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Old 06-25-2011, 08:05 AM
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Default Need help deciding on wheels/tire sizes

I have a 2002 XLT 4x4 with Mild T-Bar crank and i'm trying to figure out what size tires I want. Any pictures would help too.

But one quick question, whats the difference between buying a 7in or 8in wide rim (15 or 16). Will one make the tires stick out farther or just help with rubbing or ballooning?

Here is what i'm thinking and any thoughts about rubbing, issues, looks would really help.

265/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Around $1299
285/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Around $1504
32X11.5R15 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar Around $1254

I looked at getting 31s but they just look to small and don't fill out the wheel well as much as I would like.

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Don't think it will help but i hate threads without pictures.


(T-bars are not cranked in picture)

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Old 06-25-2011, 09:14 AM
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Default Re: Need help deciding on wheels/tire sizes



i know your not looking for 31s but here are mine just to give you an idea for wheels...they are 15x8 AR Baja series 172
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Need help deciding on wheels/tire sizes

I forgot to say that I picked Pro Comp Series 52 Wheels, 15in or 16in depending on tire size. Depending on how it looks I might just use the stock center caps.

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Old 06-25-2011, 10:39 PM
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Default Re: Need help deciding on wheels/tire sizes

id say go 32's its a nice decent size tire, not too big or small.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:16 AM
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Default Re: Need help deciding on wheels/tire sizes

These are 265/70/16's, I bought new tires but they are the same size.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:40 AM
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Default Re: Need help deciding on wheels/tire sizes

I've got 16x8 wheels with 285/75-R16 MTR tires so I thought I'd post a few pics for you. I had found a great deal on three Wrangler MTR (old style tread) tires so I bought them and bought one Duratrac to complete the set. The back tire in this pic is the Goodyear Duratrac tire. It's a great looking tire and I would recommend them.

As for your question about wheel widths, I would recommend the 8" wide wheel for most tires in this size range (either the 265/75/16 or the 285/75/16 sizes).

I cranked the T-bars for about a 1.5" lift up front and only have a very slight rub on the front left tire when the wheel is fully cranked to the right. It rubs up in the wheel well on a square bump that is molded into the black wheel well plastic. I also took off the mud flaps as they looked a bit small with this tire.






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