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Old 11-13-2018, 08:07 AM   #1
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Ok so im trying to figure out what wheel tire combo to go for current values on the truck are:


Body lift 3"
15x8 -19 offset 6x5.5 bolt pattern
31.5x10.5R15 BF Goodwrench All Terrains
Zero rubbing if anyone wants to know.







I want to get some new wheels that are sized 17X9.5 -18 offset backspacing of 4.500.


I would mate them up to 33x10.5R17 of the same brand or maybe some Alturo X/Ts in 33x12.5R17


I don't go mudding, more of a trail / desert runner at speed. Is there another brand that would work while not sapping as much MPG as the BF KO2s? Maybe Coopers? I keep hearing the KO2s murder your gas mileage.



Also would those wheels and tires fit? Im concerned the 33x12.5 tires would look awful (and rub) but that size is a lot easier to find than the 33x10.5.
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33s are going to rub. Mine rub on the fenders just a tiny bit but the worst part is the steering idler arm. At full lock mine rubs on that hard enough to actually use it as a parking brake.


FYI I've got a 2" body lift and a 3" suspension lift.


I'm considering going back to 31.5s on mine next time I buy tires.
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:35 AM   #3
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33s are going to rub. Mine rub on the fenders just a tiny bit but the worst part is the steering idler arm. At full lock mine rubs on that hard enough to actually use it as a parking brake.


FYI I've got a 2" body lift and a 3" suspension lift.


I'm considering going back to 31.5s on mine next time I buy tires.

What width are your tires and rims? what is your offset / backspacing? That sounds more like a width / backspacing issue not the height. 31.5s stick out past the idler arm. May also be an alignment issue, I had mine done before the lift and the rubbing I had went away.
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16x10 wheels with 305/70/R16 tires. I have no idea on the backspacing and whatnot, I bought them years ago. I don't think any amount of spacing would solve the rubbing, just move it around so it's rubbing on different things. It's properly aligned as well.
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Can't go wrong with ko2 tires. No lift here on 31x10.5 and 0 offset wheels. 0 is wide. Very wide. The tires poke slightly outside the fender flares and my flares are quite wide.
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16x10 wheels with 305/70/R16 tires. I have no idea on the backspacing and whatnot, I bought them years ago. I don't think any amount of spacing would solve the rubbing, just move it around so it's rubbing on different things. It's properly aligned as well.
Those tires measure out to 32.8x12 I'll bet the rubbing is from that extra width. If you went down to a 10.5 width I'd be willing to bet your rubbing issue would go away either completely or significantly. A 5" total lift should be more than sufficient to run a 1.5" taller tire, pretty sure its the combined extra 3" of tire when factoring in the width that's causing the issue.
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Can't go wrong with ko2 tires. No lift here on 31x10.5 and 0 offset wheels. 0 is wide. Very wide. The tires poke slightly outside the fender flares and my flares are quite wide.
you have the same size tires I have just with a different offset.
From what I gather that's a .73 inch difference which is good to know, If I went to the 9.5 width wheel at a -18 offset that would be a .53 difference.
Any rubbing with your set up?


BFGs have been on the truck following my first new set. Came on Futuras which I took off for cosmetic / availability reasons.
From what I understand the new KO2s have better durability and rock ejection than the originals.
I recently found this article that might have me experiment with the Cooper Discoverer AT3s.
https://expeditionportal.com/where-t...eets-the-road/
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