New to Aftermarket tires, looking for advice.

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  1. jayzwill

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    So, i am admittedly a little overwhelmed with all of the options out there for tires and wheels. I currently have stock wheels and tires for my special addition and I am looking to go up in size to 37s but am seeing all kinds of issues if i go up to 18s on the wheels. I have seen issues with rubbing as well. I understand with 37s that i will need to go with the Boatec or Glassworks aftermarket fenders and liners in order to avoid any damage. I don't off road very much but, I would like the meaner look that comes with the off-road tires but, don't want to give up the quality of the BFG KOs because of how good they are in the snow.

    If anyone can give me a little advice or better yet, show some pictures of their wheels and tires to help me see what kind of look is available with 37s with different size wheels, that would be amazing! Thanks in advance for everyone's help!
     
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    You dont have to go to new glass if you go to 37s. You can trim up your existing fenders to accept 37s. Ive done it and been golden at full tuck. I run Falken Wildpeak 37s with Method Mesh.
    I wouldnt get another tire unless I was going non DOT projects. Ive run the stock tires, nitto trail and terras, toyo open country MT, hankook, etc on my raptor and other trucks.
    The Falkens have held up to torture ive put them through over the last year and handle great off and on road.
    Just my opinion though. Let us know if you want some pricing on some Methods to go with whichever tires you decide on and glass if you decide to go that way.
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    I ran 37 bfg bajas on mid perch with factory fenders and on factory SE wheels with no problems and even went off-road . I wasn't jumping the truck 5 feet in the air but I was using it . Worked great and don't rub . If you stay with stock wheels you can get away with a 37x12.50x17 tire and still off-road to a point . I recommend, knocking down the pinch welds behind the fender liners for safety concern and not slicing up the tires while off-road. They do make the new bFG K02 in a 37/12.50 which I just installed today on a set on new Method roost wheels . So far they ride great and look good. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1430960185.167260.jpg


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    Looks good Dezert. I'm still waiting on my Roosts. Good to see 37" with these wheels. With the additional offset of these vs stock rims, you rub on the firewall area any when turned?
     
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    I have my pinch welds handled already, I noticed it was close when backing up on the lower part of the grey plastic piece . Only had them on for 4 hours


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    +1 for the roost. Dope.


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    @DezertRacer Looks good! More Pics please :)

    Just curious, why did you switch from the BAJA's to the KO2's?

    And lastly, are the side wall lugs asymmetrical? As in one side of the truck is facing forward and the other to the rear?
     
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    I had dot 37 Baja KR's which are rare , couldn't find a spare. If I did somebody wanted $600 plus for it . I wanted new wheels to clear aftermarket suspension and I wanted 5 matching tires, and purchased tire warranties for all of them . So I sold the wheels and tires as a package . Yes with the black out they face the same on one side and then face the other way on the other


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    Thanks everyone! This has all been really helpful! Too bad the closest place i can find to put on the Boatec Fenders (and has a bunch of experience with raptors) is Krazy House Customs (5 hours away in NJ). If anyone knows of a place in upstate NY i would be truly grateful!
     
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    About the tires, I recommend the Trail Grapplers. They have agressive tread design yet still smooth on the highway.
     

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