New wheels and tires for pw

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  1. Sdreeser

    Sdreeser Senior Member

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    I' m thinking of getting 18x9 wheels with +18 offset and 35/12.50 toyo mud terrain tires. I have been told that with that offset they will fit no problem with no lift just stock suspension on pw. Any thoughts out there on this?
     
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    I think you'll be good. I put 18x9.5 wheels with +6 offset and 35/12.50 BFG KO2 on mine and do have very slight rubbing when sharp turn.
     
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    I would recommend the Toyo R/T. Very similar tread pattern to the Toyo M/T, slightly less aggressive. However it has a 45k mile warranty while the M/T dosent. Im running 37inch R/Ts on my Ram 1500 (lifted) and they ride very quietly and smoothly.


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    Ok thanks, I will take a look at those
     
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    you will probably rub, if you dont offroad your good to go though.

    i rub with method nv and 35 toyo RT 17s... im only ok with this because i know my lift kit will arrive within the month. i despise rub, but its really not that bad with 4.75"
     
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    Yeah I hate any kind of rubbing. How do u like the toyo rt?
     
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    the toyo rt must be the best all around tire for trucks....
    dry handling is superb
    wet handling is superb
    tire construction and quality is ideal(1000 miles)
    balance was perfect, and noise is getting a little louder, but still ideal for tread


    clearly the toyo MT is tougher, heavier, and better for offroad, the K02 wont last as long,and everything else, if not mud terrain, is street oriented.

    tons of mud terrain tires and brands but TOYO stands on the podium for each tire category in the truck and SUV field.

    i will not hesitate to jump to 37 rts next once the OEM steering components and current tires wear out
     
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    The KO2 meets the winter rated tires requirements with the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on the sidewall.

    Unfortunately for driver's of trucks who have to deal with snow, the Toyo doesn't have the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol.

    Living in any Snowbelt State I would always choose a winter rated tire over one that is not. The difference may not be noticeable in a Sunbelt State until say one drives north. When it's below zero degrees Fahrenheit, snowing, and the tires capability of gripping the road is put to the test.
     
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    i would be rocking bfg k02 37s and expecting to replace every 10k miles if i had to deal with snow.
     
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    I am with you on that due to the KO2s when new have just a 15/32" tread depth. Not the deepest tread depth available. Prefer at least 18/32". The Toyo M/T is 21/32" in the 37 inch. When a tire wears below 6/32" in snow conditions it's time to replace. So the deeper the tread when new, the better for snow and mud.

    At least radials last much longer than the 10 ply bias ply tires of which I ran on trucks years ago. Just I0,000 miles on a set of tires was considered normal wear.
     
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