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Old 08-14-2017, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jdunk54nl View Post
I wouldn't be happy with those tires, with all of the other mods you have for off road, you need a more aggressive tire. Don't rush buying something next time. You still had some time on your other tires and could have saved a couple more months for what you really wanted. I went 295/55/20 ridge grapplers with no level yet and love them.

Those look clean. Quick question, how was your fuel affected by going from 275 to a 295 tire? Being that's it's a 295, does that equate to it being a 34"?
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Rnlcomp View Post
That truck is crying for an aggressive set of 35's to go along with the theme you seem to have going, something like this.


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I know man but my lifting days are done for now being that I'm married with kids. There's too much going on at the current moment. Maybe I'm the next few yrs. my Biltstein 5100's at 2.5" are it for now. I'm guessing 33" is the most I can fit without rubbing.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jdunk54nl View Post
Usually tire cost is slightly less for the same tire size. 35x12.5 in a 20" wheel generally costs more than the 18" wheel version. But that only really matters if you drive a lot. I replace my tires every 4-6 years depending on wear. If I spend an extra $100-$200 for my 20" wheels than the cost savings isn't significant over the life of the truck. In fact, the 35x12.5 in the 18" and 20" for the ridge grappler is the exact same price. For a comparable 33" size mine cost $10 more per tire for the 20".

I think as the 20" wheel is becoming more popular the cost difference is dwindling. You would actually think the 18" would be more expensive since there is more rubber.

Edit* bfg ko2 in a 35x12.5 18 or 20 is a $2 difference. 35x12.5x17 was about $40 cheaper per tire.

Yea, you'd think for more rubber it's be more but the 20" has gone down significantly since about 10yrs ago when trucks came out with 20's from the factory on all models.

I drive about 40k miles a year. The guy did offer a new set of XD series 18" rims, he take my ford rims, and put on new aggressive tires for $1400. Man, they wheel and deal out here.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:25 AM
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truck looks awesome! what tailight is that?
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:11 AM
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First off, I hate giving my opinion on someone's truck... but I have to agree with everyone.
You've gone with the off road look, but put street tires on her.

On mine those would look great. Any one of the three the other guy's posted would've done the trick.

It's a nicely done up truck. It needs work boots, instead of dress shoes.
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I made the same mistake on my first truck.
Bought 275/60's... and they looked waay too skinny with my -12 rims.

You should seriously consider going with 295's or 305's.
They give the truck a MUCH more aggressive stance than 275 wide tires.

I have Nitto Terra Grapplers, "P" rated... therefore they are much lighters and less stiff than an "LT" rated tire.

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Originally Posted by bb123 View Post
Those look clean. Quick question, how was your fuel affected by going from 275 to a 295 tire? Being that's it's a 295, does that equate to it being a 34"?
The are a 295/55/r20 tire that measure out to be 32.9" x 11.5" brand new, so basically a 33" tire. They fill the wheel well width wise perfectly to where they are just tucked inside for minimal rock/mud throw and no rubbing anywhere.
Height wise I wish I would have went a little taller, especially when I put a 2" level in the front and add a leaf in the back. I think they are going to look a little small at that point. I wish I would have went with the 295/60/r20 to get a 34" tire. I think it would have been perfect.

Gas mileage I was getting 13.5 mpg but then I cleaned my throttle body and the past 3.5 tanks of gas I have been getting 16 mpg with a mix of highway and highway with stop and go traffic.
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I just a spoke with them and they are willing to buy the tire back. The Atturo XT will have to be the one I got after due to my only needing to come up with $350 more dollars.

The falcons were about $700 more and the big names like Toyo, BFGs, etc were about $1000 more.

I used to put whatever on and pay for all the lifts and repairs. Now, married with kids my priorities have changed and budget/tastes change. I don't need the biggest 37" tires, etc anymore.

To me, I really don't even need LT tires as I don't ever tow anything. Maybe 1x - 2x a ear to the landfill.

I think the Atturo's may be the winner getting it in a 285/55/20. I'm not lifting it beyond the 2.5" Biltsteins and can't have a tire too wide/tall causing rubbing. It's aggressive, a decent LT tire made in the USA (newer company, been in business 10yrs; talked to them today), and they aren't far off in terms of price.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:57 PM
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The tires I wanted for my 20" wheels cost more than a whole new setup. So I purchased new 17x9 -6MM offset wheels and the tires I wanted and it was still couple hundred less than the 20" tires. Amazing!
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Originally Posted by bb123 View Post
They look good man. I'm confused. Where did the "18" apply? You're not saying that you put a 20" tire on an 18" rim, right?
he's referring to the offset of his wheels. +18mm is his offset on the 20 inch wheels
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