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I posted this in the Tire forum too, so sorry about the double post - but looking to possibly buy these.

I'm going to be getting Nitto Terra's whenever I finally figure out which wheels to get.

I happened to look on craigslist and a guy has a set of 285/65/18 (close to 33x12.50?) Terra Grapplers he is selling for $500 w/ about roughly 3k miles on them or 95% tread left.

I am going to look at them since it seems like a smoking deal. Anything I should look for to assure I'm not getting burned on a set of buster tires/scammed?
 

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285 ISNT CLOSE TO A 33.

just so you dont get surprised if you arent sure about tires sizes.
i had 33" terras on my truck ( nice tires but wear faster than i wanted )
325 / 60 / 18 is equivalent to a 33" tire. hope that helps. the ones you describe are more or less stock size tires.
 

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Actually a 285/65-18 is (32.8 in.) overall diameter so it is in fact close to 33 inch . According to Tire Rack.com and Americas Tire Co. :computern
 

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285's ar not close to a 33, a 33 is a 305 there is a big difference in the size so like the previous post says dont be disappointed in the size they will prolly be about the same size as your stock ones
chepdog said:
Actually a 285/65-18 is (32.8 in.) overall diameter so it is in fact close to 33 inch . According to Tire Rack.com and Americas Tire Co. :computern
 

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The "65" is the aspect ratio, therefore, 65% of 285mm = 185.25mm Multiply this by two for each side of the tire, then add the 18" of the wheel, and the outside diameter I come up with is 32.5". That's pretty close to 33" I'd say...
 

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My goal is to put 18" KMC XD's on. With these tires being close to stock - it's hard for me to picture what it may look like. I am going to get the front leveling kit done. Will those look bigger w/ those wheels on? Or will it look like I have pizza cutters?

This is my first go at adding things to a truck, so sorry if I sound lost. That is why I am coming to you guys.
 

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I replaced my Goodyears with Toyo ATs of the same size, and I think it looks pretty good. The backspacing is different on my aftermarket rims which makes them stick out a little which may affect how I see it.
 

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jf1335 said:
285's ar not close to a 33, a 33 is a 305 there is a big difference in the size so like the previous post says dont be disappointed in the size they will prolly be about the same size as your stock ones
305 is the width of the tire, 305mm. The width doesnt tell you the height. A 305/35/20 tire isnt a 33", its a 28".
 

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papojengo said:
285 ISNT CLOSE TO A 33.

just so you dont get surprised if you arent sure about tires sizes.
i had 33" terras on my truck ( nice tires but wear faster than i wanted )
325 / 60 / 18 is equivalent to a 33" tire. hope that helps. the ones you describe are more or less stock size tires.
Here is a great tool to help you calculate sizes, Actually both tires are pretty darn close to a 33" tire!!! The 285 is slightly smaller at 32.6 and the 325 is slightly larger at 33.4 in Diameter.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalcold.html

:cheers:
 

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bonzai18 said:
My goal is to put 18" KMC XD's on. With these tires being close to stock - it's hard for me to picture what it may look like. I am going to get the front leveling kit done. Will those look bigger w/ those wheels on? Or will it look like I have pizza cutters?

This is my first go at adding things to a truck, so sorry if I sound lost. That is why I am coming to you guys.
this is 33" inch tires with a level kit...
 

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I ran that tire on my previous truck and only got about 25k miles before they needed to be replaced. They ran great though while they lasted.
 

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Where are the tires located at? Are they still for sale?
 

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dank78 said:
I replaced my Goodyears with Toyo ATs of the same size, and I think it looks pretty good. The backspacing is different on my aftermarket rims which makes them stick out a little which may affect how I see it.
toyo is also a much narrower tire. great rating, but build more narrow.
 

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Where are the tires located at? Are they still for sale?


Where are the tires located at? Are they still for sale?
 

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Sorry, just noticed. Nope, they sold.
 
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