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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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I acquired a set of weld 18's friday and need some suggestions. Right now they have a worn set of 325/60/18 toyo open country's mounted up. When turning sharp they rub and they just look too wide for my taste. I was thinking of going down to a 305 but im having troubles finding anything other than toyo proxies. I really want a nice AT tire. If i stick with 325's whats the preferred AT tire and best way to lift the front end up a couple inches?? Ive heard something about a spring pack kit from donahoe? Sorry for the stupid questions im not a wheel/tire/ suspension guy

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 07:25 PM
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Re: tire questions

if you check ebay, there is a sale on Pro-Comp tires right now...A/T and M/T both buy 3 get 1 free...

i'm looking at a set of 4 285's delivered for under $600

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Someone over on TDS recently bought those Pro Comp tires and did not like them at all. He said the side walls were too soft and truck wondered because of that.

I like my Nitto Grapplers in a 285/65/18 on my stock height 2wd. I had my Nitto's installed for around $630. Unless you take them to a cheap tire shop, they are going to be somewhat expensive to have them mounted and balanced if you buy them online.

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unless you can mount/balance them yourself...that's true...most shops like to get paid to mount/balance tires they did not sell

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My local tire shop is $10 to mount & balance a tire. Four tires is $40.


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My local tire shop is $10 to mount & balance a tire. Four tires is $40.
What about when you don't buy the tires from them is it still the same price.

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I acquired a set of weld 18's friday and need some suggestions. Right now they have a worn set of 325/60/18 toyo open country's mounted up. When turning sharp they rub and they just look too wide for my taste. I was thinking of going down to a 305 but im having troubles finding anything other than toyo proxies. I really want a nice AT tire. If i stick with 325's whats the preferred AT tire and best way to lift the front end up a couple inches?? Ive heard something about a spring pack kit from donahoe? Sorry for the stupid questions im not a wheel/tire/ suspension guy

Here's a couple pics, its been raining nonstop the last couple days so i havent cleaned the truck up

Gosh damn those are ugly too bad they won't fit an obs. Hey those look like the same style wheel Amanda from DI has on her truck.

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Thats what I paid for mount and balnce and bought them elsewhere. $10 a piece. And x2 what they said --Pro-Comp extrreme mud terrain-- kinda soft in the sidewall. Took them about a week or two to start getting a "feel" for the road. Felt like it was sliding in corners. Now their starting to wear a little, and its much better. Of course the firestone at's were the same when new.

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Not sure on tires but you can try a spring shop and see how much they will charge to add a leaf. I got a quote locally last year of a $110 to add one leaf to each side and they said it should bring it up 1 to 2 inches.
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bfg makes the all terrain in a 305/68/18 its about 34 inches tall. the 325 are just two wide if you ask me. the bfg will be little over an inch skinnier.. just my .02.

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