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Old 03-10-2019, 07:39 PM
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looking for input on tires

Didn't really want to start another tire thread but after reading so many posts here im am still a bit confused, so here it goes!


Have the 2017 Factory rims which i really like the look of, but i believe they are only 8 inch wide wheels. Looking to get a taller tire to fill in the wheel well, with the gap i created with the 2 1/2 leveling kit.
ditched the Michilens early and went with some 275 60/20 K02 's which have been great in the snow, just not the size i'm looking for ..The one tire that has been recommended to me is a Falken wild peak AT3 285/65/20 it fits on a 8" rim. Think i want to go taller... seems a lot of people exceed the minimum width and go with a taller tire, Looking for other suggestions for the folks that know more, thanks in Advance!!
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:45 PM
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LT295/65R20 is the size you need. 325s on 8" wheels look like crap IMHO.

You'll get a myriad of opinions. Happy hunting.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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no bigger than 295 on socks

Originally Posted by 09FX-4 View Post
LT295/65R20 is the size you need. 325s on 8" wheels look like crap IMHO.

You'll get a myriad of opinions. Happy hunting.
I love 295 65 20 Nitto trail grappler
 

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You can go as large as 295/75R20 on those stock rims. They would fit well, just slightly bigger than 35” and still in spec for he rim.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by mhoefer View Post
You can go as large as 295/75R20 on those stock rims. They would fit well, just slightly bigger than 35” and still in spec for he rim.
Thanks for the quick input folks
295/75r20 ? Who's making tires this size
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:21 PM
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After all the good reviews and pics of the Nitto Ridge Grappler 295/65/20 on here, that will be my next tire once I get rid of these stock Michelin rock chuckers...I'll be keeping the stock height and stock 20" rims that I really like



 
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:23 PM
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I've been running a set of General Grabber X3s in 295/65/20s on factory 20s for a while. For an aggressive looking tread I'm pleasantly surprised with the ride quality and how quite the tires are.

I've had good luck with a few sets of generals and hope the X3s do as well as the miles rack up.
 
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Iíll be putting 285/65/20 BFG KO2 on my truck. Ran them on my 2010 and loved them. They were wearing great and were quiet.
 
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Originally Posted by RCR70ss View Post
295/75r20 ? Who's making tires this size
No one that I know of... I'm pretty sure he meant 295/65
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:35 PM
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37x12.50, 37x11.50, or 295/65 (hair over 35 inches). I think the terra grappler 295/65 is a little taller.
 
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Toyo AT/2 s come in 295/65R20
They have lasted well on my truck. Easy 50,000 mile tread life
Plus they bump you rating to over 4000 lbs per tire.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:29 PM
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I'm running 295/65R20 trail grapplers now and will get about 33k miles out of them. I love the looks and the tires performed very well, but all my towing just ate them up and they’re too expensive to replace every 30k. I'll try ridge grapplers in the same size next. I hear they last a little longer than the trails. For what it’s worth, I had terra grapplers on my last truck and hated them. Most people love them, but I found the traction, especially on wet roads, very lacking. Other than that, they rode smoothly but weren’t very aggressive.

Also, if you’re towing, the nittos in this size are rated for 4080lbs (or very close to that, I forget exact rating)
 
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I may try some Michelin Defenders in 295-65-20 size since I rarely ever drive offroad so no need for a more aggressive tread pattern, also saves weight (rotating mass) however I guess they will not look "cool" like RGs would. I am more concerned with how it works than how it looks.
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by llmflyfisher View Post
I may try some Michelin Defenders in 295-65-20 size since I rarely ever drive offroad so no need for a more aggressive tread pattern, also saves weight (rotating mass) however I guess they will not look "cool" like RGs would. I am more concerned with how it works than how it looks.
I agree not looking for the cool factor but i do a lot of winter driving northern canada so i am needing one set of good all season tires...not sure the Michelin would cut it in the deep snow..Thanks for the advise and input gents!!
 
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:14 AM
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Winter driving

Absolutely driving in deep snow over ice definitely demands a different tire. I spent 2.5 years working in Ohio and discovered what a real winter looks like (NEVER AGAIN).

Anyway driving in those conditions is dicey at best. Most of the locals seemed to be driving front wheel drive compact cars, not too many larger pickups like we see in Texas. It was quite an adventure learning how to cope with the entire winter experience for someone from deep south TX.
 

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