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What you should know before adding larger off road tires:
Bigger tires create more ground clearance by raising your 4x4's axles. However, properly fitting larger-than-stock tires often requires changing the truck's suspension and gearing.
Before throwing on 33s or 35s, plan on lifting the truck's suspension or body, and possibly trimming the fenders as well. You might also need to change axle gears to compensate for the fact that larger off road truck tires cause the vehicle to travel farther per revolution.
For safety's sake, consider flotation tires to add a wider stance along with the extra height. This keeps the truck's center of gravity – and handling characteristics –
closer to stock. Always complete the project with a professional alignment. And come to Advance Auto Parts for a complete line of quality auto parts and accessories.
Why you should educate yourself about off road tires:
Many new 4x4s come with passenger-car ("P"-designated) tires, because most new 4x4s spend most of their time on the pavement. Even vehicles that are designated with "LT" (light-truck) tires offer room for growth; an average tire diameter on stock trucks is about 29 inches.
However, many 4x4 owners prefer the stronger look and performance of bigger off road truck tires. Be aware of the impact that increasing off road tire sizes can have on your vehicle’s systems.
What you will need for changing off road tire sizes:
Do-it-yourself difficulty guide for switching off road tires:
Estimated time required -- Varies depending on modifications
How to choose off road tire sizes on your own:
To get an idea of the vehicle modifications necessary to fit various off road tire sizes, talk to your local off road shop or visit a major 4x4 suspension company’s website.
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