Ultimate Tire Fitment Guide (Gen 1)

Prime Jan 2, 2017

  1. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Ok 1st gen guys. I need your help. Share your experiences with tire fitment. Size, wheel, offset, spacers, lift, req'd cutting, etc. We'll try to compile it all into one place.

    From my experience, let me give you an example. All posts should follow this format.

    Tire Size: 33x12.50x15
    Tire Make/Model: Goodyear DuraTrac
    Wheel: Stock 15x7 Desert Runner
    Backspacking: 5.5"
    Spacers Req'd: Yes. At least 1.25" to clear frame rails in the rear and control arms up front.
    Cutting Req'd: Yes.
    Lift on Truck: 3" Calmini front w/ SAW Torsion Bars, Calmini AAL and AC Shackles in rear. 2" Body Lift
    Notes: I cut my front fenders all the way back to the tub for clearance. With the stock front bumper, also have to remove the lower vertical plastic.
     
  2. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    635
    Location:
    Gillette WY
    Tire Size: 33-12.5-15
    Tire Make/Model: General Grabber AT2
    Wheel: Cragar Soft 8 Chrome 15x8
    Backspacing: 4"
    Spacers Req'd: No
    Cutting Req'd: Yes, cut front fenders behind the tire and hammered pinch weld over. Removed front fender plastics.
     
  3. cpalka9

    cpalka9 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Ocala, FL
    Lift: 3" SL and 2" BL
    Tire Size: 285/75/16
    Tire Make/Model: Kenda Klever KR29
    Wheel: Vision Wheel 84 D-Window 16x8
    Backspacing: 4"
    Spacers Req'd: No
    Cutting Req'd: Yes, cut front fenders towards the bottom behind the tire until nothing rubbed and removed front fender plastics
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  4. shumanchu

    shumanchu Bought an X

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    Location:
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Lift: PML
    Tire Size:
    265/75/R16
    Tire Make/Model: Goodyear DuraTrac Wrangler
    Wheel: Stock 16"
    Backspacking: 5.5"
    Spacers Req'd: Optional. Since the GY DuraTracs have sidewall tread, they will rub on the LCAs at when fully locked if you don't have spacers. I don't use spacers and it hasn't been a problem. Other tires without aggressive sidewall tread probably wont rub.
    Cutting Req'd: Yes, but minimal and only cutting plastic fenders. See my build thread for exact locations and amount.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  5. Joey

    Joey First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Tire Size:32x11.5x15
    Tire Make/Model: Dick Cepek Fun county
    Wheel: custom 15" with flat plate center
    Backspacking: 5"
    Spacers Req'd: No, I had the option of running a 1/4" spacer or shaving my brake calipers. I choose to shave the caliper
    Lift: 1 1/2" PML with a 2" body lift.
    Cutting Req'd: Removed mud flaps and trimmed plastic on the inside.

    I think we should include the lift we have on the trucks. I would hate for some guy to think he can stuff 33's under a stock X
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
  6. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Thats a great idea. I updated the OP w/ a new format.
     
  7. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Tire Size:
    33x12.50x16
    Tire Make/Model: BFG KO2
    Wheel: Cragar Soft 8s
    Backspacking: 4.00
    Spacers Req'd: no
    Cutting Req'd: Yes. (back of front fenders down by rocker panel)
    Lift on Truck: 2in body with 3in suspension

    this was a good idea btw, Jay. thanks for starting this.
     
  8. kirk

    kirk Crotch Gusset Supporting Member

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    Wouldnt at least one pic be super helpful as well?

    (unrelated quote is related and yet unrelated at the same time)
     
  9. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You can if you want. Nobody is going to stop you.
     
  10. kirk

    kirk Crotch Gusset Supporting Member

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    Ultimate Tire Fitment Guide

    Lift: Stock
    Tire Size: 285/75/16
    Tire Make/Model: BF Goodrich Rugged Trail
    Wheel: Bronze Nismo Volks TE37x
    Backspacing: I'll check the box.
    Spacers Req'd: No
    Cutting Req'd: No

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  11. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Location:
    Marion, NC
    Tire Size: 31/10.5/15
    Tire Make/Model: Nexen Roadian MT
    Wheel: OE 15" snowflake wheel
    Backspacking: 5.5
    Spacers Req'd: No
    Cutting Req'd: No
    Other Mods Req'd: No
    Lift on Truck: 2" body lift

    Tire Size: 31/10.5/15
    Tire Make/Model: Nexen Roadian MT
    Wheel: Pro Comp steelie 15x8
    Backspacking: 3.75
    Spacers Req'd: No
    Cutting Req'd: Major plastic trimming
    Other Mods Req'd:
    Lift on Truck: 2" body lift

    Tire Size: 33/12.5/15
    Tire Make/Model: Goodyear Duratrac
    Wheel: Pro Comp steelie 15x8
    Backspacking: 3.75
    Spacers Req'd: No
    Cutting Req'd: Major plastic trimming
    Other Mods Req'd: No
    Lift on Truck: 3" AC AAL SL & 2" BL
     
  12. Rhaas

    Rhaas Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Silver Lake, Ohio
    Is there anyway to fit 33inch tires on a body and suspension lifted xterra without cutting any metal?
     
  13. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    No.

    I should clarify.

    The BFG 33x10.50 probably would fit with just a 2" BL as the width is more of a problem than the height of the tire.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017
  14. Rhaas

    Rhaas Wheeling Supporting Member

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    They would fit without spacers and cutting into the bodywork? I'd eventually want to get 33's. But don't want to cut into the body...
     
  15. SRStaff

    SRStaff Bought an X

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    Location:
    Central Alabama
    Tire size: 33/10.50/15
    Tire: Dick Cepek Extreme Country
    Wheel: OE 15" Pathfinder Lego
    Wheel BS: 5"
    Spacers: .75" Bora on rear
    Cutting required: major plastic cutting on front
    Other mods required: none
    Lift on truck: 3" SL both sway bars removed

    .75" spacers required to clear frame and body in rear. No BL required.

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    Last edited: Jun 17, 2017
  16. Gnrlee80

    Gnrlee80 Test Drive

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    Location:
    Ricmond, VA
    Looking to put new tires and wheels on my 2004 XEX.No lift. What is the largest tire I can fit on stock suspenion?
     

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