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18's & 35's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbluesuburban, May 3, 2007.

  1. bigbluesuburban

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    I am currently running 16's and 33's. I am seriously considering a wheel and tire upgrade. Is anyone out there running 18's and 35's? If so, I would really like to see some pics. And if would, please tell me the tire type and how much life you've got. (Just for reference)

    THX!!!
     
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    does anyone make a 35 on an 18" rim. if they do I assure you it has a street thread. If you want bigger rims there are lots of companies that make offroad friendly 35's for a 17" rim.
     
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    I'm not running 35"s, but I've squeezed more miles out of my BFG Muds than out of my Toyo M/T's. The one set of Nitto O/C A/T's I had handled great on the road but I didn't get crap for mileage out of them.
     
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    Or I could just run one of these tires I suppose.

    1 - MT Baja Claw
    2 - MT Baja MTZ
    3 - BFG Mud Terrain TA K/M
    4 - DC Mud Country
    5 - Pro Comp MT 3ply
    6 - Super Swamper IROK Radial
    7 - Super Swamper TRXYS Radial
     
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    You might be suprised. I know for sure BFG makes their Mud Terrains in that size, along with Nitto Mud Grapplers, Pro Comp Mud & X-Terrains, Super Swamper SSR's & TrXus's, and Toyo Open Country MT's.
     
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    I geuss I just never look for those sizes. learn something new every day.:bow:
     
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    yep they make em for even bigger. saw a set of 22's with mud tires on em, ghey i know. but what would you expect on a show truck
     
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    I will also be running big rims with my tires on the burb . Most people don't read the numbers when buying tires and the shorter your sidewall gets the higher your weight load gets. (shorter sidewall, stiffer wall, better towing charactoristics(sp?))
     
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    That is very true... of course not in ALL situations, but the basic principle applies. I know a number of people who don't like the 'big rim' look. But I don't think that 18's are big rims. And I will have almost exactly the same side wall as I do now, which IMHO looks great on my truck. I was never really a fan of HUGE tires and 15" rims. I owned a couple rigs like that and well honestly, I thought they drove like crap.
     
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    My dad's truck is running 35s on 18s. Cooper SST and Eagle wheels. The wheels are a little to "blingy" to me, but the tires are awesome. Never put it in 4wd in a 1 1/2' of snow. That size tire is expensive!!!!!! I will try to get some pics this weekend. There are alot of tires that are that size and wheel combo.....
     
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    yep expensive it is. if i was to go bigger 17 would be about it. not much more expensive than 15 and cheaper than 16's or 16.5's IMO. i do like the bigger rim look but i don't wanna have to search for a spare tire for a 17 round here. kinda like Larry the Cable Guy gettin nominated for an Oscar. chances are slim to none. lol
     

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