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The 325/65 may be too wide especially for the factory wheels. You might be able to run the 305/70 with some rubbing. Those are nice looking tires though. Good luck.
 

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I think pretty much any 35" tire, with only the leveling kit is going to require the "Pinch Weld Mod". Heck, mine rub sometimes and I have 6" of lift with wheels that are as close to factory specs as I could get.

Many have mounted the 325/65R18 onto the stock 18" wheel without any problems as far as the sidewall 'bulge' rubbing on the spindle, they will work fine.

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/691879-post2.html
http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tit...-pinch-weld-mod.html?highlight=pinch+weld+mod

This one has some info too:
http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tit...-pinch-weld-mod.html?highlight=pinch+weld+mod
 

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Looking at the same thing. '07 Stock 18s w/2" level kit. I do not want to mod anything. Also what is a good all around tire for the price? Some are very exspensive compared to others. :gunz:
 

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What is the biggest without mod, 305/60/18(33x12.50R18)32.6 diameter?
Will the 305/70/18(35x12.50R18) 35 diameter fit with slight mod? I'm trying to find a 35" option with this tire.
I guess another option is the 275/70R18 (33x11.50R18) 33.3 diameter.but I am afraid they will look to skinny. What do you think?
 

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07titanbullys said:
What is the biggest I can fit with leveling kit on stock wheels? Will the 325/65/18 (35x13.50R18) work? Says it's 34.8 in diameter. If not what about 305/70/18 (35x12.50R18) 35.0 in diameter?

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/truck.php?item=BajaATZRadial
I wouldn't try the 325. I've seen the basic size in other brands put on the stock rims, but Mickey Thompson suggest 9" minimum width. Even though it's a 3-ply in this particular size, you might get the side wall flexing too much. Their LT305/60/18 is only 2/10" narrower and only has the 9" minimum rim width approval.

It's a likely pinch-weld-mod tire too. As a reference, those using the popular BFG AT KO LT315/70/17, (34.5x11.6x17), on the 7.5" Off-Road package rim, and a level kit ... some have to do the pinch-weld-mod, and mud-flap modification, and others don't. It's at that hairy edge. Now the ATZ in a LT325/65/18 is 34.8x13.1x18 on a 8" width rim. Slightly taller, and more than an inch wider, (on the non-approved 8" width rims).

As far as their 2-ply sidewall models their LT305/70R18 is approved for an 8" rim, but you would likely need the pinch weld or mud-flap mods because it is a solid 35" diameter. This would really fill up your wheel well with just a level kit .... as far as the look. Below, is an old pic of my Titan when it had 32.8x11.3x17 and was leveled, (with DRE coilovers and no lift in the back). Notice there isn't much gap ... add an inch all the way around for a 35" diameter tire, (in your mind).

So if I had 18x8 wheels and just a level kit, and would buy a Cooper Tire, (they own Mickey T, Procomp, D!ck Cepek, Dean, and others), and was willing to run a 2-ply side wall, the only ATZ I would consider buying is the LT305/60R18. But it's smallest approved width is still an 8.5" width, and coupled with only 2-ply sidewalls the flex potential may exist.

Since the pinch-weld-mod wouldn't be a big deal to me, and a flexing sidewall on a tire too wide for a stock rim is, I would pick one of these 3-ply sidewall tires, if I had 18x8 and was just leveled, with the bold'd, being my top pick:

3-ply Sidewall:
  • BFG AT KO LT305/65R18/E (33.7x11.8x18), on an 8, [8.5" min. approved]. Basically a 34, and too tall looking for a level kit IMO, perfect for a 4" lift.
  • BFG AT KO LT285/65R18/E (32.7x11.3x18) on an 8" width rim.
  • BFG MT KM2 LT305/60R18/E (32.6x11.8x18), on an 8, [8.5" min. approved]. This is the new BFG mud tire.
  • Toyo Open Country M/T 33X12.50R18LT 118Q E/10 (33.0x11.9x18), on an 8, [8.5" min. approved].
  • Toyo Open Country M/T LT275/70R18 125P E/10 (33.6x11.0x18), on an 8.
  • Toyo A/T LT285/75R18 129S E/10 (34.8x11.3x18), on an 8", but will fill up the wheel well, and the Toyo M/Ts have a newer casing design that is supposed to be smoother. You'd probably feel the lugs on the M/T more when first leaving a stop sign, especially when new though.
 

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I have 325/65 MT ATZs and they rub. I have a small spacer, dr coilovers flipped and cst spindles, with out the small spacer and flipped coilovers i was rubbing. i suggest you go with a smaller tire.
 

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Gonpostal said:
I have 325/65 MT ATZs and they rub. I have a small spacer, dr coilovers flipped and cst spindles, with out the small spacer and flipped coilovers i was rubbing. i suggest you go with a smaller tire.
But that's with aftermarket rims, right?
If you still have the same rims, they are 10" wide with 4.5" of backspacing!!!
They stick out 3" more than the stock 8" wide rims!!!

You don't need 8" of lift to clear a 325/65. With my PRG 4" Performance Package, I'd think I could clear them on stock 18s.
[Not saying that they could do it with a level kit, (especially without a pinch-weld-mod), but I think your main rubbing issues are due to having a small backspacing, like 4.5"].
 

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NorCal 4x4 said:
But that's with aftermarket rims, right?
If you still have the same rims, they are 10" wide with 4.5" of backspacing!!!
They stick out 3" more than the stock 8" wide rims!!!

You don't need 8" of lift to clear a 325/65. With my PRG 4" Performance Package, I'd think I could clear them on stock 18s.
[Not saying that they could do it with a level kit, (especially without a pinch-weld-mod), but I think your main rubbing issues are due to having a small backspacing, like 4.5"].
i know i was rubbing because of the backspacing but i like the wide look.
 

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Me too GP ... someday. [I was just trying to make sure your situation didn't influence the guy with the stock wheels]. :cheers:
 
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