Tire Sizing Question

CBU93

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I am currently driving a 2006 Nissan Titan 4x4 Four door SE with a 2" leveling kit up front. I am running Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/65/R18 currently. I would like to go up in tire size to fill up the wheel well, but not interested in lifting the truck at this time. I also do not want any rubbing or to do a pinch weld mod if at all possible to avoid. Remember, these are 18" stock rims that I will use (not interested in investing $$$ in new wheels).

Any suggestions on tire size that will meet my wants? I am considering a 275/70/R18 that I have seen on other trucks, but not Nissans. Would this size meet my requirements and fit stock rims???

According to Nitto the current 285/65/R18 is 32.5" tall...the 275/70/R18 is 33.27" tall...

I know that there are some tire shop guys around on the board that would know. Would you please chime in. I only plan to keep the truck another couple or three years, so I don't want to invest too much time and energy into this, but want a more aggressive look and feel.
 

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That calculates out right just doing the math. I get 32.59" and 33.16". That's not much of an increase in size. I doubt you'd really notice your wheel wells being fuller with such a small change. As far as fitting on the same rims, you should have no problems going with a 10mm narrower tire. Most of the time people are wanting to go to a wider tire and I've added a little over an inch in width on the same rims with no problems - at least as far as the tire working with the rim. Rubbing something else such as the exhaust or fenderwell is a whole different issue. I've fought real battles with that problem and had to resort to big hammers and bad words. :)
 

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Hunter is right, you wont see much of "fuller" wheel well going up just half a inch. for a little bit more I'd give the 295/70/r18 trail grappers a shot. they are 34.57" and I think you should still be able to not have any rubbing, but I may be wrong, (someone else give your imput on this) I had 40's on a f250 and had very little rubbing on the leafs.
Might also try some wheel spacers on it. Make the wheel stick out anywhere from 1 to 2 inches. Gives a wider stance, and a much more aggressive look. and additional clearance from rubbing...

Just my .02 cents
 

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CountryBoy053 said:
Hunter is right, you wont see much of "fuller" wheel well going up just half a inch. for a little bit more I'd give the 295/70/r18 trail grappers a shot. they are 34.57" and I think you should still be able to not have any rubbing, but I may be wrong, (someone else give your imput on this) I had 40's on a f250 and had very little rubbing on the leafs.
Might also try some wheel spacers on it. Make the wheel stick out anywhere from 1 to 2 inches. Gives a wider stance, and a much more aggressive look. and additional clearance from rubbing...

Just my .02 cents

You had 40s on a "stock" F-250 with no spacers and no lift kit?
 

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BlountArrow said:
CountryBoy053 said:
Hunter is right, you wont see much of "fuller" wheel well going up just half a inch. for a little bit more I'd give the 295/70/r18 trail grappers a shot. they are 34.57" and I think you should still be able to not have any rubbing, but I may be wrong, (someone else give your imput on this) I had 40's on a f250 and had very little rubbing on the leafs.
Might also try some wheel spacers on it. Make the wheel stick out anywhere from 1 to 2 inches. Gives a wider stance, and a much more aggressive look. and additional clearance from rubbing...

Just my .02 cents

You had 40s on a "stock" F-250 with no spacers and no lift kit?

I never said it was "stock".
I had a lift. No spacers.
 

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CountryBoy053 said:
BlountArrow said:
CountryBoy053 said:
Hunter is right, you wont see much of "fuller" wheel well going up just half a inch. for a little bit more I'd give the 295/70/r18 trail grappers a shot. they are 34.57" and I think you should still be able to not have any rubbing, but I may be wrong, (someone else give your imput on this) I had 40's on a f250 and had very little rubbing on the leafs.
Might also try some wheel spacers on it. Make the wheel stick out anywhere from 1 to 2 inches. Gives a wider stance, and a much more aggressive look. and additional clearance from rubbing...

Just my .02 cents

You had 40s on a "stock" F-250 with no spacers and no lift kit?

I never said it was "stock".
I had a lift. No spacers.

True, but given the man's question you probably should have mentioned yours was lifted since he said he didn't want to lift his truck. Just checking and clarifying.
 

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I need to get new tires for my F350 (wheels too if I have the $$) but I know for a fact my "stock" truck will rub with 35s. I have a leveling kit installed as well.

Good Post, CBU and good info uncovered as well.
 

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This is one of my friends truck.
He has 35x12.50 R18
He said they only rub when went off roading. If he was turning sharp and hit a rock or log or something and the tire went into the fender.
He only had a 2" leveling kit
Pretty sweet truck
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I guess all makes and models of trucks are different...but...I wouldn't go as much as 35s CBU, I think you'll play hell trying to turn your truck around in tight spots, if you haul a trailer trying to back it in and out of places, etc, etc will drive you insane. Of course that is just my opinion.
 

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It is already the toughest truck I have ever had to read the angles on...I bought it brand new and still have a hard time parking it in a lot!

I love the look of the truck pick above, but not at the expense of rubbing...I don't go off road much, but I do have four wheel drive for a reason.
 

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I have a titan with a 2 inch leveling kit I a ran 33-12/50 on 17 inch rims then I had a set of 33-12.50 on 20;s no problems I was tempted on going to a 35 and cutting a little but passed.
 

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