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My first "big" tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrk5, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I've been reading Four Wheeler since I was 15 daydreaming about building a 4x4, and this will be my first time with "big" tires.

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    37x12.50x15 MTRs Can't belive how big they are now that they're on the truck. Now I have an even harder time imaging you guys that are running 44s.

    I need to do some fender trimming for sure. I'm also planning to add another 1" of lift, but no more. I'm only at 2.5" now.

    Anyways, I just had to share. I'm as giddy as a school girl.
     
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    Lookin' good. I think you should try 44's next time :grin:
     
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    sweet! As of yet my biggest tires were 33's but that will deffinetly change with the 78 im goin iether 36's or 38's :D lookin good man
     
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    Very nice. Nothing makes a truck look right like "big" tires and a lift.
     
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    look nice man!!

    ps. dont hit any bumps yet. lol :)
     
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    Looks good. I started out with 33's and it just kept progressing to 44's :D
     
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    How do big tires affect stock steering? Can you expect less turning radius and harder handling, or does it not make much difference at highway speeds?
     
  8. mrk5

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    Thanks for all the compliments, guys!

    I was running 33s before this. Damn, that's 2" of lift just from tires alone. I could tell when I got out of the truck.

    Or like the guy at the tire shop said, "Don't go four wheelin" I was taking it nice and easy on the way back from the tire shop. I just can't get over how big they are.



    Right now it really affects my steering. That's why I need to do the trimming. :wink1:
     
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    Nice looking tires Scott! Don't go too crazy with the sawzall getting some clearance.
     
  10. mrk5

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    Nicole doesn't want me doing a bunch of fender hacking either.

    Hey, maybe you should buy my old Dunlops. I seem to remember you were needing a better mud tire. :whistle: :deal:
     
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    I've got a set of 33" "Sport King" AT's (whatever the hell those are) laying around that go on when the wheels are repainted (wasting way to much time on them for how they'll look after the first time out), but I'm hoping to go to 35's this summer after the shackle flip. I think I can go 35" without :hack: , I hope.
     
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    NICE. those are the next set of tire I'm getting when my swampers wear out. What's the width of the rims?
     
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    8"

    That's a first. I tried to post with only -8"-, and it would let me.
     
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    Looks great man!
     
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    MT/R's BABY :pimp:
     
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    My sentiments exactly! My only regret is that I got 35's instead of 37's. :D
     
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    looks awesome, i love big tires and small lifts. im going for 3"+35's myself... to keep the trimming down and keep the 10b's from exploding.

    do you wheel with the swaybar disconnected? if u do i think your gonna be trimming quite a bit on the back of those front fenders. my little 33's rub the inner fenders at full stuff. post up some pics after the trim. :grin:
     
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    Good looking truck and tires.

    How about a water burnout photo???:grin:
     
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    Looking good :waytogo:
     
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