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Help me chose a tire size

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Netmonkey, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Sep 6, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Netmonkey [OP] Don't be a Dumbass

    Mar 21, 2016
    Georgetown, TX
    2016 Texas Edition, 5.7, CM, MGM
    Icon stage 2 lift, 295 60 20 nitto ridge grapplers, fuel kranks, TRD dual exhaust, TRD rear sway bar
    i know...another "will it fit thread". Seriously, I have looked at 100's of pages of tire/wheel/lift combinations and it's making my head spin. If I could do a 3" lift, then this would be easy. I would go with a 295 60 20. However, I have a height restriction. The bar at the entrance of the parking garage at work is at 79.75" (toyota's website says that the truck is at 75.8"). This gives me 3" maybe 3.5" of total height increase to play with.

    So I have decided that I will go with the 5100's for a lift. Most likely at the second setting (1.57") or possibly the top setting (2.25"). I also have a 20x9 wheel with 50mm offset. My current tires are 275 55 20 (32.125" measured diameter). So what's the best size for my circumstances? Will 295's clear the UCA with a 50mm offset wheel? If so, can I squeeze in a 295 60 20? If I do need wheel spacers, then I probably couldn't clear 295 60's, right? Then I should go with a 305 55 20? I don't mind trimming plastic and/or removing mud flaps, but I rather not do the CMC if possible. I have also thought of 285 60 20 or maybe 275 65 20. What do you guys think?
    Trying to make the right decision is driving me crazy :annoyed::goingcrazy:
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016
  2. Sep 6, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

    Apr 7, 2016
    First Name:
    Baton Rouge, La
    2012 4.6 L MGM DC
    Toytec BOSS suspension lift @ 3" (front) Toytec BOSS remote resi's (back) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae TRD sway bar Upcoming: LED backup lights OEM Backup camera Iron Cross Patriot step bars Trifold or roll up tonneau cover
    I'd go with spacers.

    Width is completely up to you though, I prefer 295 over 305.
    CaptTyler likes this.
  3. Sep 6, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    CaptTyler Life’s too short to have an ugly boat.

    Jul 23, 2015
    First Name:
    2018 Ram 2500 Cummins
    I definitely like a tire that is a little narrower. Somewhere in the 11.5" range. Personally not a fan or 12.5" wide tires.
    295-60-20 would be awesome. Might be some trimming.
    Law323 likes this.

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