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Old 12-04-2018, 09:47 AM
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295/65/20 Trail Grapplers installed

I ordered the 2 inch BDS level from Stage3 on black Friday but it still hasn't even shipped. I got tired of waiting and went ahead and put the tires on since they clear easily on stock suspension. I almost went with 37's but could never get over the thought of the tires rubbing the radius arms on a 75k truck. Very happy I went with this size now.



 
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:10 AM
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This looks really nice! The 295ís really fill the wheel well nicely and it looks good even without a level.

I doubt there is but have you experienced any rubbing at all?
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:22 AM
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This looks really nice! The 295ís really fill the wheel well nicely and it looks good even without a level.

I doubt there is but have you experienced any rubbing at all?
Thanks I agree they look great without a level. Debated not even putting the leveling kit on when it comes but I think I've decided I'm going to since it has Fox shocks. I have a 3 inch difference between front and rear and the 2 inch BDS level should leave me with 1 inch of rake. There is on rubbing at all. Plenty of clearance everywhere.
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:28 AM
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That size looks good on the stock 20's.
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:12 PM
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Looks perfect, Ford should've built these trucks with 295s.
 
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Looks great! I want to go with those tires this spring, but don't want to regret the road noise. Is it bearable?
 
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Looks great! I want to go with those tires this spring, but don't want to regret the road noise. Is it bearable?
I cant speak for the 295ís but had a set of 285ís on my F150 and they where suprisingly quiet. I never even noticed any noise with them in the 20k miles I had them on the truck before I traded it for my 250. They seemed to wear really well rotating them every 5-6k as well.

Only complaint I had was they didnt seem to do that well in the rain. At first they where fine but after a couple thousand miles they would always spin from a dead stop. I would also get a bit of hydroplaning around curves as well. In snow they did really well however.
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:38 PM
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Those look good! I’m really torn between those and 35s.....
 
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Looks great! I want to go with those tires this spring, but don't want to regret the road noise. Is it bearable?
Are they louder than the stock Michelin's? Sure. But it really isn't enough to be noticeable. Definitely worth it for the look. They look even better in person than they do in the pictures. I think any tire in the 295/65/20 or 35x12.50 fits these trucks so much better than the stock size.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:24 AM
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How was your fuel economy affected?
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:03 PM
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How was your fuel economy affected?
I was only averaging 17 before so I'm sure it'll be 15-16 now. I'm not one who worries about fuel mileage in a 3/4 ton or ton truck though.
 
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Originally Posted by st1nn3tt View Post
I ordered the 2 inch BDS level from Stage3 on black Friday but it still hasn't even shipped. I got tired of waiting and went ahead and put the tires on since they clear easily on stock suspension. I almost went with 37's but could never get over the thought of the tires rubbing the radius arms on a 75k truck. Very happy I went with this size now.


Nice! I have the ridge grapplers in the same size. Enjoy the fit without the level. First time buying Nitto's as I have been die hard Toyo, but overall impressed.
 
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Nice! I have the ridge grapplers in the same size. Enjoy the fit without the level. First time buying Nitto's as I have been die hard Toyo, but overall impressed.
I almost got the ridge grapplers. You'll be happy. I've had one set of Terra Grapplers and this is my 2nd set of Trail Grapplers and I wouldn't get anything else. I'm pretty sure Toyo owns Nitto.
 
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I almost got the ridge grapplers. You'll be happy. I've had one set of Terra Grapplers and this is my 2nd set of Trail Grapplers and I wouldn't get anything else. I'm pretty sure Toyo owns Nitto.

How did you like the Terra Grapplers? I have a 6.2 with 3.73ís and I would get the ridge grapplers, but the terra grapplers are almost 10 pounds less per tire and that is appealing to me.
 
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How did you like the Terra Grapplers? I have a 6.2 with 3.73ís and I would get the ridge grapplers, but the terra grapplers are almost 10 pounds less per tire and that is appealing to me.
They didn't make as much noise and had better traction in the rain. They just don't look as good/aggressive as the ridge or trail grapplers. I liked them but I think you'd be happier with ridge grapplers. I don't think you'll ever notice the ~40 pounds.
 

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