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Trxus STS fitment question

I'm looking into getting these tires within a few days because I have sold my BFG's... although I'm not sure if they will fit my rim.
I have a 16x8 ProComp rim and I'm trying to fit these tires on there
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

It says min. recommended rim width 8.5"

Will they fit?
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From personal experiance with both tires can I recommend getting the Truxus MTs instead? I've had the STS in 31x11.5R15 and currently have the MT in 285/75/16 (33x12) on the GF's truck and I would go with the MTs every time after putting as many miles as I have on both. They are actually much nicer on the street and handle much better in snow and rain and standing water. They are quieter and wear better also. Neither tire will be easy to balance but they can be balanced, it just takes someone who knows what they are doing.

As for rim width, running a 12.5 wide tire on an 8" wide rim is pretty standard practice and actually helps with keeping the bead from blowing out if you air the tires down. Right now the Trxus MTs on my GF's truck are on the factory 16x7 rims and run perfectly fine.
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alright cool man.. the only reason i decided against the MT's are that i have heard numerous stories of blowouts on the freeway and such.. kinda freaks me out haha
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My buddy had the STS and they were cool looking, great mileage, very good offroad.
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BTW the 285/75R16 is just smaller then a 33x11.5........It say's on the Interco web site that they are 32.7 inches tall and 11.2 wide!

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My buddy had the STS and they were cool looking, great mileage, very good offroad.

same here, not sure why everyone down plays them
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As it was said, you'll be fine with a 12.5" tire on an 8" rim. I'm currently running 35x12's on my stock 8" rims on my Bronco. The only issue I have is that there is not enough backspacking, so the rub on my radius arms. With the aftermarket rims, you'll probably be fine.
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awesome guys. thanks so much..
i just saw a dodge ram today on 35" STS's and it looked so sick.. and it was parked next to another ram with BFG AT's and gahh the STS's owned the BFG's in looks, and judging on what everyone says here they should be good enough for me off road.. so thanks again everyone
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Ok, well I personally put 40K miles on them on my truck (not my buddy's) and after 18K miles on the MTs on my GFs truck I've just felt the MTs have been better in every circumstance. I'll agree that the STS look cool but I was much happier with my BFG A/Ts as an A/T tire on the street and off-road than I was with the STS in both situations and the Trxus MTs are far superior to the BFG A/Ts aside from the fact of balancing an interco tire of course hehe and if I didn't feel they were a safe tire I would've never put them on my GFs truck. If you do want the STS I will warn you that the sipeing is not very deep and they tend to slide in the rain, although not nearly as much as the damn goodyear MTRs did. They also weren't very good in the snow but I don't know if thats an issue in your area. After about 25K miles they developed hard spots and odd wear areas and the hard spots would vibrate the tires like mad no matter how well balanced they were, but they certainly did look badass on the truck.
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Ok, well I personally put 40K miles on them on my truck (not my buddy's) and after 18K miles on the MTs on my GFs truck I've just felt the MTs have been better in every circumstance. I'll agree that the STS look cool but I was much happier with my BFG A/Ts as an A/T tire on the street and off-road than I was with the STS in both situations and the Trxus MTs are far superior to the BFG A/Ts aside from the fact of balancing an interco tire of course hehe and if I didn't feel they were a safe tire I would've never put them on my GFs truck. If you do want the STS I will warn you that the sipeing is not very deep and they tend to slide in the rain, although not nearly as much as the damn goodyear MTRs did. They also weren't very good in the snow but I don't know if thats an issue in your area. After about 25K miles they developed hard spots and odd wear areas and the hard spots would vibrate the tires like mad no matter how well balanced they were, but they certainly did look badass on the truck.
Hahahha yeah i bet they looked awesome..
Rain and/or snow isn't a deal at all here in SoCal..
snow only if you go up to the mountains but thats once in a great while so I'm not worried about that
and rain only a few times a winter every other year, so again nothing to really worry about..
So i ordered the STS's yesterday and I guess I hope they work out for me
I would have gotten the MT's but the road noise and the blowout factor were too freaky for me...

sooooo we'll see
i will definitely post pics when they are installed
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just so you know the MT's actually have less road noise than the STS once you get about 5K-10K miles on them... But I think they'll work good for you and if not well they only last about 40K miles so you wont have to worry about them for too long if you're like me (do about 50K miles a year)

When I had mine they were the 31x11.5s and dam was the 11.5 width cool with the 15x8s on hardly any lift.
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