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Looking at These Rims and Tires

These rims and tires are nothing final because i am not going to get them for a few months until i save up enough money but for rims i was lookin at the mickey thompson classic II. i want to get them in a 16x8



then for tire i want get the nitto terra graplers in a 32x12.50



if anyone has any comments on the rims or tires or anything let me know cuz i need all the info i can get, idk much about rims and tires so anything will help
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That would be a great combo, do it man you will prob want to go with a 16x10 on the wheels though the 8 will be a tight fit with the 12.50
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I heard Nitto's run out fast.. low tread life?
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I heard Nitto's run out fast.. low tread life?
I believe it is a softer rubber compound but a lot of it depends on how you take care of them as well as how you drive.
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That would be a great combo, but I would look at Toyo Open Country A/T. They are basically the same tire, made by the same company, but I have heard that they have a longer tread life than the Nittos. There website says 50K. Depending on how far you want to wheels/tires to stick out would be your deciding factor on 8" or 10" wide. I know you said you want 8". That is what I personally would get. I am looking at basically the same combo but a 295/75/16 on a 16x8. I hope I helped with your decision.

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That would be a great combo, but I would look at Toyo Open Country A/T. They are basically the same tire, made by the same company, but I have heard that they have a longer tread life than the Nittos. There website says 50K. Depending on how far you want to wheels/tires to stick out would be your deciding factor on 8" or 10" wide. I know you said you want 8". That is what I personally would get. I am looking at basically the same combo but a 295/75/16 on a 16x8. I hope I helped with your decision.

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Yeah the Toyo's do good on light duty vehicles.. not on heavy ones they wear through in 28k haha. But tread warranty is a beautiful thing.

Check Discount tire they have the best warranty.
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o and i was wondering how big and how wide the rims i have now are

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and how wide are the tires i have now?

sorry for the dumb questions
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yours are 16x7's and those mickeys are badass, dont use ANYTHING cleaner with bleach in it, stains the white and cloudy.

nice choice in tires, thats what im getting next except in a 34
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save money n buy chrome steelies =]
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save money n buy chrome steelies =]
Why would you buy something that weighs more and looks cheap?
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I love the rim choice
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Why would you buy something that weighs more and looks cheap?
same reason you bought a body lift =]]]
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Your reason makes no sense. Steelies are a cheap alternative that look bad. Body lifts if done right look exactly like suspension lifts so don't even say body lifts look bad.
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i have the procomp 16x8 that look EXACTLY like the mickey's but for a lil cheaper. i had the nitto 265/75 and loved them. i had that combo on my stock suspension for a few months before i lifted it. i would recommend them. my g/fs step dad had the nitto's on his super duty and then bought the open country's which he liked better (smoother ride & quieter). but thats a 14" wide tire on a heavier truck, so you do the math.

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Your reason makes no sense. Steelies are a cheap alternative that look bad. Body lifts if done right look exactly like suspension lifts so don't even say body lifts look bad.
it all personal opinion, id rather have a suspension lift than a body lift.
and id rather have steel wheels than alloys. gotta save money somewhere.

and why do you get so offended that i dont like body lifts? im not tryin to offend you by any means
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i'm not a fan of either for that matter, and there's no need to get off topic.

dave, the nitto is basically very similar to a bf a/t but a little prettier. i personally like them better. as for tread life? you drive a ranger, your tread life will be fine compared to what the manufacturer suggest because the tire isn't always designed for a light truck. the 265/75/16(which i had) is the stock size of my dad's full size silverado. so i wouldn't worry about that.
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it all personal opinion, id rather have a suspension lift than a body lift.
and id rather have steel wheels than alloys. gotta save money somewhere.

and why do you get so offended that i dont like body lifts? im not tryin to offend you by any means
Theres a lot of body lift haters out there, i figured you were one as well. I'll end up running both body and suspension lift. I'll give you this much steel wheels can take a beating better than aluminum
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If your stock tires are 245/75/16 they are about 30"x9.50"
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