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Old 01-16-2006
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will they fit and not rub when offroading?

ok my truck currently has p255-70r16
though a connect of mine i can get some p285-70r16
i know they will fit but will they rub?
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Old 01-16-2006
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Heer view this thread it is ShuteJA's truck with a T-Bar Crank and 285/75R16 Went wheeling and had no rubbing.

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should fit.

that is only a 31.7x11.2x16 inch tire. dont know that i have ever heard of a 285/70/16
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there probley 285/75/16
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No problem with mine. And if they do it's only on the very inside plastic engine guard, which can be trimmed with no hesitation....
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sarah has 285/75/16s with nothing done to the front and it doesnt rub.
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Old 01-17-2006
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Mine rubs with 265/75R16 I think my t-bars and rear springs are saggin a bit.
the front from the winch mainly.. my dads new 2005 is taller in the back and
same height in the front(i cranked the tbars though)
even though my tires are a bit bigger(1.5" or so)

Its only when i reverse and turn ie backing into a parking spot..
I didnt want 285's on stock rims a bit wide for my taste and you might
get bad wear if your tire pressure isnt set pretty good (with the chalk test or whatever)
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this is not scientific data but from what ive read, 285's will fit if you have the 4.0L. if you have a 3.0 you are best off sticking with 265's.
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Old 01-17-2006
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this is not scientific data but from what ive read, 285's will fit if you have the 4.0L. if you have a 3.0 you are best off sticking with 265's.

i call shananaganz
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ok cool my truck is a 05 fx4 so i should be fine ill keep my current tires and if they rub ill take them off and sell them im getting them on a cheap to free deal so i might as well try them
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Old 01-19-2006
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i call shananaganz
everyone who runs 285's ive seen and say no rubbing have the 4.0, cant get anyone with a 3.0 and 285's to say if they rub or not.
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what kind of tires are u gettin?
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everyone who runs 285's ive seen and say no rubbing have the 4.0, cant get anyone with a 3.0 and 285's to say if they rub or not.

then your point is not proven
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then your point is not proven
your right, but i dont know anyone willing to spend between 500-1000 on tires mounting just for them not to fit.
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Old 01-20-2006
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go to a good ole local mom and pop tire shop not one ran by a large corp and talk to them....theyll let u throw em on....turn etc without charging u
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It also depends on how aggressive your tire tread is.
My Trxus LT265/75R16's rubbed on my 01 Edge, but they were really meaty with bulging sidewall blocks...
285/75's will "fit", but the sidewall style and how much you articulate your truck are considerations...
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Your Tires Will Fit! I have a torsion bar crank and the only time my tires scrubbed was when you turn real deep. The inside of the tires scrubbed on some suspension bar. I have 285/75/16 Maxxis Bighorn Mudders and they costed me $600 mounted and balanced. Now I have 1-1/4" Aluminum wheel spacers and now my tires don't scrub at all since I trimmed my front bumper a little.
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