Ultimate Tire Fitment Guide (Gen 1)

Prime Jan 2, 2017

  1. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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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 Bumpers Installed

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    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

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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)

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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 Super Moderator

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

    bigjim247365 Anime boobs & male genitals? Sign me up! 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 I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone. Moderator 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 Super Moderator

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

    kirk I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone. Moderator Supporting Member

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    Ultimate Tire Fitment Guide

    Lift: Stock
    Tire Size: 265/75/16
    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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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  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 Need Bigger Tires

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    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 Super Moderator

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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 Need Bigger Tires

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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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    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?
     
  17. Rug38

    Rug38 Test Drive

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    I just put Goodyear wranglers on the BFG kos rubbed the wranglers did not no cutting or trimming. I think I could trim out the plastic lip on the mud flap and stop the rubbing. just put them on today.
     
  18. Like2_4Wheel

    Like2_4Wheel Test Drive

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    I have 235/85/R16 (31"-32") Good Year Wrangler Duratrac tires and they fit no problem. Mind you they have 1/4 tread so not sure how much of a difference they are between brand new.
     
  19. Legends father

    Legends father Test Drive

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    I just did that!! Lmao
     
  20. robcarync

    robcarync Sliders

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    I have an open style tube bumper in the front, so I can't comment on trimming bumper plastic on the front edge of the front tires.

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    ^^^Tire Size: 33x12.50 R 15
    Tire Make/Model: General Grabber ATX
    Wheel: Stock 15x7 snow flake rim
    Backspacking: 5.5
    Spacers Req'd: Not exactly, but maybe recommended (or rim with less back space). Rear tires are very close to frame rails and will rub when the rear axle flexes off road (highly recommend a spacer here). Front tires rubbed on the lower control arms and frame rails at full lock.
    Lift: 3" upper control arms in the front, regular lift shackle in the rear. 2" body lift. The width causes the rubbing though, so more lift isn't the right fix. Wheel spacers or less offset rims are the best answer.
    Cutting Req'd: Snip some of the plastic inside the wheel well at the mud flap. Need to adjust steering stops to reduce wheel travel at full lock so you don't rub things
    Comments: Tire shops are hard to find that will mount a 12.50 tire on a 7 inch wide rim. They had trouble getting the clip on wheel weights on the lip of the rim due to the side wall bulge, but eventually got it. The bubble look of the wide tire will also cause the tread to not sit completely flat at "normal" street pressures, which can wear out the center part of the tread faster. You may have to play around with lower tire pressures to get it to flatten out. This size is definitely floaty feeling, which I actually like as the ride is more comfortable. Grabber ATX seems to be a good tire so far with low road noise, handles rain well, etc.




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    ^^^Tire Size: 33x10.50 R15
    Tire Make/Model: BF Goodrich KM2
    Wheel: Stock 15x7 snow flake rim
    Backspacking: 5.5"
    Spacers Req'd: No
    Lift: 3" upper control arms in the front, regular lift shackle in the rear. 2" body lift.
    Cutting Req'd: Snip some of the plastic inside the wheel well at the mud flap. Adjust steering stops so right tire didn't rub the brake line shield on the frame rail when turned all the way to the right.

    Comments: The 10.50 width fits the stock rims well, and fully flexes into the wheel wells with no issues or rubbing. The KM2s wore out in 27k miles and got very loud. They were great off road, but not great on road. Very aggressive and looked awesome, though.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM
  21. Bklyn.X

    Bklyn.X Sliders Supporting Member Founding Member

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    Tire Size: 33x12.50x15
    Tire Make/Model: Interco TrXus MTs
    Wheel: OEM Stock
    Backspacking: 5.5"
    Spacers Req'd: No.
    Cutting Req'd: Delete mud flaps, trimmed the plastic.
    Lift on Truck: Full 3" SLR SL, AC Shackles in rear. No Body Lift
    Notes: rubbed a little on full compression but worked for years...

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    Tire Size: 33x12.50x15
    Tire Make/Model: BFG MTs
    Wheel: 15x8 U.S. Black Steel rims
    Backspacking: 4.75"
    Spacers Req'd: No.
    Cutting Req'd: Delete mud flaps, trimmed the plastic.
    Lift on Truck: Full 3" SLR SL, AC Shackles in rear. No Body Lift
    Notes: rubbed a little on full compression. Still worked...

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    Tire Size: 33x12.50x15
    Tire Make/Model: WRANGLER MT/R WITH KEVLAR
    Wheel: 15x8 U.S. Black Steel rims
    Backspacking: 4.75"
    Spacers Req'd: No.
    Cutting Req'd: Delete mud flaps, trimmed the plastic.
    Lift on Truck: Full 3" SLR SL, AC Shackles in rear. 2” Body Lift
    Notes: No more rub!

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    Tire Size: 35x12.50x15
    Tire Make/Model: WRANGLER MT/R WITH KEVLAR
    Wheel: 15x8 U.S. Black Steel rims
    Backspacking: 4.75"
    Spacers Req'd: 1.50" 6x5.5 (6x139.7) 12x1.25 Studs wheel spacers.
    Cutting Req'd: Delete mud flaps, trimmed the plastic.
    Lift on Truck: SAS. AC Shackles in rear. 2” Body Lift
    Notes: Lost plastic trim here and there on the trail, took it all off. Wheel spacers are to clear Heim Steering, nothing to with body or frame clearance.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2020 at 1:13 PM

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