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big tires on stock rim

I am thinking about getting bigger tires sometime in the future. Now they are 305/70/16. I want 315's would those tires be ok with the stock rim or should I upgrade the rims size.:givemebeer :givemebeer :smoke :smoke
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You will be fine with the stock rims. Although I do not think you can run 315's at stock ride height, even with your t-bars cranked.

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dude I am there. when you going I will get time off of work. sam tripson has a d max and he has bfg mt 315 and is works with a little bit of trimming.
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I wouldn't put 315's on the stock 6.5" wide wheels. 285's are about the max you want to go safely. Go find some H2 wheels or the new 07-08 HD wheels (7.5" wide).
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You will be fine with the stock rims. Although I do not think you can run 315's at stock ride height, even with your t-bars cranked.

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So would you be able to get 315's on your truck, with a little trimming, after your torsion key lift?
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So would you be able to get 315's on your truck, with a little trimming, after your torsion key lift?
I am not sure, I have a ranchhand, so I would have to trim with a smoke axe I thought for sure I saw a post w/ pics on this subject, and it was damn tight with 315's and a 2.5 leveling kit. Like tight on the fenders on the back too, but maybe I am dreamin laugh
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I have seen 2 diffrent trucks with 315s and the only major rubbing was on the inside arm( not sure what it is really called) The trimming was done to the vallance and it was fine. My truck has 305's and if have taken about a 1/4 in. off of the vallence, and I have complete turning with no problems. Most likley I am gonna try the 315's, but not sure what issues I could face with stock rim.
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I am not sure, I have a ranchhand, so I would have to trim with a smoke axe I thought for sure I saw a post w/ pics on this subject, and it was damn tight with 315's and a 2.5 leveling kit. Like tight on the fenders on the back too, but maybe I am dreamin laugh

I was already planning on doing a little trimming and getting some pocket fender flares. I'm just wondering how much I will have to bash the back of the front fenders to fit 315's or 35's?? :shrug: The brake lines on the driver side might be an issue? maybe?

Teamsween, how 'bout a pic of the 305's on the front? As for rubbing on the inside of the tire I'm not sure if you can find a wheel with more backspacing than the stockers? You can always install spacers to help with a minor rub, I'm not a big fan of them but I know people who run them hard and never have issues.

The way I'm thinkin' is that my 285's already measure 32" and they fit with everything stock. Sooo if I get a 2.5" lift then I shouldn't have to do much to be able to fit 315's right?
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same thing I was thinking, 315's should be cake. the 2.5 os going on this week. the pics wil be up soon.
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same thing I was thinking, 315's should be cake. the 2.5 os going on this week. the pics wil be up soon.
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