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Old 04-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #1
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Anyone running 325/65/18 tires?

Trying to get any feedback on this size with regard to clearance issues.
Also any picture with this size on the SMB.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone running 325/65/18 tires?

I don't know the answer but I'll reply since no one else has

My guess is that since that's a 35" tire it should fit on an SMB 4x4 conversion but might not if it's a Quigley. It might rub on the sway bar but should clear the bushwackers.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone running 325/65/18 tires?

I don't know for certain either, but it would be the same diameter pretty much as a 315/75/16 that a lot of folks have used, just a wee bit wider. Wheel offset may come in to play with the wider tire too.

My comparison likely isn't too relevant since my van is from the dinosaur era, but I recently went from 315/75R16's on 10" rims to 295/75R16's on 8" rims and was able to adjust my steering stops a bit (ie have a slightly tighter turning radius now.)
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone running 325/65/18 tires?

I don't know if it helps but you asked for pics so here's what my rig looks like with 315/75/16 Duratracs. The rims are ATX Mojaves which I think have 0 offset and I do get rub on the sway bar in a tight turn.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone running 325/65/18 tires?

I suspect at full turn a little rub on sway bar. When I look at current 295/70/18's at full lock, I have approx 1/2 an inch or slightly more.

I was hoping to see and speak with someone who has this size to really confirm.

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Old 04-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone running 325/65/18 tires?

I run 35/12.5/18's on mine- no rubbing whatsoever. Pics in my gallery if interested...
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I run 35/12.5/18's on mine- no rubbing whatsoever. Pics in my gallery if interested...
I couldn't help myself and had a gander at your gallery. Are those sweet looking rims the ATX Artillery?
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I run 35/12.5/18's on mine- no rubbing whatsoever. Pics in my gallery if interested...
I couldn't help myself and had a gander at your gallery. Are those sweet looking rims the ATX Artillery?
Good eye- I liked them so much I bought a set for my Tacoma as well!
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