Well, I’ve been trolling several threads here and finally got her done. Took delivery of a Pacific Blue AT4, 6.2L, with 18s, intake/exhaust. I initially wanted to go with BFG 35/12.5/18 (34.5 inch diameter), knowing they would fit based on what I learned on this website. My concern was the weight (68 pounds), and that they are a tight fit, not leaving much room for flex and bumps. I then started looking at something slightly smaller. I looked at the Mastercraft and the Cooper AT3 XLT in 295/70/18. All of which range b/w 34.25 and 34.3 inches and weigh 61-63 pounds. All are great tires but less aggressive looking, Also looked at the Nitto Ridge Grapplers in 285/70/18 which are 34 inches in diameter and weigh 59 pounds. Had the Rdge Grapplers on a prior vehicle and really liked the looks and know for a fact that they are more quiet than the OEM Duratracs. They have a 295/70, but are 69 pounds! Ultimately went with the Ridge Grappler in 285/70/18. Great looking, fill out the wheel well, light, plenty of clearance, and only 1/2 inch less diameter than the BFGs (that’s only 1/4 inch less in ride height). Next is tint. Couldn’t be happier
Do these rub??!. the Nitto website says the G2 in 285/65/20 has a diameter of 34.57 inches. If they don't rub, then this is great news; further bolsters the argument that 35 inch tires will fit. The BFG KO2 is 34.5 inches in diameter.
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Arnold and Dustin, Thanks so much for posting so much explanation and pics. I suspect the measurement of that tire only being 34 inches is because it was measured vertically, with the bottom part of the tire being mashed under the weight of the truck. A more accurate measurement would have been horizontally and would likely be the true measurement. As you said, it measured 34.5 prior to installation. Though there wasn't much room to spare, you definitely proved that a 35x12.5 tire could fit, depending on the brand. So, I'm comfortable knowing it can be done. My truck isn't here yet, so still have some time to ponder.
Those look awesome!!! Those are what I want, but I'm concerned about the weight. Any seat of the pants difference with acceleration or braking? I'm on the fence between these and the Cooper AT3 XLT in the same size. The Cooper is less aggressive in appearance, but are 8 pounds lighter. Anyone put 295/70/18 on a AT4 yet? I'm wondering if they'll fit as have heard the wheel well opening is smaller.....
Yep, will be keeping the stock 18 inch rims. the Nitto Terra Grappler is much less aggressive, that’s why so much lighter than the Ridge Grappler the Arturo’s on that black TB above are 34.6 inches diameter and 11.5 wide per the Arturo website
My AT4 hasn't been delivered yet (getting the 18 inch rims), but have been investigating this also. The best 2 looking 295/70/18's are the Nitto Ridge (34.29 diameter, 69 pounds) and the Cooper AT3 XLT (34.25 diameter, 61 pounds). I have not seen the Coopers in person, and I'm concerned that they are not near as aggressive looking as the Nittos. My other concern is the weight of the Nittos. Like everyone else though, my main concern is if they will fit without modification or rubbing. For those reasons, I'll likely go with the Nitto Ridge in the 285/70/18 - 33.98 inch diameter and 59.9 pounds I'm still trolling for info/pics of AT4/TB with the 295/70/18's while I wait though...
Has anyone tried the BFG T/A KO2 In 35x12.5? Both the 18 and 29 inch versions have the same measurements. Fit without level? Mines coming with the 18 inch rims, so also considering 295/70/18. anyone with experience or comments on the Cooper S/T Maxx, Cooper AT3 XLT, or Mastercraft Courser CXT? Im looking more at AT tires instead of mud tires thanks
I assume the Motofab is ok to use with the AT4 (unlike the RC)?? Also, pics of how you trimmed the mud flaps? Thanks again
Dustin, Looks awesome, and I appreciate all the time and pics that you've supplied on this thread. You state that you now have more room since leveling. Would you mind posting some updated pics of the wheel turned to show how much more room there is now? Like the ones that you had your hand in the pic to show the distance from the edge of the tire to the felt liner. Thanks a ton
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