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Unread 02-02-2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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Tire size on OEM 5.9L wheels?

If i was to run an IRO 3.5" in the near future...

what size tire would i be able to clear (i read 31s or 32s somewhere here i believe) but the width is what bothers me as i am unaware of how wide one can go safely on these wheels

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Unread 02-02-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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I'm running 265/70R16 with no problems. Thats 26.5 centimeters wide or just over ten inches I belive. You might be able to go 11.5, the shop you get your tires from should know.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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I have 285/75r16s on my 5.9 Rims. That's about the limit I'd imagine.

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Unread 02-03-2010, 02:14 PM   #4
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Yeah Im running the 285/75r/16s on my 5.9
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Unread 02-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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I'm running 285's as well and would say that is for sure the limit otherwise your tires will wear in the middle.

If you want to squeeze 33's onto a 3.5 inch lift you might want to look at running 255 85 16's otherwise run 265 75 16.
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