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Old 06-24-2003, 12:41 PM
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What's the widest tires I can use?

I've heard lots of different things about the maximum tire width I can put on my 7 inch rims but I just wanted to confirm it for sure on the boards. I don't really want to get new rims just because they are pretty cool as it is. So on that, how wide can I go (in millimeters) on my 16x7 rims. Thanks guys.
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Old 06-24-2003, 04:05 PM
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265/75 16's are the biggest tire rated for 16x7 rims. Of course you can put bigger tires on these rims but it is not recommended for safety reasons. Also tread wear will be less (will wear in the middle of tire). I considered putting larger tires on my stock rims. I have 265/75 16 tires which were on the truck when I bought it last month. They have less than a thousand miles on them so I bought 16x8 alloys and put the 265's back on. They fill up the wheel wells better now and will be on my truck until the warranty expires in 16 months when I will lift the truck and put on bigger tires.
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What's the widest tires I can use?

I wouldnt go any wider than an 11.5" wide tire for wheeling. If you deflate them at all offroad then you run the risk of blowing a bead.
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What's the widest tires I can use?

I installed the Michelin Cross Terrain 275/70/16 and they look good and ride good, and still wearing well after almost 17,000 miles.
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What's the widest tires I can use?

265 is the widest you should go for that rim. There are some who have gone 285, but it really isn't recommended.
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What's the widest tires I can use?

If you've got 4x4, don't be afraid of 285/75-16's, but anything bigger has never balanced right in my experience.
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