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Old 06-22-2006
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Will these fit?

im am putting my 6 inch lift on this weekend and i have decided to go 35" MTZ's with a 15-10" wheel one problem will the width of the weel make me have to trim my fenders? cuz i dont realy have the money to go with fender flares, are there any alternate routs?
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how wide of a tire are you going with? if you do a 35x12.5 then just go with a 15x8 wheel instead of the 15x10... if you are running a 35x14.5 then you will need the 15x10s and will definitly need to cut the hell out of your fenders to fit the 14.5 or so wide tires anyway. even with the 35x12.5s on 15x8s it will still be a close fit, it will probly be fine on the street but if you do any good flexing or stuffing they will probly rub some on just a 6" lift. either way you will probly need to trim the bumper some, but thats nothing major.
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how wide of a tire are you going with? if you do a 35x12.5 then just go with a 15x8 wheel instead of the 15x10... if you are running a 35x14.5 then you will need the 15x10s and will definitly need to cut the hell out of your fenders to fit the 14.5 or so wide tires anyway. even with the 35x12.5s on 15x8s it will still be a close fit, it will probly be fine on the street but if you do any good flexing or stuffing they will probly rub some on just a 6" lift. either way you will probly need to trim the bumper some, but thats nothing major.

This advice seems a lil wierd.

First, on 33s most people go with an 8 inch wide rim because it looks good.

With 35s a lot of people believe they look best witha 10 inch wide rim.

And as to 35x14.50, dont put those on. Way too wide. Your trucks bearings are gonna get rocked by them ebcause they put a lot of strees.

I wouldnt know about rubbing, but if you have a problem buy a 120 dollar body lift and walah, its gone.

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sure it will fit....saw zaw....plasma cutter...bet we cant get 40's on there too ...


honistly it will be close but only one way to tell..
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keep in mind he has a '97, a gen 3, things fit a little differently (I'll admit not too much) than they do on the 4th and 5th gen trucks. the front bumper is different and the suspension sits the wheels a little differently and there are different parts to rub on in there. if you have worrys about the tire rubbing on the outside then you get a narrower rim and it helps pull it in somewhat. also running a 12.5 on an 8" rim gives an awesome sidewall bulge that makes the tires look nice and beefy.
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keep in mind he has a '97, a gen 3, things fit a little differently (I'll admit not too much) than they do on the 4th and 5th gen trucks. the front bumper is different and the suspension sits the wheels a little differently and there are different parts to rub on in there. if you have worrys about the tire rubbing on the outside then you get a narrower rim and it helps pull it in somewhat. also running a 12.5 on an 8" rim gives an awesome sidewall bulge that makes the tires look nice and beefy.
I know what ya mean. It's just a lot of people choose x10 rims for 35s because of the width. I'm sure if he really wanted to Zach could find comparison pics.

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Im running a 4" suspension with 33x13.5 tires. You should be able to run the 35s with 6" your problems will come when you turn and when your flexing. Your problems with turning will likely be solved by unbloting your front bumper, sliding it forward on its mounts all the way. Then boltin it back up. As far as flexing goes, I rub like crazy when i flex too hard but if you dont mind the rubbing then its no biggie.. And of course your going this far, just spend another 120 bucks, tear the whole damn truck apart, and just throw on a body lift to finish off the truck. itll look sick! either way, go big or go home.
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yea i am going with 12.5 so the reason i wanted to go 10 inch rim was just so it looks wider but thanks guys
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