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Ok ok.. i've read tons of threads here pro/cons on the 325's.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tires-and-wheels/152980-325-65-18-a/

this thread gave me the best info (plus is exactly my truck)... and i have the 3" levelizer... what are your thoughts? i need to order these tires by the end of today..

my problem w/the 285 & 305 version is they are only 33" tall.. i wish there was a 34" tire.. w/the 3" levelizer, 33" tires just look so darn small. i have snow tires for winter that are 265/70/18 which are 32.6"

275/65/18 = 32.07 TALL
285/65/18 = 32.85 TALL
305/60/18 = 32.40 TALL

They are REALLY NOT 33" tall.

325/65/18 = 34.63" Tall = not a true 35"

sooooooooooooo my snow tires would be as tall as a 285/65/18 essentially.


HELP! I a buddy who works at Belle Tire, so i get my stuff for "AT COST".. if you have a suggestion, please let me know. I was going to buy another set of TOYO Open Country A/T's. They have worked great for my application. I do some off roading (Usually just sand dunes = check www.silverlakeforum.com - same id).
 

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Ok ok.. i've read tons of threads here pro/cons on the 325's.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tires-and-wheels/152980-325-65-18-a/

this thread gave me the best info (plus is exactly my truck)... and i have the 3" levelizer... what are your thoughts? i need to order these tires by the end of today..

my problem w/the 285 & 305 version is they are only 33" tall.. i wish there was a 34" tire.. w/the 3" levelizer, 33" tires just look so darn small. i have snow tires for winter that are 265/70/18 which are 32.6"

275/65/18 = 32.07 TALL
285/65/18 = 32.85 TALL
305/60/18 = 32.40 TALL

They are REALLY NOT 33" tall.

325/65/18 = 34.63" Tall = not a true 35"

sooooooooooooo my snow tires would be as tall as a 285/65/18 essentially.


HELP! I a buddy who works at Belle Tire, so i get my stuff for "AT COST".. if you have a suggestion, please let me know. I was going to buy another set of TOYO Open Country A/T's. They have worked great for my application. I do some off roading (Usually just sand dunes = check www.silverlakeforum.com - same id).
Since your almost half way through the day and no replies, I toss mine out there for you. You should be able to get them on with out to much rubbing other than front mud guards will need to be removed and also bending of the skid plate in the front corners. Now just watch which offset wheels you get. If you go stock you may have a problem with rubbing on the UCA but you did not mention using stock or aftermarket wheels so I aired on teh side of aftermarket. If you go stock you may have a problem due to the UCA but this will depend of tire width which you didn't mention.
 

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Hey mjcjr, I was in the same boat as you last week. I said screw it and bought the 325/65/18s because I wanted to get the biggest set I could. My mechanic said no problem, he would cut the body mount if need be. My tires were custom ordered at Discount Tire and they get here the end of the week. My rims came last week so the waiting is killing me! Good luck. GO BIG!!!!!
 

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Since your almost half way through the day and no replies, I toss mine out there for you.....QUOTE]

Hey WT I wanted to see how your gas mileage was these days? I definatley think the 325 is the way I'd like to go also, but I keep thinking about going with a lil smaller tire too just to help with gas mileage...I'm getting between 16-17 right now with 60% highway. It would suck to pay more for a bigger tire and then see 12's...especially with my 60 mile commute to work.

Thanks!
 

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Since your almost half way through the day and no replies, I toss mine out there for you. You should be able to get them on with out to much rubbing other than front mud guards will need to be removed and also bending of the skid plate in the front corners. Now just watch which offset wheels you get. If you go stock you may have a problem with rubbing on the UCA but you did not mention using stock or aftermarket wheels so I aired on teh side of aftermarket. If you go stock you may have a problem due to the UCA but this will depend of tire width which you didn't mention.
Thank you.. I did say the tire width - 325 is the width. UCA? is the the under carriage Frame? sorry to sound dumb.. they will be aftermarket rims - XD RIMS (like it says on the opening thread). i appreciate any info.

if i have aftermarket - should i be ok w/out cutting UCA? i don't care about the mud flaps.. i don't want to cut the bumper though - i can trim/bend the skid plate.
 

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Hey mjcjr, I was in the same boat as you last week. I said screw it and bought the 325/65/18s because I wanted to get the biggest set I could. My mechanic said no problem, he would cut the body mount if need be. My tires were custom ordered at Discount Tire and they get here the end of the week. My rims came last week so the waiting is killing me! Good luck. GO BIG!!!!!

take some pics. im going to wait until tomorrow to order now i think. wait to see what else people say in here.
 

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Since your almost half way through the day and no replies, I toss mine out there for you.....QUOTE]

Hey WT I wanted to see how your gas mileage was these days? I definatley think the 325 is the way I'd like to go also, but I keep thinking about going with a lil smaller tire too just to help with gas mileage...I'm getting between 16-17 right now with 60% highway. It would suck to pay more for a bigger tire and then see 12's...especially with my 60 mile commute to work.

Thanks!

why go w/325 if ur not going to get big tire? Just asking... just do a 285.

I kinda wish there was a 315/65/18 - but there isn't.

my mileage on hwy is 16ish.. give or take 2.. pending how fast, what i have in payload, etc.

w/the plow it on... ahhhh 10 is good.
 

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What about looking into...

285/75/18 = 34.8" Tall x 11.3" (Toyo Open Country A/T)
295/70/18 = 34.41" Tall x 11.77" (Nitto Terra Grappler)
305/70/18= 35.0" Tall x 12.2" (Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ)
or 35x12.50x18 (34.8 x 12.8) ProComp Xtreme A/T
 

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UCA is the UPPER CONTROL ARM... you cant reallly trim that.... You may be able to grind it down a little, but you can fix that with getting the correct wheel offset. The offset will get the tire away from the UCA.

I have the 34.3x12.6 Toyo Open Country on a 35mm offset rim.... I had to remove the flaps and bend the skidplate. I have slight rub on the front of the plastic wheel well trim piece... it only rubs in reverse at full lock though.
 

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285/75/18 = 34.8" Tall x 11.3" (Toyo Open Country A/T) on stock TRD wheels. only had to trim the skid plate at the corners a little. 3" Readylift. looks like it should have looked from the get go.
 

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Since your almost half way through the day and no replies, I toss mine out there for you.....QUOTE]

Hey WT I wanted to see how your gas mileage was these days? I definatley think the 325 is the way I'd like to go also, but I keep thinking about going with a lil smaller tire too just to help with gas mileage...I'm getting between 16-17 right now with 60% highway. It would suck to pay more for a bigger tire and then see 12's...especially with my 60 mile commute to work.

Thanks!
Well the computer says about 12.. mostly city but then you need to remember the spedo is off with the size change so in reality probably closer to 14 maybe. I need to get my spedo-healer one of these days to get the speedo back in check and the dash computer reading correctly again. This is not my daily driver so I'm not to concerned about mileage. At the time I was looking to stuff as much tire under my truck as I could fit and yes I got a true 35" so yes I did do the body mount cutting mod to get it all to fit well but I think it was worth the look.

Thank you.. I did say the tire width - 325 is the width. UCA? is the the under carriage Frame? sorry to sound dumb.. they will be aftermarket rims - XD RIMS (like it says on the opening thread). i appreciate any info.

if i have aftermarket - should i be ok w/out cutting UCA? i don't care about the mud flaps.. i don't want to cut the bumper though - i can trim/bend the skid plate.
Ops sorry missed that part and yes 325 is the size but not all tires sizes are the same if you under the 12.5 inflated size I think you be real close on the body mount with the XD rims. Ypu have to do the skid plate and more than likely bend or move the plastic in the front inner well at the bottom if you peek at one of my threads it has plenty of pictures to show you were. I do not suggest cutting the UCA maybe grind a little but I think you be fine with the after market wheels.

Definalty look at justinsfa pics he got a good setup in tire size and if I didn't want to do the body mount mod I would of gotten the same size tires and brand he went with personaly but I always want to be different.:D
 

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What about looking into...

285/75/18 = 34.8" Tall x 11.3" (Toyo Open Country A/T)
295/70/18 = 34.41" Tall x 11.77" (Nitto Terra Grappler)
305/70/18= 35.0" Tall x 12.2" (Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ)
or 35x12.50x18 (34.8 x 12.8) ProComp Xtreme A/T

i will check into those. i know i can't get the nitto from Belle. I doubt i can get mickey or procomp.. but the Toyo A/T is a decent tire and i can get it for cheap. the 325/65/18 was for $875 installed OTD! That is a killer price imo.
 

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Well the computer says about 12.. mostly city but then you need to remember the spedo is off with the size change so in reality probably closer to 14 maybe. I need to get my spedo-healer one of these days to get the speedo back in check and the dash computer reading correctly again. This is not my daily driver so I'm not to concerned about mileage. At the time I was looking to stuff as much tire under my truck as I could fit and yes I got a true 35" so yes I did do the body mount cutting mod to get it all to fit well but I think it was worth the look.



Ops sorry missed that part and yes 325 is the size but not all tires sizes are the same if you under the 12.5 inflated size I think you be real close on the body mount with the XD rims. Ypu have to do the skid plate and more than likely bend or move the plastic in the front inner well at the bottom if you peek at one of my threads it has plenty of pictures to show you were. I do not suggest cutting the UCA maybe grind a little but I think you be fine with the after market wheels.

Definalty look at justinsfa pics he got a good setup in tire size and if I didn't want to do the body mount mod I would of gotten the same size tires and brand he went with personaly but I always want to be different.:D

i think the xd's i was looking at had 30mm offset? not 100% sure. I'll ask tomorrow.. I appreciate it. Thanks for the UCA info - do feel retarded. LOL - thank you though. Im going to ask on the 285/75/18's too. Thanks.

Mike
 

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285/75/18 Toyos on 18 x 8.5 +19 ProComp 6098's...

 

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nice. is this yours? do you have rubbing? I like it. it is just shorter than the 325. this might work well.

thanks. :bowl:
i ended up with the 285/75/18's today... i like it - i have just a little rub.. but im going to fix that in the AM. looks great.. 35" tires.:tu:
 

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nice. is this yours? do you have rubbing? I like it. it is just shorter than the 325. this might work well.

thanks. :bowl:
Sorry, man didn't see your post until now. Anyways, no it's not mine but I too am thinking the 325's vs the 295's. I think i'll end up getting the 295's just because if there is any rubbing all i will have to do is trim the skid plate and wont have to worry about chopping up body mounts.
 
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