-50-20 would look good on a stock height sonic blue edge with black with chrome lip rims would fill up some of the wheel well. I have the 4.0 and a 5 spd with 3.55 gears lsd. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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should look pretty good. its about a 30.5 inch tire tall and about 10 inches wide. are you going to lower it any? a little bit of lowering would really make it kick ***.

what size tire you got now??
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IMO, 20's and low profile tires don't look good until lowered, there will just be too much wheel well room...
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I think it looks good even if it's a little lowered. I'm just hoping you don't stock height it. And when you do it, POST PICTURES!
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50 series tires arent exactly "lo profile" it gives you about 5.25 inches of meat from tire edge to the rim...

but i think it should be lowered to really set it off. 2 inches will do wonders for it...
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Yea i figured the 50 series would look better with it being a taller tire in all, and removing the faactory lift blocks in the rear and tweak the t-bar a little to give it a better stance so it hugs the tires more.
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It has the factory 16 inch rims now. I think 235/70/16
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ok, then it should look waaaaaay better even before you lower it.

go for it, ill be happy to see the pictures
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i got the same height tires but for 18's and i didnt need to lower mine. i could've gotten low profile tires but that would look really ugly on my truck, and i would've had to lower it. If you get the same height tire, you shouldn't have a problem and could possibly forgo lowering it. if you get low profiles then you need to go ahead and prepare to lower it.

what do the rims look like?
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I found some 18 inch wheels called helo Maxx in 18 and a 285-60-18 tire . The tire height should be at 31.5 inches tall . There at customwheels web site. I will order them as soon as my car sells on ebay.
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It has the factory 16 inch rims now. I think 235/70/16
Your lowering a 4x4? Most 16" rims from factory are 4x4 rangers
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No,
it is a 2 wd edge with the 16 inch wheels.
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I prefer to keep i stock height or lift, i had a 97 i beam ranger and did the lowering thing on it. I hope the 285/60/18 will fill in the gap some and look good with the wheels.
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I prefer to keep i stock height or lift, i had a 97 i beam ranger and did the lowering thing on it. I hope the 285/60/18 will fill in the gap some and look good with the wheels.
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as long as you get the same height wheel you should be fine. by no means do you want low-profile because you'll have to lower your truck to make it look good. you can check my truck out on my site and see how it sits. your wheels will be wider and taller than mine so they will probably stick out on the sides
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just take the rear blocks out and then uncrank the torsions a bit and tada wheel gap gone
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Hello,
well i sold my vw and no im going to by the wheels monday morning. I can get to tire sizes in either 285-60-18 or 265-60-18 for the black helo max8 wheels that i picked out and on the site it said they would be about 31.5 inches tall so it would be just right.
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