Originally Posted by SLACKER
Any opinions on 285/75 vs 305/70' s? I believe the dia will remain unchanged but the 305's would have a wider tread?
It will look cooler with the 305s and even more so with the 315s. Maybe a bit more stability (debatable) and not as good in snow. From my perspective not sure it matters really. There are not many tire options for 305s but lots at 33".
Whatever you do go E rated. One reason a lot of the guys ran 305s back in the 2000s is SMB was spec'ing BF Goodrich 305s on a lot of the vans. But in D rated and there were a lot of failures. Tire delamination and that sort of thing.
You asked what else and I would suggest new ball joints on a long trip like what your planning. But probably easy enough to source along the way as well.