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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Wheels & Tires Forum [GEN 1]' started by CO DUSTORM, Dec 28, 2017.

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  1. CO DUSTORM

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    Just picked up a 2012 SCREW with 17K miles. It has the stock wheels (machine faced w/black) and tires. Keeping the wheels, what is the largest tire size that can safely fit on these wheels?

    Thx in Advance
     
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    Let me add...leaving all stock, no cutting, street driver, if dirt will be very tame.
     
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    If I remember right the gen 1's you have to clean up some the wheel well in order to go bigger. Any 37 will run in jounce with out modding the wells.
     
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    Stock BFG's are actually 34.4". Something like a Toyo or 35x12.5x17 will be a true 35". I wouldn't go any bigger unless you change your mind and do some trimming but ultimately a set of 37's would be the best for it. The BFG 37's are actually like the stock, being at 36.5". They will work if you don't plan on going off-road or make full lock turns. recommendation would be to replace fenders and cut/pound out the pinch weld.

    Plenty of threads here on tires, plenty.
     
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    99% of the 35x12.5's out there measure around 34.5", a whopping .1" larger then stock. The Toyo's measure 34.8".
     
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    Been a year now, still researching and not any closer to making a decision on 35 or 37s. Keeping stock rims, stock perch, no pinch (no mods) and a street driver (only off road will be dirt roads hunting). As high as the truck sits with stock 35s (34.4”) it’s hard to believe I’d have problems with a 37 BFG AT or K02 (36.3”). Am I correct in thinking that’s only about 1” more rubber with turning/bouncing clearance? How is that a problem for the way I’m using it?

    Thx in advance
     

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