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Old 03-20-2008, 02:05 PM
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What size tires do I need to fill out my wheel well? / "Lowering" question.










Love the rims but im not a big fan of my lo-pro tires because i feel they dont fill the wheel well up enough. Of course theres 2 routes either lower my ride or put bigger tires on it. To tell you the truth I really dont want to lower my ride, so if anyone can suggest a nice size tire that would fill my wheel well up i would greatly appreciate it.

Im not really 2 sure how the Tires dimensions go like someone suggested I should put 265/40/22 on my truck and that would fill it out but by reading up on the information on tire dimensions I thought the first # was how thick the tire would be/look? Correct me if im wrong please. Thanks.

Also if you have pictures That would be great.


If I did lower my ride, though, could anyone please explain to me what 2/3 and like 2/4 mean? I see other trailvoyers say they lower their ride with those numbers Im assuming 2/3 means 2 inches in the front and 3 in the back... etc.... If anyone can post some pictures of what the difference between 2/3 and 2/4 is I would also greatly appreciate that. Thanks!
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The first set of numbers is the tire width, the second set is the percentage of the width which is the size of the sidewall, the third is rim diameter.

So a 265/50/20 would have a bigger sidewall then a 265/35/20.

Youre right 2/3 would be 2" in the front and 3" in the back.

IMO get the bigger tires
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:08 PM
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definitely get the bigger tires, you hit a pothole with those tires and you'll need a new rim and another tire, for sure. 1st bigger tires for more protection, then if you still don't like the look, then do the drop...
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the 265/40 is your best bet and if you don't want a drastic drop get the Eibach 1.5/2 kit
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eibach

i dont know what its like with 20s but i love my eibach kit my wife even says it drives better if she says it it must be true
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Hmmm....very informative.......I know what you mean with the low profile tires......I would definitely hate to hit a pot hole!!
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Those are some sick rims!
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Yeah, get the 265/40 tires and I think the 2/3 lowering kit would be a perfect for your TB.
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