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Hey all just want some feed back on tire width. So I'm going to 33's would it be best to stick with 255/85R16 (roughly 33x10) or 285/75R16 (roughly 32.75x11.2)? Little higher but sacrifice the extra width? I dont really want the 33x12.5 because you have to get a new tire carrier or highly modify the stock plus wider flares and steering adjustments. Will the 11.2 wide tires cause the same problems as the 12.5? Please if you read this just give an opinion even if it is not grounded by any fact other than preference. I need all the input I can get- I'm totally undecided. Cost difference isnt a factor as they only differ by 20 bucks a tire. Both tires are D range.
 

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Or should I scrap the Moabs all together and get some 33x12.5 on 15 rock crawlers???
 

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digdugtj said:
Or should I scrap the Moabs all together and get some 33x12.5 on 15 rock crawlers???
YES.....This is my opinion. You are going to do this sooner or later so I would go with the 12.5". Get 3.75" backspacing and then you don't have to modify you tire carrier or steering or fenders(depending on you state laws). Tires will only stick out about 1" to each side.

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another option Unique wheels makes the steels im running
16x8 with 4 '' backspacing.


also note thats a stock tire setup with a 1'' BL tire fits fine with a plate
welded to the stock rear bumper to take the weight off the door.

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I have a set of 255/85R16's on my F-350, and have considered running them on my Rubi, they are pretty skinny.

My choice would be to run the stock Moab wheels and the 285/75R16 tires, that is what I am going to do when the stock tires wear out. If I run into problems with them rubbing I would go for the 4" to 4.5" backspaced wheels.
 
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