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Old 03-06-2011, 10:22 AM
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35 Inch Tires

What size rims do you think are the best for 35 inch tires? What are the best tires to buy for off roading? Any pictures of 35 inch tires with good rims?
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:30 AM
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I think that 17-18" wheels look the best on 35" tires. Sorry no pictures.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:04 PM
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devenrocks .. these are 18 inch KMC XD series DIESEL BLACK rims with a set of 35x12.5 NITTO MUD GRAPPLERS mounted on them. The truck has a 6 inch lift. I think they look great. Now granted the rims are VERY dirty but when clean they shine like black chrome.

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It's a lot of personal preference. In my opinion I think 17" wheels look the best, but I'm not a fan of large wheels. If you could still fit 16"s onto a new superduty I would want them.

As for tires, you'll get a lot of mixed reviews on an mt. I've got toyo's on my '88 and they've done great. I want to try the Goodyear wrangler mt/r's with kevlar next time though.
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ive got 17s and 35" toyo mt's on my truck and i think its the best combonation. i would get toyo mt's personally. there a little bit spendy but there a killer tire. they hook up VERY good in mud, snow, sand, you name it! i personally would choose between toyo, bfg and goodyear
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devenrocks .. these are 18 inch KMC XD series DIESEL BLACK rims with a set of 35x12.5 NITTO MUD GRAPPLERS mounted on them. The truck has a 6 inch lift. I think they look great. Now granted the rims are VERY dirty but when clean they shine like black chrome.

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That's a nice truck you got. The perfect picture i was looking for. Thank you.
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devenrocks .. thanks. The pictures do it justice .. Its got some scratches and some little dings in it .. but hey, its got almost 220,000 miles on it, and I have a quad and a dirtbike so the truck is in the woods alot .. lol
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i personally would choose between toyo, bfg and goodyear
any reason you rule out mickey thompson?

i am on my second set of MTZ's... love 'em. got over 60,000 out of my last set before i blew one apart on the freeway.. and none were on the wearbars yet.

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they work on the mud too

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I have 35" tires on 18" stock wheels for winter use and the same tires on 20" x 9" rim for the summer. the 20" looks good but the 18" rides nicer. There is a noticable difference for sure.
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Best size (from a FUNCTIONAL standpoint): The smallest that will fit over your brakes.

Best tire: That depends entirely on your definition of "off roading"
Gravel?
Sand?
DRy dirt roads?
Muddy dirt roads?
Snowy dirt roads?
Rock crawling?
Mud pits?
Boondocking through deep powder snow?

And also important, how much are you willing to compromise their function on the street?

Tires that are great in one willl be horrible in another. Tell us your definition of off roading and we can make recommendations.
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I've really enjoyed my Wrangler MT/R Kevlars; they've now got aver 30,000 miles on them and the tread is about 60-70% worn. They have excellent road manners: quiet, handle well, good wet road traction, and not squirming under the heavy weight of a late model F250.

Off road they are head and shoulders above any kind of all-terrain tire. They'll sling mud with the best of them, almost as good as my BIL's 35" Baja Claws. Sand, however, is not real good from my testing maybe because of my 7000lb truck and the fact I need to run 65psi to keep the tire pressure monitor happy. They tend to hop and dig pretty bad in real loose sand. The MT/R Kevlar is an extremely good tire as long as you aren't on the beach 24/7.
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Best size (from a FUNCTIONAL standpoint): The smallest that will fit over your brakes.

Best tire: That depends entirely on your definition of "off roading"
Gravel?
Sand?
DRy dirt roads?
Muddy dirt roads?
Snowy dirt roads?
Rock crawling?
Mud pits?
Boondocking through deep powder snow?

And also important, how much are you willing to compromise their function on the street?

Tires that are great in one willl be horrible in another. Tell us your definition of off roading and we can make recommendations.
Well pretty much all of them. Definitely muddy and the snow. Dry sometimes when on work sites. Gravel i wouldn't be trying to smoke my tires just drive over and rock climbing i wont be doing that.
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I've really enjoyed my Wrangler MT/R Kevlars; they've now got aver 30,000 miles on them and the tread is about 60-70% worn. They have excellent road manners: quiet, handle well, good wet road traction, and not squirming under the heavy weight of a late model F250.

Off road they are head and shoulders above any kind of all-terrain tire. They'll sling mud with the best of them, almost as good as my BIL's 35" Baja Claws. Sand, however, is not real good from my testing maybe because of my 7000lb truck and the fact I need to run 65psi to keep the tire pressure monitor happy. They tend to hop and dig pretty bad in real loose sand. The MT/R Kevlar is an extremely good tire as long as you aren't on the beach 24/7.
Haha i love your truck. But i would definitely have to put a lift on it :P. Did you install the cab lights or buy it that way?
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The biggest conflict will be mud performance vs icy/packed snow/wet road conditions and noise.

For mud, you want big lugs with lots of space between them. But that makes a tire horrible on ice, and very loud.

Unless lots of mud is on the agenda, most folks are better off with an "aggressive" A/T.

Two of my favorite "reasonably priced" but high quality road and trail compromises are the BF Goodrich T/A K0 and Goodyear Duratrac. Both get severe winter service rating. The Goodyear is a bit more aggressive. The T/A is awesome on the street, sand, and dry trails, but not very good in mud - plugs up too quick. The Duratrac is more aggressive and better in mud, but a touch noisier as well. If you want e load rating, the Duratrac may be the only option.

The Toyo Open Country M/T is another step up in aggression. Not so good on ice, but better in mud. But much more expensive.
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